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Impasse looms over school taxes

Pa. lawmakers accidentally took away school police officers’ ability to make arrests

State, local officials support Rep. Ullman’s ‘bottle bill’

Bill would allow Pa. local officials to get pay increases of up to 68%

Should the number of liquor licenses in Pa. be public information? A Cambria County lawmaker thinks so. So he’s suing the state

Lawmaker finds an alternative to the Market Street Bridge to name after late West Shore senator

It’s time to protect crime victims’ rights | Opinion


Address methane now: Gov. Wolf must tackle critical climate issue


Dick’s selling some of its Field & Stream stores, Utah buyer says

Inside the new Uber: Weak coffee, vanishing perks and fast-deflating morale

Weis acquires Thomas’ Food Market stores in Dallas, Shavertown

Weis to buy rival supermarkets in Back Mountain

Wyoming Valley Mall avoids foreclosure

Keystone Cement plant near Bath to be sold in $151 million deal


Westinghouse developer charged with asbestos dumping

Developer of Westinghouse facility in Churchill charged with asbestos violations

Troopers: Laflin couple dead in murder-suicide

Westmoreland prison drug treatment program bid at $400K


Scranton School Board to consider closing schools for rally in Harrisburg

NEPA school districts end school year with $85,000-plus in student lunch debt

Wyoming Area paid $38,000 to end ransomware attack

Moon Area SD receives top prize in national grant program

Johnstown nonprofit offers free consultation services to counter bullying


Voters and poll workers had issues with Montgomery County’s new paper ballots. Here’s the plan moving forward.

Pedri recommends his pick for new voting machines

Pedri and committee disagree on voting machines pick

Berks County’s new voting machines are ready, election officials say

After a fading romance with the Democratic Party, Mt. Pleasant became Trump country in 2016

Editorial: Change continues to roll across Delco political landscape


New, larger sportsbook officially opens at Rivers Casino

Rivers Casino unveils $5M lounge with 360-degrees of TV screens for sports gambling

Health Care

Will this year’s flu vaccine protect us against all the influenza strains?

Region’s health experts alarmed by ‘unacceptable’ rise in maternal deaths

Moses Taylor, Regional hospitals have new CEO

Vaping has put several from Berks in local intensive care units, doctors say

Reading Hospital hires its first certified child life specialist

Local News

Scranton mayor’s decision not to ax fire chief draws mixed reactions at council meeting

Authorities seek tire dumpers in Back Mountain

Olyphant Planning Commission votes to replace decades-old zoning ordinance

Fender bender to train wreck

Vacant Hazleton parking lot could bring profit

Demolition of Belvedere Hotel begins; Orr Avenue in Oklahoma Borough closed

New Kensington woman organizes sock drive to benefit homeless shelters

Exeter Township confirms municipal complex is for sale and clarifies plans for Reading Country Club

Mayor Wally Scott’s budget seeks 1 mill tax increase for Reading property owners

Service dogs provide independence, confidence for those with disabilities

Food stamp proposal could impact about 6,400 people in Berks County

Interference nixes police radio contact with Delco 911 center

240% jump in parking tickets shows drivers are rolling the dice in Bethlehem, parking authority says

Sign of the times: Parking made easier for motorists in West Chester

National News

A castle-doctrine defense is spotlighted during the Guyger trial’s closing arguments


Cocaine and methamphetamine are on the rise in Philly, even as the opioid crisis continues

Asbestos shuts down Ben Franklin/SLA school building

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro to host Philly meeting on student debt crisis

SEPTA: Fuel costs are down thanks to hybrid buses

A FBI investigation into fraud at SEPTA is eyeing a Delco construction business

Philly becoming a national model for how to make serving the community more common

Councilman David Oh creates Facebook firestorm with post on Elizabeth Warren’s backing ‘gender change’ surgery

DA: Philly cop sexually assaulted woman after going on date with her

Watch out for forgers selling fake tickets to Eagles games, music concerts

How a Philly charity is coping as employers eclipse churches as a source of volunteers

Making settlement info easily accessible is a no brainer. What’s next? | Editorial

The two big questions City Council must answer about new land bank proposals | Opinion

As window for claims closes, Archdiocese of Philadelphia to pay $32M to abuse victims

Philly councilman pushing to spread out marijuana dispensaries


Duquesne Incline expected to reopen today after presence of bedbugs shut it down

A new year’s resolution for justice at Jewish Community Center

Rachel Brosnahan film ‘I’m Your Woman’ to begin filming in Pittsburgh in upcoming weeks

Ex-Pittsburgh police officer gets probation in cover-up

Activist group calls for Pitt to vote by February on divesting from fossil fuel industries

Trib Total Media to return to Pittsburgh’s North Shore

‘United for Women’ helps local women emerge from crisis

Job fair for military veterans on Thursday to feature over 40 employers

State News

Pa. state workers’ pension plan blocks prison-tainted $150M investment while teachers’ plan bets $300M

Invasive northern snakehead fish confirmed caught in Monongahela River

State trooper from Harrison wins national award for efforts to reduce DUI

October events planned for Pennsylvania Wine Month

Bias data still crucial metric

Growing pains: Medical marijuana demand is outstripping supply, especially for dry leaf therapies

Why you may miss your flight to Disney: One year before Real ID deadline, millions of Pennsylvanians have yet to apply

‘It’s just baffling: Apple growers face an uknown threat that’s killing trees


Electric cars offer ‘guilt-free driving’ and aid the climate. So why doesn’t Pennsylvania have more?

Hutchinson Bypass tolls to go cashless, rates to rise


Attorney General Barr personally asked foreign officials to aid inquiry into CIA, FBI activities

President Pelosi? It could happen. | Opinion