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Proposed Pa. hate crimes package would up penalties, extend protections

Senate passes legislation aimed at educating parents of student athletes about screening for heart disease

Lawmakers welcome Pa. corrections secretary’s removal from prison closure process, but they remain skeptical

Pa. Senate committee approves bill that makes it easier for people with criminal records to get a job

Pa. lawmaker addresses furor over fetal remains bill, says it would allow, not force, funerals

Fetal remains bill draws criticism from Pa. lawmakers and advocates on funeral services for miscarriages and abortion

‘Red flag’ proposal popular among Pennsylvania voters, poll finds

Bill to permit some Sunday hunting passes Pennsylvania House

Pa. House spends $1.1 million to win court battle to preserve opening prayer tradition

Pa. appellate judge bars state from counting Marsy’s Law votes

Judge blocks Pennsylvania elections officials from tallying Nov. 5 votes on Marsy’s Law

Should the state help volunteer fire companies? Yes. Let them shield their records from the public? No | Mark O’Keefe


In Washington, United Steelworkers talk messaging and lobbying

Bruce Mansfield workers cut, 49 layoffs expected in February–layoffs-expected-in-february


Charges dropped against Steelers’ Anthony Chickillo, girlfriend in domestic dispute

19 suspects indicted on federal drug charges after wiretap investigation

Authorities bust rival Chester drug gangs, announce end to ‘reign of terror’


Two juveniles in custody for school threat

Quakertown school district to sue vaping manufacturers

Arnold police serve lunch, build rapport at Hunt Elementary School

Neighbors on opposite sides of the tracks: A look at Harrison-Morton and Salisbury middle schools

National Guard to launch turn-around program for high school dropouts

Hazleton Area school board member faces DUI charges

Students blast Pa.’s largest community college for cutting mental health services while spending big on renovations

La Salle’s Isiah Deas and the basketball court that used to be his home, literally

Penn State confirms new claim of sexual assault by Jerry Sandusky


Republican Sean Parnell to run against Conor Lamb

Former Army Ranger Sean Parnell will challenge Conor Lamb for congressional seat

Pennsylvania judicial races are sleepy. Even so, groups are spending $2 million on TV ads.

Absentee ballot deadline looms; new polling sites for some

Is voting about to get better in Pennsylvania? Will that make a difference? | John Baer

Erie County voters by the numbers


Groundbreaking set for Westmoreland Mall casino

Health Care

Regional Hospital of Scranton workers ink new deal

Local News

Late stormwater payers could face liens, $20 fee

Conference to connect community, businesses

Larksville Sewer Authority tries to set record straight about bills

Freeport sewage project cost swells to nearly $16M

RAWA worker springs into action, performing lifesaving CPR on Reading customer

Fifth annual ReadingFilmFEST puts the spotlight on female artists

Harrisburg-area veterans will no longer have to travel to Lebanon County to see heart and lung specialists

National News

Fed cuts rates for a 3rd time but signals it will now pause

Opioid Crisis

Lackawanna County gets $900K grant to combat opioid crisis


Philadelphia police are searching more cars for marijuana — but finding less of it, critics say

Couple, two children found shot to death in West Philadelphia home; son in custody

Philly Mayor Jim Kenney is considering a 2022 run for governor, sources say

City Council 10th District: Northeast Philly should pass the torch to Judy Moore | Endorsement

Philly announces a crackdown on rampant housing theft

A South Philly father is in a coma after a night at a local bar. His family wants to know what happened.

Philly’s Stadium Casino won’t be open for a year. But it’ll start taking online sports bets soon

Workers at WHYY, Philly’s public radio station, vote to unionize

School choice is not the source of education’s ills in Philly or elsewhere | Opinion

Are business improvement districts a force for good in cities like Philadelphia? Pro/Con | Opinion


Peduto: Fossil fuel industries will take toll on Pittsburgh region

Federal agents, city police investigate ‘suspicious activity’ at FBI’s Pittsburgh office

Police respond to suspicious vehicle parked outside FBI’s South Side office

Pittsburgh officials plan to appeal court’s gun ordinance ruling

Illegal laws: Defense of city gun control ordinances is a waste

The ‘crown jewel’: City, developer reach agreement on new condos, offices and retail on the North Shore

New, multi-use development coming to North Shore

Animal welfare group files complaint against Pitt for monkey deaths, injuries

Port Authority announces final bus stop cuts for 16 Brighton and 51 Carrick

Chelsa Wagner: I love our parks, but I also love democracy

Summons for obstruction issued for woman suing Churchill officer for civil rights violations

Northview Heights Public Safety Center named in honor of Pittsburgh Officer Calvin Hall

State News

A majority of Pennsylvania voters support the Trump impeachment inquiry, poll says

Polling finds Pennsylvania voters break along party lines on Trump impeachment

Majority in Pa. back impeachment inquiry

Teachers’ pension fund has a secret plan for urban renewal in Harrisburg. They won’t talk about it.

Pa. DEP fines Equitrans $650k for unmapped wells in the path of a coal mine

Pa. and N.J. towns moved trick-or-treating due to rain, and the outrage machine is coming for them

Game officer struck by ATV, warrant issued for NJ man

Nealon elected president of state trial judges

For many slaves, the Underground Railroad and road to freedom ran through York County, Pa.

Scientists plot spotted lanternfly gene using a pest from Reading Pagoda

Pa. court agrees to decide if probationers can use medical marijuana


PennDOT: Pavement cuts on Sans Souci Parkway necessary ‘by design’

Distracted and drunk drivers pose dangers for trick-or-treaters

Westmoreland County Transit will bring bus and paratransit services in-house next year

Work zone speed cameras to be deployed in Pennsylvania


Trump’s fired VA secretary, David Shulkin, says shadow government threatened treatment for veterans

Preserving hometowns: Rebuild the economy from inside to out

Senate passes Casey, Toomey bill that tightens penalties for stalking minors