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Package of bills co-sponsored by Sen. Judy Schwank aims to help farmers markets

Among voters, support for legal marijuana defies party politics in Pa.

Transit agencies could face ‘serious consequences’ from capital funding shortfall in July

LCTA, COLTS facing state funding squeeze

State looks at minimum wage hike

Allentown passes resolution pushing state to ban guns in municipal buildings

Cash for the poor? General Assistance welfare again under threat in Pa.

Shusterman introduces bill to help create jobs and boost local economy

While minimum wage, oversight on agenda, budget and severance tax remain top debate

Act to reduce suicide rate


Gov. Wolf offers U.S. Senate committee several ways to reduce health-care costs


Survey: U.S. businesses added a solid 183,000 jobs last month

Westmoreland shoppers unflapped by news 400 Family Dollars could close nationwide

Thousands attend Northeast Job Fair

Lehigh Valley’s Top Workplaces 2019 revealed: See the complete list

Deal reached at Wabtec; strike ends in Erie


Committee members offer suggestions for Scranton School District recovery

Local schools struggle to make breakfast fun

Penn State among more than 20 U.S. universities targeted by Chinese hackers: reports


GOP candidates for Westmoreland commissioner refuse donations tied to no-contract bids


Editorial: Plan for Berks casino should be allowed to advance

Health Care

Medical bills leave a Berks County woman on the verge of losing her home

Young, active – then gone. Fatal heart issues in teens are rare, but terrifying

Local News

Barletta voices his support for alleged hate group

Barletta offers support for ACT for America, Leandri

Luzerne County Children and Youth license renewed

Recovering users will help others at treatment center

‘Patriarch of pizza’ Angelo Ricci passes away at 87

Wilkes-Barre preps for St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday

Scranton’s unopposed tripled local services tax gains swift court approval

Cummings spars with marijuana advocates during Lackawanna County commissioners meeting

Pot talk gives Cummings the munchies

Homeless mission in Scranton says it has proper city approvals

Facebook takes down Old Forge mayor’s threatening post

Dunmore overpaid two retired firefighters nearly $300K

Greensburg officials fired planning director at ‘informal’ meeting, plan official vote on Monday

HAPL will celebrate Pi Day

Supervisors not behind pay audit’s legal filing

Westmoreland Diversity Coalition fundraiser highlights bipartisan karaoke

Municipal Police Officers’ Training Academy offers new program

Tarentum eyes new utility billing systems with part of park grant money

Lower Burrell awards almost $3M in contracts for City Hall project

Union Township planners advise against letting quarry expand

Allentown Council OKs event rate for parking meters around PPL Center

Springfield targets septic tank neglect

When will Minsi Lake, drained in ’17 for dam repairs, be refilled and ready for recreation?


At Fayette listening tour, majority supports recreational marijuana

National News

‘It feels like we’re all going to a funeral today.’ GM’s Lordstown plant wraps up Cruze production

Alex Trebek says he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer

Georgia House panel approves antiabortion ‘heartbeat’ bill

School lessons targeted by climate change doubters


Mayor Kenney to request $5 billion spending plan with big investments in Philadelphia schools, public safety

Here’s how overtime boosts Philly workers retirement checks — and could cost the city $17 million in a single year

As Mayor Kenney prepares to deliver budget address, Philadelphia Free Library asks for $15 million more

A contractor without permits destroyed a family’s home of 61 years. The DA is investigating.

SEPTA’s transit police go on strike; service to continue

Shapiro, Krasner, Ross announce 8 arrests in S. Philly gang-related shootings

Man shot by police in West Philly

That’s not an old factory; it’s a brand new apartment building in South Philly | Inga Saffron

Advocates accuse Philly commissioners of illegal decision on voting machines

Helicopter maker Leonardo adds 166 jobs, $65 million training center in Northeast Philadelphia

City property tax system: Yup, still broken | Editorial

Krasner, McSwain at odds in how to carry out justice | Dom Giordano

Philadelphia is a welcoming city. Let’s keep it that way | Opinion

Corruption in Philly stifles economic development | Opinion


New Downtown office building may be in the works

Air pollution frustration spills out at health board meeting

Several floors at Allegheny County Jail without hot water, prompting partial lockdown

Hot water problems put Allegheny County Jail on modified lockdown

Lawmakers protest sex offender’s placement near victim’s Pittsburgh parents

Allegheny County Council to consider banning conversion therapy

Pittsburgh crowdfunding effort brings free screenings of ‘Captain Marvel’ to middle school girls

A touch of Market Square may appear along Forbes Avenue

Pittsburgh planning ‘artistic intersection’ in Shadyside to commemorate gay pride

Bridge to tomorrow: Link between Hilltop, Hazelwood worthy of study

Pittsburgh ranks 8th-best U.S. city to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Potholes top Pittsburgh’s ‘Most Wanted’ list

Pittsburgh-based The Incline news website is for sale

Bishop Zubik offers Ash Wednesday Mass, comments on pastoral letter

State News

Dinosaur tracks make fresh impression at Valley Forge park

End the trade war taking a toll on Pennsylvanians | Opinion

Trooper found at fault for crash that killed couple in Lower Heidelberg Township will face no criminal charges

Poor in Pa.? You spend more of your income on taxes here than almost anywhere else

Berks World War II veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, is remembered for his life of service

You can get a Real ID in Pennsylvania, but not in Berks County

Recreation in PA gets funding commitment and carbon credits for woodlands?

Neighbors urge DEP to deny permits for Pa. industrial-waste plant

Report: Little Blue Run still contaminating local groundwater

The volunteer firefighter, an icon of American life, struggles to survive in Pennsylvania


PennDOT to stop left turns from Hulton Road into Oakmont Bakery

Waller Street Bridge in Wilkes-Barre to close Thursday for repairs


Senator McSally reveals she was raped while serving in Air Force

Trump: Civilians killed in intelligence ops to go unreported

Democrat bill seeks to restore Obama-era net neutrality regs

House passes energy bill proposed by Cartwright

Sen. Bob Casey Jr. raises more questions of nursing home neglect at hearing, cites PennLive investigation