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Gun control advocates say Pa. legislator’s comments are ‘fighting words, not a final declaration’

The big things we learned from the Pa. Senate’s marathon gun safety hearings

Gun violence and Second Amendment rights again at center stage in Harrisburg

Rep. Stephens’ firearm red flag bill blocked in committee

Berks County lawmakers respond to call for legalizing marijuana in Pennsylvania

Pa. Senate passes bill raising minimum age for buying tobacco and vaping products to 21

$2 million study looks at hyperloop – 700 mph transit – that would cross Pennsylvania

Senate committee OKs Rep. Bernstine’s bill repealing property tax law

Pennsylvania’s “Safe2Say” is something to talk about | By State Senators Vincent Hughes and Pat Browne

It’s time to step up, and say ‘Enough is enough’ to gun violence | Opinion

Editorial: The Legislature continues to shoot itself in the foot on gun control

Your legislature’s back. Aren’t you glad? | John Baer


Gov. Tom Wolf calls for legalizing recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania

Wolf, Fetterman call for legalization of marijuana

Gov. Tom Wolf backs marijuana legalization, says Legislature should ‘seriously debate’ the issue

Gov. Tom Wolf now supports legalizing marijuana in Pennsylvania

Gov. Wolf, Lt. Gov. Fetterman urge legalization of marijuana in Pennsylvania

Governor Wolf backs impeachment inquiry into Trump

Immigrant advocate to Wolf: Veto bill that expands E-Verify to all Pa. construction workers

Wolf names Scranton medical college dean Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania


Local companies have mixed reactions to expanded overtime eligibility

Firetruck maker KME cuts 15% of workforce


Bail denied for Pirates pitcher Felipe Vazquez at Westmoreland County arraignment

8 of Harrisburg’s 9 homicides this year happened within a fraction of a square mile


Mental health issues top the list of tips logged on anonymous school safety app

Bullying, mental health concerns top reports to Safe2Say Something, Pennsylvania’s student tip line

As concerns about vaping grow, Centre County schools look to education, detection tools

New security protocol at Penn Hills School District prohibits visiting except for school business

‘A big one’ for Misericordia


At least four Republicans, multiple Dems eyeing run for Folmer’s Senate seat

Special election set to replace State Sen. Mike Folmer

Matthew Brouillette runs for Pa. Senate, aims to fill seat vacated by Mike Folmer

Beto O’Rourke links violence to Trump’s rhetoric and policies in fiery Schenley Plaza speech

Beto O’Rourke pushes gun control, health care, immigration reform in Pittsburgh


Hempfield casino construction expected to start soon

Health Care

Survey: Family health insurance cost tops $20,000 annually

W-B flu vaccine clinics scheduled for October

Local News

Mother of drug overdose victim seeks Luzerne County Council intervention

Luzerne woman climbs Mount Fuji

Gas card records raise questions about Scranton fire chief’s claim he paid for own gas while vacationing

Scranton Fringe Festival returns with robust schedule of performances and more

Lawyers challenge Dem try to limit Scranton mayor candidates

South Wayne authority receives $10 million for treatment plant upgrades

Landmark meat packing plant razed this week in Shenandoah

International priests now make up 25% of those serving in Greensburg diocese

Sinking Spring gives go-ahead to revitalization committee to apply for more state grants

Toxins linger in Hereford Township from long-ago environmental sins

National News

Refugee admissions have dropped to historic lows under President Trump

The MacArthur Foundation announces 26 ‘genius’ grant winners, including a Penn professor

Nation’s No. 2 radio group says it won’t air Juul, other e-cigarette ads

‘OK’ hand gesture, more added to list of hate symbols

Opioid Crisis

W. Pa. indictments for fatal ODs, pill mills, drug dealing highlight opioid fight, U.S. attorney says


New federal report surprises: Philadelphia poverty down, income up

Two buildings demonstrate Philadelphia’s capacity to change — and change again | Inga Saffron

SEPTA and Philadelphia reveal their investment managers’ profits while bigger state pensions resist disclosure

Should city’s financial watchdog go to the old dog’s home? | Editorial

Philadelphia airport ranks near the bottom on consumer survey, but still did better than LaGuardia

Her dad was a Philly firefighter, and now she runs the city’s EMS | We The People

Philadelphia may soon require all charter schools, youth organizations to accommodate trans kids

Philly voting-machine vendor lobbied for years to win contract, city watchdog’s investigation finds

Simon Gratz High School athletes and officials address recent gun violence


Council roundup: City wants to improve diversity among firefighters, will ask state for $1.8 million for Grandview fixes

Pittsburgh seeking $1.8M grant for Grandview Avenue improvements

Allegheny County Board of Elections chooses voting system vendor

End the billboard fight: Pittsburgh should respect Lamar’s property rights

Police release detailed description of bike trail attacker

DA Zappala holds firm on misdemeanor charges in Pittsburgh gas station fight

Greater Pittsburgh food bank debuts ‘The Food Podcast’

L.A. doctor who performed Ben Roethlisberger’s surgery has Western Pa. roots

State News

Spotted lanternfly eggs are easy to kill — if you know how to find them

You know to kill the spotted lanternfly. But what if you could make it a game? You can.

‘Gross’: Lanternflies causing big bug problem for some in Pennsylvania

Pa., 16 other states sue Trump administration over Endangered Species Act rules

Child cancer rates average in Luzerne County, but high in neighboring Wyoming

In first-of-its-kind move, counselors assist patients while Fayette County doctor is arrested

Nothing can stop PFAS. Except maybe this microbe from the NJ swamplands.


$260 million upgrade on Interstate 78 can’t finish too soon for many worried about safety and congestion

In Berks County, drunken-driving crashes are down, aggressive driving is up – and other revelations from—–and-other-revelations-from-penndots-2018-crash-database


Pa. Sen. Bob Casey supports House move to begin impeachment inquiry

Sen. Bob Casey labels Trump call ‘a textbook abuse of power’

Casey, Toomey disagree on call for impeachment of Trump

Pa. GOP Sen. Pat Toomey: Trump’s phone call with Ukraine leader does not ‘rise to the level of an impeachable offense’