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Teacher pay: Some need second jobs to make ends meet, concerning Pa. lawmakers

In wake of Barclay Friends fire, local lawmaker to introduce sprinkler legislation

Pennsylvania students to rally for free tuition

More than $600,000 in state grants awarded for work at former Civic Arena site

State awards $2.25M in grants that include projects at former Civic Arena site

State awards $55 million in transportation funds to 106 projects

Yudichak announces $3.25M for local infrastructure projects

More than $16M approved for Luzerne County projects

County will use state grant money to repair deteriorated walkway on Lackawanna Ave.

Reading receives grant for bike, pedestrian path

Monaca awarded $1 million for streetscape project

Advocates call for passage of Pa. law requiring lead water testing in schools

New Muslim lawmaker in Pa. says Christian prayer was an ‘attack’ on her swearing-in

Pa. Democrats, Muslim lawmaker decry opening prayer as divisive

Polarizing prayers in Pa. government: When do religious words cross the line?

Marijuana and the workplace: What does legalization mean for Pennsylvania, New Jersey employers?

Proposed Pa. gun registry bill given ‘no chance’ of passage

Report: Pennsylvania gets ‘F’ for not addressing lead in school drinking water

Pa. prisons fail to support incarcerated women | Opinion

State Rep. Metcalfe to host meeting with climate change skeptic

Raise wage, help economy

Sustained advocacy: The fight for more equitable policing must continue

Editorial: Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission on a highway to helplessness

Clairton students call off protest after violence, appeal from Antwon Rose II’s mother

Transcript reveals details of Rosfeld juror’s removal


Lion Brewery buys building for $325,000

Greater Hazleton Job Fair set for Thu.

Former employees saddened by alleged Liberation Way schemes that led to 82 felony charges

Catholic Church

Erie $2m settlement with abuse victim higher than most

Statute of limitations aids victim in Erie diocese case


Berks DA: Drug ring involving members of Latin Kings gang distributed 1 pound of meth a week


Sweethearts & Heroes to teach Monessen students impacts of bullying

Principal who used blackface in Steve Harvey costume asked permission. Answer: ‘Yes!!!!’

New Scranton school director owes almost $27,000 in back taxes, garbage fees

As mumps outbreak grows, Temple prepares to vaccinate 1,800 students and staff

IUP women return to NCAA Division II Final Four

What’s in a name change? For La Roche University, recognition and a hopeful future

DeVos defends proposal to cut billions in education spending


Reading candidates tout platforms, answer questions

Health Care

Highmark CEO: Hospital group wrong for siding with UPMC over AG Shapiro

UPMC opens Health Plan Connect Center in Westmoreland Mall

In competitive market, Highmark insurance revenue drops but enrollment holds steady

Local News

Commercial properties will soon receive stormwater fee bills

DEP grants waiver to Lehman Twp.

Next phase of Luzerne County Courthouse restoration underway

Poverty simulation helps professionals gain better perspective

Event allows people to experience poverty

Nonprofit asks W-B to pass law to help control feral cat problem

County council to allow public hearing on possible tax break program for developer

WBPD becomes meetup spot for e-commerce swaps

$1M grant will aid Tunkhannock getting natuaral gas line

Scranton takes next step toward making downtown more walkable

Reservoir renovation projectat Lofty Dam completed

Cheswick to explore merger with neighboring fire departments

Cheswick to hold special meeting to discuss police pension plan

Royals new general manager focused on attracting new fans

Bethlehem weighs holiday makeover to fit ‘Christmas City’ nickname

Allentown to offer free street parking around PPL Center on non-event nights

Parking, violation costs rising near PPL Center, but meters will be free on ‘non-event nights’

Group overseeing Harrisburg’s finances needs to fill positions before making any meaningful headway

National News

‘Hi. I’m Jeremy’: Father of slain Newtown first-grader told me to find beauty in every day, yet struggled to find inner peace

Selling CBD in food is illegal, FDA says. So why are so many retailers selling it?

Chief justice refuses to block new ban on rifle bump stocks

New Jersey

New vision for higher education in New Jersey aims to keep students in the Garden State

Opioid Crisis

Westmoreland, PA watch ‘historic’ $270M settlement in Oklahoma opioid lawsuit

As opioid epidemic rages, DA Salavantis tells council DUI still major problem

Opioid epidemic’s other victims: Patients in pain who can’t find pain relief


Philly schools claim 3 years of progress, with some asterisks

Inside the efforts to save Philly’s struggling Strawberry Mansion High School

15 years after opening, the Phillies’ Citizens Bank Park is still impressive … if you can get over the location

Williams: Kenney’s plan to stem city murders failing

Reputed Mexican drug kingpin, wife extradited to stand trial in Philadelphia

S. Philly college student receives the Biden Award for stopping sexual assault after off-campus party

Philly region to see nearly 2,700 new hotel rooms, with suburbs sharing in the boom


Pittsburgh City Council to vote on proposed firearms ban

Fired Pittsburgh police officer to return to force after acquittal

Man says police used excessive force outside strip club, sues city, police, club

Just Ducky Tours resuming Pittsburgh operations in April

Pittsburgh Public Schools to host job fair for ESL, special education teachers


High court seems wary of involving judges in redistricting

To keep Pa.’s congressional map fair, new legislation is needed | Opinion

State News

40 years ago, Three Mile Island had the nation on edge

When nuclear plants close, there’s a ripple effect. Ask Zion, Ill.

Volunteers needed for Loyalhanna Watershed litter cleanup

New online program seeks to bridge the gender gap in cybersecurity

NASCAR: Pocono Raceway to host Cup Series doubleheader in 2020

Marple, one of 12 dry Delco towns, to vote on whether to expand liquor laws

Can the Lehigh River become a great big-water wild trout fishery? A group of fishermen thinks so

First all-girl Scouts BSA troops form in Berks County


New park-and-ride opens April 1 in New Stanton

Allegheny Township to close part of Markle Road because of landslide


Judiciary Committee shows support for “red flag” laws restricting gun access when violence is threatened

Trump complains to senators that Puerto Rico gets too much hurricane relief funding