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Cash assistance program for Pa.’s poorest residents appears to be on brink of elimination

General Assembly moves closer to eliminating cash assistance for disabled Pennsylvanians

Pa. Senate Democrats ask Wolf for disaster declaration to fight gun violence

‘Downton Abbey’ star, local lawmakers, call for end to puppy mills

No more snow days? Pa. schools may soon allow kids to work at home

Pennsylvania marks 100th anniversary of vote in favor of women’s suffrage

On the 100-year anniversary of the right to vote in Pa., women reflect on suffrage movement

Question of LSA program audit still an open one

In the midst of opioid crisis, Harrisburg dismisses evidence on treatment | Editorial

End consumer abuse by ‘nonprofits’

Editorial: Regional approach best for local law enforcement

EDITORIAL: If given chance, Pennsylvanians should vote for Marsy’s Law for victims’ rights


Why doesn’t the Pa. budget plan include a minimum wage increase?

Gov. Tom Wolf says proposed Pennsylvania state budget meets his objectives

Pa. budget deal doesn’t include 2020 Census funding that state commission recommended

Scranton schools could receive funding boost in state budget

Pennsylvania budget compromise hinges on saving surplus cash

Pa. to extend $60M school security program for second year

Pa. legislative leaders agree on $34B state budget plan: more for schools, no new taxes and no minimum wage hike

Some Pa. teachers could still get a raise as part of this year’s budget negotiations

House Republicans ponder rider cutting funding to Pitt to prevent fetal tissue research


Marketplace at Steamtown contest offers $20k in perks, free vendor space to winning entrepreneur


30 million criminal cases will be sealed in Pennsylvania starting Friday. Here’s what you need to know

Westmoreland jail sees highest percentage of new inmates needing drug, alcohol detox

Task force drug sweep leads to at least 22 arrests around Wilkes-Barre

Two people, including Misericordia coach, charged with assaulting police, resisting arrest

2 state troopers, prisoner injured during trip to prison in Indiana County

Paul Muschick on Allentown shooting: Nothing good happens after midnight


Penn Hills School District: Massive debt, long road to recovery

Greensburg Salem to pay $140,000 in secret settlement with unnamed former employee

Wilkes-Barre Area meeting: Budget, dress code, change orders, Fischer settlement

Who earned the most money at the Harrisburg School District?

PSU fraternity involved in Timothy Piazza’s death now suing Penn State for over $500,000

At Villanova, a record-setting year for producing Fulbright winners


Caesars, the big casino firm with four in Philly area, gets swallowed by an upstart firm

Rivers Casino ready to kick off its online sports betting

Health Care

UPMC, Highmark reach 10-year deal for patient coverage

Many patients celebrate UPMC-Highmark agreement, but some remain skeptical

EDITORIAL: Goliath corrects course: UPMC pledges access to Highmark customers

Excela Health reports more financial losses, predicts return to profitability in 2020

Local News

County database still down as recovery continues

Garage sale deal expected to close Tuesday

What you need to know about the Route 309 Burger King plan, traffic and more

New W-B Twp. retail, restaurant spaces planned

W-B K-9 costs even higher

Pittston officials approve bar’s demolition

Hazleton to host firemen’s association convention

New’Leadership’ program explores Lackawanna County’s hidden gems, and wrinkles, too

Scranton city council hears from vendor of parking kiosks coming this year

Annual NeighborWorks Week brings to Scranton 400 volunteers to work on homes of 60 elderly owners

Scranton care home resumes normal operations after Legionnaires’ case

Mike Munchak excited for opportunity with Denver Broncos

Westmoreland commissioners better funded than GOP challengers, reports show

Tarentum barber makes impact on customers, community

New Kensington health board eyes 7 more buildings for demolition

Gilpin schedules ATV ordinance for vote

Reading Public Museum officials seeking their $110,000 sculpture that vanished in last week’s flooding

Reading officials vote to go green

Spring residents sound off about sewage in basements

Community meetings set for Clifton, U.D. middle school project

National News

Migrant kids are moved from a Texas Border Patrol site amid reports of the conditions there

New Jersey

N.J. bill would ban discrimination based on hairstyle. It’s a measure prompted by Buena dreadlocks incident


Philly’s AOC? How Helen Gym became the city’s most progressive Council member.

Philly refinery fire could push cash-strapped owner closer to the brink

Probe of Philly refinery fire to look at potential release of dangerous chemical

Why LGBTQ bookstores, such as Philadelphia’s Giovanni’s Room, are a lifeline for queer teens

What’s up with the I-95 overcap park?

How do you put a price tag on traffic congestion? Philly says it’s in the millions.

Six months in, Philly assesses its smoking ban in inpatient rehabs

Philly police: 10 recruits resigned after trying to cheat on open-book test

Chief inspector’s lawsuit: Philly Sheriff Jewell Williams once encouraged me to kill myself–20190624.html

Labeled a murderer for 24 years, Philadelphia man is exonerated

Immigrant allies call for justice, assail Trump administration outside Philadelphia ICE offices

Plan for 278-unit apartment building moving forward at site of demolished West Philly church

No, Philly doesn’t need to cure poverty to reduce crime | Opinion

Philly believes it can win hosting rights for 2026 men’s World Cup


City to close three ‘failing’ Mount Washington overlooks, additional sidewalks

Just Ducky Tours cancels its 2019 season

Long-time public defender announces bid for Allegheny County DA

Mayor Peduto marks Pittsburgh contributions to women’s suffrage on centennial of Pa. ratification

East Liberty data company looks to make more sense of parking in the Strip District and beyond

Oakland residents mount challenge against proposed 10-story office tower

Health department about to launch survey of county residents’ views on health

Five Pittsburgh police officers sworn in as sergeants

Peduto ‘concerned’ about narcotics, vice squads in wake of South Side bar brawl

Vandals deface memorial to slain Pittsburgh officer Paul Sciullo II at parents’ home

Pittsburgh self-driving car company Argo AI funding $15M Carnegie Mellon research center

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh members launch unionization effort

State News

Carbon program offers forest owners a way to profit — by letting their trees stand

Vanguard bought a Chester County farm years ago with visions of expanding its campus. Now the land’s up for sale.

Dedication held and volunteers honored at new section of the Back Mtn. Trail

Woodpeckers die when stuck on Spotted Lanternfly traps

Pa. adds Tree-of-Heaven to noxious weeds list, bans sales to combat spotted lanternfly

Pipeline work keeps chugging along


Heavy traffic expected in Harmar after portion of Route 910 closed

Westmoreland tries again for $25 million Laurel Valley connector funding

Demolition work underway on bridge over Route 28


Trump says of woman who accused him of sexual assault: ‘She’s not my type’