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As General Assistance ends, worries grow about impact on low-income Pennsylvanians

DePasquale: Scrap Keystone exams for high school kids and replace them with SATs

Work-free snow days may be history for Berks students

Legalizing recreational marijuana use could create ‘carnage’ on Pa. roads, judge predicts

Reject efforts to criminalize pipeline protests

Right call on election safety

Pa. legislators, how about a present for your constituents? Pass the Gift Ban bill | Editorial

EDITORIAL: Law that regulates armed school security seems like reasonable measure


Campbell to lay off about 80 workers in North America as part of reorganization, half of those in Philly region

Montgomery County has hundreds of health-care jobs going unfilled

Trump requested, Lockheed Martin delivered: Coatesville helicopter plant to stay open

As protesters cursed outside, a corporate battle came to a quiet end

Bensalem ambulance firms to pay $460,000 for allegedly defrauding Medicare


How ‘prison gerrymandering’ shifts political power from urban Pennsylvanians of color to white, rural ones

FBI makes arrests in Puerto Rico scandal, prompting calls for governor’s ouster


Pa. principal who wore blackface to take sabbatical, be teacher

Hanover Area superintendent Jones to retire Aug. 31

Tamaqua Area School Board to rescind armed teachers policy

Citing technicality, Tamaqua scraps first-of-kind policy to arm teachers

PIAA proposal draws mixed reaction from wrestling coaches

Leaking pipes at Scranton High could cost major repair, legal issues

State universities freeze tuition, first time in 2 decades

Health Care

Rx for physician burnout: Let nurse-practitioners and PA’s do more l Opinion

State’s takeover of Obamacare marketplace is a win for Pa., but it’s only the first step | Opinion

Local News

Book it: United Way reading program keeps kids sharp during summer

KKK brick on Public Square covered with anti-nationalist sticker

Activist plans to remove alleged hate group’s brick from W-B monument

Sources: Fireworks started blaze that killed 11-year-old boy

Arena’s insurance costs to increase

Former Scranton mayor Bill Courtright passed on tax deal

Gaughan won’t seek candidacy in mayoral special election, Donahue considering candidacy

Scranton City Council authorizes settlement with UGI over pave-cut lawsuit

Throop borough officials gain support of county commissioners in seeking zip code

Labor board accuses Scranton nursing home of thwarting union efforts

Court advocates receive Hawk grant

City council OKs federal grant allotment ordinance

Allegheny Township gets $71K for keeping insurance claims to a minimum

Billboard company calls Tarentum zoning ‘unconstitutional’

Verona joins Allegheny County’s Live Well Allegheny initiative to promote healthy living

Tarentum considering 16% increase in part-time cop pay

Gas drilling windfall will help repair roads in Fawn

Calumet VFD cancels drag queen bingo after low ticket sales, warnings from churches

Former Muhlenberg College president resigns from board overseeing Allentown’s NIZ

County OKs plan to boost open space, allocates money

Refreshing? Taxpayers to save big with West Chester’s water switch

Natural Gas

Landslide, $45,000 fine didn’t stop Upper Burrell gas well drilling

Report: Pennsylvania had record year for natural gas production

Opioid Crisis

A.I. Could Help Predict Who Is At Risk For Opioid Overdoses


The national progressive movement is growing. Now its biggest gathering — Netroots — is coming to Philly.

After fine-tuning, SEPTA’s new transit map to debut

Philly public defender suit seeks to blow up ‘unlawful’ probation detainers

Out of City Hall, Amber Hikes fought for trans folks, LGBTQ people of color — and that flag

Ex-Philly cop gets 1 year in prison for violent sexual assault while on duty in Rhawnhurst

Medical residents scramble as Hahnemann, Tower plan to transfer training program

As Philly hospital closes labor unit, concerns over lack of maternity wards

Photos: A year at Strawberry Mansion High School

Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery closing means great opportunities for Philadelphia | Opinion

Philly rec centers should slap ‘mosquitoes’ away | Editorial


Kopy’s Bar attorney wants to know why detectives kept their jobs after brawl

Penn Hills caught illegal dumpers on video as town works to end the problem

Pitt raising tuition in 2019-20

A Group on a Mission: youth help restore old Brookline church through national program

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand brings presidential campaign tour to Pittsburgh today

Presidential hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand to campaign in Pittsburgh

Brian O’Neill: Improving Pittsburgh’s parks won’t be easy

Detroit trial for Khari Mosley, husband of Allegheny County controller, to start Thursday

Pittsburgh International ranks 7th on Travel & Leisure list of best U.S. airports

Pittsburgh attorney confirmed as federal judge

Inspection of Smithfield Street Bridge in Pittsburgh starts Thursday

Pittsburgh zoo mourns death of African lion

State News

After wettest year on record for Pa., N.J., more storms due Thursday, and ‘Barry’ may be a factor

International honor: UNESCO affirms Fallingwater’s greatness

2 fined, face license revocations for illegal fishing in Armstrong County

Too much of a good thing: All that rain taking a toll on trees in Berks

Lonnie Walker IV makes video raising awareness of dogs in hot cars

With temperatures and air conditioning bills going up, how does Pa. rank nationally in energy costs?


Pa. state police report 9 killed in crashes over 5-day Fourth of July holiday


Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon of Swarthmore is ready for Robert Mueller | Maria Panaritis

Omar calls Carlson a ‘racist fool’ after he labels her proof of ‘dangerous’ immigration

Trump order aims to increase organ donation and improve kidney disease treatment

Labor Secretary Alex Acosta defends his handling of Jeffrey Epstein case amid calls for resignation

Casey, Toomey react to plea-deal controversy surrounding Labor Secretary Acosta

Threatening veto of spending bill, White House opposes two PFAS cleanup measures

Three challengers planning to take on Pa. GOP congressman

Fitzpatrick, local Lyme disease group support TICK bill