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Officials tout severance tax to fund infrastructure projects

At city school, Mullins pledges support as Scranton financial recovery plan advances

10 years later, Pa.’s open records law has improved access, but some say the law has its flaws

Pa. looking for new ways to fight spotted lanternfly

State Rep. Rob Matzie’s bill would require paper ballots across Pennsylvania

Turnpike Commission debt situation ‘just a mess’

Lebanon County state rep wants to end daylight saving time in Pennsylvania

Like Pa., New Hampshire debates a ‘red-flag’ bill to toughen gun laws

Partially pay for transit: End freebies


Gov. Wolf orders review of Glen Mills over abuse allegations

Gov. Tom Wolf returns to Schuylkill County with a plan for flood prevention and recovery


Sears at Westmoreland Mall set to close March 17

Retail store set to reopen at Lord & Taylor warehouse

Dry cleaner owner defends failed venture, former owner snaps back

Company recycles old Mack Trucks plant in Allentown, using it to divert construction debris from landfills


Could a Philly killer’s appeal lead Pa. Supreme Court to abolish the death penalty?


Deer Lakes principal recognized for healthy school breakfast initiatives

Frank Scavo voted out as Old Forge school board president over controversial Facebook posts

Residents ask McKeesport school board to create black student union

West Mifflin school board to determine fate of suspended superintendent next week

Ex-Scranton school business manager pleads guilty, gets three years of probation

Harrisburg school, under investigation over grant money, must give job, grading info to state

Video shows officer hitting Hazleton student in head

Unintended consequences seen in new state requirements

Valley View Middle and High schools were lockdown over weapon threat

2 teen suicides from same Pa. high school spark bullying backlash by students

Why Penn, Drexel are recruiting retailers, not just students

Kutztown University approves $5.2 million upgrade to Keystone Field


Sports betting has come to Pennsylvania. So when do internet-based games arrive?

Local News

Several local officials acknowledge contact with ACT for America

Alleged hate group weighs in on Leandri controversy

Attorney: Dunmore can’t collect more than $230,000 paid to retired firefighter

Former Scranton school director Casey plans challenge to DiBileo for Lackawanna County Controller

Carbondale Twp. residents oppose volunteer fire department’s possible relocation

Vandergrift seeks loan to keep its pool open this summer

Racist flyer targeting Hanover mayor, borough council distributed in town


Pennsylvania is taking research applications from cannabis firms. Again

National News

Manafort sentence prompts debate over judicial system’s ‘blatant inequities’

Suing for student safety: Courts may determine schools’ liability

Binge drinking changes your DNA, and that matters for treating addiction

New Jersey

N.J. lawmakers advance bill easing sex-abuse statute of limitations

Opioid Crisis

Why aren’t slots for opioid treatment filled? City tries to turn the tide. | Editorial

Back off, big brother: Feds’ opioid warning to doctors crosses a line


Kenney proposes spending plan without tax increases. Council likes it but wants changes.

Kenney announces $2.5 million more for Free Library; City Council members and advocates push for more

Filthadelphia no more? Kenney seeks to ‘vastly’ increase street cleaning

SEPTA cops’ strike touches on a national issue: Who should see body camera footage?

The difference between the SEPTA police strike and the recent teachers’ strikes — and why it matters

City Council passes bill to allow multifamily redevelopment at Fishtown’s historic St. Laurentius Church

After getting shot, a Philly lawyer is looking for a safer place for his family to live | Jenice Armstrong

Philly DA charges Point Breeze man with stealing properties from the dead

Durst closes marina to advance Delaware River development plans, leaving boaters high and dry

This teenager’s heart stopped, and a teacher grabbed the one thing that might save him: an AED


‘Let’s do something great’ — Penguins unveil big new vision for former Arena site

Scenic groups say too many power lines are blocking view of city

Autism Speaks prepares for 20th annual walk to benefit those with autism

Peduto backs challenger to Councilwoman Harris

Peduto endorses North Side man for Pittsburgh City Council seat

Former Republican County Councilman Matt Drozd to announce challenge to County Executive Rich Fitzgerald

Chelsa Wagner jailed in Detroit after police altercation, attorney says

Detroit police expected to file charges against Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner

Networking event at Pitt opens Pa. contracting opportunities to small businesses

Students rally in Oakland a day before International Women’s Strike

Police chief marks 50th year serving, protecting Penn Hills

Chrissy Teigen shouts out local restaurant after visit to city: ‘If you are ever in Pittsburgh, go there.’

A local rapper hopes the song that landed him in prison will find its way to the high court

Pa. Labor Relations Board rules Pitt graduate students entitled to hold union vote

Pa. Labor Relations Board rules for Pitt graduate researchers, teaching assistants

State News

PennDOT addressing waiting times for REAL ID customers


CAT faces multi-million dollar shortfall as lawsuit over Pa. Turnpike tolls lingers in court

Pothole patching season again keeps crews busy around Westmoreland County

Lane closure on I-81 postponed to next week

Renovations will force lane restrictions on Butler-Logan Road bridge, Route 28 in Frazer

PennDOT to repair landslide along Route 422, work to take about a month

COLTS buses free on St. Patrick’s Parade day

PennDOT official: Number of crashes on I-78 only slightly above the rate on similar high-traffic interstates

Westbound Route 422 ramps open at Stowe interchange, ending long stretch of traffic difficulties

PennDOT opens second Lehigh County driver’s license center

SEPTA Regional Rail set to return to Coatesville


House broadly condemns hate after anti-Semitism dispute

Rep. Susan Wild weighs in on controversial comments from Rep. Ilhan Omar on Israel

Democrats should issue clear stance against anti-Semitism | Christine Flowers

Brian Fitzpatrick co-sponsors legislation to reauthorize Violence Against Women Act