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Bill to move to open primary elections represents ‘a promising day for independent voters across Pa.’

Watered down Pa. Sunday hunting bill passes Senate committee: What’s next?

A proposal to change Pa.’s teacher evaluation system is moving forward — without support from Philly’s unions

State lawmakers may cut a program that gives about $200 a month the state’s poorest

Lancaster County carve-out on truck stop gambling passes state Senate; bill moves to state House now

Bill expanding property tax relief for disabled vets moves forward in state Senate

House committee approves bill for Allentown State Hospital demolition and property sale

When Juneteenth is made a holiday in Pa., a Harrisburg family will have special reason to celebrate

State Sen. Camera Bartolotta’s drug dealer bill unanimously passes state Senate

Sappey bill to fight red tape for municipalities

Bill Tracker: Requiring better smoke alarms

Collateral damage in hospital war

Adequate funding, not ‘regulatory reform’ is the key to an effective DEP | Opinion


Wolf vetoes increase in tax credits for Pa. private-school scholarships

Gov. Tom Wolf vetoes $100M private schools bill in Pennsylvania

Gov. Wolf considering childhood cancer investigation

Wolf wants power plant emission plan to fight climate change

General Assistance issue is a test for Gov. Wolf | John Baer


Cracking the Code: These budget bills are where the deals get made


County: Inspectors verify that latest incident at Clairton Coke Works posed no public risk

Clairton Coke Works fire renews residents’ concerns over air quality

Century III Mall hires firm for redevelopment

Greensburg police warn of ransomware attack on businesses

Editorial: State leaders blowing great budget opportunity


Parole, probation violations crowd Pennsylvania, U.S. prisons, report says

Report: Technical parole violations cost Pa. about $100 million a year

Neighbors described ‘foul odor’ for weeks, but body wasn’t found until after inmate’s confession

Two charged in 16-ton, $1B Philly port cocaine bust, ‘one of largest seizures in U.S. history’


Scranton School District gets more time for recovery plan

Dairy farmers rally in support of returning whole milk to schools

Moo-ve over skim milk: These lawmakers are udderly serious about bringing back whole milk

Bus company axed by Crestwood sues district for breach of contract

Bus company files suit against Crestwood

Students sue over sexual abuse by CTC teacher

Unionville to outfit its school buses with stop-arm cameras

Watchdog: Schools underreporting use of restraint, seclusion

Since #MeToo, colleges crack down on romantic relationships between professors and students

$5.3 million in Pennsylvania student debt to be canceled as part of national lawsuit settlement

LCCC tuition to increase for county residents


Local Republicans gather to support president’s reelection announcement


Rivers Casino ready to get rolling on $60 million hotel

Health Care

There’s still time: Romoff can yet rescue health care — and his legacy

Highmark-insured seniors who use UPMC could get another chance to switch plans

Geisinger’s top exec named one of the nation’s ‘most influential physician executives’

Local News

County assessor’s office database still down after cyber attack

With some help Wilkes-Barre controller finds $29K in unclaimed property for city

Luzerne County Redevelopment Authority will collect interest payments on former train station property

Companies donate e-bike to Luzerne police after Back Mountain Trail booby trap

Bike donated to Luzerne police after crash on Back Mountain Trail

Author, ex-judge’s daughter discuss book on case against Ciavarella

County councilwoman says vendor should be ruled out

VA to hold open forum meeting

Salary bumps spark debate among city council

Two Downtown Scranton buildings get state tax credits for renovations of historic structures

CHRIS KELLY: Small wins still can have a big impact

Alle-Kiski SWAT team on hold to comply with recent state Supreme Court ruling

Lower Burrell man, friends chronicle bad parking in Alle-Kiski Valley

RAWA updates construction on water main along the Schuylkill River

NFL quarterback Chad Henne back in Berks as a ‘Hometown Hero’

Reading projects get Historic Preservation tax credits from state

Free pet adoptions this weekend at the Humane Society of Berks County

Dems shut out of county council-prison board meeting

National News

Missouri cites ‘failed abortions’ in clinic license dispute

Half of young Americans say they don’t know much about the U.S. Army. That has to change | Opinion

New Jersey

To stem the tide of overdose deaths, pharmacies across New Jersey gave out free doses of naloxone

Gov. Murphy decries ‘rigged system’, pledges to veto legislation extending controversial tax programs

Opioid Crisis

As addiction programs rise, overdose deaths drop in Berks and Pennsylvania


After weekend shootings, Philly DA Larry Krasner defends his office’s record on gun cases

Six Philadelphia real estate projects awarded historic tax credits by state agency

Man slain at graduation party was ‘ambitious,’ ‘outgoing’ son of Ivory Coast immigrants

NYC crash spurs questions about helicopters in cities: Here’s why they fly over Philly

It’s on: Meeting for paralyzed gunshot survivors set for Monday, July 15, at Temple University Hospital | Helen Ubiñas

This software titan proposes a computer museum to mark Philly’s role in starting the digital world


Urban fishing group gets funding grant

Karen Kane: The mayor chirps in a tweet

Randyland ‘therapy museum’ honored with Mayor’s Public Art Award

Plans for parks, trails along Allegheny River communities moving forward

A year after Antwon Rose II death: Little change, but quiet determination

The death of Antwon Rose: 1 year later

1 year after Antwon Rose’s death, a look at where things stand

City Council roundup: Babies, gators and who should serve on the Historic Review Commission

Happy 60th birthday to Pittsburgh’s iconic Fort Pitt Bridge

State News

Environmentalist panel discusses pinning down cause of childhood cancers

Hundreds of sexual harassment and misconduct claims filed by Pa. state employees, costing $1.9M

Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling could favor doctors in defamation suit against Excela Health

Allegheny National Forest ranks as No. 2 camping destination in U.S.

Second major local prize this month highlight’s county’s lottery habit

Going to a carnival? Here’s how you can make sure those rides are safe

County to help preserve land of ill farmer

Closing TMI: How to secure the infamous nuclear power site and why it might take 60 years

Spotted lanternfly found in York County outside of quarantine zone: Now what?


PennDOT tells Ross officials that Reis Run slide has top priority


Trump says he won’t apologize for his Central Park Five comments

House votes to block military transgender ban


Trudeau’s government approves the expansion of the divisive Trans Mountain pipeline