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Bipartisan bill seeks to introduce a legal definition of bullying, making it a misdemeanor offense, in Pa.

Legislative support waning for bill giving adults more time to sue for childhood sex abuse

Increase state base wage

Two Pa. House and Senate leaders (sorta) defend our lackluster legislature

It’s time for Pa. to take a definitive stand on the death penalty | Editorial

Beware new utility rate law

Workers need a Pa. Workplace Freedom Act | Opinion


Gov. Wolf calls for drastic school funding shake-up

Antwon Rose

Faith protest: Crowd gathers in East Liberty to demand action in police shooting of Antwon Rose II

Protest for Antwon Rose blocks East Liberty intersection

Sewickley Academy cuts ties with man charged with driving through protesters

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto asks county judge to alter Officer Michael Rosfeld’s bond

Why police officers are rarely convicted in shootings


Teen gets about 6 to 12 years in drug-related robbery death

Catholic Diocese of Greensburg removes Uniontown priest

Why a Harrisburg checkpoint that stopped 475 cars netted just two DUI arrests


LGBTQ political pioneer Tyler Titus makes mark in Erie


Gov. Tom Wolf puts tax plans behind him as he seeks a 2nd term

Wolff, Meuser focus on issues in 9th District

Local News

Increased Luzerne County pension fund subsidy discussed

Car show at Laurel Mall raises money for tornado victims

Borough officials feel positive after approval of tax-break program

Vulnerable populations suffer as heat wave hits

Leechburg residents earn top employee awards from Pittsburgh Veterans Healthcare System

Merger likely for 3 Alle-Kiski Valley YMCAs

New Kensington’s Fireworks Block Party growing and attracting more folks to the city

Immigration protest draws about 100 to downtown Reading

Turmoil with Northampton County and its General Purpose Authority impacting bridge project in Allen Township

National News

News organizations fight government restrictions on showing children in detention centers

Housing extended for 1,700 Puerto Rican hurricane evacuees

Trump’s former personal lawyer says his ‘silence is broken’

Bambera joins bishops at border

After years of deals, small-used car prices are on the rise

New Jersey

N.J. leaders reach budget deal, avert government shutdown

Opioid Crisis

A week on the front lines of the opioid battle

Information cards at pharmacies offer information for help with addiction

Extended care facility seeks to help drug addicts

Drug take back boxes, van part of Susquehanna County efforts to combat opioid epidemic

Driven by a personal passion, a group in Wayne County fights back against opioids by holding on to each other

Medical marijuana eyed to help with opioid withdrawl

Woman starts support group for parents of overdose victims

Treatment center to combat opioid crisis at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre hospital

Schuylkill County’s drug treatment court aims to combat the opioid crisis

Pitt helps task force with work to eliminate overdose deaths

Creating ‘A Better Today’ for addicts in Sullivan County

Bradford County Coroner highlights small steps to eradicating addiction

$1.7 million in deadly fentanyl from China stopped from entering Pa.


This Northeast Philly neighborhood has the best 103-year-old Fourth of July celebration you’ve never heard of | Perspective

Thousands in Philadelphia protest ICE and Trump

Philly braces for a sweltering Fourth of July week

For Philly’s new school board: Lessons from the SRC’s 17 years

New kids’ foot-sizing and shoe-shopping app from Philadelphia natives allows parents to shop from home

Did a Philly teacher get Starbucks treatment at Dorney Park on Father’s Day? | Jenice Armstrong

Coalition seeks to add jobs through tax reform


Pennsylvania American eyes PWSA for acquisition, pitches consolidation

Pittsburgh gets serious about saving, preserving its old records

Downtown march addresses social justice concerns

Protesters march against Trump’s travel ban and immigration policies, shut down Clemente Bridge

Taking a slice: Pirates seek sports-betting cut. Will play improve?

Recovering heroin users turn Carrick drug den into ‘Serenity House’

Nova Place developer signed a new contract that could leave nearly a dozen union workers unemployed

Brian O’Neill: A white guy walks into a black bar … to talk about the blue line

Luke Bryan concert at Heinz Field: 1 arrest, 88 patients treated by paramedics

State News

Supreme Court ruling means bigger paychecks for some public sector employees

Tax act triggers lower monthly bills for Pennsylvania American customers

Japanese barberry, a haven shrub for ticks, could be banned in Pennsylvania

New Pa. law lets consumers buy more powerful fireworks this Fourth of July

With new law comes more fireworks

Westmoreland master gardener working to save the monarch butterfly population

Next Generation Farm Summit teaches younger farmers concepts to remain viable

Area residents find plenty of ways to beat heat at Frances Slocum State Park

Local public sector union leaders react to Janus ruling

Toxic hogweed plant found in Virginia, but can it come here?

Safety improvements made to Lackawanna Heritage trail in Scranton

Steps to protect children from drowning in the summer

Recreation agency foresees impacts of climate change in Pennsylvania

Marijuana firms vying to open in Johnstown area

The Rundown: Berks County Republicans elect new leaders


Lots of crowded highways, high temperatures expected for July Fourth week

Port Authority, SEPTA work with PA Turnpike on transit planning, funding

World News

Mexico gives leftist Lopez Obrador big presidential win