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Senate moves to give independent voters a voice in Pa. primary elections

Pa. Assembly eyes open primaries, end to straight-ticket voting

Senate approves bill to do away with annual auto inspections

Pennsylvania House passes pyramid scheme protection bill

Pa. Senate votes to allow local police to use radar

Snow days could be school days if Gov. Wolf signs flexible instruction bill

Games within the games: Pa. Legislature sends sports event raffle bill to Gov. Tom Wolf

House passes bill to demolish Allentown State Hospital buildings and sell property

State lawmakers happy with UPMC-Highmark agreement

We asked dozens of Pa. officials for their texts and emails. One thing we learned? Gov. Wolf deletes his texts.

Bill Tracker: Making electric car owners pay for using roads

Winners and losers: Harrisburg shapes the natural gas debate

An opportunity to do the right thing for vulnerable Pennsylvanians: Raise home health aides’ wages | Opinion

Lawmakers, Wolf need to reject this backdoor attempt to arm teachers | Opinion


Pa. House passes $34B state budget with no tax increase; Democrats blast failure to raise minimum wage

House OKs budget bill after stiff criticism by Democrats

Pennsylvania House passes $34 billion budget proposal without widespread Democratic support

Here’s what Pennsylvania’s public education advocates think of this year’s budget plan

Groups criticize state budget shifting $10 million from environmental fund

Pennsylvania’s rainy day fund, explained: Why a $250 million deposit is getting so much attention

Lawmakers work late into Tuesday, as 2019-20 budget moves forward


Meanwhile, parents fret: Wolf, Levine must move quickly on fracking study


Two companies to pay $110,000 after robocalling Pennsylvanians, AG Shapiro says


16 are charged with smuggling drugs in stuffed animals. Police say the operation stretched from California to the Philly suburbs.


No program cuts, furloughs or tax hike in Plum School District’s 2019-20 budget

Former Uniontown football player claims he was victim of hazing in federal civil rights lawsuit

Greensburg Salem pays $140K to ex-high school principal who claimed he was ‘blackballed’

CHRIS KELLY: The bell has rung, now it’s time for district to act

Carbondale Area School District files tax liens on city mayor’s properties

Expensive private schools benefit from Pa. tax credits but report zero low-income students

Longtime Keystone president, credited for saving the college, dies

Wilkes students earn honors from mapping competition


State auditor general to run for US House, Democrats say

Pa. GOP chair Val DiGiorgio resigns after report of sexually explicit messages

State GOP chairman resigns over text scandal

Pa. Republicans say GOP chairman’s #metoo moment doesn’t break the party’s brand


Online sports betting ramps up risks for problem gamblers

Health Care

For 300,000 Highmark members, no UPMC access is part of their plan

What the UPMC-Highmark truce does and doesn’t mean for patients

Former UPMC, AHN coordinator gets a year in prison for disclosing patient files

Local News

No-penalty stormwater fee deadline looming for commercial properties

Urban calls for council to rescind vehicle registration fee

Nanticoke seniors graduate from nutrition program

Park & Lock East sold to Wilkes-Barre Parking Authority

High court ruling renews debate in demolition lawsuit

Luzerne County will miss audit deadline

Pa. Superior Court hearing arguments in Luzerne County for two days

Blighted former bar razed in Pittston

DAMA to pay $43K fine after sewage overflows

Vietnam veteran leads effort to bring memorial to Plymouth

Latest round of Catholic Charities grants supports housing, feeding programs

Reading first responders push city to include more staff in exit plan

No rides, midway or races: Financial problems force Reading Fair organizers to scale back

Allentown thought downtown development would extend to Seventh Street. But instead it’s thriving on its own.

National News

Mass. motor vehicle head resigns over crash that killed 7

San Francisco bans the sale of e-cigarettes

Oregon Senate president: Not enough votes for climate bill

Illinois becomes 11th state to legalize pot, hits ‘reset button on the war on drugs’

Opioid Crisis

Does the overdose plunge mean the epidemic is over?

Officials: Allegheny County overdose deaths dropped significantly last year


Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney: No health risk from refinery fire–20190625.html

Philly police unveil updated policy for interacting with transgender, nonbinary people

Fire rips through Juniata Park businesses

Should Philly repay $63M in tax revenue? Attorneys make closing arguments in commercial assessment trial

At Philly’s public pools, lifeguard shortage leads to long waits

Philly’s Angela Jane Pavilion and River’s Edge nursing homes sold

Philadelphia Energy Solutions plans to close refinery that caught fire, report says

Potholes shouldn’t be forever | Editorial

Postal pilfering plagues Philly’s East Falls | Stu Bykofsky

Philly Police: 72 officers are off street duty. What’s next? | Opinion

Pro/Con: Should Philly ban smoking at drug rehab centers? | Opinion


Defacement of memorial for slain police officer ‘hits you right in the heart’

Pittsburgh police create new guidelines for undercover alcohol use in wake of South Side brawl

What would it take to bring the NFL draft to ‘attractive’ Pittsburgh?

On Stonewall anniversary, Pittsburgh lawmakers seek to protect gender identity and expression

Pittsburgh marks 50th anniversary of Stonewall riots with non-discrimination legislation

Development company plans $57 million SouthSide Works complex

State News

After report cites ‘deficiencies,’ Chester County coroner says her office needs more staff and more space

Senior home sued after employee took nude photos of resident

Explosions! Floods! Cancer! What more will it take for Pa. to ditch fossil fuels? | Will Bunch

Report: Westmoreland County one of the ‘transitional’ counties in Appalachia

Coyotes the subject of Pa. Game Commission presentation in Murrysville

Weather an expensive wash-out along popular Butler-Freeport, Roaring Run trails

Pa. woman uses shovel to kill cobra slithering on her patio

Safety advocates and members of local and state police hold motorcycle and ATV safety session

Federal, state officials target illegal robocalls


Mueller agrees to testify before 2 House panels next month

The House passes a $4.5B emergency funding bill for border aid

Feds: Rep. Duncan Hunter used campaign cash for affairs