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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf makes a deal with GOP to move minimum wage bill in Senate

In Pennsylvania, a proposed minimum wage increase may hinge on the House

Pennsylvania minimum wage increase bill unveiled, and passed, in state Senate committee

Wolf meets with Dems to mend fences, pitch minimum wage hike

$9.50 minimum wage bill advances in Pennsylvania Legislature

‘Punishment should not be endless.’ Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf urges lawmakers to reform probation.

Gov. Tom Wolf urges lawmakers to reform Pa. probation system

As Pa. legislature weighs child sex abuse reforms, acclaimed violinist joins fight for statute of limitations changes

Senate Judiciary Committee passes statute of limitation reforms; floor vote expected later this week

‘These victims want their day in court’: In surprise move, state Senate poised to vote this week on statute of limitations reform.

Sunday hunting days poised to become law in Pennsylvania

Sunday hunting bill heads to Gov. Wolf’s desk

Sunday hunting passes concurrent vote, will become reality in Pa. with governor’s signature

Bill requiring medical providers to bury fetal remains passes House

Pa. House passes fetal remains bill with bipartisan backing

Childhood cancer concerns prompt meeting with Gov. Wolf

Plan to keep Polk State Center open clears state Senate

Senate Committee throws support behind Wolf’s Secretary of State nominee

Unreasonable to deny pregnant workers reasonable accommodations at their jobs | Editorial

Williams lauds housing initiatives in Coatesville

Driving under influence charge dropped against Monroeville lawmaker

Judge drops DUI charge against state Rep. Brandon Markosek

Make system for e-cycling

Good time to diminish food waste

A tuition voucher program will set Harrisburg back | Opinion


Bargains abound to help make regional snowsports more affordable

Jeannette hemp plant reopens, but employee pay issue remains

Chick-fil-A halts donations to 3 groups against gay marriage

Small Business Saturday is the Super Bowl for Berks shop owners


In reversal, Sean Kratz is spared death penalty in grisly 2017 slayings on Bucks County farm

Convicted killer takes case to state high court

Pennsylvania agrees to upgrade inmates’ death row conditions


Charter school pushes for takeover of Chester Upland’s elementary schools

School officers injured while breaking up fights at Reading High

Salary shifts allow room for additional position in Hazleton proposed 2020 budget

Carey Law? Not so fast. Penn Law will remain short-form school name until 2022

King’s students ‘camp’ in van to raise awareness of homelessness

Private higher ed. is a good investment for students, taxpayers alike | Opinion

Cheyney releases full proposed budget, but doubts over its surplus remain


Democrats fear a suburban Philly congressional race is their ‘biggest recruiting failure in the country’

Carbon County election may be certified Friday


More than $2M in sports bets placed at Mohegan Sun Pocono in October

Health Care

Pancreatic cancer survivor from Berks offers hope to others diagnosed with the disease

Local News

Wilkes-Barre City Council cancels closed-door session, opts to hear sewer sale details in open

Wilkes-Barre City Council cancels executive session on proposed sewer system sale

Luzerne County Councilman proposes pension payment reduction

Wilkes-Barre Connect Conference ‘educates, motivates and inspires’

Scranton DPW director answers questions about department gas card usage at council caucus

Mayor-elect Cognetti announces transition team is studying Scranton government

Ross police lieutenant gets 5-day unpaid suspension; force ordered to sensitivity training

Thousands of hats, gloves distributed around Greensburg to help homeless, those in need

Westmoreland County union workers reject proposed new contract

Tax credits will help Indiana County demolitions, renovations

Reading Science Center finds home downtown

Hamburg secures nearly $185,000 in state money to make improvements to Etchberger Memorial Park

Aliquippa revitalization group awarded $400,000 state tax credit

D.A.-elect Stollsteimer names Chester top cop Nolan to head CID–elect-stollsteimer-names-chester-top-cop-nolan/article_cfec9d32-0a2d-11ea-a0c5-b75ca7ce5da4.html

National News

South Dakota’s ‘Meth. We’re On It’ ad campaign is raising eyebrows

The Justice Department intends to throw out the decades-old Paramount consent decrees

Santa Clarita school shooting shows yet again that the U.S. has no handle on this crisis | Opinion

New Jersey

These New Jersey lawmakers want voters to decide on legalizing recreational marijuana


How a Philly neighborhood, where almost everyone has loved ones in prison, is bridging the divide

Taliban says it has freed Philly-area native, Australian hostage in prisoner exchange

When picking new police commissioner, Mayor Kenney must listen to real Philadelphians | Malcolm Jenkins


Aiming for equity: PPS pursues a laudable, lofty goal

Judge denies diocese access to children’s fund

Detroit police officer testifies against Chelsa Wagner

Detroit police officer testifies in Chelsa Wagner trial

Ex-Allegheny County 911 dispatcher sues over firing for Facebook posts about Antwon Rose II shooting

Us: Steep streets are a Pittsburgh way of life

Despite a few prominent appointments, Pittsburgh-area nonprofits still struggle to diversify leadership

Allegheny County Health Department and international fraternity to host opiod discussion at Penn Hills Library

Free air quality education kits available to Allegheny County middle schools

Pittsburgh receives grant for purchase of blue recycling bins

Post-Gazette union votes ‘no confidence’ in management

CCAC announces $65 million plans for new training center, expanded courses

State News

“A Beauty” of a film brings the kindness of Fred Rogers back, this time to the big screen

After playoff loss, local golf pro embraces fan who yelled during putt

Human Harvest: Behind the scenes of organ donation, a tug of war over saving lives and pursuing justice

Organ donation’s high stakes: Cases are rare, but 1 life can save 8

Coroner Graham Hetrick leads way in balancing death probes and organ donation

Study estimates 500 million pieces of litter on Pennsylvania roads. Here are the worst offenders.

New plan brewing for Pennsylvania’s state parks, including treehouses and food trucks

Pa. Supreme Court to consider demand that State Police disclose social media monitoring policy

Cross Keys PFAS source still unknown


Death by train

Officials hope changes at Routes 66, 366 make intersection safer

Few options on Berks roadways for a biking commute


Trump has a ‘cordial’ meeting with the Fed chair after summoning him to the White House