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How state Sen. Pam Iovino is navigating one of Pennsylvania’s most pivotal senate districts

Groups go to court to try to keep Pa.’s cash assistance for state’s poorest residents from ending on Aug. 1

Pa. legislation aims to build on low number of roads, bridges named to honor women

Lawsuit filed over illegal gambling games

Many clergy abuse victims can’t sue their abusers. Will a new legal strategy change that?


CVS adds time-delay safes in Pa. stores to help prevent opioid robberies

Sheetz seeks liquor license for New Kensington store

Harley stock rises most in a year while its York, Pa. plant gets a boost

Family Dollar to open in Gateway Shopping Center

Lower Burrell veteran overwhelmed by Taco Bell teen worker’s generous offer


1 killed, officer injured in shooting during undercover drug bust in Ross

Pittsburgh man killed, state drug agent wounded in Ross shootout

Lackawanna County Prison art program part of inmate rehabilitation project

Man wounded in drive-by shooting in south Reading


‘It was about shaming people’: Philly businessman rebuffed in efforts to clear Pa. kids’ school-lunch debt

Turning up the heat on ‘lunch shaming’ by threatening child separation? Shame on us. | Editorial

Scranton School District Recovery Plan publicly available Thursday

Marywood receives grant to train STEM teachers


Pennsylvania GOP hires Turzai fundraiser as new executive director

Local News

Luzerne County Council debates whether council contenders should be allowed to fill vacant seat

Board issues final order supporting former Wilkes-Barre firefighter’s demotion

Plymouth youth seeks to raise money for fire company

Activist seeks input on bricks from beehive monument

Agreement to formalize cooperation between flood authority, Forty Fort

Weidow pleads guilty to lying about passing Courtright cash

Fire destroys historic Belvedere Hotel in Oklahoma Borough

A proposed trail linking Verona to Boyce Park in Plum gaining traction with residents

Reading City Council officially approves the three-year exit plan from Act 47

Reading’s affordable housing tenants express high satisfaction in survey

Plumstead event to ‘Break the Silence’ surrounding mental health, substance abuse

Two years later, and Bianca’s family still feels the pain

National News

Immigration operation touted by Trump nets 35 arrests

Opioid Crisis

Study: 81 million opioid pills shipped to York County as U.S. epidemic grew


New play area opens at Fishtown Rec Center — the first completed project tied to Mayor Kenney’s Rebuild initiative

From shooting victim to victor: Former Philly cop Jesse Hartnett is riding the distance.

81 years ago, 4 inmates were ‘baked’ to death in a Philly jail. This summer, 1,000 are still locked up without AC.

Neither ICE nor storms of controversy stops South Philly’s Le Virtù from fighting for immigrants | Will Bunch

End of internet dead zone? Northeast Philly Airport hopes to have high-speed internet before 2020.

Judge rules against Philly’s assessments of high-rise condos with tax abatement

Why 1,400 Philly security guards haven’t gotten a raise, despite a city law requiring it

Prompted by a spike in summer violence, South Street bars, restaurants closing earlier on weekends


Do your homework on driverless vehicles, City Council members urged

Pittsburgh City Council hears concerns about driverless vehicles

For ex-news anchor Darieth Chisolm, a personal victory amid a broader war against revenge porn

Federal judge in Pittsburgh sends Idi Amin relative to prison in counterfeiting case

One Oakland project moves ahead, problems linger with another

Troubling secrecy: Public deserves answers in Hall case

Slain Pittsburgh police Officer Calvin Hall remembered as a peacemaker

State News

Infamous Three Mile Island reactor, shut down since 1979, will be sold and dismantled

TMI nuclear plant can’t go away fast enough, some neighbors and ’79 accident survivors say

MAP: Who receives food stamp benefits in Pennsylvania?

State report on nursing homes warns of crisis ahead

DePasquale: Pennsylvania nursing home oversight improves, but aging population threatens progress

DePasquale: PA ill-prepared to serve fast-growing number of older adults

Auditor general warns of dwindling nursing home workers

Penn Hills, Plum, O’Hara face costly repairs after floods

Pa. can shut down detention of migrant children at Berks | Opinion

State seeks to keep $348,000 from traffic stop

Penn State Extension holding industrial hemp workshop for farmers

Scranton’s second medical marijuana dispensary holds open house

New CDL program at CTC to help business needs in NEPA

Coal isn’t coming back

How Pa. nonprofits are leveraging federal funds to get food stamp recipients into jobs


PennDOT seeks public input on highway safety through online survey.

Traffic woes to worsen on I-81 and Central Scranton Expressway

Future of Rt. 22 widening murky after Pa. cuts $380M in Valley transportation funds


Support by the dollar: How Philadelphia-area donors are diving into the 2020 presidential race

The Trump administration moves to end food stamps for over 3 million people

How ironic to see white people, likely descendants of immigrants, chant ‘send her back’ at women of color | Solomon Jones

Afghanistan demands clarification of Trump’s comments about destroying the country

Joe Biden announces criminal justice policy sharply at odds with his ’94 crime law

Scanlon awaiting chance to question Mueller