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State officials debate pros and cons of Gov. Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania

Bucks, Montgomery county lawmakers consider Wolf’s $4.5B infrastructure bill

Juneteenth commemoration passes Pa. House and Senate, awaits governor’s signature

Southeast Pa. ralliers flood Capitol, push for a shift in education funding

Pennsylvania Senate backs bill to expand role of nurse practitioners

Charter school bills win Pa. House passage but don’t touch the controversial funding issue

House passes charter school package, but funding conundrum remains

Is 2019 the year local cops in Pa. will get radar?

State Senate committee advances emissions bill that would eliminate testing in 7 counties, including Cambria

Pa. Senate panel votes to end most annual car emissions tests

Rep. Matzie’s bill making pharmacy benefit manager practices more transparent passes committee

Pennsylvania 5G bill that failed twice springs back to life in Harrisburg

PIAA, lawmaker quarrel over whether PIAA was asked to be part of playoff bill process

Bill narrowly considers ‘level field’

Editorial: Legislation on high school sports needs work

General Assistance is critical for Pennsylvanians living with disabilities. Lawmakers need to preserve it | Opinion


Pa. Gov. Wolf to veto $100M private schools bill


In Pa., public health won out over Big Tobacco, but it could lose in this year’s budget | Opinion


Amid anger, Lockheed agrees to meet with pols over doomed Sikorsky helicopter plant | Maria Panaritis

Kennywood to bring back Heinz ketchup

Two Sheetz to the wind: Plains Twp. store second in county set to be replaced with new design

Discount store opens in former Toys R Us

UE ratifies Wabtec contract in Erie


33 indicted federally in heroin, cocaine, marijuana distribution conspiracy

Berks sheriff looking into possible connection between shooting in Reading and David Ortiz shooting in Dominican Republic


Would Harrisburg’s school superintendent keep her job? Q&A on state takeover of district

Scranton School District may pay legal fees of grand jury witnesses

LCCC, Keystone OK transfer plan


Supporters gather around as Tay Waltenbaugh announces state Senate run in Jeannette


Pa. gaming board approves new casino in Morgantown

Gaming Control Board approves license for Penn National casino in Caernarvon Township

Truck stop gambling rolling towards a summer start in Pennsylvania

Health Care

Some Pa. residents receiving ‘unexpected’ medical bills, organization says

Penn State Health St. Joseph receives $425,000 gift for nursing education lab in Reading

Local News

City controller discovers $30,000 in claims

Crucial Luzerne County assessment database still inaccessible due to cyber attack

Bloomsburg may serve as model for West Pittston flood protection

West Pittston residents hear first stages of feasibility study

NAACP’s annual picnic ‘on hiatus’

Eugene Kelleher to resign from Luzerne County Council

Blown away: Reporter recalls fear, devastation when twister struck

Tie-breaker nominee announced by Luzerne County election office

City officials end agreement with feral cat advocacy groups, sparking anger

Penn State Extension to offer free drinking water testing

Scranton zoning board denies exception for drug treatment center near Lake Scranton

Farmers market voucher program returns with new features, aims to address seniors’ nutritional needs

City council gives preliminary approval to federal CDBG budget

Irwin manager resigning; borough to seek replacement

Turtle watch program seeks participants in Loyalhanna Watershed

New Kensington to install more LED streetlights

Officials take to streets to get ideas on comprehensive community plan

Public input vital to New Kensington’s ‘SmartGrowth,’ officials say

Sacred Heart Villa retirement home in Muhlenberg Township is closing

Tulpehocken awards road repair project of nearly $40,000

Delco OKs resolution to seek moratorum on Mariner East 2 operation

Warrington water, sewer sale is battle between savings and control

National News

Illinois’ governor signs a sweeping abortion protection bill into law

3 priests caught up in scandal involving former W.Va. bishop resign from their posts

California court: Prison pot is OK — if inmates don’t inhale

Soccer parity long overdue

New Jersey

N.J. death renews concerns over rare tick-borne illness

Opioid Crisis

Lackawanna Recovery Coalition holds first of three opioid education meetings


Philadelphia finds lead contamination at two more playgrounds

The Kimmel Center is getting escalators, thanks largely to one generous 90-year-old patron

Philadelphia City Hall has one gender-neutral bathroom, and it’s hard to find. Under new legislation, that would change.

How bad are Philly streets? One West Philly neighborhood made ritual offerings to a sinkhole.

Records show how much St. Charles Borromeo Seminary property fetched in last month’s sale

Fashion District Philadelphia, former Gallery mall, is part of ‘the focus of retail,’ PREIT CEO says at event

Bear sightings in Philly area: This time of year, the animals are ‘not unusual’

A few ways to reform how public land is sold and developed | Editorial

New bike lane bill gets to the heart of one of Philly’s biggest issues | Opinion


Pitts-BUR-uh? Man lobbies for Scottish pronunciation of Pittsburgh

Finally, there will be apartments at Allegheny City Stables site on the North Side

Historic Allegheny City public works stable to become apartments

Brian O’Neill: Playing a game of bus route roulette in Morningside

Allegheny County receives extension on summer gasoline exemption

Cheaper summer gas in Allegheny County continues as EPA extends fuel waiver

Heinz Endowments gives $1 million to Pittsburgh Promise

Heinz Endowments donates $1M to Pittsburgh Promise

Pittsburgh Police host first Kayak with Cops event

CCAC Juneteenth activities to include honoring slain rapper Nipsey Hussle

South Park neighbors resolve dispute over heavy smoke, stinky manure and pesky flies

Two killed in triple shooting at Hill District Airbnb rental

New city public art project includes charging stations, free Wi-Fi

Two foundations award $169,000 in grants to 15 local artists

City should join clean-energy revolution

For the first time in 60 years, no Shriners circus in Pittsburgh

Learning to Fly: It’s lift-off for Pittsburgh Hays bald eaglet No. 9

State News

Find a tick on your body? In Pa., you can get it tested — for free.

3.4 magnitude earthquake hits Central Pennsylvania

Small earthquake affects areas around Harrisburg

Pennsylvania has had seven earthquakes so far this year. Here’s where they’ve occurred.

Fewer people getting food stamps

Western Pa. Methodists elect conservative delegation to next conference

Study: Pennsylvania in lower half of states for life expectancy

Leave roaming bear alone, officials advise, ‘don’t try to take a selfie with it’

Western Pa. soccer coaches split on U.S. women running up score in World Cup

Pennsylvania court ruling may open door for future clergy sex abuse suits

Here’s how Pa. ranks in terms of women’s rights

Where’s the best place to live? Pennsylvania isn’t tops, but it isn’t bottom, either

EDITORIAL: Protect abortion providers in Pa.


Bridge project to reduce Greensburg Road to 1 lane in Lower Burrell

Two structurally deficient Lackawanna County-owned bridges to be replaced