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“We cannot reform something that’s rotten to its core”: Allentown activists offer state legislators their perspective on police oversight

What should police reform in Pa. should look like? Lehigh Valley residents testify before lawmakers.

School officials tell Pa. Senate panel they need to be shielded from lawsuits to reopen safely

Panel gets input on how to safely open local schools

Restaurant operators sound off to lawmakers about latest restrictions on their establishments

Pennsylvania restaurant official predicts Gov. Wolf’s coronavirus mitigation order could lead to closure of 7,500 PA restaurants

PennFuture: Public works program is key to rebound

‘An emotional moment’: Peyton Walker’s mother reacts to passed Pa. law that carries her late daughter’s name

Pennsylvania’s voters deserve automatic voter registration before the 2020 election | Opinion

Plaques about the crimes of former Pa. House leaders disappear from their Capitol portraits

In Harrisburg and D.C., the GOP meddling with our courts is a threat to democracy | Bruce Ledewitz

Why we need to make sure Pa. schools are ready to open this fall | Kerry A. Benninghoff

Coronavirus - COVID-19

Covid-19 testing of all nursing home residents, staff complete, Pa. health department says

Initial test of Pa. nursing homes for COVID-19 done, more to come

State report: Brighton knew it didn’t have state OK to use experimental drug on residents

Virus spread ‘likely to be worse before it gets better,’ Philly’s top doctor says

Westmoreland County adds 1 new covid-19 death, 14 new cases

Montgomery County officials: Only 1 COVID-19 death over past 7 days

Wyoming County reports first new COVID-19 death in two months

Monroe’s COVID-19 numbers stay low, though commonwealth continues to show increases

States should adopt a plan to report testing turnaround times.

The coronavirus scourge of the under-30 crowd is upon us and it is dangerous | Maria Panaritis

At the heart of dismal U.S. coronavirus response, a fraught relationship with masks


Dr. Rachel Levine: Transphobic incidents are ‘hurting the thousands of LGBTQ Pennsylvanians’

Dr. Rachel Levine responds to transphobic comments: ‘I do not have time for intolerance’

Pa. health secretary denounces transphobic attacks: ‘Our children are watching’

Pennsylvania Department of Aging seeks public input for Plan on Aging

Wolf challenges Congress to do better on unemployment assistance as initial $600 weekly supplements expire


Pa. business owners to Wolf: Please police mask requirement so we don’t have to

Decision day for 1,300 Vanguard workers as their jobs head to India-based Infosys

Hempfield approves consolidation of 2 parcels in industrial park, making way for new manufacturing company

Pepperjam acquired by Partnerize

Local jobs report shows labor force is retreating


National teacher union supports strikes over reopening plans

Scranton School District could lose $426k of stimulus funds to private schools

Pa. school officials share challenges of preparing for new year amid ongoing coronavirus pandemic

South Fayette School District officials approve reopening plan

Riverview students to start 1st 9 weeks of new school year online

Wyoming Area OKs re-opening plan, looks to Velcro lunch bags and backpacks

New Kensington-Arnold School Board votes to bring students back to school — but many may learn from home

Pittston Area declares emergency, approves re-opening plan

Parkland approves reopening plan: Hybrid attendance for some grades, full-time for others, with an all-virtual option

How will schools maintain high quality of education during pandemic?

John Pallone announces resignation as New Kensington-Arnold School District superintendent

Pa. health secretary: Data will guide state’s approach to high school sports

District 11 chairman Bob Hartman says ‘everything on the table’ as PIAA meets to discuss fall sports opening

Keeping Pa. private colleges closed will hurt small communities, officials say

COVID-19 dilemma facing colleges nationally is seen in Edinboro’s decision to abruptly go online

Pa. Attorney General Josh Shapiro scores interim win in student loan lawsuit against Navient

Some colleges are starting to cut tuition as coronavirus keeps students off campus


Trump is struggling but Pennsylvania Republicans have an important advantage compared to 2016

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Noticias locales

Scranton City Council calls for termination of tax firm contract, action on sale of trash delinquencies

Work on Scranton’s first splash park continues

Luzerne County Council won’t forgive penalty on 2020 real estate taxes after Aug. 18

County council rejects extension of tax deadline

Our opinion: County ethics process failed in Crispell case

Activist Stilp plans to burn flags at courthouses Thursday

Bloomsburg Fair canceled over COVID-19 concerns

Westmoreland probation office closed in wake of positive coronavirus test


Black and Jewish leaders blast the NAACP’s Philly president for an anti-Semitic Facebook post

Tensions are boiling over between Philly DA Larry Krasner and bail reform advocates

‘A pretty bleak picture’: Philadelphia Museum of Art reveals to staff what its workplace assessment uncovered

Philly Free Library board chair thanks Black workers for ‘bravery’ in speaking out against ousted director

Threat to John Coltrane mural shows how development can erase Black history in Philly neighborhoods

Essential workers running Philly’s Greyhound station are fighting for stronger safety protections

Phillies postponed through Friday; players show no initial positive COVID-19 tests in aftermath of Marlins outbreak

Black Doctors Consortium calls on Philly hospitals to offer rapid community testing

Philly public schools will stay all-online at least until November

Philadelphia urges demolition of St. Laurentius Church, but an architectural committee is unpersuaded

An Airbnb stay with Caribbean farmers inspired this Philly woman to create FarmerJawn CSA | We The People

Walgreens tells Philly customers their prescription info may have been stolen during May looting


Peduto: Cities like Pittsburgh at ‘critical juncture’ if federal relief for COVID-19 falls short

Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto joins other mayors asking for federal help during pandemic

Demanding to be heard: PSA features deaf community and inclusivity within the BLM movement

City Council approves five police reform bills, ban on chokeholds

Pittsburgh City Council approves police reforms supported by Mayor Peduto

PPS board member on reopening schools: ‘There’s more questions than answers’

In meeting with Jill Biden, Pittsburgh schools union leader supports delay for in-person instruction

Norfolk Southern details plans to replace Merchant Street rail bridge

Protest over Pittsburgh bar’s dress code results in multiple charges

Pittsburgh International Airport gets $3M in federal funding for runway rehab

Pittsburgh jobless rate dips slightly to 12.5% in June

Noticias del Estado

Rape jokes, vindictive culture in ‘old boys club’ at Horsham’s Air National Guard Station

State, Westmoreland see drop in OD deaths; Allegheny sees increase

Government transparency must be central to the new normal of coronavirus | Editorial

How a Supreme Court ruling on an Uber driver could remake Pennsylvania’s gig economy


60 police departments around Philly to curb aggressive driving