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Tree of Life survivors applaud proposed hate crime bills

Pittsburgh Lawmakers To Introduce Hate Crime Legislation

State lawmakers to float six bills to combat hate

Pa. Senate leader calls for selling off lieutenant governor’s residence

Grass clippings and motorcycles don’t mix; Pa. lawmaker wants grass off roads to protect bikers

What’s on your mind? Pa. legislators learning it’s best to think twice before sharing

Johnson-Harrell says fellow state Rep.’s actions show she doesn’t care about Black people

More controversy surrounds Stephanie Borowicz

Erie County’s state senators discuss wages, taxes

House settles on rural-friendly path for updating judicial elections

Pittsburgh nurses visit Harrisburg and call for safer staffing ratios

Suburban Philly Democrat says Turzai ignored her during debate over Down syndrome abortion ban

New Jersey recognizes secular wedding celebrants under state law. Is Pennsylvania next?

Burn’s military family tuition bill passes House committee

Op-ed: Peduto, Philly mayor oppose Pa. Senate gun bill

Three Mile Island to close, but related issues open

Editorial: State should ban drivers’ hand-held phone use

The struggles in Harrisburg’s public schools are a symptom of Pa.’s neglect for education | Opinion


Dogfish Head to merge with Boston Beer in $300 million deal

$1 million in small-business grants fund energy-saving projects

Companies receive grants to cut costs and energy consumption

Report: Job growth continues in region

Judge orders Old Forge junkyard to cease business

Founded in 1934, iconic Berks County shoo-fly pie maker Wixon’s Bakery has closed

Pa. landscaping companies vie for some of added summer work visas

Catholic Church

Pope’s new rules on abuse get mixed response


Bucks Co. physician’s $10 million insurance fraud involved thousands of unnecessary urine tests

New judge on sex offender resentencing metes out less severe penalty


State ed board backs changes to school start, dropout ages

Grant will save Weatherly $60K for school security

As charter school costs grow, Palisades seeks change

University of Scranton to create center for humanities

Penn State conference focuses on best practices under new anti-hazing law


State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro could be Democrats’ best hope to unseat Congressman Mike Kelly

Bizzarro considers 2020 congressional run against Kelly

Democratic Lackawanna County commissioner candidates go at it in lively debate

Republican Lackawanna County commissioner candidates mix it up at debate


Board to vote on Mohegan’s sports betting plan

Health Care

Never mind Highmark/UPMC fight. Area physicians say U.S. health care system is broken.

Local News

Luzerne Foundation marks 25th, awards hundreds of thousands in grants

Helping hands: Luzerne Foundation marks 25 years of assisting nonprofits

New apartments coming to Sterling Annex in downtown Wilkes-Barre

Brooks raises preservation concerns about hotel project

PPL Electric Utilities to host appliance recycling event in Dickson City

Residents of Butler Twp. invited to comment on park-and-ride proposal

City authority defends scrap storage methods

Closed Lansford church could become historic site

Living in her Mercedes with two dogs in a Target parking lot, homeless ex-pharmacist from King of Prussia reconnects with community

Almost 40 businesses raising money for woman injured in Hempfield crash

Greensburg Recreation department introduces four new programs

Billboard firm appealing Tarentum’s denial of digital signs near bridge

County pool to open despite worker shortages

Olivet clubs in Reading and Pottstown are using a state grant to expand services that keep kids safe

Reading Redevelopment Authority chairman resigns

Berks County highlights mental health awareness month

Residents, business owners voice concerns about health, dust and environment in Martin Tower implosion meeting

Lehigh County commissioners vote to start Cedarbrook renovations while waiting for federal government’s OK

Steve Chronister says he refused diversity training and that Grandview women sought $2.5M

National News

U.S. hikes tariffs on Chinese goods, Beijing vows retaliation

Amid chaos, Alabama lawmakers delay a vote on a far-reaching abortion ban


Ways to combat Philly’s punishing teacher turnover

Philly expands down-payment assistance program that will give $10,000 to first-time home buyers

Supervised injection sites are a hot issue in Philadelphia politics — but does City Council have a say?

Fishtown buzz prompts name change for Port Richmond Village shopping center (which might be in Kensington)

‘Legal vagaries and bad habits’: Philly’s political players pen letters to support Ken Smukler in court | Clout

Talking baby TV ad to promote four Council candidates in last week before election

Philly man freed from 28 years on death row after finding of prosecutor’s misconduct

Philly activists run for Council: Can they dismantle political power structures by joining it?

Primary School: Philadelphia’s rising homicide problem | Editorial

This year, I’m moving toward a new black motherhood | Perspective


Controller: City should seek bids more, buy less through other gov’ts, Amazon

Wasted energy: Eliminate summer gas — and all the red tape

‘I was falsely accused.’ Pittsburgh cop was fired, then reinstated. Now he’s suing

Fired then reinstated, Pittsburgh cop sues city, Peduto

Online giving event generates $1.67 million for region’s needy

Pittsburgh adds free financial counseling service

Why this spring’s pollen counts are bad for allergy sufferers

Goats are back on Pittsburgh’s North Side to clear weeds, invasive species

Massive Etna fire likely destroyed rare, exotic cars worth millions

State News

Drink, bathe and be merry, for soon Aqua Pa. water rates will go up about 10 percent

PUC OKs one water utility rate hike, suspends another company’s case involving Lehigh Valley customers

Let cannabis industry use banks, credit cards, Pa., N.J. Attorneys General tell congressional leaders

Pa. upholds TL records appeal for Crestwood documents

4 Southwestern Pa. trails could be part of coast-to-coast bike route

Vaccines protect you, your family and your community | Opinion

Pipeline protester loses appeal

Have you seen Bigfoot? More than 1,300 sightings have been reported in Pa.

Officials honor Chester County’s finest who gave ultimate sacrifice


Could it happen? Study into Route 28 expressway expansion to I-80 gets funding

I-83 widening means eminent domain for Springettsbury neighborhood


More GOP women want to run for the House, but why now?