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Minimum wage increase passes in Pa. Senate; bigger test will come in House

A $9.50 minimum wage by 2022? The Pa. Senate just passed it. Now it’s up to the House.

Senate sends fight over Pennsylvania’s minimum wage to House

Down syndrome abortion ban passes Pa. Senate; Gov. Wolf has promised a veto

Pa. Senate approves bills concerning child sex abuse crimes, abortion and minimum wage

Pennsylvania lawmakers near finish on church scandal bills

Pennsylvania moves closer to overhauling child sex crime laws after Senate passes ‘historic’ reforms

Senate sends Wolf long-sought lawsuit reforms for clergy sexual abuse victims

Senate committee passes Boscola bill to further protect bald and golden eagles

Pa. looking to address transportation funding for PennDOT, Turnpike in next year’s budget

Bill limiting gifts to public officials moves in Pa. Legislature

Judy Schwank, Mark Rozzi to host Affordable Care Act signup event in Muhlenberg

Markie’s Law passes state House committee

Stephens PFAS bill awaits Wolf’s signature

Political bait, switch

Halt straw buys

Pa. needs to expand access to this life-saving drug that fights opioid abuse — not restrict it | Opinion

Pennsylvania is crawling into the 21st century but more reform is needed | John Baer


Bowers defense: Some evidence from electronic devices so far ‘missing’

No jail time for Elizabeth Boro ex-police chief who stole heroin from evidence room

Initial autopsies finds no signs of trauma for SCI/Mahanoy inmate


New school resource officer among those serving lunch at Kiski Area Upper Elementary

Proposed Scranton School District 2020 budget calls for 3.4% tax increase

Haverford School District alerts parents of social media threat

Gun violence scars victims long after the wounds have healed, Penn study finds

Rattled Syracuse students leave campus after racist and anti-Semitic incidents

Duquesne names founding dean for its new osteopathic medical school


Buttigieg keeps rising, Warren gets an easier ride, and more takeaways from the fifth Democratic debate

Democrat launches campaign to represent Reading in Harrisburg


Mount Airy’s mini-casino proposal near Ohio border denied by Pa. Gaming Control Board

Health Care

Nurses gearing up for contract fight with Scranton hospital, staffing levels key battleground

Employer-sponsored health insurance increasingly unaffordable, study finds

Fewer CHOICES: First Hospital is ending inpatient detox/rehab program

Local News

W-B earns praise in LGBTQ equality index report

PFM a no show, Wilkes-Barre council and administration to answer questions on proposed sewer sale

SWB Pinstripes Foundation hosts 200 students for Thanksgiving meal

Cummings making late push to add Jesus Christ’s name to Lackawanna County Courthouse Square monument

Taylor borough on track to have 113-unit senior housing complex by February

Giving thanks for new beginnings

Leechburg considers 24% tax hike

Tarentum awards contract for 23 building demolitions

Medical marijuana dispensary proposed for Reading hits a bump

United Way of Berks celebrates $11 million campaign

Harrisburg will pay new fee to keep stormwater, sewage from Susquehanna River

Police called out five times in five days to KidsPeace for groups of runaway juveniles, straining law enforcement resources

Closer Look: Gentrification ‘isn’t a real thing,’ York City official says

Seven inducted into Chester County Sports Hall of Fame

National News

Charles Barkley apologizes to a female reporter after his ‘joke’ about hitting women

The NTSB recommends a redesign of a Boeing 737 engine part after a fatal accident

Opioid Crisis

Settling it right: $48 billion deal must help victims of opioid crisis


Cancer in the classroom

Inspector General: Philadelphia developer backed by Council President Darrell Clarke ‘took advantage’ of flawed city process for ‘private gain’

Historic preservation gets a bit easier in Philly as mayor signs incentives into law

Philly’s Free Library system poised to eliminate fines for overdue books

Changes to Philly’s 10-year tax abatement could come before the end of the year

With financial incentives and extra support, Philly and Pa. plan to recruit more teachers of color

Philly marks 20th Transgender Day of Remembrance with flag raising at City Hall

Preventing suicide on the rails — and trauma later | Editorial

Working Families Party bumped a Republican from City Council. Will that actually serve workers or families? | Opinion

As Jewelers’ Row is demolished, where was Mayor Kenney’s leadership? | Opinion


City’s director of permits, licenses and inspections leaving for Amazon

Pittsburgh appoints acting director of Permits, Licenses and Inspections

Auditor General accuses Pittsburgh schools of ‘runaway travel costs’ amid budget woes, proposed tax hike

Wagner trial ends with hung jury on felony; not guilty of misdemeanor

Chelsa Wagner acquitted of disturbing peace, jury hung on felony charge

‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ debuts in Pittsburgh

5 Pittsburgh things in the new Mister Rogers movie

Penn American settles with Carrick homeowners displaced by water main break

Pittsburgh region’s manufacturing employment at lowest point in modern history

State News

Cancer fears near Delaware County landfill prompt EPA public meeting Thursday

Montgomery County couple and daughter found dead in ‘family tragedy,’ DA says

Child porn suspect wins password fight at Pa. high court

Big crowd expected for SCI-Retreat hearing tonight

DEP finds run-off violations at Flack Field

Southwestern Pa. projects get DEP funding for clean energy vehicles

Court ponders discipline against Penn State case prosecutor Frank Fina

EPA to address health concerns over former Norwood Landfill


Transportation projects for Western Pa. prioritized

Route 183 road, bridge upgrades in Bernville area nearly complete


Carolyn Maloney will be the 1st woman to lead the House Oversight Committee

‘Monumental’ day for cannabis in U.S. Congress; key committee votes to make marijuana federally legal

Pennsylvania Republicans: Tariffs bringing ‘incredible challenges’ for hardwood lumber companies

Here’s how Pa. lawmakers are waging a multifront war against PFAS contamination