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Human trafficking law signed into law with help from local lawmakers

Keystone alternatives are needed

PA lawmakers passed some good laws last week, but missed a chance to protect taxpayers

Funeral held for Rep. Kavulich

Beyond the Byline: Farewell Sid and Sue

Editorial: Measure’s defeat a tough blow for smaller government

Our view: Hazing penalties now match crime


How much has Airbnb paid in taxes in Philly and PA?

ArcelorMittal will host Nov. 1 community meeting in Monessen

Rivertowne Brewery sale delayed again

Wyomissing job fair packs Crowne Plaza ballroom

Mariner East 2 pipeline work falls further behind schedule

Catholic Church

‘It’s a beginning’: Catholics vent anger over sexual abuse in Greensburg

Culture change espoused as Greensburg diocese listens to priest abuse concerns


Feds charge former Pittsburgh health-care employees in multimillion-dollar Pa. Medicaid scheme

Officials: Prisoner attempted to smuggle drugs in to facility

Police: Romanians with possible organized crime ties swindle $100K using bogus debit cards

Bill Cosby hires Harrisburg law firm to work on his appeals

37 Years Later, Inmate Asks Pennsylvania Court To Reconsider Her Life Sentence


‘Spectacular’ growth in teaching profession, but big changes are afoot, landmark Penn study says

Exeter schools forum hits on taxes, funding, safety

Erie School District must fix a big hole at Wilson

State agency to offer low-cost loans to help Pa. college students cover their unmet financial need


Gun control, once a third rail, now a key issue as Democrats seek to control House

TV stations stop airing ad alleging Democrat Scott Wallace helped fund cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal’s defense

Barletta talks energy, Saudi Arabia during Washington County campaign stop

LG candidate Jeff Bartos of Montco, calm ballast on the Republican ticket

Vice president, Eric Trump aim to boost eastern Pennsylvania House candidate

Tickets available for Pence rally visit

Eric Trump to stump for Chrin

Meuser, Wolff trade barbs at debate in Lebanon

Will you vote in November’s midterm election? Tell us why or why not

Study ranks Pennsylvania 31st in ease of voting

Health Care

New rehab unit opens at John Heinz Institute

Local News

Wilkes-Barre off CreditWatch, still on negative outlook

Works begins on Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square

Landmark Hazleton property in Thursday’s Luzerne County back-tax auction

Duffy’s name cleared in return to Wilkes-Barre force; federal termination suit pending

W-B Twp. man wins national leadership award

City seeks grants to fund downtown projects

Scranton needs 30 days to provide fire chief’s son’s application, citing request’s “extensive nature”

Lackawanna County to hold four public budget hearings Nov. 1

Study of Mt. Pleasant brownfield site will develop plan for potential uses

Free essential oils to kill mold, mildew available for flooded West Newton areas

Harrison manager hire cites ‘risk’ in declining job offer

$7M LSA pot attracts $18.4M in requests

Reading mayor doesn’t want to leave state recovery program

Former Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski sentencing Tuesday

Councilwoman wants to shut down Allentown after-hours club; says video ‘sickening to watch’


CBD: A marijuana ‘miracle’ that comes at a very high price

National News

Fury over reported federal plan targeting transgender people

When it comes to taxes, more business owners should be like Trump adviser Jared Kushner

NYT, Washpo, PG editors discuss First Amendment, risks to journalists during Duquesne U. session

Over 7K-strong, migrant caravan pushes on; still far from US

Opioid Crisis

Mon Valley Opioid Coalition’s National Night Out rescheduled to Thursday in Monessen


Fire destroys 14 garages in Kensington; no injuries reported

Charges to be dropped against boy in toy gun incident, lawyers say

Vascular Access Centers to pay $3.8 million in whistleblower case

Philly voters could win free tickets to a TLA concert on election day

The cheap, but unsexy, way to tackle some of Philly’s transportation challenges | Opinion

Citywide table talks designed to bring Philadelphians together | Opinion


City, county sent private letter to judge trying to protect some Amazon bid details

Pittsburgh extras needed for Seth Rogen ‘Pickle’ movie; filming begins Oct. 29

Ahead of court hearing on controversial Pittsburgh law, restaurants remain divided on paid sick leave

Allegheny County to correct erroneous poll letters

State News

Charles B. Smith, 78, Chester County senior judge and U.S. Magistrate

Pa.’s outdoor spaces at risk due to Congressional neglect. Here’s what needs to change | Opinion

Mountain areas in Westmoreland, Somerset see first sign of winter

State police collecting coats


Group sues to block replacement of 206-year-old stone bridge in Bucks County

Road to Nowhere gone but Route 222 corridor work continues


Trump escalates immigration rhetoric at rally to boost Ted Cruz