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A tale of two states on clergy abuse prosecutions

Attorney: Laws should allow clergy abuse victims to sue

Republicans shrink but may strengthen in Pennsylvania Legislature


Whole Foods to open in Newtown Square after years of delay and rumors

Black Friday continues its cultural, economic importance

Lombardo family sells Sam’s Pop & Beer Shop but new owner vows to keep business the same

Cashless retailers becoming more common

Catholic Church

How a generational divide shapes U.S. bishops’ response to sex abuse

Another church scandal: Bishops meet and fail to address abuse | Editorial


15-year-old in custody for shooting of teen in North Braddock

Inmate sues prison over severed ear


Freeport Area’s cyberbullying policy to be updated

Should students be allowed to use cellphones in class? It depends.

Forest City school district debuts $11.5 million renovation

Amy Gutmann: Penn’s long-serving president seeks to bridge the divide

Wilkes to mark completion of $3.3M campus gateway project Monday


Democrats hope to keep momentum going for2020 election

Think GOP’s losses in Philly suburbs are Trump’s fault? It’s more complicated.

Berks congressional freshmen get schooled on new job

Youth voter turnout was higher in midterms. But hardly ‘historic’ for youth vote.


Penn National Gaming proposes casino for Berks County

Local News

Luzerne County Road and Bridge department struggling to fill job vacancies

Rally planned in support of Wilkes-Barre Planned Parenthood

Warrior Tree honors veterans, raises awareness of suicide

Area Christians don yarmulkes in solidarity after Pittsburgh shootings

Hearing set in lawsuit aiming to force Lackawanna County tax reassessment

Design work nearly buttoned up on counseling center

Uncertain pivot toward recovery

Where your tax dollars are going in Hazleton

Haverford YMCA bustling after ‘blood-curdling screams’ accompanied toddler’s death

Like many towns in the area, Wampum has looked better in the past

Municipalities discuss creation of fire district

Memorial to New Kensington police Officer Brian Shaw unveiled at City Hall

Tarentum plucks its new code enforcement officer from New Kensington

East Deer won’t raise property taxes next year despite losing its largest employer

Reading City Council, police, DA will address rash of violence

Girls on the Run of Berks County 5K celebrates fifth year

Reading gets new deputy police chief

Red Cross official from Berks going to California

Harrisburg wants to remove 2 traffic lanes on State Street, add protected bike lanes after series of deaths

National News

Why a salmonella outbreak shouldn’t ruin your Thanksgiving

Call for change: A study raises new concerns about cell phone use


Penn senior and Philadelphia native wins coveted Rhodes scholarship

What can Philly learn from Amazon’s decision?

Philly sentencing reform advocates like what they hear


Fire chief credits sprinklers for quick end to Hill District high-rise blaze

Paying more for bikes, water pumps, nails and screws: Tariffs pinch products passing through Pittsburgh

New Light resuming its routines while grieving its ‘pillars’

‘I was angry most of the time we were there.’ Sister of slain Pittsburgh federal witness reflects on killer’s trial

Pitt graduate, Beaver Falls woman named as 2019 Rhodes Scholars

State News

Thousands in Western Pa. still without power, some might not be restored until Wednesday

Testing the limits: How unseen payments raise questions about Liberation Way’s use of Florida urine-testing labs


AVP to hold TSA PreCheck enrollment

LCTA ridership forum today