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Voting rights and election reform are hot topics with Pa. lawmakers. It’s a moment three decades in the making.

When it comes to grading teachers in Pa., test scores could carry less weight

The Rundown: Muth joins rally for renewable energy

Volunteer firefighter bill passes Senate committee

‘It’s extremely important’: Senate schedules marathon hearing on probation and parole reform

House spars over cash cuts

Defending the status quo of the Local Share Account

Increasing minimum salary can help to solve the teacher shortage | Opinion

This 80-year-old reader touched my heart | John Baer

EDITORIAL: Working together to end sex trafficking


A retail rainbow: Vendors mark LGBTQ Pride on sales racks

Chip-maker Utz opened a primary-care clinic to help employees in ‘Snack Food Capital’ Hanover, Pa., get healthier

Dead and dying malls of Pennsylvania, updated: More shopping centers are bleeding retailers

Favorite restaurant can’t get a liquor license? Giant, Sheetz might be to blame

Another business in Chester; medical pot facility opens doors


Study: Parole violators are filling up Pennsylvania’s prisons at an alarming rate

MONDAY UPDATE: Extension of inmate phone contract will generate more revenue for county, officials say

Cocaine makes a comeback; officials say $1B bust shows rising demand in Pa.

Arrest made, bomb rendered harmless in Myerstown

Prison to install tracking system


Program cuts, other issues sparking controversy at Upper Bucks County Technical School

Student loans were canceled? Great, but you are still on the hook for taxes.

Editorial: Medical school promises plenty of benefits for Berks

Health Care

AG, governor to announce ‘major development’ in UPMC-Highmark dispute

Study: Ellwood hospital one of highest in state on revenue gap, Medicare use

Local News

Council to discuss vehicle registration fee this week

Luzerne County’s proposed $5 vehicle fee spending plan in report

Luzerne County reassessment won’t be requested for 2020, manager said

Municipality accords with county SPCA help nonprofit stay afloat

Ribbon-cutting today for new trail section

Mary Kroptavitch named Pittston’s Main Street coordinator

Opening for Democrat on county election board

Scranton settling lawsuit by UGI over city pave-cut rules

Your neighbor has a secret garden you didn’t even know about, Hill Section opens up during ‘Rooted’ tour

Apartments hide behind old assessment

Volunteers raise $4.6Kfor Weatherly ambulance

Couple’s effort grows New Kensington’s sense of community

Reading waiting for a green light on renewable energy

Editorial: Next Reading mayor should end fight with DoubleTree

Pagoda Hillclimb draws car enthusiasts, fans

Bethlehem mayor opposes proposal for student housing in residential neighborhood near Lehigh University

Rally held to mark Carlisle’s inaugural pride week celebration

Hundreds gather for the inagural Doylestown Pride Festival

Allentown shooting: Community leaders call for youth engagement and gun control in wake of Deja Vu attack

National News

Fracking in Ohio: How Ohio compares to Pa. for oversight of gas industry


Refinery fire has been extinguished; investigation begins Monday

Philadelphia to convene group to look at South Philly refinery’s safety

Quadruple shooting among more weekend gun violence in Philadelphia

Philly has had enough ‘bad apples’ excuses; time to bring real change to police | Editorial


Port Authority reviewing ways to reduce crowding on buses

‘God created us all in one humanity’: Pittsburgh’s many faithful attend sermon at targeted North Side church

Dozens gather to support to Pittsburgh church targeted by alleged terrorist

With Ohio ‘heartbeat bill,’ Pittsburgh abortion clinics expect to see increase in patients

Brian O’Neill: Spruce up the parks. But a tax increase?

Fans break down, cry at sight of mural at Roberto Clemente museum

State News

What it’s like to work in child care, raise your kids and just get by in the Mon Valley

Church group warns about drag queen bingos

Task force takes aim at human trafficking in NEPA

County cyber attack a warning to local governments

100 Years Ago – Pennsylvania becomes the eighth state to ratify the 19th Amendment

Berks County suffrage supporters faced opposition

Chester County officials recognize 100th anniversary of 19th Amendment

Mahoning Drive-In last in US showing 35 mm movies

A slimy invader: Berks and the state try to stop snakehead, aka frankenfish

Some Berks pools bounce back from deluge to reopen Sunday


Change may be coming for Westmoreland transit authority

Kutztown Road headaches expected in Muhlenberg Township and Laureldale


Joe Sestak, former Delaware County congressman, is running for president

Buttigieg faces intense scrutiny during a town hall in the wake of a police shooting

Trump puts Saudi arms sales above Khashoggi inquiry