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Why we marched from Overbrook to Lower Merion to demand fair school funding | Sen. Vincent Hughes and Gregory Holston

Pa.’s ‘Safe2Say’ program is really something to talk about | Sens. Vincent Hughes and Pat Browne

Pa. Senate hearing today on White Haven, Polk closures

How polarized is the Pennsylvania Legislature?

Reforming the Pa. probation system: It’s time to stop ‘paying for failure,’ advocates say

Bill making registration for Pa.’s ‘Do Not Call’ list permanent going to Gov. Tom Wolf for his signature

Ribbon-cutting held for Paoli train station project; Dinniman calls for Amtrak to move on other stations

Pa. House committee will vote on mandatory minimums for gun crimes, much to Democrats’ chagrin

Gun debate revives in Pennsylvania statehouse

OJR student inspires introduction of Lilly’s Bill in Pa. House

Embattled Pa. senator removed from appropriations committee in wake of report detailing his ‘irresponsible’ behavior


DHS Secretary: Trump’s SNAP program changes jeopardize food access

Pennsylvania pushes back against federal efforts to curb food assistance program

Trump administration’s SNAP change ‘cruel and mean-spirited’ says state Human Services secretary


After ransomware attacks on cities, IBM offers free cybersecurity training for local officials

Who gets the $11,000,000 referral fee? Montco law firm and a former partner fight over it.


DA files charges against men seen beating women at Exxon station

Pirates pitcher Felipe Vazquez moved to Westmoreland County Prison

Montgomery County man charged with stabbing brother-in-law to death after birthday party

Judge mulls possible parole for ex-Carbondale cop who fatally shot unarmed man

How much does it help to expunge a criminal record? Western Pa. study seeks to find out


Diocese of Scranton announces $1 million investment in STREAM education

NEIU opens new early intervention center in Dunmore

Cook contract, chill students

Penn Hills school officials say misunderstanding led to ‘no confidence’ letter

Penn Hills School District officials to hire Oakmont councilwoman as PR consultant

Social media comment by Deer Lakes student not a threat against district, officials say

Two consolidation opponents plan write-in bids for W-B Area board

Point Park, CMU earn spots in top 30 college theater design and tech programs

Former Wilkes professor, global affairs expert dies

PHEAA seeks 9.7% increase in state funding for Pa.’s college grants program

Mumps outbreak reported at Moravian College

Lawsuit: Cheyney University raided, misused scholarship federal funds as accreditation decision looms


The qualifying thresholds are increased for November’s Democratic debate

Murrysville voters at Newlonsburg and Sardis could get new precincts under new plan


Sportsbook at Mohegan Sun Pocono opens for test run today

Mount Airy launches online sports betting

Mount Airy mini-casino vote could come by November

Health Care

Physicians of color are far too rare. This Jefferson study highlights one potential reason.

Waiting for a heart transplant, some children at disadvantage, study says

St. Christopher’s doctors worry as new owners won’t keep chief heart surgeon

State, hospital investigating Legionnaires’ cases in Scranton area

Local News

Blight committee meeting canceled

VA center hosting town hall

Scranton City Council letter to clarify expectations for internal gas card audit

Gilhooley hearing rescheduled after victim doesn’t show

City would be able to collect attorney fees under proposal

Fundraising begins for memorial for murdered New Kensington child

Reading City Council discusses aggressive panhandling

Northern Berks police chief on leave; commissioners OK internal investigation

Exeter Township votes to move to closing for $2.5 purchase of Promenade Shopping Center

Editorial: Veterans center a promising idea for Reading

National News

Battle lines seen as hardening on religious liberty

Opioid Crisis

Feet to the flame: Josh Shapiro keeps up the pressure on Purdue, Sacklers


New Philly lead bill should be first step in housing culture change | Editorial

One suspect dead, another wounded in Northeast Philadelphia home-invasion robbery

Another fired prosecutor sues DA Larry Krasner, alleging age discrimination

Two women with two different, and strong, opinions on overdose prevention sites, find common ground on Kensington | Perspective


California man charged in South Side OD deaths; feds say initial tests show drugs had fentanyl

California man charged in deadly South Side overdoses, tainted cocaine suspected

Us: Blind urban adventurers navigate Pittsburgh with aplomb

Pennsylvania’s Pine Creek Gorge is grand, especially in fall

Bill Peduto in NYC to represent U.S. mayors at U.N. climate summit

Beto O’Rourke set to campaign in Pittsburgh

Carrick residents worry that insurance won’t cover damages from water main break


Mother of fatal shooting victim speaks out

Mother speaks out about teen daughter fatally shot in Exeter

State News

National PFAS study will include Bucks, Montgomery, Gloucester County residents

Feds: Bucks, Montgomery counties tapped for PFAS exposure study

Conference aims to combine technology and do-it-yourself to assist people with disabilities

State study: Arnold Palmer Regional Airport boosts economy by $226M

Nukes crucial as TMI closes

After alarming headlines, when will the menace of mosquitoes die down? NOAA’s fall outlook isn’t good news.

Pa. woman goes from heroin, burglaries and bad checks to master’s degree and good job

Has the spotted lanternfly crossed the Susquehanna River?


State sends money for Scott road upgrades

Pa.’s roads are the 5th worst in nation, study says


Pa. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan on Trump-Ukraine allegations: if true, it’s an impeachable offense–20190924.html

Trump ordered hold on military aid days before calling Ukrainian president, officials say