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Pa. bill would help college students with crushing debt burden | By Sens. Vincent Hughes, Lindsey Williams and Katie Muth

Letter to the Editor: Sen. Kearney makes case for hiking minimum wage

Make pipeline safety priority

Hundreds rally for Killion clean energy legislation

How a bill to eliminate cash assistance for disabled Pennsylvanians turned into ‘Faustian’ budget dilemma

Pennsylvania Sunday hunting bill takes another step forward

Phillips-Hill gets two bills addressing opioid epidemic through Senate

Lehigh Valley lawmakers condemn Allentown shooting, ask Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to intervene

E-Verify bill passes Pennsylvania House

Two bills in Pa.’s legislature would place restrictions on medication-assisted treatment for addiction

House passes bill permitting (slightly) better odds for Pennsylvania Lottery players

Sen. Yaw appointed vice chair of Appropriations Committee

Collateral damage in hospital war

Lead contamination in school drinking water | PennLive letters

EDITORIAL: Parity in Interscholastic Athletics act won’t solve woes in high school sports


#AskGovWolf highlights: Cash for the poor? Yes. Arming teachers? No.

Governor Tom Wolf and Restore PA / understanding migraine

Fracking health worries ignite calls for moratorium in Pennsylvania

Fetterman to meet with DSI officials


Disagreements remain as Pennsylvania’s budget deadline nears


Clairton residents, activists rally for cleaner air

New owner hopes to restore former Westinghouse campus to ‘iconic state’

MediaNews Group’s attrition plan slashes about 50 percent of Reading Eagle Co. jobs

Reading Eagle’s new owner to retain 111 employees

As Shell cracker nears ‘peak construction’ point of 6,000 workers, promoter in D.C. pushes ‘petrochemical Appalachian Renaissance’

Allegheny Township Save-A-Lot nearly empty, apparently ready to close

Company asks state for money over W-B Area site

Seemingly endless rain puts a damper on some local businesses

Giant launches new shelf tags to promote Pa. products


10 wounded in shooting outside Allentown nightclub

Man in custody in Allentown shooting that wounded 10

Allentown shooting: History of multiple shootings has deadly toll in Lehigh Valley

Former Scranton School District fleet manager pleads guilty to overbilling district

US attorney defends Ciavarella prosecution

Fired Scranton zoning officer charged with theft


Inquirer seeks to open ‘wholesale sealing’ of federal court records in Hershey School student cases

Woodland Hills board approves job cuts, tax hike to balance budget

Hazleton Area school board mulls plan to cut libraries for classrooms

Interim Temple business school dean, appointed after rankings scandal, elevated to permanent post

Pennsylvania picks Drexel, Jefferson and Penn State partners for medical marijuana research


Candidates set for special election to fill state House seat vacated by U.S. Rep. Fred Keller

Health Care

Sirens are sounding: The Highmark-UPMC mess is an emergency

Beth’s story: The human cost of UPMC’s indifference

W-B General CEO denies sale rumors

Geisinger appoints new president and CEO

Local News

Report: Shickshinny, Plymouth have highest rates of financially stressed households

‘Wilkes-Berry’ fetes strawberries at downtown festival

Retired federal judge remembered at ‘simple and beautiful’ funeral service

City zoners OK exception for former hotel

Hazleton police to focus on summer quality of life issues

Penn Twp. Democrats to clean Bushy Run monuments

Frazer police hire 5 new officers

Petition to impose term limits on Reading officials can move forward, judge rules

Reading Redevelopment Authority chairman rescinds his resignation

York officials say no officers, while on the force, made social media posts promoting violence

Chester Water Authority gears up for survival battle in court

West Chester gets new sustainability director

National News

Ore.’s governor orders state police to find GOP senators so they can vote on a climate bill

Migrant children describe neglect at an El Paso border facility


Blast rips through South Philadelphia refinery, triggering major fire

What Philly’s most pothole-riddled streets have in common

Councilman Squilla introduces bills to make it easier to reuse Philadelphia’s historic buildings

Philly police union: Any firing over Facebook scandal would be ‘completely out of bounds’

City Council to hold hearing on alleged racist Facebook posts by police officers

Ban on single-use plastic bags introduced in Philly Council with 15-cent fee on other bags

The race to ‘fix’ schools has ignored emotional learning | Opinion


Peduto defends refugee community after Syrian arrested by FBI for bomb plot

Church targeted by alleged terrorist unites in worship, welcomes Muslim neighbors

Pittsburgh church bomb plot suspect had several targets, authorities say

Thanks, FBI: Bomb sting shows feds have the city’s back

Experts: Refugee vetting effective despite alleged Pittsburgh terror plot

Penn Hills nonprofit helps find lost people with special needs

Auditor General faults Pittsburgh public on school transportation contracts

Feds indict 37 in Pittsburgh fentanyl, heroin and coke investigation

Committee recommends approval of Port Authority’s 2020 budget

Pittsburgh school board renews charters for schools in Hill District, Hazelwood

URA chief to leave in July

State News

Moon native Cameron Johnson goes No. 11 overall in NBA draft to Phoenix Suns

Religious communities consider how much faith to put in marijuana

The stakes are huge in Philly and Pa. if we don’t get the census right | Editorial

Western Pennsylvania wrestles with China’s recycling restrictions

Allegheny River advisory continues, locks to remain closed

Rule pollutes public policy

ICE raid leaves mushrooms rotting on Chester County farm after workers leave

Harrisburg attorney says more ICE raids are causing immigrants to ‘divest’ in community

Editorial: State’s role in women’s suffrage worth celebrating


LCTA uses Dump the Pump Day to promote transit, downtown explorer contest

COLTS skips Dump the Pump day

Closing of South Main St. in downtown Wilkes-Barre extended

Public asked to plant gardens for bees/pollinators at PennDOT rest stops, interchanges, traffic islands

Complaints filed to PennDOT over ‘oil and chip’ damage


U.S. House approves $300 million to address backlog in federal disability benefit appeals

Report: Trump calls off U.S. military strike against Iran just hours before planned operation

House would block feds from interfering with state pot laws

Casey, Toomey back PFAS bills in Congress


What is a flash flood? From warnings to watches, here are the weather terms you need to know.

Flash flooding forces road closures, evacuations in Berks County