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Two housing bills advance in Harrisburg

Most Pa. House committee leaders who steer legislation have no opposition in this year’s elections. Here’s why that matters.

Dan Asti: Pa. lawmakers should embrace PBM reform to lower prescription drug costs


Comcast has done it again: Unlisted phone numbers of 200,000 customers posted online

Juul Labs sought to court AGs as teen vaping surged

Giant Eagle offers ‘Scan Pay & Go’ at New Kensington store


Pa. confirms 2 new presumptive cases of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, bringing state total to 6

2 more presumed positive cases of coronavirus in Montgomery County

UPDATE: There are now four cases of coronavirus in Montgomery County; commissioners sign emergency declaration

2 new coronavirus cases in Montco; emergency declaration set; Germantown Academy closed

Delco officials will meet with school, municipal officials to talk coronavirus plan

Philly-area schools grapple with coronavirus, closing, cleaning, reopening, and canceling trips

Philadelphia-area manufacturers are bracing for coronavirus, but several surveyed urged, ‘Don’t panic’

Pittsburgh-area Costco stores yank free food samples

Berks County nursing homes prepare for coronavirus

Coronavirus patient’s presence at CPAC prompts Camp Hill’s Jeffrey Lord to isolate himself until mid-March

Sen. Ted Cruz, Rep. Paul Gosar self-quarantine after contact with coronavirus patient

Missouri father of a woman with COVID-19 violated a self-quarantine

California public venues, schools close to stop coronavirus spread


Police: Officer shot, killed man after report of stabbing

Commissioners debate pushing off Berks County Prison construction, potential costs

Erie crime reduction plan stalled, awaiting federal OK

Erie County denied temporary PFAs at highest rate in Pa.


2019 H.S. performance score rankings for Allegheny, Westmoreland, Alle-Kiski Valley

Penn-Trafford middle schools claim county lead in building performance results

Community responds: Sto-Rox schools needed paper; donations poured in


Pennsylvania’s Monroe County could play an important role in the presidential outcome | Opinion

Bernie Sanders calls Joe Biden ‘my friend,’ then attacks

Kamala Harris endorses Biden; Jesse Jackson backs Sanders

How old is too old to be president? Whoever wins in 2020 will be the oldest ever

United on the big questions, progressive Pa. House, Senate hopefuls stress the subtle differences

With an eye on 2020 and beyond, progressive grassroots activists join forces in Philly

Candidates for 58th state House seat preparing for special, general elections

Local News

Class-action lawsuit challenging Scranton trash fee enters fourth year

Monday Update: Big Boy restoration progressing at Steamtown

Jessup landowner sues borough over lost $3.5 million warehouse deal

Charl-Mont sad metaphor

Chance for better roads

Allegheny Township expected to join multitown specialized police emergency unit

Community care homes an option for White Haven Center residents

Cori’s Place offers people with disabilities chance to learn life skills

Luzerne County contemplating canoe/kayak access at River Common complex

Union contract among agenda items to come before county council

Hazleton officials seeks to hike wage taxes for nonresidents

Carbon Co. seniors voice concerns over Shared Ride program

National News

As Supreme Court considers abortion, light more candles for Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s health | Editorial

Natural Gas

Washington County residents say their neighbor is noisy, disruptive and a pollutor. Their neighbor is a compressor station, and it’s a quarter-mile away.


NAACP calls for The Inquirer to apologize to Philly’s Sheriff’s Office

Relocation is not an option for Philly supervised injection site | Opinion

A new book celebrates Philadelphia’s Black women leaders

South Philly refinery’s wealth never flowed to neighborhood, students learn on tour


Whether or not businesses are ready, Pittsburgh sick time ordinance ready to begin

Obama Academy’s parents, students concerned over proposed budget cuts

Out of tune? Some promoters question need for new music venue at former Civic Arena site

Pittsburgh airport officials concerned about Real ID numbers 6 months from deadline

University of Pittsburgh named in national report for improving financial aid practices

State News

Dozens of townships and counties in N.J. and Pa. are becoming ‘sanctuaries’ for gun owners

Woman, juvenile dead after truck and buggy crash in Venango County

On Pa.’s Charter Day, Titanic survivors’ descendants preserve stories

Jews begin most joyous holiday tonight

What an accurate census means — and how an inaccurate count will affect Berks Count—-and-how/article_d6c25d66-5d86-11ea-adf2-47f013f54e97.html

Fatal fire in Cumberland County: Firefighter killed by roof collapse; woman was trapped inside

ICE not likely to stop making courthouse arrests even after Northampton County order, legal experts say

Hunters: Culling not answer to CWD


Spring must be near, as construction season begins for PennDOT

4-month bridge project detouring traffic on Rodi Road in Wilkins

Wheels are in motion to improve roadways for a biking and walking commuters in Berks

Pa. enforcing work zone speed limits electronically


True costs: Airbnbs should advertise the full nightly rate