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Old enough to marry? Or buy cigarettes? Age matters in bills before Pa. lawmakers

Pennsylvania breweries might dodge sales tax bullet set to take effect on July 1

State Sen. Camera Bartolotta’s bill on nurse practitioners again passes Senate

State Sen. Elder Vogel Jr.’s bill delaying emissions equipment upgrade passes committee

Bill would keep charter schools from claiming they are tuition-free

Nesbit bill targets extortion

Committee approves Ward’s protections for cancer patients

Kosierowski breaks ranks, favors new abortion limit

Heffley bed bill passed by House

Proposed changes to PIAA playoff and transfer rules / Changes in emission test rules

A middle way on guns: Closing background check gap is a place to start

If emissions tests are no longer needed in Pa., bag them | Editorial


Wolf still pushing plan to slap fee on towns that rely on state police

Gov. Tom Wolf asked to investigate possible link between Pa. fracking, childhood cancers


It’s turkey season at the Capitol when all manner of fowl fly | Opinion

Late budgets are not uncommon in Pennsylvania: will this year be different? | Opinion

Pennsylvania has a surplus, and lots of budget patches, too


Reading Eagle sale to MediaNews Group expected to close by the end of June

Target is hit with register trouble for second consecutive day

Fad or pain miracle? CBD stores proliferate in the Lehigh Valley


Police: Deaths of 4 believed homicide-suicide in Bradford County


Hearing on state takeover of Harrisburg schools to begin this morning

In Bethlehem elementary schools, an early introduction to Spanish


Potential new Luzerne County voting machines under review


Rutter’s to get video game gambling in one store, 19 locations still seeking approval

Health Care

Patients seek clarity as UPMC-Highmark split looms

Local News

Wilkes-Barre employee overtime rose 67% in 3 years

Institute Insights: Newman has helped downtown follow the right roadmap

Luzerne County Councilman Harry Haas said River Common looking better

Experts, officials give cybersecurity tips after Luzerne County attack

Snakes back in the wild after annual roundup

Popular Jessup park slated for new plastic playground by end of year

Geisinger Community Medical Center to pay $1M over a decade to park at Nay Aug

Full press on garbage fee

Mahanoy City home rule commission meets for first time

Youth take to McKeesport’s streets for Soap Box Derby

Westmoreland County could face legal action over suicide of suspended jail guard

Supporters fear for Keystone Park project, plan informational meeting

Leechburg residents call meeting to measure support for reopening town’s library

National News

Carli Lloyd starts, scores twice in United States’ win vs. Chile in World Cup

Opioid Crisis

List of local opioid suits growing


At least 8 shot, including four teens, at graduation party in Southwest Philly

16 shootings, 26 victims, 4 dead as Philly weekend violence escalates

Novartis’ new $2.1 million drug has roots in Philadelphia. Here’s how the city has impacted treatment of rare diseases.

Tis the season I (sorta) feel sorry for many Philly lawmakers | John Baer

CNN takes Philly’s ‘Toxic City’ to a national audience

‘A man who built bridges’: Philadelphia deputy sheriff eulogized

As Philadelphia stalls on supervised injection, other places take up the debate. Even Congress. | Editorial

‘I’m living for more than myself’: One dad’s commitment to good health on Father’s Day | Opinion


Hill District leaders are wary about U Prep realignment proposal

U Prep’s shift of grades 6-8 to Arsenal faces board vote Wednesday

Closing down Riverbend: Greed and political indifference make a lethal cocktail

Pittsburgh officer fatally shoots dog attacking him during call

State News

Tornado may have touched down in Armstrong County

Harsh winds, rain rip through Butler County knocking down trees, wires

Momentum in Malvern: How a sleepy Chester County borough is turning into ‘a destination for restaurants’

How residents grapple with life in the shadows of U.S. Steel’s Clairton Plant

Clairton air quality remains an ongoing concern

Article examines chronic wasting disease in Pa. deer, whether it could spread to humans

Why your child should have a savings account and how to open one

Schuylkill County Senior Services receives $102K grant

Anti-Energy activists are trying to make Pennsylvania the next California | Opinion

Are the kids all right? Pennsylvania has some work to do to improve children’s lives, report says


Congress eyes ban on firefighting foams that tainted Pa. drinking water

Rep. Houlahan welcomes Trump to help her fight to save Sikorsky jobs