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State lawmaker: Minimum wage raise would save money

Pashinski hosts House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on health care

Health care affordability a key concern

Pennsylvania still hopes to eradicate the spotted lanternfly

PLCB looking to grow online wine and spirit sales through improvements to its e-commerce system

Police issue cost, not crime

PSP funding needs lasting fix


Gov. Wolf wants Pa. to lead the country in organic. What would that take?


Health department orders U.S. Steel to stop pollution at Mon Valley plants

Allegheny County Health Department issues enforcement order against U.S. Steel

Drug dealers’ mom gets federal probation in deadly fentanyl ring

J.C. Penney closing 27 more stores as sales deteriorate

Worker-owned DVL in Bristol Township, Pa. goes national with Western data center acquisitions–20190301.html

The Woodlands at 50: Kornfeld toasts family, staff at celebratory reception

Meuser to Bezos: Bring Amazon’s new headquarters to Pa.’s 9th District


Heroin dealer in largest-ever ring back in court in U.S. prison drug case


Everything, including bankruptcy filing, a possibility in bailing out Penn Hills schools

Penn Hills School District is in ‘the worst financial shape’ in Pennsylvania, auditor general says

Glen Mills leader Randy Ireson steps aside after Inquirer investigation into abuse

Mt. Lebanon school board member takes stance against guns

NEPA schools reach out via social media

‘This is not going away’: Residents press Hazleton Area School Board to improve safety

Amazon awards grant of curriculum and class materials to Apollo-Ridge

Science and social studies shouldn’t take a backseat in elementary schools | Opinion

State yanks federal money from Harrisburg School District after ‘concerns’ raised about program

The bridge between jobs and the labor skills gap is education | Opinion

Editorial: Growth of STEM programs essential for our future

Mumps cases reported at Temple University

Costs to attend Penn will approach $74,000 in 2019-20

Politicians aren’t asking the real question of the student loan crisis | Opinion–20190301.html

Wilkes University names Paul Adams as interim president beginning Aug. 1


Why some Pa. counties are struggling with state order to upgrade voting machines

Mercer County among first in state to implement new post-election audits

County makes switch to paper ballots

Scavo apologizes for ‘stupid’ social media posts

Health Care

Commonwealth Health CMO stepping down

Local News

County celebrates graduates of reentry program

Seniors celebrate Kingston center’s 45th anniversary

Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority asks Meuser for help with stormwater fee

Employees air grievances with Reading Parking Authority board


Lt. Gov. Fetterman to hear residents attitudes on recreational marijuana legalization Saturday

Berks County commissioners say legalizing marijuana is a public health risk

Colorado, Rocky Mountain highs bring in billions through recreation pot sales

National News

Report offers plan to cut child poverty in U.S. in half in 10 years

Draft women, too: Women are up to the task of full citizenship

W.Va. governor signs bill mandating high school computer science

Natural Gas

Groups call for end to deep well activity near Beaver Run Reservoir

Opioid Crisis

Nuns, Teamsters, city government and Vanguard all pressure AmerisourceBergen on opioids


In shift from SRC, Philly school board unanimously denies applications for three new charters

Philly Council President Darrell Clarke gets first challenger since 2011

Local United Methodists grapple with denomination decision on gay clergy and same-gender weddings

New digital board brings 30th Street Station into the modern world — and makes it more like everywhere else | Inga Saffron

The Philadelphia Foundation is having a birthday — and it’s giving the gifts

Etsy for gaming tools? Meet the Philly startup that wants to help you ace that video game

Federal prosecutors charge AK-47 shooter who got plea deal from DA Krasner’s office

Racial tensions at a Northeast Philly high school spur threats, police presence

Philadelphia plans to install 100 surveillance cameras to nab illegal dumpers

It’s official. Philadelphia bans cashless stores with carve-outs for some businesses

Social workers, overdose reversers, counselors: Why are Philly police tasked with so much more than law enforcement? | Opinion

Are we asking police to do too much? 7 experts debate the role cops should play in today’s society | Perspective

Darrell Clarke: Land use policy at heart of Bullard sale | Opinion

Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh: Which Pa. city is hardest working?


‘How is that not aggravated assault?’ DA won’t charge Pittsburgh cops; Pagans’ lawyers stunned

Allegheny County DA will not will charge Pittsburgh police officers in Kopy’s brawl

Bridge to prosperity: Peduto says link between hilltop neighborhoods, Hazelwood would spur development

Developer assembles land for McKees Rocks transportation center

Pittsburgh recognizes remarkable women through video series

State News

Pa.’s REAL ID cards finally become available Friday

Auditor general report says drug rebates may cost consumers

AG DePasquale: Rebates actually drive up prescription drug costs

Auditor General DePasquale urges lawmakers to act on drug rebates

Peach Bottom, other U.S. nuclear power plants could be running until 2054. Is it safe?

Stop using poverty as an excuse — and take real action | Editorial

Several hundred power customers remain without electricity in wake of Sunday’s winds

Redd-up season arrives: Great American Cleanup of PA begins 2019 campaign on Friday

Union wants Pennsylvania school pension fund to divest private prison stocks

UGI natural-gas customers to pay more starting Friday

Study looks at ailing bass in Susquehanna


Airport board reports increase in passengers last month

Commitment to Route 322 project is welcome, and long overdue | Editorial


Democrats eye new inquiries, witnesses after Cohen testimony

A long way from ‘I didn’t inhale’ – Cory Booker pushes marijuana legalization amid presidential run

Report says Trump demanded top-secret clearance for Kushner

Fitzpatrick, Kim bill would fund state health care sites