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Advocacy groups attempt to halt imminent General Assistance repeal

Lawsuit challenges termination of assistance program for poor Pennsylvanians

Advocates for poor Pennsylvanians sue over elimination of cash assistance program

At request of counties, lawmakers delay privatization of Medicaid rides to doctor’s visits

Plastic bag ban: Uncharted waters for West Chester

Raise smoking, vaping age to 21

Editorial: State, nation need swift solution to lack of road funding


PA state budget: spending and spending and spending…


Does your business have the right paid time off policy?

Jack Frost, Big Boulder in Carbon County involved in $264 million ski resort deal

Saucony Creek Brewery to open downtown Reading location

Three years after strike, Just Born union workers have a deal — without their pension and without their vote


Air-conditioning disrupted at Delco prison during weekend heat wave

Review urged after 3 Pennsylvania parolees charged in separate homicides


Philly businessman says his offer to pay WVW lunch debts was turned down

Letter: WVW board president rejects $22K offer to pay lunch money

WVW school lunch controversy still making national news

Wyoming Valley West plays school bully

Carbondale Area will not offer art in elementary school, part of furlough fallout

Walls begin to rise for new W-B Area high school

Junior Achievement inspires young people to value free enterprise

No summer break for YEA! Students

Alvernia University’s new president hopes to make Reading a college town

Penn Law professor Amy Wax under fire for remarks about race and immigration

Health Care

By running Obamacare exchange, Pa. hopes to sign up many more people while also cutting premiums

Local News

Officials to celebrate grand reopening of park in W-B

Hiring of five more Luzerne County Drug Task Force officers planned

WVSA audits are open to AG review

Forty Fort, flood authority plan agreement for sports complex

Police: Dog left in hot car treated for heat stroke

Scranton City Council interviews 14 candidates for temporary mayor

Courtright’s friend charged in federal corruption case

Democrats set schedule to pick their Scranton mayor candidate

Two companies want to revise Scranton LIP department

New developer takes over warehouse construction project at Humboldt East

CAP Squadron 203 holds 1st function at new home

Monroe County reassessment raises questions

New flood plan close to passing in Westmoreland County

Options for trail from Oakmont to Boyce Park to be unveiled

A week after the Reading mayor’s last-minute change of heart, the pride flag is raised at City Hall

Berks County clerk of courts says digitizing criminal files will save $100,000 a year

The growing demand for apartments is good for Wyomissing-based Metropolitan Companies

Natural Gas

Court issues split decision on Marcellus shale natural gas drilling rules

Opioid Crisis

Drug abuse forum to be held Wednesday in W-B


The Philadelphia Museum of Art is tearing itself apart in plain view. Here’s what to know as construction ramps up.

Philly courts hosted a job fair for the pre-trial population

After learning some teens use socks for their periods, Mount Airy woman started delivering free pads and tampons

A Fishtown home was destroyed by sloppy construction next door. Now, the developer tied to the collapse is cashing out.

How do the most vulnerable Philly teens get to college? This program helps them reach higher.

In Philly courtroom where DA Krasner won’t try cases, he’s called to witness stand

Teen shot by police after allegedly stealing bus, charging officers with knife on Walt Whitman Bridge

South Philly teen says he’s innocent, gets 37 years to life for fatally shooting two 16-year-olds in 2017

American Airlines’ June flight cancellations soared in Philly


Man charged in fatal shooting of Pittsburgh police officer

Man charged in fatal shooting of Pittsburgh officer Calvin Hall

Traffic restrictions set for Officer Calvin Hall’s funeral

Family remembers ‘one of the good ones,’ as viewing gets underway for slain police officer

Mayor’s office says Mon-Oakland road details ‘fully transparent’

Recent court ruling bodes well for Pittsburgh’s controversial gun bills, officials say

‘I’ve never seen anything like this before’: Flooding causes widespread damage in eastern Allegheny County

As their town falls down around them, North Braddock families try to protect children — and lay a foundation for their future.

Squirrel Hill man checks all comers to win first U.S. senior chess championship

Remember the basics: City had plenty to do without sick-pay fight

Ex-WPXI anchor Darieth Chisolm victorious in revenge porn case

ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ to broadcast live from Pittsburgh

State News

Gusty storms break heat grip: PATCO disrupted by downed power line, thousands without power

The Allies once again will storm the beaches at Normandy, but on Lake Erie, at D-Day Conneaut

Game Commission continues investigating after bear bites staffer at Nemacolin

Proposed LNG terminal plan needs more public voices | Editorial

$4.1M Match 6 ticket sold in West Mifflin


I-70 traffic restrictions will allow PennDOT to install permanent data collector

Both lanes of Freeport Road in East Deer reopen after yearlong bridge project

Lehigh Valley to lose $380 million in transportation funding


Trump accuses 4 congresswomen of being ‘very Racist’ and ‘not very smart’

Scanlon tours lower Schuylkill; discusses refinery