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Santarsiero to host town hall Thursday

Sen. Dinniman: Halt pipeline drilling

Pennsylvania has a ‘patchwork’ of local policies for storing rape kits and collecting anonymous evidence. A new law could change that

Only Pa. Legislature could have a ‘Climate Caucus’ that wants 20 more years of fracking | Will Bunch–20190718.html

Red flag on vets’ suicides


Gov. Wolf again pushes statewide broadband expansion and gas severance tax to fund it

Gov. Tom Wolf promotes a ‘cone-do’ way to bolster Pa. businesses and dairy industry


Smarting from import tariffs, Mercer County steelmaker furloughs 80 to 100


Five USP Canaan correctional officers treated after cell searches


SHINE after school program expanding to two more schools, one in Pittston Area

SHINE opening two new centers

WVW drops foster care threat

In response, Crestwood denies claims in bus company’s lawsuit

With school recovery plan deadline nearing, Scranton taxpayers have higher tax burden

Berwick an option for HASD students

Why it’s more important than ever to teach Holocaust education in our schools | Opinion

’Substantial progress on several key issues’ reported from latest round of state universities’ faculty contract talks


State casino revenue reaches record $3.3 billion a year

It’s official: iGaming comes to Pennsylvania, allowing gamblers to wager ‘real money’ online, 24/7

Local News

Wilkes-Barre city council urged to include KKK in dialogue about racism

W-B monument featuring KKK brick removed in middle of the night

Memorial service held for Corrections Officer Kristopher Moules

Medical help will be available for overheated Friday night concert attendees

W-B council OKs George’s appointments

Annual Salute to Veterans Ride will affect traffic throughout area on Sunday

HCA reduces trash fees for its customers

Autism support center opens in city

Residents of New Kensington’s Parnassus Manor complain of roach infestation

North Huntingdon grants extension to fireworks company

After a bombshell corruption scandal, Lower Southampton grapples with restoring faith in government

Reading mayor under fire after calling off LGBTQ Pride flag raising at City Hall

Commissioners debate future of Berks County Residential Center

Executive director parts ways with the Reading Parking Authority

Boyertown-area community hosts Preston’s Pantry Project to remember flood victims

Amity Towmship declares disaster emergency in wake of July 11 storm

Sinking Spring official says PennDOT needs to act soon on permit for revitalization project

Steelton council president denies talks of police merger with Middletown, but says regional force would be good

Allentown Police Chief Tony Alsleben responds to outcry over recent gun violence

Beaver County adds recycling personnel thanks to Shell

West Chester officials vote to ban single-use plastic bags and straws

Opioid Crisis

New federal data shows high rates of opioid distribution here in epidemic’s early days


One city just banned new natural gas hookups to save the planet. Could Philly follow suit?

Summers are hotter, but heat-related deaths have dropped. Philadelphia has a lot do with that.

Malcolm Jenkins and Chris Long: Philly DA Larry Krasner deserves support from media, legislature | Opinion

Philadelphia will fire 13 police officers for a slew of racist Facebook posts

Philadelphia Police Department to fire 13 officers over offensive Facebook posts

Philly judge orders city and schools to repay nearly $50 million in tax revenue to commercial property owners

Free Library’s teen social justice workshop clears path for conversations

4 lawsuits that could change the face of justice in Philadelphia

Drexel president announces job losses for clinical faculty and staff due to Hahnemann closure

In South Philly, a Mummer and son open a medical marijuana dispensary

My friends were detained by ICE in Philly. Here’s what happened when I tried to help them. | Perspective

Hahnemann shutdown shows city hasn’t learned from gutting of Philadelphia General Hospital | Opinion


Police: ‘Person of interest’ in Officer Hall shooting in custody

Police take into custody ‘person of interest’ in slain officer case, search Homewood house

Preliminary arrangements released for Pittsburgh police Officer Hall funeral

Federal grand jury indicts Syrian refugee in North Side bomb plot

Pittsburgh VA ‘all-hands-on-deck’ effort tries to end hospital supply shortages

Ross commissioners decide to fix McKnight Road sinkhole

Thompson Run Road in Ross reopens early

Port Authority has tentative deal with police supervisors

Lawrenceville developer commits to 35 affordable units

YWCA Greater Pittsburgh finds new chief executive in Texas

Tackle the crime: A civic leader’s plea requires immediate attention

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to reduce print publishing to 3 days a week

State News

New disc golf course illustrates growth of game

Science group predicts hotter weather for Pennsylvania, elsewhere in decades to come

Dangerous heat arrives in region today

Community mourns drowning deaths of Uniontown children

Lackawanna County Judge Barrasse inducted into Drug Court Hall of Fame

Huber Breaker group plans heritage event

Luzerne County seeing lower number of overdose deaths so far this year

MAP: Cancer risk from environmental toxins in every Pennsylvania neighborhood

Bucks SPCA rescue more than 130 farm animals

After protest, Springfield GOP ‘retires’ elephant from parade

The Lehigh Valley has a new medical marijuana dispensary. You may know the name.


O’Hara bridge scheduled to reopen with new name after 5-month reconstruction

PennDOT scraps plans for Lehman Twp. Roundabout

Berks road funding could drop by $239 million, shelving many long-needed projects

Pa. and five other states to focus on Move Over law

249 days late: I-83 Mt. Rose makeover will not be done this year. Penalties set to increase


Trump’s ‘go back’ tweet and his supporters’ ‘send her back’ chant reverberate across the U.S.

House OKs $15 minimum wage, setting marker for 2020 campaign