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Wolf signs bill to strengthen student sexual assault reporting at Pa. colleges

PA passes landmark assault-reporting requirements for colleges

Pennsylvania orders stronger sex assault campus reporting

State orders ‘first of its kind’ online, anonymous reporting systems for sex assault complaints on campuses

‘We need to do more:’ Wolf signs reforms to encourage sexual assault reporting on campus.

New law allows professionals to work in Pa. while obtaining license

Law eases rules for police on checkpoints, multi-jurisdiction task forces in Pa.

Could a new Pa. law strip control over gun prosecutions from Philly DA Larry Krasner?

From a Columbine survivor: New Pa. law allowing more armed guards won’t make our schools any safer | Opinion

Pa. is right to give schools the room to make their own choices on security | Opinion


Berks residents, elected officials say consumer-fireworks sales threaten safety, peace

Despite impasse over state funding, Pennsylvania counties are plunging forward on voting machine upgrades

Rep. Gene DiGirolamo to introduce new $90M voting machine bill

After veto, Wolf and Republicans appear split on voting machine money

Pa. lawmakers kill general assistance, but keep their own welfare program | Editorial

Natural gas in Pa. is not environmentally sustainable | Opinion

Editorial: Misguided move on voting machine funding


Gerrymandering in Pa.: Why the risk is (still) real


Pa. budget shows little understanding, concern for the environment


College student was late returning a textbook to Amazon, so the company took $3,800 from her dad

Court ruling boosts coal plant workers’ claim for $5.5 million from FirstEnergy

Court ruling could mean millions in back wages for Bruce Mansfield plant workers

Erie Coke faces 2 legal fights to stay open


Police seek suspect in fatal stabbing of 7-year-old in Lawrence County

State police: Fentanyl bust on turnpike largest in Southwestern Pa. history

Police: Scranton firefighter high on fentanyl when he caused wreck that injured family


Will Harrisburg School District go after former superintendent for salary ‘overpayments’?

Ex-WPIAL champ Alison Riske on tennis’ biggest stage in Wimbledon quarterfinals

For elite students, education is free at Cheyney University


Berks County makes room for new voting machines

Health Care

6 tips on talking to young kids about mental health

The traditional mental health system is failing the black community

Local leaders say affordable health care is a right, ‘not a privilege for the fortunate few’

Local News

Stormwater fee won’t end all street flooding, officials say

Two more large conventions will impact area again this summer

Company extorted by ex-Scranton mayor faces competition for Luzerne County tax claims

Four firms submit tax collection service bids

Wilkes-Barre probing alleged hate group’s plaque on city monument

DEP: Keystone landfill benefits outweigh harms

Driver rescued from flooded roadway in Pittston Twp.

Courtright corruption scandal flusters city’s business community; some predict change on horizon

Most Scranton business owners had nothing to do with Courtright’s racket. Do they feel relieved? Cheated?

Get court opinion on mayor’s seat

Greensburg hires planning director

Gilpin delays vote on ordinance that would allow ATVs on township roads

Restoring Hope Foundation withdraws offer of home makeover for Exeter Township family

Reading’s final Act 47 exit plan submitted; council to vote on it July 22

Allentown Fire Department without a working ladder truck over the weekend

Radnor to impose new wire fee on cable providers

Shot in the line of duty ex-cop teams up with Bryn Mawr bike shop to take on 65-mile ride

Vouchers for produce available for qualified Bucks County seniors

National News

What did Jeffrey Epstein’s famous friends know and see?

Vietnam veterans hoping a new law will finally allow them to get compensated for Agent Orange exposure

Teen odds of using marijuana dip with recreational use laws

Opioid Crisis

Bloomberg charity names first Pa. projects in $10 million response to overdose epidemic


Can a paycheck be a bribe? Johnny Doc’s lawyers say no, push to dismiss case involving Council member Henon

Feds seize ship involved in 20-ton Philly port cocaine bust from firm with history of hidden drug hauls

Why a longtime Philly Democrat switched parties and relaunched Pa.’s only gay Republicans club

SEPTA employee fatally struck by train

Questions remain in fatal shooting of man, wounding of Sheriff Jewell Williams’ son

‘Teachers can’t become political targets’: Central H.S. teacher fires back at ex-Pa. GOP chair

Even after Philadelphia refinery closes, the environmental damage won’t disappear | Opinion


Answering calls for 16 hours? Staffing issues, mandatory overtime stresses county’s 911 dispatch center

Paying for performance: Pittsburgh-area CEOs earn big bonuses after strong year in 2018

Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese places deacon on leave over allegation

Q&A: Mayor Bill Peduto on Phil Kessel, Josh Bell and more in Pittsburgh sports

Welcome aboard: Pittsburgh nonprofits bring diversity to leadership

National Science Foundation awards $10 million to fund new Pittsburgh supercomputer

State News

Plaintiff says ruling against Altoona diocese should stand

Are undocumented immigrants in Pa., N.J. at risk in ICE facial recognition searches of driver’s license photos?

A fungus is bugging cicadas, creating zombie-like creatures

Pittsburgh, Western Pa. residents to see ‘milky’ skies amid Canada wildfires

Fallingwater’s placement on World Heritage list will draw more visitors

Allegheny CleanWays removes 11,300 pounds of trash from Allegheny River

W.Pa. soccer leaders support U.S. women’s team in pay disparity fight

World Cup-winning U.S. women’s soccer team includes two Penn State alumni

CDC investigates salmonella outbreak linked to dog treats; 2 cases confirmed in Pa.

Braddock’s Battlefield tour part of history center’s grand reopening

Storage of energy key to reservoir proposal

District Township was ground zero for spotted lanternfly; 5 years later, sightings in eastern Berks rapidly dwindling

Trespass charges dropped against Atlantic Sunrise pipeline protesters


Trump touts ‘super genius’ education at Wharton; former admissions officer saw it differently

In a speech, the president defends his environmental record

Former Kan. Secretary of State Kris Kobach files to run for a Senate seat

Barr sees a way for census to legally ask about citizenship

Dan Meuser, WH officals tour downtown Tamaqua’s federal Opportunity Zones