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Can Philadelphia school officials be trusted with millions in state money to clean up lead paint?

Arnold solicitor casts doubt on effort to oust mayor over social media controversy

Arnold Council’s request for governor to remove mayor appears unlikely

Tough sell for collective bargaining-boosting bills, but unions see hope

Pa. bill would legalize video gaming terminals in social clubs

Editorial: State shows way with clean slate law


Wolf vows to appeal FEMA denial of disaster aid for Western Pa.

Wolf appeals federal disaster relief denial

Protests at the governor’s Mount Wolf home ‘no big deal’ to townsfolk


Fire damages Anchor Hocking plant in Monaca


Beaver County fentanyl dealer gets 18 years in deadly drug case

District Attorney: Inmate’s letter alleges cop killed Rachael DelTondo

About 2,500 inmates transferring to new Pennsylvania prison

Graterford inmates begin moving to new $400 million facility

Canadian says he was berated after calling Lancaster police about stun gun incident; new arrest video sparks complaints


W-B Area officials: No response from Evans on call for his resignation

W-B Area board members want Evans out

New Kensington-Arnold buys surveillance cameras for district school buildings

Public schools ponder replacing PIAA over playoff issue

In wake of biz school scandal, Temple faces more scrutiny for data falsification


GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner holds Greensburg town hall

With Supreme Court on the brink, states could play a central role in the fight over abortion | Analysis

Pa. GOP compiling lists of Democrats who support party Socialists

Health Care

Pa. insurance chief slams federal plan to cut funding for ACA navigators

Nurses union: Understaffing got worse at W-B General

Local News

Problems at the park? Councilman wants to improve River Common’s appearance

Repairs to River Common fishing pier will cost county at least $50K

Dorrance Twp. supervisors hear concerns about state of county-owned road

Mohegan Sun Arena insurance costs rise due to continuing lawsuit

Arena hopes to have metal detectors installed by fall

Luzerne council: Hands are tied on proposed sober living house

West Hazleton hikes fees for faster rental inspections

Lackawanna County commissioners approve loan for renovations, improvements

Neighbors object to proposal for apartment complex in North Scranton woods

Release city parking data

Bern Township zoners reject appeal to block psychiatric hospital

Deadline looms for warehouse developer to appeal Tilden decision

Penn Township considers tax break for firefighters

Allentown sues Lehigh County Authority days after $36.4 M arbitration demand

National News

Papa John’s founder John Schnatter resigns as board chair after apologizing for using the N-word

The looming retirement crisis for public and private employees

Natural Gas

Southwestern Energy asks Pa. high court to restore the ‘rule of capture’ for shale drilling

Dominion prepares for pipeline replacement project along Murrysville-Plum border


Philadelphia hopes this 24-hour treatment center will save lives in the opioid crisis

A former drug dealer made good and became a Philly teacher. So why is he thinking of leaving the profession?

Art Institute of Philadelphia closing leaves students and employees with hard decisions

A tale of two historic Philadelphia buildings: One rises from the ashes. The other falls to the wrecking ball | Inga Saffron

Cops with bikes: A way to engage the community or a tactic to bulldoze them?

Center City water main break aftermath: A few buildings still lack power, months of work ahead

Philly residents get paid to tear down 8,000 illegal ‘bandit signs’

City says scene of Kensington junkyard fire cited multiple times, owners taken to court

Philly’s controller to audit PPA’s parking enforcement

Instagram’s No Gun Zone is out to make Philly’s mean streets safer | Jenice Armstrong

Four Cameroonian teens are ‘almost inconsolable’ after being denied access to Philly basketball camp | Ronnie Polaneczky


Pittsburgh controller, mayor spar over mid-year financial report

Who will control PWSA? A public hearing will tackle governance

Uber lays off 100 self-driving car operators, most of whom are in Pittsburgh

Uber lays off self-driving car safety drivers in Pittsburgh

Judge rules in favor of developer of former Penn Plaza apartments site

Taking on trains: Find a way to mitigate local effect of taller cars

Brian O’Neill: A county police review board? It’s complicated

Bridgeville continues cleanup; residents want solutions

Pittsburgh will not appeal to state supreme court to save Albright church

State News

Since I was asked: LeSean McCoy handled his issues with me aggressively | Marcus Hayes

Report: Air quality suffering

Review raps 2 state agencies for oversight of home heating programs

Man rescued after falling into pit at Reading recycling plant

Worker rescued from pit at Ontelaunee Township business

Black golfer removed from course joins ‘Sopranos’ actor, judge at charity event

Businessman says former AG ruined companies by filing bogus charges against him

State: No resurgence of Giant Hogweed in Pennsylvania

Berks patients await local medical marijuana dispensary


Route 981 widening to restrict traffic in Unity


Senate takes ‘baby step’ toward restricting presidential trade authority

Sen. Casey calls for action on Ohio River lock and dam projects