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With Senate gone, calculus over sex abuse bill begins anew

Sides already planning for new debate on child sex abuse bill

The Catholic Church owns the Pa. Capitol. Abuse victims saw that Wednesday night. | Maria Panaritis

Our view: Senate botches abuse reform

Saving pets, slowing speeders, more: 16 bills Pa. legislators decided should become law

Lawmakers hear testimony on volunteer firefighters’ thinning ranks

Topton land swap plan stalls in House


Chewy set to hire 200 people

Clairton Coke Works fined another $620K due to ’emissions problems’

ATI signs agreement with NLMK for services at Brackenridge facility

Catholic Church

Federal prosecutors could tap several powerful laws to investigate clergy sex abuse in Pa.

Child porn, sexual abuse, cover-ups: Feds to investigate Pa. Catholic dioceses

Scranton Diocese subpoenaed in federal grand jury probe

Feds open investigation into child sexual abuse inside PA Catholic Church

Feds launch abuse probe of Erie diocese, others

What’s so unusual about the feds investigating Pennsylvania dioceses?


Girl witnessed New Castle triple homicide, prosecutors say; third suspect sought


Mars, Bethel Park schools canceled Friday after threats of violence

Hershey School house parents sue charity over religion, retaliation

Yough students paint West Newton history on library’s exterior walls

Edinboro University sees signs of hope amid declining enrollment

Teachers get lesson from rock legend


Gubernatorial candidates agree: Criminal justice system needs change

Is Philly Democratic boss Bob Brady stiffing his party in the midterm elections? | Clout

With less than a month until midterm elections, Bucks County faces a shortage of poll workers

In two House races, a map of rural-suburban divides, and a changing political landscape

Different visions: U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, challenger George Scott take big stage

GOP pols who voted for years to repeal Obamacare now campaign to save popular parts of it

Dan Meuser, Denny Wolff face off in Berks County

Corporate welfare, and dreams of tax relief

Director: Allocation will cover only a percentage of new voting machines’ cost

Westmoreland gets $411K to put toward new voting machines

Scavo talks property tax, pension reform

Lemoncelli urges effort to lure business

Health Care

ACA premium rates down in Pa., but some people may owe more

ACA 2019 health insurance premiums expected to decline in Pennsylvania–in-pennsylvania

Doctors try to piece together the AFM puzzle as more children diagnosed

Local News

Council OKs $200K grant application to stabilize Wilkes-Barre’s finances

Wilkes-Barre’s budget balance drops due to pension payments

Deal reached over Hotel Sterling lot

Almost $1M in grants will fund new fire station, road repairs in Back Mountain

‘Goats to the rescue’: Animals clearing high grass at Plymouth cemetery

Saturday’s Smile Day features all kinds of free fun

Lackawanna County commissioner dismissed from prison sex abuse lawsuit

Judge OKs wage tax hike

Westmoreland settles another racial discrimination lawsuit filed against the sheriff’s office

Organizers hope more will attend anti-drug Reality Tour

Harrison to relaunch manager search after Marino declines job offer

Berks man’s legacy helps keep senior citizens safe from scams

RAWA to buy emergency truck

National News

California revisits three-strike life sentences

Natural Gas

I interrupted a 2014 Pa. governor debate to talk about fracking. Four years later, little has changed | Opinion


After disaster declaration, Philly outlines goals for opioid-plagued Kensington

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s ‘pope’ visits to dedicate a mosque in North Philadelphia

SEPTA Key problems led to untold numbers of free rides this fall

Philly’s SVU suddenly closed. Victims and advocates don’t know when it will reopen | Ronnie Polaneczky

How Meryl Levitz changed the way the world sees Philadelphia | Opinion


Pittsburgh school board considers dropping Chick-fil-A sponsorship of Kids Marathon

New Pittsburgh initiative’s mission is to help blacks rise to executive ranks

Going up? Or down? Either will be easier on Joncaire with refurbished city steps

Pittsburgh police arrest 2 in shooting death of pizza delivery man

Jilted investors seek to force troubled airline OneJet into bankruptcy

State News

Montco officials rescue 240 animals in second raid tied to couple

Tim Schaeffer tapped to head Fish and Boat Commission

Mega Millions, Powerball ticket sales soar in Alle-Kiski Valley ahead of weekend drawings

Two Berks industrial sites receive grants for environmental cleanup


E-commerce boom creates traffic challenges in NEPA


In Mont., Trump hails a lawmaker who attacked a reporter and blames Dems for the ‘caravan’