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Extending Pennsylvania’s voter registration deadline in 2020 could disenfranchise people, election officials warn

Pa. moves a step closer to first major overhaul of election rules in more than 80 years

Voting reform bill heads to governor’s desk; critics say the state’s ramming through changes

Bill that overhauls how Pennsylvanians can vote is headed to Gov. Tom Wolf

This is why the ACLU-PA supports legislation reforming our election laws | Opinion

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf: Election reform bill ‘removes barriers to the voting booth’

Scrap straight ticket voting? Better to stick with the devil you know | Fletcher McClellan

LGBTQ advocates, allies rally at the Capitol for nondiscrimination law

Shusterman drafts legislation to fight food insecurity

Anti-abortion lawmakers advance bill to mandate burial, cremation of fetal remains in Pa.

Madden, Brown sound off on Pa.’s heartbeat bills

State legislation would expand first-responder tax credit to the county level

A new policy would level the playing field for educators whose students live in poverty. Why isn’t Philadelphia on board?

Marsy’s Law in Pa.: Why you keep seeing ads about crime victim rights

Harley-Davidson owners may soon be riding a Pa. state symbol

Greensburg priest’s victim calls on Pa. to ease path for lawsuits against Catholic Church

Abuse survivor calls on Greensburg Diocese to support window of opportunity for clergy abuse claims


Wolf pulls Wetzel off Retreat closure process

Wolf orders more thorough review of possible SCI-Retreat closing

DOC chief pulled from SCI-Retreat decision-making process

Wetzel apologizes; lawmakers want DOC head ousted anyway


Juul to cut up to 15% of staff, facing limits on e-cig sales

Pittsburgh area jobless rate up slightly but still better than a year ago

Breaker Brewing Co. opening new place in Archbald

UPS to open another warehouse in central Pa.


California man convicted in Coraopolis ‘pill mill’ scheme gets 11 years in prison, owes $1.6M

Police: Father left two children alone while gambling at casino

Wrongly imprisoned man fought for 25 years to receive justice


Segregation in Pennsylvania schools: How a ZIP code determines the quality of a child’s education

Centre County kids are benefiting from increased pre-K funding, but statewide gaps still exist

Upper Dublin School District settles racial discrimination complaint

Judge rules bus company must provide service to Elizabeth Forward

Standardized tests like SAT and ACT favor students with family wealth | Opinion

Some Keystone, PSSA scores down, some up in area school districts

Health Care

Some Medicare plans now cover non-medical things like meals and household help

Local News

Luzerne County Council objects to White Haven Center closure

Council backs bill to keep White Haven Center open

CASA of Luzerne County earns $25,000 Millennium Circle grant

Child advocacy nonprofit receives $25K grant from Luzerne Foundation

Franklin Township fire company not banned, but role in dispute

New alert system launches in city

CHRIS KELLY: Dunmore voters can start divorce proceedings

Westmoreland among 8 counties in $100K study of broadband internet service

Westmoreland County cold weather shelter program begins on Friday

Reading City Council approves plan to purchase former Dana South site

Redevelopment at former A.W. Golden dealership in Reading to get up to $8 million in tax credits

Mount Penn puts to rest rumors of water authority sale

Proposed Harrisburg medical marijuana dispensary draws community criticism, patients’ praise

Editorial: Berks needs more homes at right prices

Baby left with LANTA bus driver: A case of unlawful abandonment or an opportunity for compassion?

Ten people killed by gun violence honored during quarterly vigil

Harrisburg mayor’s plan for business-only on-street parking draws ire of city council

Chesco earmarks $5 million toward Embreeville State Hospital purchase


Just 9 Philly schools have certified librarians. Here’s how one school pulled off a miracle.

Women of weed rise high in Philly

A gruesome coincidence links the shootings of two children. But that’s not what should shock us. | Mike Newall

WHYY union: Workers at Philly’s public radio station are voting today

City Council At-Large: A unique opportunity for political diversity | Endorsement

A Philadelphia Day of the Dead memorial honors migrant kids who died crossing the border

One dead, one injured in Tacony shooting

Philadelphia politics have been broken for 70 years. Tuesday’s election could change that. | Will Bunch

Black men owe it to each other to help end Philly’s gun violence crisis | Solomon Jones

‘The things you’re saying is old’: Malcolm Jenkins, Meek Mill police reform town hall exasperates some


Judge strikes down Pittsburgh gun-control ordinances

Judge strikes down Pittsburgh’s controversial gun bills

Authorities assess damage caused by sinkhole; cause remains under investigation

Downtown Pittsburgh sinkhole a sign of how deep aging infrastructure problems go

Federal lawsuit in Antwon Rose shooting settled for $2 million

Family of Antwon Rose settles for $2M in civil case

Construction on former Penn Plaza site to begin in December

Pittsburgh Council clears way for development, Whole Foods on Penn Plaza site

Pittsburgh Pride is moving to Point State Park

City zoning board rejects proposed Oakland office tower

New program to aid first-time homebuyers in Allegheny County with down payments

A safety-first path: AEDs and more tasers are a good thing

Celebrate everything Pittsburgh during EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler

Pittsburgh regatta promoter owes nearly $750K, according to court documents

State News

Suicide ruled in death of 16-year-old girl hit by SEPTA train

New population of hellbenders found in Butler County

Mussel discovered in Kiski River for first time in a century

Feds announce new hemp regulations to the relief of local hemp farmers, attorneys

USDA unveils new federal hemp regulations

State pension plan aid for Beaver County municipalities exceeds $3 million

Youth vaping rates rise amid health fears; data confirms continued trend among teens, even as related illnesses multiply

Game Commission revisits CWD plan

Chandler Hall day program for adults to close


The Big Move: PennDOT to close Route 19/51 Wednesday to prepare for moving new Shaler Street bridge into place

Your chances of hitting a deer with your vehicle are about to go way up


Account of Trump’s Ukraine call omitted key details, official testifies

The first impeachment vote is coming; here’s where Philadelphia-area lawmakers stand

After mysterious Clarksburg deaths, Congress eyes stricter oversight of VA staff reviews

World News

Rising sea levels will erase more cities by 2050, new research shows