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Union leaders, elected officials vow to extend worker protections to public sector employees

Teachers’ union investigating a possible cancer link to Philly schools, warns of hazards

PFT, officials demand $100 million to clean up city schools after teacher’s cancer diagnosis

Santarsiero, PennDOT tour Bucks roads and bridges

Yudichak, Baker ready for public hearing on White Haven Center

Muth calls for prescription drug price capping

Reading rally supports creating OSHA-style health and safety regulations for public workers in Pennsylvania

Setting a new standard: Pa. lawmakers come together on critical issues

Laughlin pledges support for public worker safety bill

Bill would delay parole of violent inmates

A Pa. state senator got the green light to start a school safety nonprofit — but can’t mention his day job

Pennsylvania needs legislation to expand Lyme disease treatment | Opinion

State rep will host concealed-carry seminar in Fayette County

Fully fund nonpartisan census effort


U.S. commemorates 9/11 as its aftermath extends and evolves

LCCC hosts tribute ceremony marking 9/11 anniversary

18 years later, the need to remember the courage, sacrifices of 9/11 still burns

On 18th anniversary, Lackawanna College president recounts attack at Pentagon

‘From fingers to a fist’: Heroics of Flight 93 passengers, crew remembered on 9/11 anniversary

‘Never Forget’ a common refrain of speakers at 9/11 ceremony in City Park in Reading

Delaware County Remembers 9/11

‘We pay a debt of honor’: VP Pence, others remember Flight 93 victims

VP Mike Pence pledges ‘debt of honor’ to Flight 93 victims at 9/11 memorial in Western Pa.

Some 9/11 firefighters may have higher heart risks now


Pennsylvania slaps $81,500 fine on pest-control firm for not providing contracts to consumers

Radio giant Entercom hacked for $500,000 ransom, reports say

Sorry, Charlie. Court rules StarKist must pay $100 million fine in tuna price-fixing case

Panera Bread project moving forward; Chick-fil-A opening near

Pennsylvania orders Sunoco to cover exposed pipelines

Sunoco ordered to cover exposed pipeline


Pa. high court hears arguments in Philly over constitutionality of death penalty

Pennsylvania high court asked to throw out death penalty

Bail slashed to $1 for most suspects in $8M-a-week Bucks County heroin mill

State board pardons former McKeesport councilman-elect stymied by 25-year-old drug convictions

Cumru police supervisor arrested in child porn investigation ordered held in federal custody

Teen dumped at Civil War museum had been forced into his car trunk, shot in face: police

Prison staffing at 90 percent; GEO hopes to drive numbers up


Pine-Richland reopens 2 schools, beefs up security after threat

Following new deal with superintendent, North Pocono to vote on teachers contract

Lackawanna Trail parents concerned about transportation policy change

Fewer bus stops, more walkers could help cut Easton Area school costs, study says

Penn campus looks for path forward after suicide by administrator in charge of counseling

University of Scranton again ranks among top schools

Area universities recognized by U.S. News & World Report


Some Democratic presidential hopefuls pledge to ban fracking; it may hurt them in Pa.

Could power of insurance companies push Pennsylvania voters to seek change? It is definitely on their minds

Health Care

Temple nurses are wary of CEO change in the middle of contract negotiations

Hackers disrupt email, scheduling systems at Temple University Health System

Local News

Challenge looms on county voting district changes

Pedri presents borrowing options for 911 upgrades

Plymouth Twp. fire company plans town hall meeting

Penguins, arena board to sign lease extension

County ethics commission has no complaints left to review

Scranton zoners approve ‘small cell’ area antennas

City to pay over $5.8M into employee pension funds

Local United Way, drug abuse prevention group receive grant to launch program in HASD

Westmoreland water authority plans nearly $10 million in upgrades

Traffic snag on Brackenridge side of ATI’s steel mill wreaks havoc for its Stieren neighbors

Hiring part-time officer sparks debate between Arnold mayor, council

Reading City Council confirms David Hunter as city’s community development director

Who is Glenn Granitz, Allentown’s new police chief?

National News

N.C. Republicans override a budget veto in a half-empty Assembly during a 9/11 remembrance

NCAA urges California governor to reject bill allowing college athletes to make money

Supreme Court allows broad enforcement of asylum limits, giving Trump Administration a win

Natural Gas

Report: Natural gas drilling activity down amid low prices

Opioid Crisis

OxyContin settlement ‘a slap in the face’, Pa. Attorney General says


Fired, then rehired

Philly blesses worshipers with free parking, eliciting cyclists’ Old Testament wrath

California bill could pave the way for labor rights for Uber drivers in Philly

As Philly’s Council returns from recess, mayoral ambitions could affect agenda

City councilwoman wants acting police commissioner out over T-shirt mocking Rodney King beating

Commissioner says she didn’t know L.A.P.D. ‘King’ T-shirt was racist. That tells you everything. | Editorial

American Airlines mishandles the most bags in the nation. It’s even worse in Philly.

Andrea Kremer gets pioneer award from women’s media group

2 more Philly cops to be fired in Facebook probe, bringing total to 15


City council, controller grill mayor’s office, Parks Conservancy over tax increase ballot question

Peduto: Meeting with McConnell over gun law was ‘low point of pessimism’

A new game plan: Steelers to spend millions to expand part of Heinz Field

DA seeks gag order in Pittsburgh police officer slaying case

DA seeks gag order in case against man accused of killing Pittsburgh police officer

Council to hold hearing after group calls for reparations for Pittsburgh’s black residents

New owner plans $20M investment to revitalize SouthSide Works

Man shot and killed in Perry South identified

Feds OK Alcosan’s $2 billion plan to reduce sewage overflows

Port Authority’s 75 Ellsworth and 87 Friendship buses return to regular routes

Pittsburgh ranked as 3rd-best Rust Belt comeback story in nation

Pittsburgh makes list of best Oktoberfest cities in U.S.

9 of 12 charges dropped in $300K theft case against former SEA controller

Advocates want less parking, more housing at Shakespeare Giant Eagle development


2 dead, 1 critically injured in central Pa. shootings

State News

Could this state commission help weed out bad cops?

Pa. agency to pay University of Pennsylvania $10 million to tackle chronic wasting disease, other deer ailments

Author offers Sandusky scandal as case study of difference between what we think and what we know: Analysis

It’s time to shut down Mariner East — and Energy Transfer | Opinion

Beaver County municipalities receive $41,000 in liquor licensing fees


Construction work continues on Central Scranton Expressway


The House approves legislation that would ban drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts