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Down to zero: Small payments in canceled assistance program made big impact in recipients’ lives

Wolf admin says SNAP restriction could impact 200,000 Pennsylvanians

Philadelphia, state consider rebooting ‘focused deterrence’ to combat gun violence

Corrections officers want a state review of the parole system, but lawmakers aren’t sure

‘Very optimistic’: Rigby tackles opioids, blight, gas tax in wide-ranging interview

Way to boost participation


Target to roll out new pickup service in 18 locations in southwestern Pennsylvania

Groundhog Day? Rural internet firm says Comcast messes up its bill every month, squashing its prospects.


Ross plaza shootout spurs scrutiny over undercover drug buys in public places

$80K cost of Northampton County death penalty case ignites debate on capital punishment’s expense


Investigators targeted DeNaples bus deal with Scranton School District

Lunch-shaming must end | PennLive letters

Outgoing Temple University board chairman reflects on his 10-year tenure: ‘I’m Temple Made, too, in a way’

Chapter 13 bankruptcy for student loans? It’s possible

Edinboro president focuses on university, community growth

Washington State is betting big on free college. What lessons can Pa. advocates learn? | Opinion


Population estimates show Pennsylvania losing congressional district

Berks-area congressional fundraising ranges quite a bit

Local News

YMCA program to focus on fighting childhood obesity

Rick Morelli applies for vacant Luzerne County Council seat

Carbondale takes ownership of playground property from county

St. Joe’s Festival: a flea market tradition or an international lesson in compassionate care

Monday Update: Scranton’s ‘castle house’ draws fresh scrutiny

Plans for 162-acre development off Route 28 a ‘go,’ developer says

Every child gets a chance to be a child in Southwest Greensburg Adaptive Baseball

South Buffalo police actively patrolling 30 square-miles

Reading discussing purchasing the former Dana South site

2 weeks after a deadly flash flood, Douglass Township is slowly getting back to normal

Frequent flash flooding is keeping Berks emergency coordinators busy

One year after a police officer fatally shot Joseph Santos outside Dorney Park, what’s changed in South Whitehall Township?

Lehigh Valley Puerto Rican Day Festival cut short after shots fired in Jordan Park lots

National News

3 are reported killed and 12 injured at California’s Gilroy Garlic Festival

Natural Gas

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


With pizza and police sessions, a new organization in West Philly seeks to empower youth

‘One small victory’: A community gathers after firings of Philadelphia police officers for offensive Facebook posts

Philly’s top office landlord Brandywine has Texas-sized development plan for expanding Austin stronghold

They’re 16. They’re earning free college degrees. How’s it going for these Philly students?

Philadelphia family hit with $2,500 surprise bill for dental anesthesia

High schoolers get paid to learn solar in Philly. It’s about to become a program of study.

3 Roman Catholic churches to close in Society Hill, West Philly, Northeast

Dimming the light on civilian complaints against police | Editorial

Hahnemann closure is symptom of a bigger disease | Editorial

1 dead, 5 wounded in Philly shooting during rap video production


County 911 dispatcher claims retaliation for complaints about sleeping co-worker

Several firefighters injured in massive Penn Hills restaruant fire that spread across businesses

‘A complete tragedy’: Braddock mourns loss of street preacher, activist against gun violence

City fears cable access channel funding loss if FCC approves new rule Aug. 1

For the weekend, we were Picklesburgh

Details of undercover Pittsburgh police alcohol expenditures not for public consumption

Start the healing: Pitt, UPMC receive grant to treat sickle cell disease

Progressive Democrat Hallam got personal in Allegheny County Council primary campaign

How 3 new Allegheny County Democrats are shaking up the party’s old guard

State News

Thousands of homeowners in the Philly region may be paying too much in property taxes. The deadline to do something about it is Aug. 1

Boy, 10, shot in leg in freak incident on ‘Harry Potter Night’ at IronPigs game in Allentown

Hanover Twp. police chief talks new post

Bald eagle found fatally shot in Erie County

Record rainfall has caused significant problems in Berks County; if it continues, woes will mount

Penn State hosting hemp discussion at Lancaster Co. research farm


Pennsylvania Turnpike using technology to clear accident scenes quicker


Trump Attacks Black Lawmaker Anew, Rejects Racism Accusation

Trump says director of national intelligence is resigning

Bill from U.S. Sens. Toomey, Feinstein would abolish ethanol mandate