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Pa. Senate shouting match: GOP may be right on rules, but Democrats score public relations points

Democrats launching plan to save General Assistance, again

New Pa. law spells out who can carry a gun in schools, and teachers are not on the list

Union says new state law should end Tamaqua district’s attempt to arm teachers

New Pennsylvania law ends snow days as we know them, enabling schools to have students work from home


Pool at Pa. lieutenant governor’s residence opened to schoolchildren, nonprofit groups


What Pa.’s green lawmakers and environmentalists think of this year’s budget


McCarthy Tire Service to acquire 16 locations from GCR Tires & Service

Ohio company to establish its first manufacturing operation in Pa.

Beemac Trucking gets state loan to build maintenance, repair facility


Bucks County confirms third jail inmate suicide in a year


Choosing to serve: Honoring local grads entering U.S. military

Plum School District’s assistant superintendent’s brother hired as new facilities director

Son of Penn Hills school board president vows to chain himself to White House for ‘bailout’ of district’s debt

King’s College buying property in W-B


Lancaster can now opt out of video gambling terminals

Local News

Northeast Revenue wants to continue collecting Luzerne County back taxes

WB to get own half marathon in 2020

Wilkes-Barre encourages fireworks safety ahead of Independence Day

Groups partner to find transportation options for workers, businesses

NEPA Moves new initiative drives workforce transportation solutions

Courtright’s attorney: ‘He’s made some mistakes’

City council, voters or judge could decide Scranton’s next permament mayor

Scranton councilman calls for resignation of any city employee involved in corruption schemes

Scranton City Council adopts new parking ordinances

Jessup one step closer to getting new senior housing complex

State: Legionnaires’ patient spent time at Scranton facility

Hazle Twp. fire assocation disputes findings of AG’s office

‘Financial irregularities’ at Tamaqua agency

Chester County DA Hogan withdraws reelection bid

Decades-old gas lamps in Oakmont may be converted to LED lights

Berks County spent nearly $93,000 on scrapped plan to sell Berks Heim

What’s up at Reading’s Pagoda? Lots of noise and loitering, again

PPL installing underground power line in Spring Township

National News

This July 4th, Americans will spend more on beer, wine than fireworks


Hahnemann University Hospital closure upends career paths for 570 doctors-in-training

Hahnemann’s closure will hurt patient care | Opinion

Damaged Philly refinery gives workers a 6-week extension to prepare ‘for a possible sale or restart’

Cleanup at South Philly refinery must tackle decades of chemicals

Philadelphia refinery delays layoffs by six weeks

A woman publicly complained about her rent. Days later, Arts & Crafts Holdings terminated her lease

Philly car dealer sold defective vehicles it didn’t own, AG Shapiro claims in new lawsuit

Philly tower to be first project for Mass.-based senior-living developer’s new urban-minded division

July 4th travel in Philadelphia: Road closures, SEPTA changes, and traffic

Local couple’s donation will make CCP free for some nontraditional students

Where have all the pigeons gone? Philly numbers are down as predators thrive. Could it be a trend?

Mayor Jim Kenney sizes up the 2020 Democratic presidential field

How Philly should lead on transgender health care | Opinion


Annual report: All Pittsburgh police officers should have body cameras by year’s end

Pittsburgh police on track to equip nearly 900 officers with body cams, chief says

More oversight needed for addiction recovery houses, Controller Chelsa Wagner says

Allegheny County Democrats name interim executive director

Deutschtown Music Festival brings more than 300 bands, 30 venues to North Side

Expect extra security for July 4 events in Pittsburgh, and (of course) a chance of rain

Kristen Wesloh resigns as head of City of Asylum

State News

Keystone State Park programs focus on conservation, links with South America

New U.S. citizens sworn in at Fort Necessity, site of famous George Washington loss

Soldier with local ties helps California mall shooting victim

‘It was always his hometown’: Lee Iacocca’s family and others recall auto giant’s Lehigh Valley roots

Inside one of Pennsylvania’s most energy-efficient buildings


Turnpike makes long-delayed $450 million transit payment to PennDOT

Driver nabbed doing 93 mph in 55 mph zone on I-81 near Carlisle, troopers say


The Trump administration reverses course after ditching the census’ citizenship question

Appellate court again delays enforcement of Trump abortion restrictions

Hispanic Democrats press House leaders to act quickly to address border crisis