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Pa. Senate moves to slow down the replacement of voting machines

House, Senate committees approve ‘PA GI Bill’ providing college grants for state National Guard families

Bills would give National Guard families college benefits for re-enlisting

Sen. Muth: End Pa. death penalty

Pa. Senate committee approves bill that makes it easier to sue municipalities over local gun laws

These two party bosses used to oppose open primaries. Now, they’re all in.

Top environmental official’s reconfirmation hearing delayed over pipeline concerns

Supporters of change in use of force law take Antwon Rose’s cause to the capitol

Fate of state centers for people with intellectual disabilities debated in Harrisburg

Baseball illegal on Sunday afternoons? Pa. legislators target ‘blue laws’ and other outdated rules.

Berks schools, programs share $2 million in safety grants

State Rep. Sara Innamorato held a transit town hall on a public bus

Republicans move to pick judges by region, but clash on details

Bill that would allow governor to pick own running mate passes Pa. Senate

Rep. Metcalfe pushes bill requiring doctors to treat unvaccinated kids

Metcalfe leads anti-vaccine rally for bill that would penalize medical practiconers

COLTS urging residents to contact state legislators over privatizing ride-share programs

Editorial: New retirement option worth pursuing

State needs consensus on climate

Pa. government’s bustin’ out all over | John Baer


Sunoco buys two Chester County homes along Mariner East pipeline


Workers in Pa. deserve better protection at work

Voodoo Brewery to open in New Kensington

Region’s jobless rate drops to 4.8%

Harte Hanks to lay off 28 in Hanover Twp.

Berks jobless rate falls slightly to 3.8%

After four years without a supermarket, a Giant relief for Walnutport

Lake City company to add 249 jobs


Warminster home hid ‘heroin mill’ that operated for months, prosecutors say


Still no deal between New Kensington-Arnold School District, teachers union

Hempfield Project 18 students to host local election forum Thursday

Highlands fails in argument to keep employee’s name secret

Crestwood School Board approves $3.4 million in contracts for field house

Allentown teachers union president to teachers: Take lump sum at end of school year

Anti-consolidation appeal to state is several inches thick

W-B Area officials raise concerns over Facebook post

T/E board votes to push back high and middle school start times

Paving company showcases equipment, jobs to area students

Clarion University will relaunch a stand-alone School of Education

Ex-Penn State president Graham Spanier’s conviction tossed, one day before he was to report to jail

A day of sweet farewells and diverse attractions at Wilkes U.

Report: UCLA offered to double Jay Wright’s salary to become its head coach

A brief history of student sit-ins at Swarthmore that have protested frats, fossil fuels, and football

Decision day: How the region’s students picked their college


Luzerne County Republicans continue to pick up voters, new statistics show

Reading’s Democratic mayoral candidates participate in bilingual forum

Allentown mayoral candidate Q&A: Priorities and management style

Health Care

Costs for lifesaving drugs have skyrocketed. Experts blame ‘over-patenting’ to prevent generic competition.

UPMC to offer free skin cancer screenings at Harmar office

Here’s a simple way to reduce the price of prescription drugs: Pay for what works | Opinion

Local News

Auditor: City should repay $18K in aid

Wright Twp. to consider new fireworks rules

County commission working on 4 ethics complaints

Chris Kelly: For Bond properties, it’s hurry up and wait

Sweeney’s Beach: What was once a dumping ground tangled with knotweed is now an ideal festival site

Courthouse Square sidewalk replacement underway in Scranton

Turnover, delays cited in 2017 city financial audit holdup

Chabad-Lubavitch of Berks County hosts memorial for synagogue shooting victims

Reading City Council begins search for managing director

Berks County re-entry advocates honored, encouraged to ‘keep playing the ball’

Reading planners OK plan for counseling facility’s expansion

National News

North Carolina campus shooting leaves 2 dead, 4 injured

It’s time to get much tougher on the anti-vaccine crowd | Opinion

Opioid Crisis

Opioid presentation draws crowd to Dupont VFW


May Day: Immigration activists to march for an end to big-tech, local services contracts with ICE

SEPTA will use in-house talent to remake Philadelphia’s bus network

Skinhead laureate: How Philly poets feel betrayed by former revered poet with white nationalist past

Philly ranks 6th in the nation for monthly household bills. Here are the biggest expenses

Cockfighting raid nets 22 arrests in Kensington, police say

Philadelphia job openings in April grew faster than in New York, San Francisco, L.A.

In charge of Philly elections, commissioner lost notary license for violating the law

Former court-appointed Philly guardian charged with stealing from three families

Philadelphia is making progress, but city has ways to go before everyone benefits | Editorial


Measles case confirmed in Pittsburgh

Measles confirmed in Pittsburgh, health officials say

YWCA to cut more than 60 jobs after child care grant goes to Allegheny County

Falls Township votes down contentious wastewater processing project

Appellate panel backs retired Allegheny County judge who alleged prosecutorial misconduct

Allegheny County: Key air quality measure improved last year

Tired no more: Landlords pour $300 million into Downtown properties over five years

Pittsburgh employment dips, a continuing challenge for employers

Son of late Mayor Flaherty donates inaugural Pittsburgh Marathon poster to city

State News

Pennsylvania sees online sales taxes soar after court ruling

Saturday start to 2019 deer hunting season might not be permanent

Cicada swarm to emerge this month across Western Pennsylvania

Hemp-growing permit deadline passes for Pennsylvania farmers

Here’s why a State Supreme Court decision in a short-term rental case could affect your Airbnb listing

Trail closed at Glen Onoko Falls

Researchers find 2 fungi killed spotted lanternflies in Berks

PFAS toxin levels decline in central Pa. community, more testing under way

Horse racing’s uncomfortable truth: Horses die — at a rate of more than one per week in Pa.

Race horses die of broken legs: Why?


After deaths, Chester County residents push for improved pedestrian safety

Hearing planned on proposed Lehman Twp. Roundabout

Turnpike tunnel to close

Heading on Route 422 west into Reading? Leave extra early


Should President Trump be impeached? We asked Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation

Mueller complained that Barr’s letter did not capture the ‘context’ of his probe

Trump’s plans to nominate Moore to the Fed board face solidified GOP resistance

A college student says he was recruited for a Buttigieg smear

Bob Casey’s anemia: The senator makes wan effort for UPMC’s oldest victims

Rep. Brendan Boyle introduces bill to force EPA to create PFAS chemical standard

World News

Clashes rock Venezuela as Pompeo says Russia stopped Maduro leaving for Cuba