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Bills seek to establish independent process for handling sexual misconduct claims against lawmakers

State legislators introduce new #MeToo bills

Pa. House panel votes to end cash assistance to Pa.’s poorest citizens

State Sen. Vogel bill creates Election Law Advisory Board

Senate OKs Killion bill aimed at preventing child heatstroke deaths in vehicles

UPDATE: PIAA director to meet with state lawmakers Wednesday

State targets vaping sales to minors

Rep. Stephanie Borowicz’s prayer in Pennsylvania House generates backlash

‘Divisive’ opening prayer given as first Muslim woman is sworn into Pa. House

On 1st day, Pa. House’s only Muslim woman deals with ‘blatant Islamophobia’

Preserve public school libraries

Closing nuclear plants is a bad deal for Pennsylvanians | Opinion


Wolf tours Lansford, touts natural gas tax fund plan

Gov. Wolf pushes for severance tax during Erie County visit

Antwon Rose

Antwon Rose’s mother addresses Woodland Hills students; tells them to stay in school

Jury foreman in Rosfeld trial says ex-cop ‘has a right to do what he did’


A French company arrives in Shaler and promises to keep business as usual at family-owned plant

Century III Mall to lose another anchor store as Dick’s Sporting Goods shutters

Laundry Love to open Westmoreland location in Irwin

W-B business invests in new printer to enhance capabilities

Bankruptcy court approves initial loan to keep Reading Eagle Company operating

Meadery set to open in Reading

Two local plants part of $1.2 billion acquisition by South American company


As Pa. prisons ban tobacco, new informal currencies arise: chips, ice cream tickets, ramen


Pa. Department of Education agrees to changes in alternative education programs

Pennsylvania education department settles discrimination claims in alternative education programs

State orders ‘emergency removal’ of remaining boys at Glen Mills Schools after abuse revelations

Pa. orders all students removed from Glen Mills Schools

Educators back lowering mandatory school age

Penn Hills parent seeks crack down on fighting, cyber bullying at Linton

Penn Hills school board member resigns to devote more time to fighting injustices

Scranton School Board appoints new board member, discusses possible elimination of preschool

Notes to students inspire kindness in Scranton school

Editorial: Clifton pride rises up to oppose loss of beloved fields

Springdale High School educator is an ‘All Star Teacher’

Mahanoy Area School District releases statement on court ruling

LCCC hosting Women in STEM lecture today

Robert Morris University symposium to focus on women’s leadership

Lehigh University students, staff stage silent protest over handling of professor sexual misconduct case


Proposed casino in Shippensburg called both an economic boom and a community bust

Local News

Debate about Scranton City Hall renovation, relocation involves PenFed building

Face-off over Jessup ‘downzoning’ plan

Taxing bodies to share appraisal cost in Dunmore hotel tax appeal case

Commissioner Cerilli won’t comment on campaign money from dead man tied to massage parlor prostitution ring

Latrobe names Gray interim city manager

CDC officials will roll out ‘MeetMurrysville’ app at April panel discussion

Reading council presents developer Alan Shuman with a commendation

Exeter Township misused Reading Country Club bond funds, officials told

Reading Parking Authority blames bad contracts for lawsuit by Royals


Marijuana legalization talk attracts big Perry County crowd, many arguments for and against

National News

Coal plants emitted more than ever in 2018, putting Earth in ‘deep trouble’

New Jersey

Those seeking legal weed in New Jersey will have to wait as key vote delayed

N.J. won’t be getting legal weed soon. Here’s what went wrong.


SEPTA keeps bleeding bus riders. It may take years to stanch the losses.

At VisionQuest youth agency in Philly, board chairman demands: ‘Stop speaking Spanish’

3 Philly dental offices closed due to risk of infections

An enormous Confederate flag is going on display in Philly this week — here’s why

Philadelphia can’t afford the price of hiring bias | Opinion


PWSA flushing city hydrants before new lead corrosion treatment

County to examine Children’s Fund for early learning, after school programs

Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner pleads not guilty in Detroit criminal case

Advocates tell feds: Proposed change to food stamp rule would be harmful

Second eagle egg hatches at Hays

Chemical spill closes Pittsburgh postal distribution center

Excessive force by former Pittsburgh police sergeant could cost city $77,500

State News

State Police Troop A, Indiana station, moving to new building

Bucks drug rehab fraud made millions off patients’ relapses, Pa. attorney general charges

Treatment firm accused of exploiting addicts, insurers

Liberation Way operated several schemes, committed fraud, Pennsylvania’s AG says

State officials urge farmers to apply for disaster relief aid

A Bucks woman’s claim to descend from the 1619 ‘African Landing’ reflects changing narratives of U.S. slavery

Tackling the climate crisis: Moving Pennsylvania from fossil fuel giant to clean energy powerhouse

Three Mile Island fuels debate over climate change, carbon emissions and the future of nuclear energy


Airlines adding flights at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton airport


Republicans are satisfied with Mueller report summary; Democrats want full document

Casey, other lawmakers weigh in on Mueller probe

Casey hopes Biden will run, stops short of endorsement

Proposed federal cuts to libraries send wrong message | Opinion