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Ripple effects of raising Pa.’s minimum teacher salary concern House GOP lawmakers

Wolf’s plan to boost teacher salaries faces skepticism in state House

Pa. House Dem panel hears ways to improve harassment policies

Can a new gun violence bill help prevent suicides in Pennsylvania?

Rep. Shusterman to hold public forum on ‘common sense’ gun reform

Who gets a second chance after prison? Not your average Joe in Pa. | Editorial

Life after prison in Pa. remains perpetual punishment | Opinion

Editorial: Curing children a goal worthy of tax credits from state

Pa. lawmakers should use handling of ‘Kids for Cash’ scandal as a model for Glen Mills | Opinion

Wolf wage plan is too aggressive


Pennsylvania ranks in the middle of the pack in jobs growth

Women in tech — and beyond — struggle to find jobs. This former Google recruiter has a solution

Truck driver shortage could soon impact prices of consumer goods

Allegheny Angler reopens in Tarentum following October fire

CAN BE services help Candelles organize, grow

Some Berks businesses respond to working moms’ worries about discrimination

Union at Erie locomotive plant wants temporary agreement

Catholic Church

Zubik letter responds to abuse crisis

Bishop releases action plan to address clergy child sex abuse


Report: More Allegheny County schools serving breakfast to more students

As Scranton School Board announces financial committee members, public demands openness

Wilson parents, students pack board meeting to support math teacher

A new tool for Berks-area schools battling bad weather

Snow obstacle: Saucon Valley superintendent keeps schools open

Central Bucks superintendent has new five-year contract

More verified mumps cases reported at Temple University

Misericordia University introduces accelerated nursing program in Pittsburgh


Chief of staff to seek GOP nomination for former state Sen. Don White’s seat

Kosierowski pushes for health care expansion

Scavo says tax relief must arrive gradually


Residents vocally oppose proposed Penn National casino in Caernarvon Township

Neighbors view planned casino as a risky bet

Health Care

My mother doesn’t have many memories left, and most of them are wrong. What’s going on?

Highmark CEO predicts local growth as report details economic impact

Commonwealth Health to end helicopter service

Grounded: Commonwealth Health ending air transport

Local News

Susquehanna Warrior Trail faces more delays

Alleged hate group event canceled after chamber post

Scranton council hears concerns from neighbors about Keystone Mission

Jessup council OKs tax relief for new warehouse project

Parade association announces dignitaries

Unicorns for ethics panel

Lungs at Work hosting black lung screening

Effort to fix vandalized Brackenridge veterans memorial continues

Mother of road rage victim Bianca Roberson speaks out


Fetterman’s marijuana tour stop in Greensburg draws large, divided crowd

National News

When U.S. ‘defunds Planned Parenthood,’ abortions go up worldwide, research shows

Luke Perry, heartthrob star of ‘Beverly Hills 90210,’ dies at 52

New Mexico moves to expand background checks on gun sales

Natural Gas

Greene County gas line transferred from Rice to Equitrans garners $1.5 million fine

DEP levies $1.5 million fine for pipeline issues in Greene County

Operator of natural gas gathering pipeline in Greene County fined


Is Starbucks redesign a ‘keep out’ sign for Philly’s homeless people?

Judge denies Krasner office’s request to vacate death penalty in 1984 double murder

U.S. Rep Dean’s husband leaves Advanced Sports; its Chinese creditors help save Philly jobs

These women of color tackle lactation disparities one belly bump at a time

Philly could establish new protections for domestic workers like nannies and house cleaners

New way to help pets in low-income homes and create a ‘no-kill’ city

What happened to the lights on the South Street Bridge?

Philly needs a bill of rights for domestic workers | Opinion


Mayor Peduto, self-driving car companies announce ‘Pittsburgh Principles’

The cost of living: Here’s how Pittsburgh region stacks up with other cities

Legal experts analyze lack of charges in bar brawl between Pittsburgh police, Pagans

Pitt snares $4.2 million during 24-hour Annual Day of Giving

Pitt’s colors are probably going throwback. Here’s what you need to know

Regional planners look for solutions to traffic congestion on Hazelwood’s Second Avenue

Peduto reports on trip: Israelis “extremely proud of the people of Pittsburgh”

Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto honored Tree of Life victims in Israel

Allegheny County council to consider conversion therapy ban

District 15 building in Pittsburgh’s Strip District to house Facebook division

Petition to save John Bosco Academy garners 1,000 signatures

State News

Calif. is suing to block Trump’s abortion rule, with Pennsylvania and others to follow

State getting tougher with nursing home fines, which doubled last year

State waterfowl meeting to be held in Dallas Twp.

Cocaine, meth on rise in Pennsylvania’s early warning areas

State auctioning off 2 bottles of rare Scotch whisky

PLCB’s latest move to draw consumers? Auctioning really old scotch.

Winner of record-breaking Mega Millions jackpot comes forward, dashing Pa.’s chance of winning big for senior citizen programs

Industrial Hemp is creating a buzz in PA


PennDOT officials approve a new turning restriction at Oakmont Bakery

Landslide shuts down Bunola River Road in Forward Township, PennDOT says

Rock face work along Route 209 to begin in April


McConnell confirms the Senate has the votes to disapprove of Trump’s emergency declaration

House panel seeks documents on 81 people linked to Trump

Ex-Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Main Line native, runs for president as moderate Dem

Hillary Clinton says she won’t run for president in 2020

Reasonable gun bills: U.S. Senate should follow the House’s lead

Trump’s proposed executive order on campus speech follows wave of complaints

Indiana Township woman to testify at Senate hearing about lowering prescription drug prices

Pass Toomey fentanyl bill

Grades on environmental, business scorecards differ for Congressional Democrats, Republicans