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Chesco pipeline decision draws praise, scorn

Municipalities without local departments may be charged for state police presence

Educators support pre-K proposal

Tax plan fills in ‘black hole’

Tax-Exempt Properties

Determining ‘not-for-profit’ designation can be difficult

Their fair share: Uncovering tax-exempt status

Other findings: Number of tax-exempt properties climbing

Tax-exempt properties grow in Lackawanna County


Mt. Pleasant plastics business hit by fire


Warden continues to push for body scanner at Lackawanna County Prison

West Reading councilman was on probation at time of election, robbery


A school in a troubled district finds success: ‘They aren’t waiting for anyone to get further behind’

Woodland Hills High plans ‘pathway’ to help students prepare for the future

Advocates: Local schools fail to feed students

4 local high schools exceed state SAT average

Chief juvenile defender: Glen Mills threatened boys to say they want to stay

Muslim advocacy groups call for Old Forge School Board president’s resignation

Plum School District warns parents of internet ‘Momo Challenge’

Northwest appoints new school director

Junior League of Reading summit teaches young women confidence, concern for others

Snow days prompt New Kensington-Arnold to shorten spring break, extend school year

Erie School District set to issue bonds for renovations


GOP state lawmaker becomes party favorite for U.S. House seat in northern Pa.

GOP picks Snyder County state rep to run in special election for Tom Marino’s seat


Slot profits from mini-casino in Caernarvon Township would help balance budget, say officials

Health Care

UPMC’s irony of ironies: It’s just all part of an unconscionable plan

Local News

Pittston goes all Irish for St. Patrick’s Day parade

Nanticoke man quits day job, starts urban farm

Partnership to own over 400 acres near proposed third leg

My Turn: Could I become homeless? The answer is scary

Developer wants Allentown Lehigh Landing site added to the NIZ, putting swap process to the test


Local residents weigh in on marijuana at lieutenant governor’s listening tour at Penn State Scranton

National News

29 parents separated from their children and deported last year arrive at US border to request asylum

New Orleans police: 2 killed, 6 injured after car hits crowd

2 Sacramento cops who shot Stephon Clark won’t face charges

EPA’s plan to regulate chemical contaminants in drinking water is a drop in the bucket | Opinion

‘We are still hurting’: Life still difficult after hurricane

Natural Gas

Buffer zones debated for drilling near state’s dams

Opioid Crisis

Overdose deaths in Pittsburgh region decline sharply; experts wary of saying opioid epidemic has subsided


A nighttime rescue leads to a surprise Villanova game for Philly teen

‘It’s part of our history’: Storyteller leads walk exploring sites from Philly’s slave trade

A groovy turnout: Crowds jam opening day of Philadelphia Flower Show


The Giving Trees of Life: Honoring the 11 victims of the Tree of Life shooting

Hundreds of miles to a better life: Pittsburgh group rescues 10,000th animal, says demand still high

State News

Are 18-year-olds minors? Pennsylvania judges urge review of case that could affect hundreds of young lifers

Harris Wofford is remembered at Howard University, where his civil rights career began | Jenice Armstrong

Capitol Roundup: Pa. official visits Dallas High to discuss career program

Declining water quality and litter in Buffalo Creek watershed among concerns in upcoming report

Winter chill won’t affect mosquitoes, ticks

How much longer can dairy farmers endure?


Expected storm leads to road restrictions

PennDOT to fix potholes on state highways in Philadelphia region