Coronavirus – COVID-19

State task force releases report on disparity, with focus beyond just health

Wolf administration task force releases health disparities report; ‘We’re not playing on a level playing field’

Wolf administration task force offers slew of recommendations to close racial, economic disparities revealed by pandemic

Pa. bar and restaurant restrictions won’t go away anytime soon as focus on opening schools continues: Wolf

State warns of community spread in Philly, Delco as virus trends improve in other counties; city predicts fans won’t be allowed at Eagles opener

Toomey, Casey ask feds for more help, analysis of nursing homes

Pennsylvania coronavirus fallout: Lehigh Valley restaurants on ‘life support’; Gov. Wolf stands by recommendation to halt youth sports until Jan. 1

Pennsylvania posts near-1,000 covid-19 case increase, largest thus far in Augus

COVID-19 Update: Pa. sees 991 new cases, Pittsburgh region reports 258 more

Westmoreland County adds 13 new covid-19 cases

Region tops 40 new COVID-19 cases again with one death

Turning anger into action: Minority students analyze COVID-19 data on racial disparities


Local officials recognize award-winning intersection in Penn Township

Officials claim pipeline workers breached aquifer at Shoen Road in Chester County

Democrats, activists call for impeachment of Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Gale

The pandemic proves why Pa. needs to update its tele-health laws | Opinion


Small businesses wait for help as Congress stalls on loan program

Pawn shops fall on hard times as products dry up and customers are flush with cash

As deadline approaches, restaurants vary on defying Wolf’s capacity order, other restrictions

Philly-area congresswoman seeks answers on bogus report of PPP loan to long-closed Buca di Beppo restaurant in Wynnewood

Dollar General proposal not well received in Upper Burrell

Restaurant owners face uncertainty as pandemic continues: Is it ‘worth it to be in business?’


Statistics detail restraint chair use in Luzerne County prison

First portion of Mackey jail video will be released soon, attorney says

Pedri seeking options for independent review of Mackey case

Our Opinion: DA Salavantis, stop blocking state probe in the Mackey case

High-profile criminal trials headed to arena

Dozens of clergy sex abuse lawsuits filed in Allegheny, Westmoreland courts as possible deadline looms


Reopening schools amid COVID-19 is hugely complex and perilous. Are school board members up to the task?

Conrad Weiser plans to reopen schools in person

Hamburg School District opting for a full reopening of schools

Educators weigh risks of teaching in-person during a pandemic: ‘rolling the dice’

Greater Nanticoke Area sticking with hybrid plan, for now

Mt. Lebanon School Board moves ahead with full remote learning for first 9 weeks

Muhlenberg School District narrowly passes anti-racism and equity resolution

Gov. Wolf reiterates fall sports recommendation; PIAA wants to talk options

Wolf standing firm regarding fall sports

Special-ed students at risk of falling behind amid school reopening plans | Opinion

Under fire, Alonso resigns from Interboro School Board

Philly-area college students signed leases months ago for fall housing. Now, many aren’t coming to campus but are legally required to pay.


USPS says Pennsylvania mail ballots may not be delivered on time, and state warns of ‘overwhelming’ risk to voters

Postal Service problems fuel concern among Berks residents ahead of election

Pennsylvania asks court to extend mail-in voting deadlines

Health Care

Highmark CEO: Covid-19 pandemic has not deterred growth across Pa., neighboring states

Tower Health rehab in West Reading closing; it was critical for people in recovery, officials say

Local News

Insurer sues Scranton parking garage to recoup $110,000 for water damage of adjoining Lackawanna County building

Scranton civil service rule change seeks to attract more police candidates

Scranton invokes extension in response to newspaper’s Right-to-Know requests

Community foundation grant bolsters Electric City Connection project

3 housing programs in Berks County get combined $475,000 in state funding

Reading firefighter placed on administrative leave over racially insensitive social media posts, officials say

Police Review Board still a hot topic for Wilkes-Barre City Council

Fawn police email account hacked, recipients should disregard messages

National News

EPA announces controversial rules on methane emissions

EPA relaxes greenhouse gas emission limits on oil and gas industry

In Pittsburgh, Trump’s EPA announces methane rule rollback for gas wells, pipelines

The coronavirus recession is over for the rich, but the working class is far from recovered


As the state investigates ‘heinous abuse,’ Philly Council calls for removal of children from Devereux

After a police shootout in Tioga, a traumatized community began to heal. A year later, COVID has changed everything.

Mask-refusing Philly judge has respiratory issue, spokesperson says

As gun violence surges, Philly officials tell parents to take responsibility for firearms in their homes

Philadelphia Tribune workers may strike over unsafe conditions during pandemic

A Philly police ‘courtesy tow’ landed a lawyer in handcuffs for ‘stealing’ her own car

Philly says it’s catching up on trash and recycling. But one neighborhood is fed up and renting trucks.

How to fight a traffic ticket in Philadelphia


For Black female leaders in Pittsburgh, Kamala Harris’ fight feels familiar

PPS suspends Taylor Allderdice girls soccer practice after player tests positive for COVID-19

Down to just 50 employees, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust faces $6 million deficit

How to monitor restaurant safety

At teachers’ urging, Pittsburgh diocese delays start date for elementary schools

Man transported to hospital after shooting in Pittsburgh’s Elliott neighborhood

Pittsburgh police: Man shot multiple times in Hazelwood

State News

Extending statewide moratorium on utility shut-offs is the right call amid pandemic and recession | Editorial

Large crowds taking toll on Pennsylvania state parks

Carson, LaBelle, Stein among Pennsylvania’s inspiring women

Officials to treat Taylor industrial park for spotted lanternflies


Fact-checking Mike Pence’s claim that Trump has added thousands of manufacturing jobs in Pa.