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Pa. Legislature appears ready to fast-track state budget with more education funding

In Pennsylvania, it’s budgeting the election-year way. But the economy helped.

2018-19 proposed Pa. state budget makes $70 million investment in school safety

State budget positioned for ahead-of-schedule passage

Election year optics drive an early budget for Pa. state government

Public shut out of Pa. budget talks | Editorial

Pa. House poised to pass $32.7 billion spending plan


House moves to amend medical marijuana law’s research rules

Bills to combat gun violence advance in Pennsylvania House

Legislation on firearms wins battle in war on gun violence

Gun-control bills start to move in Pa. House

House moves some gun law changes; stops short of broad restrictions

Pa. House passes bill creating higher hurdles for public taking of protected lands

State Sen. Scott Martin, county treasurer Amber Martin, push tax collector bill in Harrisburg hearing

Want health insurance for life? Dental and vision too? Become a state lawmaker or a judge

If it’s the 3rd Tuesday in June, it’s time for Pa.’s Seersucker Caucus to meet

Do Pennsylvania children, families need child welfare watchdog?

One year later, residents still seeking answers at Conewago Twp. Cemetery


Commissioners urged to support fair districts


Wolf signs anti-blight laws aimed at reducing time, costs to bring down eyesores


Report: Allegheny County tops state for clean energy jobs

Monroeville patient support company furloughs 202 people


Judge orders Dallas teachers back to work, sets hearing

Judge orders Dallas teachers to class

Scranton School District lays off 25 teachers

Mercer County school district the latest to adopt bathroom policy for transgender students

Nearly half of Lancaster County districts lack full permission to collect school taxes

LCCC rolls out new English as a Second Language program


John Fetterman criticizes Scott Wagner’s planned appearance with Mike Pence

Delaware County Democrats, the first elected in 40 years, find acceptance, some tension in months since historic win

Health Care

State Supreme Court: Lawsuit against UPMC filed by patients infected with hepatitis C may continue


Local advocates trying to help those caught up in ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy

Trump and Republican lawmakers search for a solution to border separations

In Florida, lawmakers are blocked from entering a shelter for immigrant children

Pa., N.J., Del. governors oppose sending troops to U.S. border due to family separation policy

End the stalemate: Trump, Congress should cut a deal on immigration

Youngest migrants held in ‘tender age’ shelters

‘Toddlers detained’: Rachel Maddow ends her show in tears, Corey Lewandowski mocks disabled migrant girl

Casey lashes out at child separation policy

Those who represent Berks, or want to, weigh in on immigration policy

Local News

Tornado recovery: Barnes & Noble rebounds, county sets business meeting

Tulsa storm response offers hope for local tornado recovery effort

EMA plans meeting for businesses hit by tornado

Redevelopment Authority votes to distribute money from disputed TIF

Highland Park TIF funds will be released

W-B police hoping K-9 trainer will return

Commissioner: Lackawanna County chief of staff to resign

Greater Scranton YMCA shows off renovations

Number please: City Hall may need new phones

State environmental officials finalizing plan for investigation of gasoline in Harrison sewer

East Deer commissioners approve purchase of police Taser

Brackenridge seeking state money to replace broken water intake line

Walmart campaign raises $55K for Westmoreland food bank

Music festival to benefit Mail Pouch ad restoration in Ford City

Vendors, officials discuss decline, potential closure of Zern’s Farmers Market

Housing Authority to get additional funds

Berks Encore in need of Meals on Wheels volunteers

Reading Parking Authority buying license plate readers

Reading Bike Hub facing difficulties again

Editorial: Positive developments blooming in downtown Reading this spring

Bethlehem council votes to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana

Need some relief from your stormwater bill? Allentown Council will consider credits tonight

Erie Sewer Authority OKs $64 million improvements plan

National News

She says she was 5 when another Jehovah’s Witness raped her. The religion’s leaders call such accounts ‘false stories’

FBI agent who said ‘we’ll stop’ Trump from becoming president escorted from building

153 years after Juneteenth, black and brown people are still dehumanized in America | Solomon Jones

Natural Gas

Well studies encouraging

Opioid Crisis

Glimmers of hope in the opioid war


After 40 years, first of MOVE 9 is paroled – but others denied

Vice President Mike Pence attends GOP fundraiser in Philly; protests unfold

Protesters rally outside Pence fund-raiser at Rittenhouse

With $24 million parking lot deal, Goldenberg Group mulls Market East development

Philadelphia Zoo welcomes newborn giraffe, Beau


Long Relief – Pittsburghers gave the Pirates 460,000 pounds of Puerto Rico relief supplies

Police shoot and kill 17-year-old boy during traffic stop after shooting in North Braddock

Police fatally shoot 17-year-old in East Pittsburgh

Refugees from Afghanistan and Somalia tell stories of resettling in Pittsburgh

Campaign to petition for new childhood education fund launches at Children’s Museum

Advisory panel set for Pittsburgh’s new affordable housing fund

The 10 most dangerous intersections for pedestrians in Allegheny County

Port Authority wants to spend $2M on electric buses

After 20 years, Highland Park Lake ready for fishing

Forest Hills man alleges racial discrimination against Strip District nonprofit

Juneteenth parade, music festival set for Downtown this weekend

Scoobi scooters a fun way to zip around the neighborhood

State News

The last trip home for boy torn from his family in another century

Venomous passion: Pennsylvania’s snake hunters head to the hills

Hearing set over alleged racial discrimination at midstate golf club

Pennsylvania state troopers begin wearing body cameras

Pa. moves ahead with blood tests of residents near tainted Bucks, Montco bases

AG Shapiro: Pa. investors get back money from interest-rate rigging

Forty Fort native places second in gaming world championship

Medical marijuana applicants target Allegheny, Westmoreland counties for new operations

State, federal agriculture officials will host live Q&A on invasive spotted lanternfly

Crisis control in Berks dairyland

NBA draft will be real deal for Lonnie Walker


Free LCTA bus rides Thursday for Dump the Pump Day


Senate panel looks to fund Alzheimer’s research and resources

Trump administration pulls US out of UN human rights council