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Supreme Court hears argument on elimination of General Assistance program

Inspired by Meek Mill, Michael Rubin sets a goal: Get 1 million people out of the criminal justice system

Legalization may be off the table for Pennsylvania’s GOP majority. Decriminalization is another matter

Dreamers’ future front and center at Greater Reading Immigration Program session at Albright College

Yudichak: Train leaving ‘a terrible blow’‘-terrible-blow’

Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway to end tourist trains over Jim Thorpe tax decision

Scenic train ride operator says it’s shutting down in Jim Thorpe

Popular scenic train ride in Jim Thorpe shutting down over tax dispute, owner says

Senate bill aims to legalize adult-use marijuana

Legislators divided welfare recipients getting to work

Major Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board shipping contract draws scrutiny

Kim Ward: Pennsylvania must reform its vehicle emissions testing program

Toohil: Region must think about education

Fentanyl test strips should be legal in Pennsylvania, auditor general says

Pa. auditor general says fentanyl test strips could save lives, urges lawmakers to legalize them

Auditor General DePasquale calls for Legislature to legalize fentanyl testing strips

In Pennsylvania, more law means less justice. That needs to change | Opinion


‘Cold-blooded’ violence or psychotic break? Questions linger as Walmart shooting trial begins

Accused teen killer moved to new mental hospital

South Park man admits to stealing more than $1 million from Upper St. Clair church

DOC hearing on SCI-Retreat closure set for Thursday

Prosecutors: Man accused of killing New Kensington officer was armed drug dealer

Detective: Lackawanna County attorney stole from clients


Mt. Lebanon provides update on school safety

Upper Darby superintendent recommends firing of teacher after racist tirade

Springfield child hurt after being hit by car exiting school bus

Wyoming Area students help with new community food distribution program

2 Penn Hills juveniles struck by vehicles in 2 days

Bedbugs discovered at Penn Middle School in Penn Township

School-based mental health program now at Deer Lakes

Parents urge WVW officials to keep gifted program at Kingston school

Hazleton Area School District building project ends; another begins

Keeping students safe is a growth industry struggling to fulfill its mission | Opinion

Pennsylvania state universities move toward more shared services, cost savings


GOP challenger to Trump raises alarm on deficit in Pittsburgh visit

Mark Sanford kicked off his presidential campaign against Donald Trump in Philly. One person showed up.

Health Care

Pennsylvania is still staring down an Affordable Care Act and health care crisis | Opinion

The time for Pa. to lead fight against childhood cancer is now

Local News

Families of White Haven Center residents protest decision to close facility

Solicitor: Election board does not have much power

Nearly $1 million budget increase proposed for Luzerne County correctional system

Zoning board denies WB homeless shelter application

Wilkes-Barre zoning board rejects homeless shelter plan

Maternal & Family Health Servicespresent awards at annual luncheon

Developers sue Scranton Sewer Authority for $378,000 over East Mountain sewer line

State Rep. Marion L. Munley next addition to Distinguished Citizens Memorial in Scranton

Water main upgrades underway in Old Forge

Family members, friends celebrate Maddon’s return to Angels

Dickson City Ambulance dismisses paid staff; borough officials want answers

More towns, more potholes, less service

Veterans facility in Reading celebrates second anniversary

Berks County plans to accept strays from any county municipality for $50 fee starting November 1

Suits claims Glenolden ordinance violates state law

National News

Chicago teachers to strike in nation’s 3rd largest district

British family detained in Berks County deported, as U.S. border police dispute details of arrest

New York to close notorious Rikers Island jail complex by 2026


Appeals court rules against Krasner in fight with judge

Sixers’ Al Horford surprises students with basketball clinic at Thomas Edison High–20191017.html

Philly officials propose restricting e-cigarette sales to ‘protect young people’

Philly refinery blast released 5,000 pounds of deadly chemical, federal investigators say

Philly pension board drops Ken Fisher as money manager after derogatory comments about women

Philly school board to vote on ending charter agreements for two Aspira-run schools

Community co-ops are the only truly local grocers | Opinion

NBA debacle in Philly and beyond shows Americans finally waking up to Chinese censorship | Opinion


YWCA leader departs after 3 months on the job

Allow the new election: Pitt should heed proposed PLRB ruling

Tree of Life’s ‘minyanaires’ maintain a daily community

Some want apologies and reparations from Pittsburgh for racial injustices

City council urged to confront inequities, institutions hindering Pittsburgh’s black residents

Pitt brings visitors face to face with the Holocaust in ‘Lest We Forget’ exhibition

Judge dismisses effort by Pittsburgh gun-ban opponents to force DA Zappala’s hand

Judge: DA not required to pursue private criminal complaints over Pittsburgh gun ban

City set to spend $3.1 million on new automatic defibrillators

President Trump planning to visit Pittsburgh next Wednesday

What happens to cars abandoned at Pittsburgh airport? Sold at auction

Spirit announces direct flight to Cancun from Pittsburgh

State News

AG Shapiro drops probe related to Tree of Life shooter’s favored social media site

Protesters to demand Devereux agency halt its plans for migrant children’s shelter

Plains Twp. native to be inducted into Maritime Industry Museum Hall of Honor

911 recording: Boy found hanging in home with sister was bullied, ‘didn’t want to go alone’

Central PA Convention & Visitors Bureau renamed to boost name recognition, local tourism


U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, Maryland Democrat who was longtime advocate for civil rights, dies at 68

Prepare for impeachment around Thanksgiving, McConnell tells GOP senators