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Pennsylvania taking steps toward its own ‘Fair Pay to Play Act’

Pa. college athletes could earn financial compensation under proposed bill

The Fair Pay to Play Act: James Franklin weighs in; 3 lawmakers plan to propose similar legislation in PA

Legislators working on pay-to-play bill

Chester County officials pass resolution on clean energy

Killion joins gun violence survivors to talk about solutions

Delaware County legislator introduces bill to legalize marijuana, sell it in state stores

Delco state rep announces plan to legalize pot use

Stephens bill to pay for PFAS costs passes House

Pa. House Speaker touts Betsy DeVos’ tax credit plan for private-school scholarship donations

Statewide anti-pipeline rally planned

In politicians state schools can’t trust

Too many Pa. veterans are dying by suicide. Tell your lawmakers that Red Flag laws save lives | Opinion


Charter school reforms touted

PennLive readers side with Wolf, Fetterman and Shapiro — recreational marijuana should be legal | PennLive Editorial


New power plant opens near Susquehanna nuclear site

Yuengling and Hershey’s team up to make chocolate beer

Berks unemployment rises slightly; nonfarm jobs at record high

Can Pa. stores keep you out if you openly carry a gun?

Tax on beer sold at Pennsylvania breweries goes into effect

Mack Trucks, local union continue negotiations as current contract expires

Roundtop Mountain Resort in York County sold as part of Purdue Pharma family bankruptcy


1 dead in shooting at McKees Rocks apartment

Police: Man fatally shot in car in Homewood

Kids-for-cash judge Ciavarella officially disbarred

Former Scranton Mayor Courtright’s sentencing delayed


Westmoreland County’s Kiski School plans to cut tuition by 20%

Hanover Area OKs tax break for state police HQ project, eyes pool fix

Results are in for Berks County’s 18 school districts

Steel Valley School District closed Wednesday due to bed bugs

Dunmore School District to close after threat

Mobile Ag Ed Science Lab visits Mid Valley

Dallas students encouraged to register to vote, get involved

Local lawmakers assist Dallas students at voter registration drive

Penn, Drexel get $22 million to study Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, other dementias

Which state has the highest college tuition, and where does Pa. rank?

Pennsylvania colleges grapple with declining enrollment that could affect future


Pa. voters will decide constitutional amendment on rights of crime victims

Pa.’s upcoming election features a contentious ballot question: Marsy’s Law, or not?

Luzerne County voting machine recommendations released

County voting machine reports released; financial info redacted

Health Care

Why Tower Health says it needed to buy St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children

Geisinger health system strengthens foothold in Scranton

Local News

Five Luzerne County assistant district attorneys promoted

Arena GM answers questions on merger

Harry West: WARM thoughts of a radio legend

Radio pioneer Harry West passes away

On-street parking in Scranton could rise to $2 an hour next year

After 10 months and 3 attempts, Delco Council votes to overhaul prison oversight board

Westmoreland Conservation District marks 70th anniversary

Tarentum to begin seeking bids for building demolitions

A Mennonite cottage industry flourishes in the Kutztown area

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

Children’s Home of Reading celebrates options for boys in juvenile justice system

Spotted lanternfly ornament debuts next month at Berks Christmas tree farm

National News

Smoking ban at VA facilities has some veterans fuming

Jury convicts ex-Dallas police officer who fatally shot neighbor

New Jersey

Baby boy taken from UPMC Children’s found in Tennessee

Opioid Crisis

Review finds DEA failed to act on rising overdoses

Editorial: Tobacco settlement a poor guide to solving opioid crisis


City Council members want the Philadelphia School District to release hidden attendance data

Can Philly fix its slow and complex process for vacant land sales? A reform bill advances in City Council.

Philly DA’s Office reviewing murder convictions after claims of coerced confessions by now-retired detectives

Her youngest son is dead, her oldest charged with the murder. But the alleged shooter was given immunity.

The youngest victims of domestic violence, innocent children are often overlooked | Jenice Armstrong

Three years after her son’s death, a mother gets justice. And it still feels empty. | Helen Ubiñas

Week-long celebration offers resources for minority-owned businesses

Bankrupt Philly refinery wants to hand out more executive bonuses, this time in secret

Philadelphia traffic deaths on the rise, despite Vision Zero promise

Philly’s police misconduct cases drain taxpayer money | Opinion

Can reporters prevent gun violence? This Philadelphia journalist wants to find out


Peduto releases preliminary 2020 budget

Peduto proposes $606 million operating budget for 2020 with no real estate tax increase

Small crowd mostly in favor of mandating ‘net-zero’ energy efficient municipal buildings

Bakery Square to grow still more with deal to acquire another East End building

Judge upholds White Oak’s termination of police officer over domestic violence case

Pittsburgh region jobs drop, jobless rate rises slightly

THC breathalyzer in the works at Pitt, but there’s still no solid link with intoxication

Trump’s labor board won’t stop Pitt grad students’ union push

State News

REAL ID is a real opportunity to do good

Planning to fly a year from now? Better double-check your driver’s license

Westmoreland’s first hemp harvest is a bit rocky

Pennsylvania agency warns seniors about genetic testing scam

Remembering the West Nickel Mines Amish school shooting in 2006

Trump proposal would end food stamps for some families

Here’s why most of Pa. doesn’t have high-speed internet — and won’t for at least 6 years


FBI probe into fraud at SEPTA looks at a second business, this one in N.J.

Wrecking ball taking down much of Klinesville for Interstate 78 improvements in northern Berks

Road Warrior: I want to trick drivers into slowing down. Is that legal?


Rudy Giuliani hires former Watergate prosecutor

Gun control risks losing momentum as impeachment fever rises

Pompeo, Democrats trade intimidation charges in Trump investigation