Paid parental leave is coming to Montgomery County staff, the first suburban area in Southeastern Pa. to adopt it

Starting Feb. 1, Montgomery County will become the first suburban county in southeastern Pennsylvania to implement paid parental leave.

Members of Congress will ‘put pressure on the EPA’ to address PFAS-contaminated water

A House task force wants the Environmental Protection Agency to designate per-and polyfuoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, as hazardous substances and regulate how much of the chemicals can be present in drinking water.

Members of Congress will ‘put pressure on the EPA’ to address PFAS-contaminated water

A House task force wants the Environmental Protection Agency to designate per-and polyfuoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, as hazardous substances and regulate how much of the chemicals can be present in drinking water.

As government shutdown drags on, Pennsylvanians feeling the pain, Wolf says

The federal government shutdown is having a wide range of impacts on Pennsylvanians. Some first-responder training sessions have been cancelled and a federal report on water contamination around military bases has been delayed.

As government shutdown drags on, Pennsylvanians feeling the pain, Wolf says

The federal government shutdown is having a wide range of impacts on Pennsylvanians. Some first-responder training sessions have been cancelled and a federal report on water contamination around military bases has been delayed.

Paul Vallas for mayor? Mayor of Chicago, that is

Former Philadelphia schools CEO Paul Vallas is a front-runner in the race for Chicago mayor, a magazine poll released this week found.

Paul Vallas for mayor? Mayor of Chicago, that is

Former Philadelphia schools CEO Paul Vallas is a front-runner in the race for Chicago mayor, a magazine poll released this week found.
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Pennsylvania officer charged with raping women while on duty

A police officer in Pennsylvania has been arrested on charges he sexually assaulted four women while on duty and threatened the women to keep quiet about it.

Bucks pharma exec’s girlfriend heads to trial in violent slaying

Jennifer Morrisey is accused of killing Michael McNew inside the Washington Crossing home they shared.

Philly DA’s Office: Mumia Abu-Jamal case not affected by recently discovered files

The convicted cop killer had been arguing that former DA Ronald Castille had "personal involvement" in the case, but prosecutors say newly discovered file boxes don't contain documents supporting that argument.

Harris Wofford, former Pa. senator and civil rights activist who helped Kennedy win White House, dies at 92

The former Democratic senator from Pennsylvania was an early supporter of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and marched alongside him.

Two years after Penn State frat death, Greek life research center will rise in Tim Piazza’s honor

“We want Tim’s legacy to save others,” Jim Piazza said. “They can’t save Tim at this point, but to see them step up and take the lead, they can save others.”

Another sinkhole appears in Chester County neighborhood, exposing Mariner East pipeline

A 5-foot wide, 10-foot deep sinkhole appeared in the backyard of a home on Lisa Drive in West Whiteland Township on Sunday. Authorities say it was caused by the failure of a water drainage system associated with the controversial Mariner East 1 natural gas pipeline.

Volunteers dream up a world without gun violence at King Day of Service

Across the region, a record 150,000 people of all ages and races braved frigid temperature to donate time and sweat in about 1,800 community service projects throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, according to Todd Bernstein, founder and director of the region’s King Day of Service.

A Philly repair company charged an 86-year-old $4,650 and gave her nothing

Repairs R Us claims it sold the consumer a "preventative maintenance plan," but it never provided a receipt or contract.

Philly rapper PnB Rock arrested for drugs, gun in Bucks County home

Bensalem Police found four pounds of marijuana and a stolen gun in a home the rapper PnB Rock rents.

After a rain-soaked 2018, farmers brace for another wet year

Pennsylvania farmers battled unrelenting rainfall last year, only to be met with paltry fields of crops and sickened animals. 2019 is also off to a watery start.

Government shutdown jeopardizes museum’s celebration of 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote

“If we can’t apply for grants because their staff can’t work, that puts some of our public programs at risk in the future,” said PAFA museum director Brooke Davis Anderson.

Thousands of absentee ballots were rejected as record turnout encountered Pa.’s tight deadlines

In recent midterm elections, around 2,000 absentee ballots were rejected statewide because they arrived after the deadline. Last election, more than 4,600 ballots were rejected just in Philadelphia and its suburbs.

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Can Philadelphia’s new and different delegation to Harrisburg mean anything new and different for Philadelphia? | John Baer

City legislators are pushing a bold plan to fight Philly's poverty. It's a new attack on an old problem, but it's noteworthy in its unity.

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Hundreds of IRS workers skip work, citing hardship

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