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Is Pa. heading toward a $9.50 an hour minimum wage? Tune in next week when lawmakers return to Harrisburg

Turzai’s vouchers bill is on deck in the Pa. House next week. Let’s send it to the back of the class | Opinion


Gas company to appeal pipeline rejection to Supreme Court


Jury votes for death penalty for New Kensington cop killer

Man shot to death during home invasion in Wilkinsburg

Sean Kratz jury still unable to reach verdict in Bucks County murders

Serial drunk driver gets at least 25 years in DUI death of woman in Delco

Delco teacher’s death ruled a homicide, nearly four months after her body was found in the Brandywine

Constable accused of molesting young girl

2 arrested protesting detention of families in Berks County


Quakertown approves new policy that sends lunch debt to collection agency, prohibits students from attending dances, graduation ceremony

Scranton teachers say district offer ‘attacks’ class sizes, freezes pay

Lawsuit claims bullying at Wyoming Valley West school

Eye on the prize: United Way brings high-tech vision screening to W-B Area

‘See to Succeed’ envisions bright future for local children

Whooping cough cases confirmed at four East Penn schools

Harrisburg teacher suspended after saying he wished he was allowed to shoot one student per year

Reality: I was bullied. Here’s how I overcame it.

Criticized for cutting campus mental health counseling, Pa. community college adds new services

Campaign for a new community college in Pa. hits another delay

Students with mental illness find treatment at school | Opinion


Republican business owner Devlin Robinson launches repeat bid for Pa. Senate seat

Votes retrieved from damaged machine

Top Pa. Senate Democratic campaign staffer steps down after sexual harassment allegation

‘You should be pretty worried’: Fixing York County’s election system before 2020 votes

Health Care

Two medical watchdogs are joining forces in the Philly suburbs to create a big international patient-safety group

Local News

Legislators announce $2.1M in funding for area projects

Area municipalities get grants

Utility patching sparks complaints in Wilkes-Barre

More questions on county voting system purchase

After decades as Scranton controller, Roseann Novembrino resigns

Lackawanna County to rebid Criminal Justice Center project amid issues with original bids

Judge hears case involving drug treatment center proposed near Lake Scranton

Lackawanna County announces details of upcoming Winter Market

Water company begins $2.3M water line replacement project in Scranton

No mystery to parks decline

Official: Repairs to vandalized West Deer sports fields could cost thousands

Reading’s historic districts could lose funding

Fleetwood police may soon cover Ruscombmanor Township, Topton

Harrisburg church hosts support group for parents with transgender kids

6 York County park projects get $1.1 million in grants for improvements

Chesco gets $400,000 to improve parks, trails, outdoor recreation

National News

California school shooting suspect described as quiet, smart

New Kensington native Anthony Breznican recounts panic after California school shooting

SEC Commish Jay Clayton wants to stay in his lane and keep a tight focus, he tells Penn audience

U.S. military academy athletes can now delay service to go pro


Philly Mayor Jim Kenney for Pennsylvania governor? City Hall insiders say don’t bet on it.

Philly’s ‘opportunity zone’ tracts are some of the city’s poorest, and among its biggest gentrifiers, Fed finds

City Council passes new gun regulation in spite of state’s preemption law

Maj Toure exits the Libertarian Party in controversy after a failed bid for City Council | Clout

Talented, vulnerable children: How the Curtis Institute of Music may have been ripe for abuse | Analysis

Philly Council passes Right to Counsel, giving free legal representation to tenants who are evicted

Another employee sues outgoing Philly Sheriff Jewell Williams

City of Philadelphia will get a seat at the table at auction for city’s bankrupt refinery

A path to preserving Philadelphia for the people | Editorial

What Philly is doing to fight deed fraud | Opinion

Removing DA Krasner from Mumia Abu-Jamal case would be a step forward for victims and their families | Opinion


URA announces new executive director

Peduto charts new economic development strategy for Pittsburgh with URA hires

These students want to learn to drop their Yinzer dialect when needed n’at

Why so glum? Being gloomy might be part of Pittsburgh’s weather DNA

Former college president named to lead Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Suicidal woman in solitary at Allegheny County Jail sent to community treatment

Elevator confrontation at center of Wagner trial

Witness: Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner grappled with Detroit cop

Port Authority to be reimbursed for damage from Station Square train derailment

SEA board approves first projects at former arena site in the Hill District

Brian O’Neill: City and schools in a fight over money

Jayne Miller: Parks referendum was just the beginning

Pittsburgh police welcome 34 new cadets to the ranks

Attorney shortage, technology upgrades Allegheny County budget hearings

Magic word is ‘persevere,’ Super Soaker inventor tells Pittsburgh students

State News

Caregivers in Pa. and N.J. provide $31 billion in free care. AARP says that’s ‘unsustainable.’

Pennsylvania looks to help food banks trim food waste in state

HUD: Homeless veteran numbers drop this year in Pennsylvania

Pa. climate-related costs estimated at $261 million, according to auditor general

Commonwealth Court upholds Penn Township fracking rules

Renaissance of housing construction in southeastern Pa. bypassing Berks

AG’s office won’t confirm or deny an investigation related to the abrupt Wood-Mode closing


Train car derails, lands in creek in Fayette County


Trump impeachment hearings: Start time, witnesses, how to watch and stream

Multiple House lawmakers are under investigation over ethical misconduct