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The new minimum wage fight, basically the same as the old fight

Calls for a red flag gun law in Pa.: ‘This isn’t a gun issue. This is a public health issue.’

I’m a Pa. veteran. We need an ERPO law to fight the epidemic of veteran suicide | Opinion

Here’s what Pennsylvania is doing to address climate change — and why politics is making it difficult

Pa. environmental board will vet proposed rules restricting potent greenhouse gas emissions

Pa. Liquor Control Board’s refusal to share records with state lawmaker sparks court battle

CNN anchor Van Jones, Rep. Ed Gainey advocate probation reform in East Liberty

Boback named to Pa Women’s Commission

Pa. senator’s social media account linked to child pornography as far back as 2017: court documents

Pa. Sen. Mike Folmer loses leadership post over ‘deeply disturbing’ child porn charges

Pa. state senator from Lebanon County charged with possession of child pornography

Gov. Tom Wolf calls for immediate resignation of Pa. Sen. Mike Folmer over child porn charges


Keurig Dr Pepper facility to bring 378 new jobs to Lehigh Valley

UPS to hire nearly 800 holiday-season workers in New Stanton

GM offers 2% raises to UAW as the company ends strikers’ health care, sources say

Changing the status quo: Retailers should unite behind Walmart gun stance

Job seekers on the hunt at Times Leader Career Fair


Pirates pitcher Felipe Vazquez charged with sex crimes in Florida and Westmoreland County

Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez arrested on child sex charges from Florida, Westmoreland County

Pitt grad student gets prison for killing McKeesport woman in fatal DUI crash

Ex-Radnor Township board chair Philip Ahr sentenced to more than 12 years in child porn case

18-year-old charged in shooting death of 16-year-old in Duquesne Heights

Teen pleads guilty to fatally shooting friend


Penn Hills School Board trying to oust financial recovery officer

Connellsville, Allderdice trade allegations of racial slurs, homophobic comments

Central Pa. schools reflect increasing diversity of US


The Biden-Sanders feud ramps up in front of a key Philly union audience

Joe Biden touts political longevity in bid for union support at Philly event: ‘You all know me.’

Health Care

Americans continue to be ignorant or indifferent about the cancer-preventing HPV vaccine

Local News

Luzerne County Flood Authority agreement with county on hold

Flood authority tables vote on agreement with county

Lehman Township staying in stormwater program

WVSA, Lehman Twp. reach agreement on stormwater program

Judge rejects objections to county’s voting district plan

Illegal dumping recurring problem in Wilkes-Barre neighborhood, cleanup taking time

$600K earmarked for 4 projects in county

Two county fire departments to receive grant money

Track, trails in Lackawanna County receive state grants

Time’s up for old parking meters in Scranton

Scranton to take credit card payments for permits

Lawsuit by Bob Bolus challenges Nay Aug Park parking pact between Scranton and Geisinger CMC hospital

Harwood Fire Company, Hazle Twp. Fire & Rescue consolidation in the works

Gaming grant to fund City Hall renovations

HHA plans outline improvement projects

New head of West Hazleton parade committee named

Wright Twp. plans road projects, improvements to park playground

Neighbors angry over plan to open a shelter for undocumented migrant children in Devon

Green projects in Chester County get funding to tune of $740,000

Freeport Community park gets $240K state grant

Former Mineral Spring Hotel in Reading could become a veterans service center

Group intent on saving Bern Township one-room schoolhouse

$25,000 grant focuses on public health, food

National News

Men more likely to not wear helmet, get injured while biking

Opioid Crisis

Hospitals seeing shift in ODs

Hospital admissions for opioid overdoses decline in Pennsylvania

Opioid overdose admissions decline more slowly in Luzerne County than statewide

State kicks off ‘Get Help Now Week’ to stop overdoses in PA

NEPA opioid overdose hospitalizations drop

Heroin hospitalizations down in Pa. but amphetamine cases rise

Pennsylvania study finds decrease of 833 opioid overdose hospital admissions in 2018


Why Philly structure fires doubled and response times worsened

Philadelphia can’t impose conditions on charter operator seeking to open middle school, state appeal board rules

Black people see themselves in viral video of N. Philly teen in police cruiser | Solomon Jones

Philly elections officials touted new electronic poll books. Now the city says they don’t work right.

Residents want community benefits from Germantown High School’s developer. Now, they must decide what to request.

Spotted lanternfly invasion prompts a horror film, Halloween inspiration, and carnage in Philly

As climate changes and seas rise, Philadelphia International Airport is in the crosshairs

Philly airport workers are being forced to sign away their rights to take their employer to court

SEPTA’s natural gas plant in Nicetown drew controversy. An important ruling could come next month.

FOP president John McNesby calls for leadership change over faulty city payroll software

‘Colonial Phil’ is out as Community College of Philadelphia’s longtime mascot; ‘Roary,’ the lion, is in

How a 3-person strike in Baltimore is taking Philly workers off the job

No separation of church and cyclist needed | Editorial


Report: Pittsburgh’s black population trails other cities in quality of life

Report offers stark picture of inequalities by gender, race in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh lobbyist faces new fraud, theft charges

First things first: Mayor Peduto needs to maintain the trees

A plot twist: URA seeks proposals to redevelop historic Hazelwood library

Rabid raccoon found in Monroeville

Venus Williams shows off Downtown Pittsburgh’s skyline, gold Sister Bridges

GOP challenger for Allegheny County executive proposed 5 debates

State News

State to look into death of former Steeler Sam Davis in personal care home

In a record deal, Delaware County sewer system serving 42 towns is sold for $276 million

Philadelphia resident may have Pa.’s first 2019 human case of West Nile Virus

Summer 2019 ties hottest on record, just not in Western Pennsylvania

County woman will lead state’s celebration of nation’s 250th birthday

Western Pa. Shred-It events accept unwanted documents, electronics

DEP: First statewide PFAS testing results due within weeks

‘There’s such an allure here for you.’ Court records reveal the stories of Pennsylvania immigrants arrested for illegally returning to the U.S.


Gasoline prices spike after drone attack in Saudi Arabia