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Street, Rabb seek to repeal death penalty

Area state lawmakers introduce bill to transition to renewable energy

Sen. Dinniman raises questions on pipeline during Senate hearing

‘The people of Pennsylvania expect better from us:’ Outrage-filled week punctuated with bipartisan call for civility

Pa. House leaders lecture members about their behavior in rare public scolding

‘We can’t ask any questions:’ Environmental official gets OK from Senate committee over pipeline objections

School safety bill package seeks to go beyond locking doors and security cameras

How to make farming more stable? The Senate has seven ideas.

Sappey to introduce trauma informed education legislation

Schuylkill IU backs bills on cyber charter schools

All Pennsylvanians deserve a fair workweek | Opinion

Information denied: State’s open-records law needs a big update

Moms push for common sense bill to take guns away from dangerous people | PennLive Editorial

A modest proposal to fund transportation — without raising taxes | Opinion

Three Mile Island

This is not a drill: Struggling Three Mile Island nuclear power plant runs out of lifelines

Three Mile Island will close this fall, as time runs out for Legislature to advance nuclear bills

Three Mile Island nuclear plant to proceed with closure

What does a Three Mile Island closure mean for state energy rates, reliability?

Three Mile Island nuclear plant to close in September

TMI closure was ‘inevitable,’ lawmakers say


Pa. Gov. Wolf started second term with hefty raises to senior aides

Catholic Church

Pope Francis issues groundbreaking law requiring all priests, nuns to report sex abuse, cover-up

Deadline looms for victims of clergy sex abuse to file for compensation settlements


Truck driver charged in fiery Interstate 78 accident that killed couple headed to their wedding


Penn Hills students to receive free lunches, breakfasts next school year

Salary increases could be part of Scranton School District recovery plan

Harrisburg tops the state in teacher turnover: Five former teachers explain why

How many teachers left your school district last year?

Reading School District introduces $291 million budget, tax increase

Saquon Barkley returns to Whitehall, as a star and an older brother

Why Allentown and Bethlehem’s school budgets are night and day

Fishing teaches lessons, builds bridges at Valley High School in New Kensington

Parents get tour of new Dallas school, about 80 percent done

More states moving toward teaching Scripture in public schools


In 12th District special election, Friedenberg faces an uphill fight

3 things to know about the Pa. Superior Court candidates: Their legal heroes, fundraising, and biggest weaknesses

Reading mayoral candidates talk economic development


Pennsylvania’s sports betting is not a good investment | Opinion

Local News

N. Washington St. bridge project in Wilkes-Barre funded, moving ahead

Residents raise concerns over W-B bridge project

Upgrades planned for Mohegan Sun Arena

Beekman hired as arena’s new GM

Keystone Sanitary Landfill officials withdraw proposed zoning amendment

Trail circling Lake Scranton set to open by month’s end

City council begins probe of process to vacate HCA seat

Brackenridge nursing home celebrating grand reopening

Wyomissing deadly home invasion investigation likely to be ‘drawn-out process,’ police said

National News

Voters make Denver the 1st U.S. city to decriminalize ‘magic mushrooms’

New York Senate OKs giving US House Trump state tax return

Trump: GM to sell Lordstown, Ohio, plant to electric truck company

Mexico says tariffs will send tomato prices soaring in U.S.

TV pitches for prescription drugs will have to include price

New Jersey

Long held up as a model, N.J. school funding system facing legal challenge


‘These properties are mine to buy!’: Emails show confusion, backroom deal-making in North Philly public land sale

Updating an old newspaper building for Philadelphia’s new Schuylkill Yards innovation district | Inga Saffron

Like goPuff, but for used cars: Two Philly guys want you to ‘Gettacar’ without visiting a dealership

After reversing more than 100 overdoses in Kensington, I’m feeling the toll that trauma is taking on me | Perspective

Phillies chairman David Montgomery was the face of courage and grace in his final years | Mike Sielski

Thousands of Philly homeowners are still waiting for 2019 assessment appeal hearings — and will be for months

No prison time for North Philly’s ‘Camel Prom Mom’ in $37K government disability benefit fraud

Activists say Councilman Allan Domb shouldn’t vote on tax abatement due to his real estate business

#OccupyPHA: Why people have been protesting outside of PHA headquarters for 15 days and counting

Report: DA Krasner ‘very close’ to rolling out policy decriminalizing drug possession

Joe Biden announces details of Philadelphia rally May 18

Philadelphia Orchestra, Art Museum, and others to roll out the red carpet for Penn Medicine and Drexel workers

Primary school: The soda tax | Editorial


Audit says there was no bidding process in most large Allegheny County contracts

Some of city’s ride-hailing drivers boycott Uber, Lyft during global strike

Where’s my money? PWSA customers want reimbursement for private lead line replacements

‘They messed with the wrong woman,’ lawyer says of client suing North Versailles cop

Few take advantage of county’s free measles vaccine clinic

3 firefighters injured in Etna warehouse fire

Three Pittsburgh senior centers receive state funding for upgrades

The Great American Rail-Trail is coming through Pittsburgh

LifeCare Hospitals declare bankruptcy

Allegheny Land Trust eyeing former Churchill Valley Club site

State News

With measles cases still rising, what religion has to say about vaccination

Pennsylvania embarks on 5-year survey of ticks

Schwager to serve as president-elect of Pennsylvania Bar Association

Tree of heaven, a spotted lanternfly favorite, is named Pennsylvania’s newest noxious weed


‘Loot boxes’ would be outlawed in many video games under a forthcoming federal bill

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey introduces bill to help victims of gun violence