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Testing delays scrutinized as Wolf announces state aid for Lehigh Valley firm

Police can have sex with people they’re investigating. A bill would make it a crime in Pa.

Local legislators offer comments on state’s school reopening plan

State legislators push for fall sports; Wolf still recommends waiting until 2021

When will Sen. John DiSanto’s actions on redistricting reform match his rhetoric? | Opinion

Wolf is the ‘extremist’ — not me | Doug Mastriano

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Educating kids is ‘first priority’ for Pa., Wolf says, and restrictions on eateries won’t be relaxed soon

COVID-19 Update: Pa. reports 828 new cases, Pittsburgh region has 202 with 10 more deaths

Allegheny County continues to post lower new covid-19 case counts

Westmoreland sees lowest new covid-19 case count in 56 days

Montgomery County records 275 coronavirus cases, 3 more deaths, over 7-day period

15 new COVID-19 cases in Luzerne County

One new COVID-19 death, 26 new cases in NEPA counties, state reports Tuesday

State reports 24 new coronavirus cases for Berks County and averages hold steady

Monroeville nursing home reports 47 covid-19 cases, after reporting zero last week

Pennsylvania is the second most restrictive state when it comes to coronavirus rules, report shows

Costly COVID-19 mistakes: Economic crisis in wake of virus has Pa. in a state of uncertainty

In race for coronavirus test, OraSure to expand, create 177 jobs in Bethlehem as it works to bring ‘lab on a swab’ to market

Sesame Place arrests are coming, but so are more bratty mask tantrums by grown-ups | Maria Panaritis

What Pittsburgh experts are saying about Russia’s covid-19 vaccine


‘Making a souffle on a BBQ grill’: Pa. scrambles after Trump goes solo on unemployment relief


Amazon plans to open second fulfillment center in Berks County

Officials mull future of Pocono restaurant industry

Pipeline drilling fluid leaks into Marsh Creek Lake


Bill Cosby’s lawyers file an appeal, arguing that a deposition shouldn’t have been allowed in his sex assault trial

The secret world of young adult dating abuse


Interest in homeschooling has ‘exploded’ amid COVID-19 pandemic

Mt. Lebanon school board to meet after superintendent urges starting school year fully remote

Leechburg Area to discuss changes to back-to-school plan

Crestwood reports COVID-19 case at secondary campus

PIAA sent letter on Tuesday to Gov. Wolf’s office to begin discussions on fall sports

New guidance on schools educational

Ohio enters the unknown with schools

Colleges begin the coronavirus test with in-person classes

To help college grads find jobs, some colleges are using an alumni gig economy

Community college leaders tout cost advantages as 4-year schools go online

Penn is shutting its dorms to most students and moving classes online for the fall

Ron Cook: Big Ten and Pac-12 did the right thing, but the wait will continue


Biden selects California Sen. Harris as running mate

Kamala Harris VP pick excites Democrats hoping Pa. goes blue: ‘She’s going to be able to make the case’

Black Democrats in Pa. are ‘beaming with pride’ after Biden picks Kamala Harris for vice president

How Pa. Dems reacted to Joe Biden picking Kamala Harris for vice president

Local NAACP official “thrilled and excited” over Harris VP pick

Local Dems praise Biden’s vice presidential pick

Women say they will fight sexism, ‘ugly’ attacks on Harris

Ridge says voters should be patient for results in 2020 presidential race

Don’t ignore low-income voters, Poor People’s Campaign report says

Controversial businesswoman wins GOP nod in Georgia

Health Care

Don’t delay immunizations

Despite two-month suspension, parents urged not to wait to get children immunized for school

Temple Health is paying COVID-19 bonuses to front-line clinical workers

Coronavirus is changing childbirth in the Philadelphia region, including boosting scheduled inductions

Luzerne County has high rate of ventilator hospitalizations

Luzerne County has high rate of ventilator hospitalizations

Local News

Scranton Police Chief Carl Graziano to retire, take position at Lackawanna College

Empowering women the theme of fifth Peaceful Stand in Berks County

Most of Allentown City Council supports latest resolution on police reforms. Here’s what it says

Bethlehem Council says it’s not thinking about defunding the police. Still, 100 people joined Back the Blue rally outside City Hall

Lehigh Valley minorities, particularly Hispanics, plagued by inequity, study finds

Sorace joins other Pennsylvania mayors to plead to Congress for direct COVID-19 aid

$5M digital innovation lab to be built on site of New Kensington community garden

Citizens plead for outside investigation into Mackey death

Council split over reprimands for Griffith, Pedri

Township makes truck payment on behalf of East Huntingdon’s cash-strapped fire department

Wilkes-Barre mayor wants police substations in city

National News

At the nation’s leading behavioral health nonprofit for youth, Devereux staff abused children in their care for years — while red flags were dismissed.


‘I’m sick of teddy bear memorials’: Philly officials search for reasons, solutions to the spike in shootings

As gun violence rages in Philadelphia, special council hearing reveals no quick solutions

Philly has spent less than half of its federal coronavirus relief money, but pandemic costs are growing

A longtime Philadelphia judge won’t wear a mask in court, prompting complaints from lawyers and witnesses

Sorry, Mayor, but residents shouldn’t have to cut back on DIY projects to help with trash pickup | Jenice Armstrong

SEPTA attacked by malware, says Key card information not compromised

As gun violence increases, Philly’s latest strategy could stop the bleeding — but only if done carefully | Editorial


Allegheny County pledges to ramp up spending on social services, health care, protective gear

Peduto warns job losses could become reality if federal COVID-19 assistance doesn’t happen

Assistant district attorney who filed OSHA complaint after getting COVID-19 has died

Another business in Allegheny County closed by health department for flouting pandemic rules

Port Authority cancels suspensions for supervisors, but mask issue likely isn’t over

Regional planners conducting survey on transit needs in 10-county area

As Post-Gazette employee representatives consider a strike, analysts say strategy can be dicey

Inquiry on Allegheny County judge’s alleged racist remarks coming to close

Pittsburgh’s North Shore restaurants endure summer without sports fans

State News

State parks put efforts in place to mitigate overcrowding, but it’s difficult

Pennsylvania considers allowing utilities to resume shutting off nonpaying customers

Three Mile Island owner agrees to public decommissioning panel but no financial settlement