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Pennsylvania commits $4 million to fight spotted lanternfly

On ‘Hardball,’ Sen. Katie Muth rolls out her plan to save cash assistance | Tuesday Morning Coffee

Bill eliminates straight-party voting

Pa. Senate passes bills to exempt emissions testing on many vehicles

This spur-wearing senator is hoping to prod Pa. forward through lawmaking that makes a difference

Give Pennsylvania workers the wages they deserve | Opinion

Hitting the mark: State Senate devises sensible Sunday hunting plan

Gov. Phil Murphy can end long-term solitary confinement in N.J. — and help end it in Pa. | Editorial

EDITORIAL: Lessons to be learned from Pa. Senate brawl


The war against gerrymandering successfully goes on | Opinion

SCOTUS Gerrymandering case: Roberts didn’t defend constitutional democracy | Bruce Ledewitz


Gov. Wolf signs bill to extend college benefits to National Guard families

Wolf signs Pa. GI Bill into law: ‘While you have our backs, we have yours’

Gov. Wolf signs new GI bill


No Census outreach funds in PA state budget, despite recommendation

$2.5M allocated for state’s colleges to replicate Misericordia program


New funding for job creation at Hanover Township company

Manufacturer to create new jobs in Hanover Twp.

John Fetterman joins U.S. Steel reps, workers in outlining future of Mon Valley Works

Lt. Gov. Fetterman praises defends Clairton’s environmental record

Pennsylvania’s new online sales tax is now in effect. How can small retailers comply?

Pa. moves to shut down Erie Coke plant, citing violations


First regional police force in 50 years opens in Springdale Township and Cheswick

Cheswick, Springdale Twp. begin era of regional police force

New systems aim to cut costs for Berks County courts, help defendants


Berks County IU hires full-time safety administrator to protect students from active shooters

Cheyney: A balanced budget and more money for scholarships

Health Care

AG Shapiro cites patients’ personal stories as force behind UPMC-Highmark agreement

AG Shapiro thanks patients face-to-face for fueling UPMC-Highmark truce

Local News

Wyoming Valley Levee inspection shows continued improvement

Shavertown volunteer firefighter laid to rest in emotional ceremony

CONCERN relocates regional office in W-B

New rules in Nanticoke, Forty Fort strive for fireworks safety

HCA officials continue to monitor proposed hydropower project

Scranton mayor resigns, pleading guilty to corruption

Scranton mayor resigning amid federal corruption case; already signed plea deal

Feds accuse Scranton ex-mayor of using office to take bribes

Reaction to resignation of Scranton mayor laying bare culture of corruption in City Hall

Who will become next Scranton mayor?

Culture of corruption plagues NEPA

Scrantastic Spectacular celebration to affect traffic, parking on Wednesday

Fell Twp. supervisors vote to hire additional legal counsel to aid in quarry issue

Chester County controller takes sheriff to court, seeking refund of $67K in overtime

Fire companies in need of bottled water donations

Berks gears up for 2020 Census

Editorial: City Council resolution a step toward brighter future

Beaver County ends 2018 with extra $7.5 million

New Brighton man secures $50K state grant for Beaver Falls pool

National News

Border Patrol head, lawmakers condemn ‘vulgar’ posts in agents’ secret Facebook group

Natural Gas

$3.4 million in natural gas impact fees to benefit 117th District municipalities


With South Philly refinery closing, questions about taxpayer subsidies that kept it going

Philadelphia refinery workers sue over abrupt closure, layoffs

How a confidential informant ran a North Philly drug business — all while working for the DEA

After staring death in the face, SW Philly men to hold peace rally at LOVE Park

Philly’s Public Space Fellows say the future of public space is about people

Philly-based Century Therapeutics raises $250M to fight cancer with adult stem cells

As Hahnemann enters bankruptcy, ‘gateway’ development site could open up in Center City

Ex-Philly prosecutor from Delco arrested in Wildwood on gun, drug charges

Girl, 9, suffers ‘life-altering’ injuries from illegal explosive device in Kensington home

Philadelphia man, wrongly imprisoned 21 years, alleges rampant misconduct in lawsuit


UPMC confirms 12 cases of MRSA at Children’s Hospital, including six babies

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh reports 12 cases of MRSA bacteria

Threat that canceled readings not new to drag queen community

Pittsburgh drag queen story times canceled after threats

Controller: City on pace in 2019 for ‘significant’ surplus, money available for parks ‘without tax increase’

Pittsburgh controller predicts large surplus for 2019

LA flight won’t resume soon thanks to Boeing 737 Max 8 grounding

A ‘Burgh native dies in Fla. after surgeries to cure her flesh-eating bacteria infection

‘An iconic new gateway’: 7-story office complex proposed in Strip near 31st Street Bridge

Women in Pittsburgh’s boardrooms: the numbers are up but barriers remain

Mt. Lebanon Commissioners to hold hearing on $5 million bond issue

A survey worth taking: Allegheny County asks residents’ views on health, safety

Pittsburgh’s newest police dogs welcomed to the force

Heinz Endowments offers grants to artists for work reflecting social challenges

Pittsburgh City Council supports health department’s clean air actions

State News

Chester County animal sanctuary is home to horses, dogs, cats, goats, cows, and the occasional emu

Millions of records sealed in Pennsylvania criminal justice reform effort

Eagle sightings goal of Keystone State Park program

Limited-release lottery features 7 highly sought-after whiskeys

Pennsylvania’s new fireworks law frustrates firefighters, police, residents alike

Allentown Diocese cuts office staff by nearly 25% to pay for sex abuse victims

Three Pa. cities are among the best bargains in the US, study says

Let them know what you think about pipelines


No holiday surprise: heavy traffic, hot weather expected for holiday week

PennDOT, state police to team up for July 4th DUI awareness campaign in Greensburg

New Dallas roundabout set to be repaved


Philadelphia congressman calls for federal grants to fund small cannabis businesses