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Pa. lawmakers introduce bill to end ‘period poverty’ in high schools

Pa. Senate approves legislation to restore school police arrest powers

Pa. House passes bills to address firefighter shortage by offering property tax credits, college loan forgiveness and more

Marsy’s Law ballot question: Here’s what you need to know

Is Marsy’s Law constitutional? A judge will make the first decision soon.

Will Marsy’s Law votes count? State judge to rule soon on November crime victims amendment

Pa. legislature abruptly abandons attempt to limit public access to campaign expenses

She’s paid by taxpayers. So why is top Pa. Senate aide wining and dining on campaign credit card?

‘No one can ever tell me we don’t exist’: Dual victims caught in the cracks of Pa.’s criminal justice system call for justice | John L. Micek


Guns are emotional. When emotions flare, gun companies profit.

Ernst & Young training compares women’s brains to pancakes. Eat up, ladies! | Opinion

Snyder of Berlin sold to competitor Utz

Rite Aid sold a distribution center to Walgreens, which doesn’t want it, so 350+ are losing their jobs


Pennsylvania has one of the nation’s highest rates of supervision, driven by unusual laws that leave judges unchecked. But many people fail, ending up in jail or in a cycle of ever more probation.

Probation is meant to keep people out of jail. But intense monitoring leaves tens of thousands across the state at risk of incarceration.

When it comes to probation, Pennsylvania has left judges unchecked to impose wildly different versions of justice.

Courts recognize substance-use disorder is a disease. Yet some judges continue punishing relapse with ever-longer probation and even prison.

Comporting with evolving law: Expedited pardons for marijuana offenses are sensible

‘It looked like Vietnam:’ 30 years later, the Camp Hill Prison riots still echo through Pa.’s corrections system

Whether regional or local, policing is growing more expensive


Bucks, Montco educators hear case for later HS start times

North Allegheny redistricting will send hundreds to different schools

Bomb threat closes Fox Chapel Area High School

Highlands disputes claims made by former principal who sued school district

Crestwood hires business manager, refinances $18.9 million debt

Live bullet discovered at Rice Twp. School

Petition calls for suspension of Kutztown High School principal

Greek life is at a crossroads on some campuses, with fraternity and sorority membership decreasing

LCCC nursing program accredited to 2027


Joe Biden’s big-dollar fund-raising is starting to slip in Pennsylvania

Joe Biden really loves Scranton. His hometown fans love him back — but want to see more fight.

Biden tells supporters he will restore, strengthen America’s middle class

Biden blasts Trump, talks economic issues at rally in Scranton

Former vice president visits childhood home, hoagie shop

CNN seeking local female voters for 2020 focus groups

Delco OKs $6 million purchase of new voting machine system

Health Care

Regional Hospital workers rally for fair contract

Breast-implant illnesses spark stronger FDA safety proposals; advocates push for more

Local News

Pedri outlines county’s plans for stormwater fee agreement

Two Luzerne County libraries receive Keystone grants

Anti-litter campaign designed to improve Luzerne County’s curb appeal

Lackawanna County commissioners table action on court project contracts

Scranton Mayors’ Annual Prayer Breakfast frames the future

Community, connection and continuing education

Fall cleanup for area near shopping center

Ex-Greensburg officials sue city, alleging systemic age discrimination under new administration

Volunteers pull about 300 tires from Yough River

Harmar supervisors say public needs to be prepared for tougher stormwater runoff rules

Reading Area Water Authority files suit, accusing 3 former top officials of profiting from their roles

Reading Parking Authority to start search for new executive director

Robesonia gets $279,533 grant to clean up historic furnace site

Facing constraints, Lehigh County commissioners reluctantly approve first tax increase in nearly a decade


Philly’s controller: Gun violence could cost the city millions in lost tax revenue, property value

Philly cops: 2 men arrested in fatal shooting of 2-year-old girl, whose father was target in drug feud

South Philly neighbors are fighting over parking, and the China trade war is to blame

Man who terrorized Northern Liberties residents gets jail sentence, probation

Ruthlessly competitive fuel market creates closed-station blight — and opportunity for reuse

Philly Mayor Jim Kenney endorses Elizabeth Warren for president

Philly schools’ test scores mostly rising, but just 36% of children meet state English standards

A brutal summer for Philly hospital workers is driving nurses to fight for ‘successorship’


A violent culture? The roots of radicalization run deep

Anti-Semitic action and rhetoric are pervading American public life, experts say

Both sides talk parks tax ballot question at Wednesday night public hearing

If the kids ran Scotland …

#EssentiallyPittsburgh: Nature walk in Point State Park

Microsoft eyes North Side expansion

HIAS chief: Trump’s rhetoric has only made things worse since Tree of Life shooting

It’s a new day – literally – at this weekend’s Dirty Dozen bike race

Mt. Lebanon surveys residents on communications

AG Barr honors three employees of Pittsburgh U.S. attorney’s office

City returns to normalcy as Trump leaves Pittsburgh

Pitt benches food-delivery robots after complaint from a student

Tree of Life shooting has shaken the neighborhood, but residents insist the community will prevail

State News

E-cigarette maker Juul sued by Pa. family over 13-year-old’s nicotine addiction

Shut down Mariner East before it kills us, pipeline foes implore Pennsylvania agency


Report: Traffic-related deaths rise in Pa., continue to drop across U.S.


In Pittsburgh visit, Trump reiterates commitment to withdraw from Paris climate accord

Trump touts jobs, industry at Marcellus shale conference in Pittsburgh