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Lawmakers ask for help to curb gun violence in Philadelphia after a weekend of 19 shootings, 5 deaths

State lawmakers raise alarm after wave of Philly shootings

Pennsylvania has 500 school districts. What’s stopping consolidations?

General Assembly under some pressure to act on minimum wage

Ending child marriage in Pennsylvania/Lobbying for renewables

Sappey’s trauma-informed education bill advances

Pennsylvania high school playoff proposal generates fresh debate

State Rep. Jim Marshall’s infant choking bill to be amended to avoid teaching Heimlich procedure for use on babies

Of racism, rosaries and the abortion debate

Mandate full coverage for Lyme disease

Pennsylvania should keep the ban on Sunday hunting | Opinion

Lawmakers, Wolf need to fix Pennsylvania’s charter school funding imbalance | Opinion


Supreme Court dismisses challenge to findings of racial gerrymandering in Virginia districts


For public health: Tom Wolf should order study of fracking and child cancer

Industry criticizes ‘ridiculous’ request to halt shale gas drilling

Sen. Toomey sends letter to Gov. Wolf urging his support of $100M private schools bill

EITC should be expanded to help more PA kids get the education they need to succeed | PennLive Editorial


House GOP moves to cut down extra budget spending


U.S. Steel says it has repaired coke works pollution equipment, avoiding permanent shutdown

How humans and robots work side-by-side in Amazon fulfillment centers

Discount grocery store to replace Thomas’ Market in Shavertown

How mentors made a difference in 5 Berks County business women’s lives


Second woman accuses Diocese of Greensburg priest of abuse

Trio charged by state police in Western Pa. cocaine, marijuana sting

Convicted felon Robert Cordaro granted prison furlough for CDL training

Pennsylvania inmate threatened to choke herself. When guard said go ahead, she did, becoming another jailhouse suicide.


Judge’s order makes it official: Harrisburg schools lose local control for 3 years

A year later: Woodland Hills turns page on troubled past

Franklin Regional school board awards $48.62 million in contracts for Sloan project

Gorham, Gegaris got nearly 6 months pay in Crestwood exit

Several Westmoreland County school districts replacing artificial turf

Valley View School District settles teacher hiring lawsuit

Graduates criticize WB Area Career and Technology Center nursing program

King’s gets $100,000 in tax credits for Spring Brook building

King’s awarded tax credit for building project

AGs reach settlement with money lender for students at now-closed ITT campuses

Former ITT Tech students eligible for loan forgiveness in new settlement

Former Wilkes president reflects on his tenure


Counties should get say in whether VGTs are permitted within them

Health Care

Ground broken on Drexel/Tower Health medical school in Wyomissing

Local News

Luzerne County hits another snag restoring crucial assessment database

Luzerne County Ethics Commission attorneys investigating three complaints

Wilkes-Barre to interview candidates for firefighter vacancies

Confusion over county vehicle fee; Saidman calls for action

Pittston hires new Main Street coordinator

Scranton city council considers legislation, including a lower monthly rate for garages

Lackawanna County Courthouse visitors will be required to lock up cell phones

Carbon OKs treatment court grant

At the end of suburbia in Chester County there’s an oasis: a lavender farm

Reading council takes look at Act 47 exit plan

Editorial: Revival of Fairgrounds effort a welcome development

More than $750K in grants awarded to several Beaver County programs

Editorial: Choppy water returns for iconic Chester Water Authority

National News

AFL-CIO president says current NAFTA deal is unenforceable

The Supreme Court affirms an exception to double jeopardy

Citizenship question on the 2020 Census? As Supreme Court decision looms, Census Bureau tests it out

Bill Cosby’s Father’s Day tweet using ‘America’s Dad’ yields outrage

Food and Drug Administration considering CBD regulations


Philly’s top cop wonders if gunmen are emboldened by perception of ‘no consequences’

Philadelphia’s bloody Father’s Day demands action | Editorial

As Strawberry Mansion works to reinvent itself, its students show they’re strong enough to beat the odds.

This Philly dad works to expand opportunities for his community. Now, the nation knows.

Cooper researchers worry that increase in Philly-area flesh-eating bacteria cases linked to climate change

Philly officials appeal court ruling, seek to stop VisionQuest from moving migrant children into Logan shelter

‘This came out of nowhere’: Shooting of 6 at playground BBQ caps bloody Father’s Day weekend in Philly

Philly city-wide innovation festival to be held in October


County Council Democrats interview 12 candidates for District 8 vacancy, ahead of Tuesday vote

Mother who jumped from Homestead Grays Bridge was raising three children alone

After 6 decades of parked cars, garage at Ninth and Penn closes

Shadyside residents say CMU dorm will bring traffic, noise and air quality issues to their residential street

City’s free summer food program begins Monday

$6.5 million restoration of Wilkinsburg train station to be completed by October

Bellevue receives state grant to catalog, gather data about its historic buildings

Landmark: Pittsburgh Hays eagles successfully raises 10th eaglet, takes first flight

State News

New Audubon Center resembles a bird in flight and aims to be a bigger regional attraction

National Weather Service confirms tornado touched down near Butler, Armstrong border

Health officials: Algae bloom along Lake Erie shoreline dangerous to pets, kids

New commander takes post at Tobyhanna

Three Schuylkill farms preserved

Reading peregrine falcon fitted with tag to track movement

Pa. town mourning after sudden death of police chief

Some Pa. DUI cases could be thrown out after sobriety checkpoints examined by court


PennDOT battles heavy rainfall, 95 landslides across district

PennDOT announces road projects


McConnell doesn’t know why Jon Stewart is ‘all bent out of shape’ on the 9/11 victims fund

U.S. House Dems, with serious Pa. backing, prep a vote on $15 an hour minimum wage bill