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PA officials reverse course on local family support center funding

Ex-offenders in Pa. can be denied professional licenses because of old convictions. Bipartisan lawmakers want to change that

Dinniman tours White Clay Preserve

Bristol Township schools, MBIT receive state security grants

Census 2020: Why some Pa. lawmakers say the state’s inmates should be counted at home, rather than in prison

Grand jury now investigating ex-Pa. lawmaker accused of sexual assault

We need state and federal gun reform, not local preemption | Opinion

Student debt is delaying progress for an entire generation | Opinion


Gov. Tom Wolf learns how to administer opioid overdose reversal drug Narcan


‘Newspaper-killing’ Digital First Media to buy bankrupt Reading Eagle; deep job cuts expected

MediaNews Group bids $5 million for Reading Eagle Company assets, plans to silence WEEU

Casey says he’ll ‘closely’ watch MediaNews Group’s purchase of Reading Eagle Company assets

Norfolk Southern lays off 50 workers


Man charged with threatening to kill girlfriend told police he had weapons to prepare for ‘zombie apocalypse’

1 killed in early-morning New Kensington shooting

Attorney: Ex-Canon-McMillan wrestler’s gun pointed at cops wasn’t loaded

Second female inmate at Berks County Prison wins gender bias suit

State police announce Memorial Day weekend crackdown on aggressive driving, DUI–weekend-crackdown-on-aggressive-driving-dui

Pottstown-area police joining forces to combat alcohol-related crimes

Editorial: New prison is best of bad options for Berks


Hanover Area hosts annual Life Skills game

Old Forge appoints Scranton administrator as superintendent

More than a dozen Penn Hills residents thought to have run write-in campaigns for school board

Voters have spoken, but nine months of chaos threatens unless the state takes over | PennLive Editorial

Wilkes president given honorary bulldog degree, cake in SHINE farewell

Single mother speaks out about benefits of Misericordia’s Bourger program at conference

The SAT’s new ‘adversity score’ is a poor fix for a problematic test | Opinion


How did the region’s embattled candidates fare in the primary?

Wards rewarded Brown with overwhelming victory in WB Mayoral primary

Analyis: Margin of victory in W-B Democratic mayoral primary surprises many

What was Luzerne County’s primary turnout? It’s complicated.

Westmoreland County faces potentially heated fall contests after primary election

Election rattles status quo in Lackawanna County, Scranton

Absentee ballots will play crucial role in deciding candidate for Berks County commissioner

Reading Mayor Wally Scott feeling good despite losing election

Technical problem caused delay in county vote totals

Lame ducks can cripple governments

Paul Muschick: Want to increase voter turnout in municipal elections? Eliminate them

Health Care

New report tallies cancer surgeries for area hospitals

What are the most common types of cancer surgery in Pa.?

Local News

City council OKs 1st read of ‘no-lien letter’ ordinance

Auto business sues Hazleton

Westmoreland County fire departments get $43,000 from SAFER grant

Power of the Purse in Berks County donates $45,000 to help women

Graduating from college? Move to Harrisburg, study says

District judge who shot husband on paid leave during attorney general investigation

DelTondo episode of ’48 Hours’ topped ratings

New trail enhances accessibility at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve

National News

Some upper-class people believe they’re smarter than they really are, say social scientists

Study: Immigrant families avoiding food stamps and other safety net programs

Opioid Crisis

Opioid forum takes on all fronts in drug epidemic


DA Larry Krasner gives up fight in more death-row appeals, stirring concern from courts, families

Under Krasner, these inmates have received or may get the DA’s nod to be removed from death row

Meet the 3 newcomer primary winners likely joining City Council

South Philly gang war: ‘We had people hiding and ducking for cover in their homes every night’ | Mike Newall

Philly judge stuns wrongly convicted juvenile lifer by setting him free after 21 years in prison

Chris Long says he used marijuana while playing for the Eagles

Philly voters supported a $15 minimum wage in Tuesday’s election. Now what?

With Philadelphia’s housing boom comes more stuff — and more self-storage locations | Inga Saffron

How Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell and two other entrenched Philly incumbents fell on primary night


Pittsburgh’s population slides, but no longer falling off a cliff

A Tale of Two Upsets: How Bethany Hallam and Bobby Wilson shook up regional politics

Pittsburgh Councilwoman Darlene Harris reflects on primary loss

Parkland survivor David Hogg tells young Pittsburgh activists: Unite the fight against gun violence

Jeff Capel has ‘adapted’ to tougher recruiting environment at Pitt

Hackers no more: Pittsburgh feds led multinational cyber probe

Equity proposals sail through committee, council tentatively OKs manager for former Art Institute site

Thornburg resident chosen as magistrate judge for federal bench in Pittsburgh

Threat forces 2-day closure of Urban Pathways charter schools

City commission says no to proposed 31-foot tall cell network antennas on North Shore

New Pittsburgh coalition aims to boost jobs for military veterans

Controller Chelsa Wagner’s husband seeks Detroit jury trial on disorderly conduct charge

State News

Census population update: South Jersey slips; Pa. gains, but San Antonio about to pass Philly

You’ll be able to buy alcohol in more places in Delaware and Chester Counties — eventually

$5 million Mega Millions ticket sold in McCandless

NEPA bursts with Pride Month events

Memorial Day happenings around the Alle-Kiski Valley

Find out where the Lehigh Valley’s population is growing, and by how much


Pennsylvania Turnpike expects 2.2M vehicles for Memorial Day weekend

I-80 project ‘doesn’t make sense’

New tolls for PA-bound Scudder Falls opening in July


‘Yes or no’: Who’s in charge? Power struggles roil Washington.

The Pentagon will present plans to send 10,000 more troops to the Mideast, sources say

U.S. Rep. Susan Wild says she’s ‘not at that point’ as growing tally of Democrats seek impeachment inquiry against President Trump