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Baker, Yudichak offer differing opinions on recreational pot bill

PA Senate bill seeks to legalize marijuana use

Anti-pipeline rally: ‘How will we know when to run for our lives?’

Rally held over Mariner East II pipeline concerns

State lawmakers call for expanded natural gas pipeline network

Pa. House votes for tougher public pension forfeiture rules

House bill would offer $500 tax credit for foster, adoptive families

Rep. Bernstine co-introduces bill creating job experience program for students

Kosierowski swearing in set for April

The Poor People’s Campaign is back in Harrisburg with a long list of demands

Former state lawmaker under investigation for sexual assault poised to collect pension, health benefits

Change dates for absentees


Who’s afraid of FirstEnergy Solutions’ restructuring plan? Every government agency that has seen it

Rita’s Italian Ice and Dairy Queen welcome spring with freebies

Bell Alley Pretzels in Reading closes

Hyperloops ‘up and running by 2028’? Becahi grad is promoting one of the largest companies behind the tech

Catholic Church

Authorities: Pa. native and W.Va. bishop Michael Bransfield knowingly employed pedophiles


ACLU: Pennsylvania must slash wait time for mentally incompetent criminal defendants to 7 days

New technology could help solve decades-old murder of child


Pennsylvania inspector general launches investigation on oversight of Glen Mills

Old Forge School District solicitor resigns over issues including ‘pornography, racism’

Transgender student’s facility use in question

Scranton schools dealing with mouse problem

Fran Dunphy’s era at Temple comes to an end on Big 5′s ‘Black Tuesday’ | Mike Jensen


Beaver County GOP committee skips endorsements in contested primaries

Health Care

The ticking clock: There is still time for UPMC to change course

Second child death of the flu season reported in Pennsylvania

Local News

Report: Wilkes-Barre Fire Department did more with less in 2018

Stormwater fee headaches persist

You didn’t pay your stormwater fee. What now?

Wilkes-Barre Parking Authority fills spots in downtown garages

Flood authority hires solicitor, debates ties to Luzerne County

W-B mayor to attend crime watch meetings

Planning commission green-lights huge Hazleton project billed as ‘savior’

Son of Dunmore firefighter sued for collecting improper benefits requests disability pension

Amended lawsuit challenging Scranton sewer sale gets hearing

Alle-Kiski fire, ambulance companies get grants from state gaming proceeds

Residents of Vandergrift high-rise report ‘sewage-cicles,’ other plumbing problems

Construction of Odin View Apartments in Hempfield expected to begin this spring

In Berks, more than 600 elderly residents get a free meal each weekday from Meals on Wheels

County auditors ask for more time


Daily use of high-potency marijuana linked to higher incidence of psychosis, new study claims

Steelton announces decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana

New Jersey

Federal appeals court issues stay halting PennEast pipeline project

Opioid Crisis

Town hall on opioid crisis May 23


Urban farming in Philadelphia to get growing with a plan that includes hundreds of vacant lots

More moms and kids withdrawing from nutrition program because of deportation fears, administrators say

PPA passes new budget amid protests over School District funding

How a Philly millennial couple paid off $150K in student loans, ahead of schedule

Council President Darrell Clarke among 44 Democrats facing legal challenges to get on primary ballot

Judicial candidates panic over ‘atrocious’ petitions as ballot challenge season begins

‘Not your normal church’: Kensington ‘temple’ is Philly’s first safe space for cannabis consumption

Amid layoffs, members of Congress and Mayor Kenney try to buoy Philly Shipyard

Repairing the city, one house at a time | Editorial


Strip District produce terminal, 1600 Smallman construction finally ready to start

Judge to grant Tree of Life shooting defendant more time to review evidence

Beechview may get incubator backed by city, Hispanic development group

Two more flu deaths are reported in Allegheny County

Pittsburgh City Council votes down historic designation for Venturi house

Memorial event for Christchurch victims planned in Pittsburgh

It’s not either or: Philly needs more jobs and better schools. | Opinion

Rosfeld Trial

As Michael Rosfeld trial begins, mood calm, respectful outside courthouse

Day One of Rosfeld trial: Eyewitnesses describe moment that Antwon Rose II was shot

Day 1 of Rosfeld trial concludes with testimony from witnesses to Rose shooting

Six witnesses testified on the first day of the Michael Rosfeld trial

What to expect on Day 2 of Michael Rosfeld homicide trial

Online fundraiser collecting money for Rosfeld defense as trial starts

Penn Hills mayor silences resident during public meeting

Mt. Washington Carnegie Library branch scheduled for renovations, expansion

State News

Former Gov. Dick Thornburgh officially retires from K&L Gates

County ranks near bottom in statewide health report

Report: Cambria ranks 65th out of 67 Pennsylvania counties for health outcomes

Pa. National Guard members deploying to Poland

State trooper found not guilty of careless driving in fatal crash in Berks

Pennsylvania seeks volunteers for spring cleanup


Along the Susquehanna, Three Mile Island’s towers remain a constant reminder of the 1979 disaster–20190320.html

Could a Three Mile Island-related mass evacuation happen today? It would be a ‘crawl’

Three Mile Island in living color: A look back at the accident and its aftermath

How Three Mile Island and the nuclear industry influenced pop culture


Route 28 lane restrictions in O’Hara, Sharpsburg, Aspinwall begin Wednesday

New turn restrictions in effect near Riverview High School, Oakmont Bakery

Kingston gets an ‘A’ in driving

18 Harrison roads on list for township’s 2019 road program

How much does car insurance cost? Central Pa. rates have gone up 41% in 8 years: study


Trump nominates former airline executive to lead the FAA

Coal tax cut endangers federal black lung fund

Beto O’Rourke, at State College, says U.S. democracy ‘as broken as it has been in our lifetimes’

Dem presidential hopefuls renew discussions about scrapping the Electoral College

Mueller team asks for delay until April 1 over request to open Manafort records

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey promotes child care funding bills during Berks County visit