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Despite differences, Dems and GOP say they expect quick budget talks


Highway signs in Berks honor military veterans

Senate passes legislation by Ryan Aument targeting effectiveness of standardized tests

Commissioners still at odds over building permits bill

Rules for the road: The state should set safety rules for self-driving cars

Pennsylvania House members should be motivated to act on domestic violence measure (but ‘should’ differs than ‘will’)

Time for important dialogue about volunteers


California’s citizen-led redistricting process offers lessons for Pennsylvania


Paint remover that caused deaths to be removed from Lowe’s

Starbucks poses tough questions during bias training

Starbucks closes stores for anti-racial bias training: Recap

Boscov’s, Penske and East Penn are among among the country’s best large employers–best-large-employers


Parents charged after toddler falls out window while home alone in Delaware County

Decision postponed on release of man with overturned drug conviction

AG’s office asks judge to reconsider ruling in Lackawanna County Prison grand jury case

Scranton homicide suspect seeks to present insanity defense

Inmate arraigned in SCI-Somerset prison assault


WB Area School District teachers approve contract proposal; board vote next

Dallas teachers rep: Board ‘torpedoed negotiation’ with latest offer

Dallas School District, teachers union remain at odds

Emails reveal internal struggle over North Allegheny security consultant’s Facebook posts

Grandview Upper Elementary wins grant for virtual reality field trips

Local developer offers Scranton School District cost savings


Wagner floats debate tour to all 67 Pa. counties; Wolf doesn’t bite

Challenger Scott Wagner to Gov. Tom Wolf: Let’s debate in 67 counties

Joe Albanese: Pa. among top states that support free speech of campaign donors


MGM buying New York-area casino for $850 million. Could it lure gamblers away from Sands Bethlehem?

Health Care

Nurses at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital set to strike Thursday

Flu killed record number of people in Pennsylvania over the winter

More than 250 died during record flu season in Pennsylvania

Local News

Federal magistrate sides with Luzerne County in suit over deputy firing

United Way announces grant recipients

Habitat for Humanity seeks family for project in Nanticoke

Nanticoke cop sues city over OT pay

Ligonier Beach’s ‘going out of business’ sale canceled

Retirement agreement for Harrison’s police chief fails on a tie vote

Berks commissioner attends Reading City Council meeting

Inside Erie’s smart-city initiative

Danish companies embrace Johnstown, will participate in Showcase for Commerce

National News

After pair of 1-in-1000 year floods, a town seeks safeguards

Missouri governor resigns amid widening investigations

With black women in power, Roseanne’s show never stood a chance. Thank God | Solomon Jones

Opioid Crisis

Bucks County to sue Big Pharma over opioid crisis

Allegheny County Health Department gets $350K grant to combat opioid crisis


Report: Sixers’ GM Bryan Colangelo used fake Twitter accounts to argue with critics, smear former players and colleagues

SEPTA’s Key card readers will soon accept new PATCO fare cards

How a Philly college student’s sneaker start-up is helping Latin American artisans climb out of poverty

As Starbucks holds its racial-bias training, black-owned coffee shops host roundtable on inclusion

Big North Philly station project backers should chase public cash and team with Temple, study says

Philadelphia clears its heroin camps this week. This housing program could be a key

From pizza to personal attacks: What it’s like to manage a Philly neighborhood Facebook group

Girl, 7, wounded in Harrowgate double shooting

On sanctuary city, Rendell says compromise can happen. But Philly and ICE are not interested | Stu Bykofsky


Bill Peduto sets goal for larger minority workforce on city-run construction projects

Pittsburgh sets minority employment goal for city construction projects

Pittsburgh police union protests transfer conditions imposed on officer acquitted of theft

‘A great community asset’: Group presents petition in effort to save the Downtown YMCA

Heinz Field issues guidelines for Kenny Chesney concert on Saturday

Coast Guard bans boaters from open water anchoring at Kenny Chesney concert

Pittsburgh-area unemployment rate unchanged at 4.5 percent in April

City police unveil Pittsburgh Pride rainbow decals for month of June

Sharpsburg adds K-9 officer to police force

State News

Dogs illegally ‘debarked’ seized by Pennsylvania SPCA

Pa. families sue U.S. Soccer, claiming negligence in preventing concussions among girls

Those with nose for luxury wines make Shadyside state store tops in Pa. sales

After nearly 77 years, seaman lost at Pearl Harbor to be buried in Wanamie

Tunnel renovation will be the climax to trail expansion in Armstrong County

Flight 93 Memorial makes National Geographic list of underrated parks

Tower of Voices construction continues at Flight 93 National Memorial

Forty Fort native set for NHL esports championships

Ferraris, Rolls Royce for sale at Pennsylvania seized vehicle auction

Governor’s Awards for the Arts recipients announced

Pennsylvania’s lost-and-found box is akin to Fort Knox

Pennsylvania German farm girl recalls 100 years of life shaped by the land

The clock is ticking to save TMI and keep our air clean | Opinion

Five central Pa. youth sports organizations to participate at White House event


Findlay Connector near airport moving to cashless toll system on Sunday

Route 28 traffic restrictions in East Deer, Tarentum begin Friday morning


In Nashville, Trump warns against being ‘complacent’ about Republicans’ Senate control

Accept pot’s valid uses