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Local lawmaker working on guidelines for Search and Rescue dog organizations

Local senator hosts Democratic Policy Committee hearing regarding veterans

Preemption, explained: How Pennsylvania’s biggest city and the Legislature grapple over power

Pa. has lowest minimum wage allowed in U.S. Should it be raised to $15/hour? Pro/Con | Opinion

Kosierowski named to drug recovery study task force

State grants help sick students by providing in-class robots

Progressive Pittsburgh state rep finds sticker from white supremacist group at district office

To manage stormwater, follow river

Clean water efforts downstream benefit Pennsylvanians | Opinion


Voodoo Brewery set for pop-up pub in New Kensington

Local business seeks $6.5M from NFL star over loan


Man wanted in fatal West Wyoming shooting found dead

Hundreds in Pa. wrongly got criminal record for unpaid bills: audit

Report: Hundreds charged with crimes improperly in Corry

Allentown police get tough on wheelie-popping, chicken-playing dirt bikers


Scranton Recovery Plan calls for tax hikes, contract rebidding

Four Scranton School Board members say they’ll vote for recovery plan

Coslett out as solicitor at WVW

Charles Coslett resigns as Wyoming Valley West solicitor

Businessman pleased WVW took donation

The Valley without a Heart

Allentown School District still working on final numbers one month after passing budget

New language program dedicated to Spanish established in South Hills

Crestwood selects Mehalick as school district superintendent

University of Scranton launching business analytics major


How tight are Pa.’s absentee-ballot deadlines? The rate of late ballots is 11 times the nation’s.

Another Democrat announces congressional run against Fitzpatrick in the 1st District

Health Care

Local doctors react to rural residency grant

Local News

Two former county figures seek vacant council seat

Controversial KKK brick withstands protest and toppling of monument

City has beehive monument under wraps

Scranton funeral director/Cordaro bagman sentenced to 15 months for tax evasion

Plum offering variety of help for residents with flood damage

Timetable for local share process moves up slightly; 3 workshops planned

Westmoreland approves storm water management plan

‘Case closed’: Westmoreland commissioners award $1 million paving contract over objection

Westmoreland County takes over $91K salary, benefits for drug task force head

Vandergrift paints the town Saturday for Artsfest

Berks County commissioners hire new leader of veterans affairs office

Buildings don’t age out of being covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act

Attention York residents: You no longer live in a neighborhood. You live in an ecosystem

County Council debates possible sale of DELCORA

Electronic billboards a ‘done deal’ in Coatesville

National News

Russians likely targeted election systems in all 50 states, Senate intelligence report says

Webcams in nursing home rooms may deter elder abuse – but are they ethical? | Opinions

Natural Gas

The industry says otherwise, but studies identify specific harms that shale-gas pollution can cause for fetuses, newborns, children and teenagers.

Opioid Crisis

Nearly 3 million pain pills sent to Ellwood City pharmacies


‘Ashdale family tree’: Philadelphia Parking Authority has hired 10 relatives of board chairman Joseph Ashdale

Raided by ICE three times, Philly migrant works to help others who could face deportation

Gentrification for social justice? | Opinion

Philly Mayor Jim ‘What Election?’ Kenney treats his bid for a second term like a lock | Clout

Grocer Lidl pays nearly $8M for part of Roosevelt Blvd. center for Northeast Philly store

South Philly neighborhood sees opioid overdose deaths rise, even as they decline in Kensington

At ‘Hire Hahnemann’ job fair, laid-off workers fear an uncertain future with lower pay

City demands say in sale of St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children; Hahnemann down to single patient

Hahnemann frees funding so medical residents can take new jobs

Acclaimed violinist says she was sexually assaulted by her renowned teacher at the Curtis Institute, and then disregarded when she reported it.

Does climate change make air conditioning a human right? | Editorial

As other cities ban outdoor ads, a new mural reminds us that Philly’s public space is for sale | Opinion


City calls argument against gun law “erroneous”

Pittsburgh argues that gun ordinances do not represent outright ban

A not-so-happy hour — Froggy’s slated for demolition, if city officials approve

Some streets closed Downtown, North Side for Picklesburgh

Lousaka Polite, former Pitt and NFL fullback, returns home to guide Panthers

Karen Kane: Transparency needed in the Calvin Hall case

Port Authority begins installing real-time schedule display screens at light rail, bus stops

He’s still inspiring: Trailer for Mister Rogers movie is a hit by itself

State News

How a Penn grad and Delco native is tied to Puerto Rico turmoil

Towns in Philadelphia’s suburbs step up to beat back an enemy: bamboo

Costello: Keystone Games to be in Luzerne County through 2021

Kim Kardashian visits Harrisburg to hang out with her friend, Pa.’s second lady

Shapiro works to drum up support for gun tracking among police, sellers

‘Our response calls for an all-hands-on-deck approach’: Pa. State Police join AG Shapiro’s new initiative to trace gun sales


Airport announces new Fly AVP loyalty program for frequent customers

Airport sets another monthly departure record

Exeter police issue 31 speeding tickets, one for 109 mph, during aggressive-driving detail on Route 422

Route 309 lane at I-78 will stay closed for weeks after damage from fatal crash


Reschenthaler raised his political profile when he questioned Bob Mueller

Did Representative Dwight Evans flip flop on Medicare for All? | Opinion