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Area lawmakers introduce bill to boost safety at houses of worship

Security grants sought for houses of worship after Pittsburgh synagogue massacre

Big marijuana firms are ‘rolling up’ local dispensaries and growers, skirting Pennsylvania’s laws

Bill to regulate human milk banks passes Pa. House

Sen. Tommy Tomlinson proposes bill to stop illegal ‘skill games’

State Sen. Camera Bartolotta proposes plan to limit state government spending

Bills seeks to change name of program to draw more municipalities’ interest

Bikers rally for motorcycle lemon law and procession rights at Pa. Capitol

Presiding over Pa. Senate, Lt. Governor nearly faints

Cigar, ski and seersucker clubs — all for Pa. lawmakers

New plan for Allentown State Hospital: Tear it down first, then find a buyer

Paul Muschick on Allentown State Hospital: Finally, a plan that makes sense

We must protect the medical assistance transportation program | Opinion

Pennsylvania breast milk law could harm premature newborns | Opinion

EDITORIAL: Pa. needs the Fairness Act


Gov. Wolf should call a statewide task force on gun violence | PennLive Editorial

What Lt. Gov. Fetterman learned on pot tour/PA’s climate goals


Study: Pennsylvania broadband speeds far slower than federal estimates

Spotty broadband service hinders internet users in Berks

Budget offers opportunity


As Adelphia pipeline clears hurdles, Bucks officials raise zoning concerns

Sunoco workers clean drilling fluid on Boot Road


Anti-union groups are targeting home-care workers nationally, but labor in Pa. has already scored a win


Prosecutor: Mom wanted to kill daughter with fentanyl in sippy cup so she could return to smoking pot

Hermitage online drug importer admits guilt in FDA investigation

Ex-state agent sentenced in conspiracy


Woodland Hills eyes 70 job cuts, tax hike to balance budget

Penn Hills residents voice concerns about school district’s financial plan

State seeks receivership for troubled Harrisburg School District

Silencing voters? State takeover of Harrisburg schools would wrest control from elected board

Requested state takeover of Harrisburg School District draws support from key state policymakers

A special day for students with special needs

Lake-Lehman, Northwest propose tax hikes

More than 100 scholarship winners honored at Berks County Community Foundation luncheon

60 to 80 students decontaminated with fire hoses after pepper spray released at Easton Area Middle School

Cheyney president optimistic budget will be balanced by month’s end

King’s College to mark 100th anniversary of Baltimore Mine disaster

Misericordia creating new community park in Dallas


This Butler County Democrat lost a House election. But does his race hold a lesson for red district underdogs?


Some in this Pa. community don’t want a casino. Will it matter?

Pennsylvania casinos ask court to stop or limit iLottery games

Health Care

Judge to decide next week if AG Shapiro can block looming UPMC-Highmark split

Quest Diagnostics discloses breach of patient records

Report: Newborn withdrawal symptoms higher in NEPA

Number of Pennsylvania babies treated for drug exposure levels off, report shows

Babies born dependent on opioids — some Pa. counties have far more than others

Local News

Luzerne County still recovering from cyber attack

County computer recovery ongoing after cyber attack

No-penalty deadline coming up for residential stormwater fee payments

JCC event to recall Jewish refugee boat that was turned away in 1939

Luzerne to rename park after late pastor

W-B Twp. welcomes new police chief

Collector of Scranton delinquent trash fees urges sheriff’s sales of top 10 scofflaw properties

Scranton City Council takes first steps to ‘revive’ Public Library Authority

Courthouse Square sidewalks shaping up in Scranton

Local pools nearly ready for summer swim season

County Disability Action Committee to sponsor ADA workshop

Dorrance Twp. house explosion due to propane leak, state police say

Fighter’s Heaven opens gates

Greensburg council takes next step to dissolve Historic and Architectural Review Board

Reading wants to fix crumbling sidewalks

National News

Expect the unexpected: Report shows many can’t handle $400 expense

Suddenly it’s D-Day again; aging veterans recall invasion

Natural Gas

Report: Pennsylvania natural gas production shows ‘significant’ jump

Opioid Crisis

The stimulant epidemic: Why our worries should go beyond opioids | Opinion


7 Philly cops have been under investigation for their Facebook postings. See what they wrote.

High-ranking Philly cops included in database claiming biased Facebook posts

New ‘Jeopardy!’ champ Emma Boettcher is a Philly-area native who auditioned 4 times

This building on the Delaware River saved immigrant lives for 95 years. Now it’s been rescued by Tinicum Twp. | Inga Saffron

Trial opens in one of Philly’s largest-ever assessment appeal cases, with $63 million at stake

Are Camden and Philly homicides worth looking at as a single problem? | Editorial

Summer means hunger for nearly 1 in 4 Philadelphia kids. Health care providers can help. l Opinion


Pirates summer blood drives honor two Tree of Life victims

Donate blood at Hotel Monaco in Pittsburgh

Judge won’t compel Pittsburgh RAND researcher to testify about military transgender ban report

Farmers market vouchers offered for older Allegheny County adults

A different calling? Episcopal Diocese to market Trinity House for leasing or redevelopment

Council questions Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre lease renewal on land given to city by first mayor

Time to step up: U.S. Steel must do more for community health

Pittsburgh debates parking lot on property donated 144 years ago

Region can’t afford to pass on $1.1B Pittsburgh airport plan, officials say

GirlGov pitches political engagement for local high school girls

State News

Pennsylvania is making more profits on wine and liquor sales. But who’s paying?

On sale at the Pa. state stores: Wine in a box that’s actually good

Several Western Pa. swimming spots fail water-quality tests

PennDOT honors 2 Uniontown employees for excellence

Girl Scouts receive $845,000 grant for building outdoor programs

State police: Animals suffer in hot cars just like humans


PennDOT undergoing 83 projects in Lackawanna County for 2019 construction season

Norfolk Southern crossing maintenance closes Penn Street for several days


A judge rejects House’s challenge to plans for border-wall funding

Congress finally sends the $19B disaster aid bill to Trump

U.S. Rep. John Joyce racks up 12,000 miles of travel in six months

Casey, Toomey reveal list of troubled nursing homes, including one in Scranton