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Gov. Tom Wolf, lawmakers say it’s time for municipalities fully relying on state police to chip in

As budget talks progress, Wolf renews request for new state police fee

Proposed state police fee would hit several local communities

Bill allowing armed school security officers passes Pa. Senate

$100M private schools bill passes Pa. Senate, but governor’s veto looms

Bill that nearly doubles size of tax credit program for private school scholarships heading to Wolf’s desk

Republicans look to boost private school tax credit. Wolf says he doesn’t get it.

With new tip line in place, lawmakers push schools to address reported threats

Pa. bottle bill would set up deposit program to reduce waste, litter

In surprising move, proposed legislation would eliminate PIAA transfer rule

State targets transfer rule

Separate playoff tournaments proposed for public, private schools

PIAA playoff debate solved? Legislation would create separate playoffs for public and private schools

Bill to raze, sell Allentown State Hospital property passes Pennsylvania Senate unanimously–20190611-76kxubelgbdwddpf2qxe7edo64-story.html

House passes state Rep. Jim Marshall’s bill on infant choking prevention

‘It is quite a story,’ says Daylin Leach. He’s right. | John Baer

Bill to take over insurance exchange wins House’s backing

Bill Tracker: Easing training requirements for junior firefighters

Section of Route 30 to become the J. Edward ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson Memorial Bypass

State staggers towards new gerrymander

Family support centers are a critical lifeline to struggling families | Opinion


Wolf administration hopes ‘groundswell’ support can pass natural gas severance tax


White House helicopters not enough to save Sikorsky plant in Coatesville and its 465 jobs


Meeting over controversial Penn Hills arrest produces dialogue but not resolution

DUI task forces under scrutiny following Supreme Court decision

Former Reading Mayor Vaughn Spencer to serve federal prison sentence in Kentucky


Schools blame tax increases on state mandates

What are the best high schools in Pennsylvania? U.S. News and World Report releases state, U.S. rankings

Hundreds of Lehigh Valley parents still cited for kids’ truancy, though fewer under new law

Harrisburg police captain to retire, take job as school district police chief

PHEAA offers low-cost, no-fee private student loans

Saint Vincent to announce new president on Friday at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field

Grand gesture: Morehouse donor teaches grads the wrong lesson


Retired human services executive Tay Waltenbaugh to challenge Kim Ward for state Senate


Penn National’s proposed mini-casino near Morgantown faces a potentially fateful hearing

Health Care

UPMC legal officer on key modification clause: ‘We were moving at warp speed.’

UPMC attorney lashes out at Highmark over agreement’s end date

Allegheny Health Network to relocate urgent care services in New Kensington

Local News

Luzerne County still recovering from cyber attack

Work remains on computer network recovery

W-B’s incoming mayor ‘concerned’ over George’s picks

Mayoral appointments raise hackles in Wilkes-Barre

Dems tab Richards for recorder post

An EPIC night for community honorees

Study aims to create bicycle, pedestrian network in W-B

Marriage license bureau to offer extended hours Thursday

Judge to rule on challenge to Moosic police chief’s appointment

Arnold mayor fined $10,000 for state ethics violations

Construction on $18.2M Wesley Family Services complex starts in New Kensington

Allegheny Township ready to move ahead on municipal building renovations

Fire, threat of explosion at Mohrsville chemical facility forces fire officials to make quick decisions

Editorial: Exit plan a great opportunity for Reading–reading


Religious communities consider how much faith to put in marijuana

Will Delaware legalize marijuana for adult use this year?

National News

U.S. Catholic bishops convene to confront the church’s sex-abuse crisis

Natural Gas

Plum gas drilling meeting opened to public after brief protest

Opioid Crisis

Pennsylvania has third-highest rate of drug overdose deaths in the U.S., study finds

Wright Twp. sues opioid distributors, manufacturers


Philly launched a program to put homeless people to work. Here’s what happened.

Philadelphia to pay $8.4 million toward cleanup of long-contaminated Superfund site

First the driver tailgated the cyclist. Then he shot him with pepper spray.

Boy wounded, woman killed in separate Philly street crimes

In Philly, Jill Biden says she doesn’t want her granddaughters fighting same fights ‘we’ve already won’

Dranoff goes all-in on condos for South Broad Street tower after hotel hybrid plan fizzles

Real ID can be an unreal hurdle for a married woman | Stu Bykofsky–20190611.html

District land deal raises questions on councilmanic prerogative, again | Editorial

After racist Facebook posts, what should happen next for Philly police | Solomon Jones


‘We’re going to give her a brand new use.’ Produce terminal rehab finally hits its stride

Police confiscate more than 30 animals from Beechview home where alligator escaped

Court deal blocks return of suicidal Allegheny County Jail inmate to restrictive housing

Port Authority to pilot new wristband ticket service

Environmental Charter School parents unhappy about bus changes

Riverbend to close historic North Side plant that once made soup for Heinz

Pittsburgh Councilwoman Harris proposes ordinance for exotic pets

State News

Advocacy group’s report card flunks Pennsylvania’s nursing homes

Pennsylvania nursing homes receive failing grade from advocacy group

London high-rise inferno that killed 72 people blamed on Pa. companies in Philly lawsuit

Bear sightings in Bucks and Montco: This time of year, the animals are ‘not unusual’

Black bear spotted running along Frankstown Road in Penn Hills

New immigrant-run community garden plants hope for families in Bucks County

Hundreds of Pennsylvania farmers getting into hemp business

Cash 5 ticket sold at New Kensington gas station splits $1.4 million jackpot

Civil Air Patrol Squadron 203 moving to Forty Fort airport

Marine Corps League of Pennsylvania to gather in Hempfield

Insurance industry, contractors on two sides of the storm damage

2 cheese makers in Berks County get a boost from state dairy grants

Pa. law gives rescuers options, overheated animals hope

Delaware Canal passageway opens in Morrisville


PennDOT announces major weekend Parkway closure

PennDOT sends letters of intent to Sans Souci property owners

PennDOT updates Exeter on project to rebuild busy bridge


A photographer snapped an image of Trump’s alleged Mexico deal. Here’s what it says.

Rep. Houlahan seeks answers about closure of Sikorsky plant