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Recreational marijuana laws put on hold by NJ and NY. What’s that mean for Pennsylvania?

Legislature mulls panel aimed at curbing charter school costs

GOP counters Gov. Tom Wolf’s capital plan with drilling, not taxes

Good moral character? In Pa., drunken driving and other crimes don’t mean you can’t teach

Pennsylvania starting to make moves on plastic bag bans

Bill Tracker: Opting out of robocalls

Special election to fill open Pa. House seat set for Aug. 20

State should stop SLAPPs

In battles over abortion rights, choice matters most in the voting booth | Editorial


Wolf announces design improvements to Route 248


U.S. Secretary of Commerce lauds three Pa. firms as big exporters

Spoils of a red-hot job market: Paychecks rise as unemployment rate sinks to historic lows

Roofers union looking for apprentices due to retirements and workload

Berks County’s unemployment rate continues its downward trend

Find out where Lehigh Valley companies landed on Fortune 500 list

Pennsylvania requires Spotted Lanternfly permit for some businesses

Wabtec, Erie union make progress as deadline nears


Trial starts over video deletion at Penn State frat house after Tim Piazza death


Harrisburg School District ‘blindsided’ by upcoming teacher strike

Never too young to be a hero: Fourth grader at Duquesne Elementary awarded medal for saving child’s life

Supreme Court rejects appeal over transgender bathrooms in Pa. case

U.S. Supreme Court rejects appeal over transgender bathrooms in Boyertown School District

Sandy Hook mother to speak at Burrell High School

The adversity factor: SAT’s new metric could be helpful, if it isn’t abused


Online sports betting gets its first test in Pennsylvania

Sands Bethlehem casino sale up for state approval today

Health Care

State Supreme Court kicks expiration date of UPMC/Highmark agreement back to lower court

Supreme Court sends legal fight over UPMC-Highmark split back to lower court

Workers, patients confront UPMC execs at board meeting

Local News

Wilkes-Barre ends first quarter with positive balance of $7.7 million

Wilkes-Barre Parking Authority’s term lapsed in 2008; city council votes to extend it for 50 years

Sale of city garage to parking authority delayed

Tax forgiveness approved for vacant parcel

Luzerne County will be cashing in on expiring tax breaks, manager says

Knox Mine Disaster survivor Hastie turns 100

Work begins on three stormwater projects

Wampole: ‘We will aggressively address the littering issue’

County joins anti-litter coalition to help improve region

LCTA honors two drivers for aiding stabbing victim

Plymouth Borough looking to revitalize Main Street

Write-ins decide council, DA races

Inaugural county fair begins today, runs through Sunday rain or shine

Commissioners to pay for female work-release apartments from general fund, pass resolution opposing stormwater fees

Lackawanna County makes $19,800 payment to satisfy state lien

Zoning hearing on windmills is today

$67M federal jury verdict: Bucks County ‘willfully’ violated criminal-records act

SmartAsset: Westmoreland ranked in top 10 places to retire

Central Westmoreland Habitat breaks ground for new house in Greensburg

Activist group to discuss Green New Deal in Delmont

North Apollo firefighters plan more fundraisers to make up for loss of fire tax

Tarentum volunteers taking action on abandoned houses

Former Reading worker appointed city auditor

Allentown LGBTQ center joins lawsuit against Trump administration over ‘conscience’ rule

RiverWise offering $20K in minigrant funding for Beaver County projects

National News

Columbine survivor’s death a reminder of the lingering trauma of gun violence

In battleground states, strong support for DACA immigrants, poll shows

Illinois moves to expand abortion rights as other states restrict

TSA allows fliers to travel with drug derived from marijuana

Opioid Crisis

Pa. attorney general, U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan discuss the opioid epidemic at Reading Hospital roundtable


A real estate fortune built on a foundation of forged deeds and tangled titles

Philly top cop: Gun slayings this year at ‘alarming’ level

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson pushes ban on bay windows, seen as a symbol of gentrification, in his South Philly district

The Phillies’ Herrera is put on leave after being arrested in a domestic violence case

Uptown, downtown, in town: What do you call Center City?

Does Philly need more schools? Should some close or expand? The district is about to find out.


Art installation Downtown pays homage to prominent Pittsburghers

City Council approves safer streets PennDOT grant, equity measures

NYT investigation calls into question artwork by Peter Max, who is suffering from dementia

Retiring director oversaw care of Allegheny County buildings, parks

Few are using PWSA’s programs for low-income customers

A boost for moms: Chrissy Teigen will highlight important AHN program

State News

Greensburg nursing home resident tested positive for Legionnaires’

Report: Pennsylvania must do more to help Chesapeake Bay

Pennsylvania is ‘broken’ link in Chesapeake Bay cleanup effort, report says

These are the 10 most common types of fraud in Pennsylvania: Study


Biden unveils education plan, his first major policy proposal as 2020 candidate

Dan Meuser tours Berks dairy farm in fact-finding visit


WEATHER: Storms bring hail, strong winds as they move across the region

Thunderstorms blow through the area; tornado touches down in Morgantown

Storm debris blocks Route 8 in Hampton; damage closes Pine-Richland Middle School

Severe storms expected to return as region endures weather damage

Region hit by severe storms

Storms deal region another severe blow; Abingtons, North Pocono regions hit hard

National Weather Service confirms a tornado touched down in Berks

West Lawn man cushions against hail damage