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Lawmakers react to Postal Service changes in Erie, elsewhere

State lawmakers question data used to recommend PIAA sports shutdown

House Republicans say no data behind Gov. Tom Wolf’s recommendation to postpone fall school sports

CFA funding announced for several Luzerne County projects

Berks County water and sewer projects receiving $1.8 million in state grants

New program from Rep. Patty Kim aims to help parents while Harrisburg area schools start remotely

Pa.’s building trade unions need to be allies, not opponents, of a cleaner climate | Opinion

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Wolf defends coronavirus strategy as resistance grows

New Pa. order for long-term care sites focuses on protective equipment for frontline staff

Pennsylvania increases contact tracing staff

New study says Pennsylvania’s child care industry needs millions more in aid to survive

Daycare centers shouldered big costs, shutdowns from COVID-19. Some say they can’t reopen without more aid

Coronavirus pandemic puts $325 million hit on Pennsylvania child care industry, study finds

Is Pa. on the verge of a wave of evictions? Flaws evident as applicants flood state housing program

Women in the pandemic face pressures of job loss, virtual school and being primary caregivers

Are antigen tests the silver bullet to Pa.’s coronavirus testing delays? Not so fast

In-person visits to resume at county-owned Westmoreland Manor in Hempfield

COVID-19 Update: Pa. reports a drop in new cases with 384; Pittsburgh region sees 130 more

Allegheny County posts lower new covid case count for 4th straight day

Westmoreland County adds 7 new coronavirus cases

No new COVID-19 deaths statewide, 19 new local cases

Berks County adds 12 new coronavirus cases; weekly average falls slightly

Mount Aloysius College reports first COVID-19 case; Cambria adds 10 cases

Beaver County off state’s COVID-watch list

Coatesville VA piloting new coronavirus safety program


Gov. Wolf visits York, discusses $96M in small business grants, COVID-relief funding


$50 million in coronavirus ‘hazard pay’ grants doled out by Pennsylvania: Here are 26 Lehigh Valley organizations getting money

Report: Pennsylvania clean energy ‘major’ job creator

Coronavirus restrictions send event businesses and their customers scrambling

$100 million recycling plant planned for Erie


Wilkes-Barre testing body cameras for police

DA: We are investigating reports of adults seeking sex with minors

COVID-19 what’s next: Pandemic challenges Pa prison, jail operations


Students will have to wear masks all day in school, with few exceptions: Pa. health department

Pa. adopts stricter rules on masks in school

Pennsylvania adopts stricter rules on masks in school

Closing the digital divide: Pa. schools say they’re ready to teach kids online after spring emergency test

Virtual teaching: Be improvisational, engage students, experts say

Getting kids to school safely in a pandemic is one thing. Retaining bus drivers is another.

Dallas switches to hybrid learning for school opening

Highlands approves calendar changes, school year to start remotely

Battle lines forming over high school sports in Pa. and N.J. as coronavirus cases among young people are on the rise

Caravan of Temple students, faculty, community members protest university’s reopening on move-in day

No pandemic panic as local colleges prepare for fall classes

Luzerne County Community College ranked 7th in the state by wallethub

Lock Haven University makes free COVID-19 testing available to students on campus


As DNC kicks off, Pa. Democrats embrace state’s expected role in 2020 election

Democratic National Convention strives to build enthusiasm despite going all-virtual

Malcolm Kenyatta on his Democratic convention keynote: ‘A poor, Black, gay kid from North Philly is about to be on this stage’

Conor Lamb among 17 ‘rising stars’ to deliver Tuesday’s keynote speech for Democratic National Convention

Michelle Obama warns that Donald Trump is ‘in over his head’

Westmoreland leaders mull solutions to accommodate expected volume of mail-in ballots


Pa. casino revenues return to pre-pandemic levels, but online gambling soars

Wind Creek Bethlehem’s first full month open following shutdown results in lowest casino revenue in 9 years

Health Care

West Penn Hospital nurses unionize, join SEIU

Local News

State grants benefit sewer, stormwater and flood control projects

Diocese of Scranton priest sues two parishioners, church employee for defamation

Lehigh Valley post office equipment removed, possibly delaying mail, ballots, says letter carrier union

City Council briefed on future of Reading’s Downtown Improvement District

Vandals break lights on Leechburg’s gazebo, mayor hopes to purchase cameras to discourage behavior

State grants will help update water, sewer lines in Ligonier, Mt. Pleasant townships

New homes are rising at old Braddock Hospital site

Upper Darby trash collection getting back on track

National News

Trump rule on transgender health blocked at the 11th hour

Extend SNAP waivers

U.S. approves oil, gas leasing plan for Alaska Wildlife refuge


Philly posts notices that homeless encampments on the Parkway and Ridge Avenue must close Tuesday

30 people were shot this weekend in Philadelphia, including 5 at a party held to honor a gun violence victim

Man, 27, fatally shot in West Philly

The Philadelphia Orchestra goes shorter, smaller and virtual for the first part of the 2020-21 season

Even the pandemic doesn’t slow down Philadelphia’s drug markets

Learn to say Kamala Harris’ name, and mine, too | Opinion


Leaders condemn arrest of protester by Pittsburgh officers in unmarked van

‘Low profile’ arrest creates firestorm as officials, experts blast Pittsburgh police tactic

Mayor Peduto decries tactics used by Pittsburgh police during protest

Youth-led protest organizers dispute police claims about being to blame for communication failures

East Hills shooting injures 2

Woman found shot in Garfield

19 Neighbors: Police, boys make and maintain a brotherly bond

Allegheny County, Pittsburgh in final push for 2020 census responses as some areas lag behind

State News

Pa. to spend $10M on surplus produce, milk, more from farmers for struggling families

Pennsylvania briefs


The 15 most important major highway projects being worked on now in Western Pa.


Casey takes administration to task over Postal Service

Trump visit crowd to be limited in Old Forge