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Sen. Costa, Rep. Mizgorski introduce identical solar bills

Pa.’s election system is on the verge of the largest changes in decades — in time for the 2020 election

Bill modernizing Pa. elections would add no-excuse absentee ballots to voting options

Amid Democratic dissent, brokered election reform bill advances in the Pa. House

Committees pass companion bills for moratorium on state center closings

Hearing held on planned closures of White Haven, Polk state centers

A Pa. House bill that blocks the closing of two centers for the intellectually disabled just cleared a critical hurdle

Brooks proposal could delay closure of Polk Center

Soccer star Heather Mitts adds her voice to animal welfare advocates who favor ‘kicking puppy mills out of Pennsylvania’

Soccer star Heather Mitts joins Killion, Dinniman in support of Victoria’s Law

Pennsylvania seniors should be first to benefit if school property taxes are cut, Senate Democrats say

Nix property tax, advocates urge at Wyomissing town hall meeting

‘Bizarre’ circumstances have a charter school appeal stuck in limbo in Harrisburg, with taxpayers footing the bill.

Pa. lawmakers push for less oversight hours after investigation reveals millions in hidden campaign spending

Pa. House votes to exempt fire, rescue agencies from records law

Mullery supports Sunday hunting proposal

Senate passes bill setting 18 as the minimum age to marry in Pennsylvania

Mystery trip to Europe with ‘donors’ by Pa. state senators followed expansion of wine law

Challenge to victims’ rights amendment heads to Commonwealth Court

Pennsylvania House resumes guest chaplain invocation

As Pa. debates heartbeat bill, consider this thought experiment | Opinion

Taking a stand: Principled challenge to victims’ rights ballot question

Legislation would name Route 222 Gouglersville interchange for late World War II veteran from Berks


Comcast executive, LGBTQ liaison claims company discriminated against him for being gay

Cheswick Ace hardware store to close, consolidate with Oakmont store

Redner’s set to open another Fresh Market store


SCI Greene to hold ‘full-scale emergency exercise’ on Wednesday

Rapid DNA testing reviewed


Upper Darby teacher resigns after racist tirade; school board votes to accept it

Franklin Regional officials praise expanded student-assistance program

Mumps confirmed at Ridley High School in latest outbreak of contagious virus

Lawsuit alleges Highlands School District discriminated against employees who took FMLA leave

Former Highlands principal sues district, claims retaliation

Cupcakes, chocolate milk and an alligator: Imagination library turns 5

‘Silver tsunami’ of manufacturing retirements pushes Pa. to prioritize STEM education

Deer Lakes students spread kindness with service project

LCCC president gets 9% raise; student center approved

Johnson College to offer classes, programs in Forest City


Absentee ballot application deadline next Tuesday

Biden claims he will beat Trump ‘like a drum’ during Exeter fundraiser

Biden reflects on roots, slams Trump at Exeter fundraiser

Elizabeth Warren offers support for Chicago’s teachers as the strike stretches on

Health Care

Obamacare premiums will fall and the number of insurers offering plans will rise in 2020

Western Psych’s new $15M ER aims to reduce wait times, calm patients

Local News

No stormwater fee in proposed 2020 county budget

W-B council to vote on proposed aerial ladder truck Thursday

Plymouth councilman will serve remainder of late mayor’s term

Landfill consultant to Dunmore: Override veto or pay back $21.55 million

Scranton eyes overhaul of gas credit card system

Chris Kelly: DePasquale a top star for mayor

DEP awards $2 million to Greenfield Twp. Sewer Authority

Council to vote on $650M LVHN bond

Why Reading has so many row houses–by-any-name-reading-has-a-lot-of-them

Reading poised to buy 50-acre former Dana South site

Safe Berks Silent Witness March shines spotlight on domestic violence

Coalition plans to confront racism in the Lehigh Valley

Bucks County expands first-time home buyer program

National News

Feds threaten to shut down CBD company for making illegal health claims

Texas’ House speaker, facing a political scandal, says he won’t seek re-election

The Census Bureau is ramping up recruiting for 2020 jobs

Lawmaker in Tennessee says he’s not prejudiced, but ‘a white male in this country has very few rights’


Suspect in custody in shooting death of 2-year-old girl in Philadelphia, will be charged Wednesday

I visited the Kensington block where a 2-year-old was killed. Nearly everyone I talked to had lost someone to gun violence. | Mike Newall

Philly refinery blast left behind a cloud of questions | Editorial

Trans prisoners are pepper sprayed, invasively searched at Philly’s female jail

Michael White’s lawyer: ‘When I saw him, I saw my son, wide-eyed and like a deer in headlights’ | Jenice Armstrong

Judge in Rittenhouse Square stabbing trial won’t release juror names, citing potential safety issues

Philadelphia is ‘the most infested bedbug city’ in America. A new bill won’t fix the problem, critics say

Philadelphia took a step toward banning plastic bags — and dropped a proposed fee for paper bags

City Council was right to change kids’ meals, but it’s a first step | Opinion


Burgess, Lavelle introduce resolution declaring racism in Pittsburgh a public health crisis

Pittsburgh councilmen want racism to be treated as public health crisis

Missing from a candidates’ forum: Most of the candidates

Exploring the ‘Possobilities’ in Scotland’s poorest ward

Commission advances zoning change for controversial Shadyside redevelopment

President Trump is visiting Pittsburgh today. Here’s what you need to know

Returning as president to shale convention, Trump to focus on ‘energy dominance’ and jobs

4 things to know ahead of President Trump’s visit to Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Parking Authority to raise most rates Nov. 1

LGBTQIA wedding expo at Nova Place

Pittsburgh Public Safety seeking new $10.9 million agreement for body cameras, Tasers

Pittsburgh to appeal Mt. Washington billboard ruling to Pa. Supreme Court

Neville residents warned to not use their water

State News

Postal Service to honor Arnold Palmer with ‘Forever’ stamp

More than a year after whole plant went legal, medical cannabis growers struggling to keep up with demand

Fall trout stocked in local waterways

Study: Rail-trails inject $930M annually into Pa. economy

Pennsylvania Game Commission advises hunters to take precautions against EEE virus


U.S. highway deaths fall in 2018 for second straight year


U.S. envoy says he was told release of Ukraine aid was contingent on public declaration to investigate Bidens, 2016 election

Rep. Ilhan Omar bashes GOP state senator for sharing false ‘terrorist’ photo