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Pa. lawmakers concerned ‘guidance’ for schools could open the door to COVID-19 lawsuits

Lawmaker: Pa. schools fear virus lawsuits, need protection

Pa. schools are worried about lawsuits if they ignore state COVID-19 guidance; ’Don’t let the fear envelop you,’ lawmaker says

Pennsylvania lawmakers question cabinet secretaries on reopening of schools

‘Breonna’s Law’: Pa. legislator proposes legislation that would ban no-knock warrants

Bucks, Montco towns get nearly $3.4M in state grants for water and sewer improvements

Port Authority, SEPTA say they face service cuts without steady state funding

Dark money mystery: Top Pa. lawmaker helped raise cash for nonprofit whose agenda is largely a secret

Coronavirus – COVID-19

COVID-19 could make health care even more unaffordable for Americans, study finds

Unpaid utility bills are soaring in the pandemic. Consumer advocates fear mass shut-offs loom

75% of young adults report anxiety or depression, and suicide thoughts rise as coronavirus pandemic wears on, CDC reports

Hazleton Mayor: COVID-19 impacting youth

Coronavirus cancels Pa. Farm Show, causes outbreak in Philly church; Murphy said Trump is fighting mail-in ballots to ‘undermine the election’

Community spread is driving COVID-19 case rate increases in York, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster and Berks counties

Coronavirus in Pa.: York County ‘stable’ despite record positive tests

Montgomery County officials launch new coronavirus testing platform for faster results

Pennsylvania adds 570 coronavirus cases to its total

COVID-19 Update: Allegheny County cases fall, but new deaths rise by 6

Westmoreland County adds 18 new coronavirus cases, 1 new death

No new NEPA COVID-19 deaths for fifth straight day

38 more coronavirus cases for Berks County in Pennsylvania Department of Health reporting

University of Scranton reports 12 people in isolation for COVID-19; three students tested positive

Ten students, employee test positive for COVID-19 at Bloomsburg: report


More retailers are taking Thanksgiving Day off this year

Hair stylists, barbers hope their industry will soon thrive again as struggle to survive continues for small businesses across Philly region


Inmate charged in attack on Delco prison officer

Two dozen COVID-19 cases at Lancaster County Prison detected since Aug. 7


‘Pandemic pods’ sprout in central Pa. as parents seek help managing their children’s online education

Exeter School District to furlough 90 support staff workers

Virtual classes force staff furloughs in Chichester

Abington Heights cancels fall contact sports

It’s back to class – in person or virtually – as schools begin opening around York County

Gateway votes against hiring Mobile Health Services for daily temperature checks of students, staff

Survey says: Some WPIAL ADs believe football should be moved to spring

Health department restrictions could force Allegheny County football teams elsewhere

PIAA football officials prepping for season despite declining membership, COVID-19 concerns

‘We got as wet as everyone else’: Pa. teachers’ pension fund to dump billions in underperforming Wall Street investments

‘Let Our Kids Play in PA’ rally to be held at Capitol

A new fall reality takes hold on Pennsylvania campuses; will precaution or parties win out?

Professors question Penn State reopening as study projects problems

Wilkes University students excited to start in-person classes

Students return to Kutztown University amid coronavirus worries


Kamala Harris accepts Democratic nomination for vice president, urges voters to back Joe Biden

Obama, in scathing Trump rebuke, warns democracy on the line

Presidential campaign lights to shine on NEPA today

Analysis: Trump visit all about tweaking Biden and winning Lackawanna

Republican ex-Congressman Charlie Dent endorses Democrat Joe Biden for president

Two views: Luzerne County women on opposite sides consider Harris’ impact

Dave Reed and Patrick Murphy: Pennsylvania voters deserve a safe and secure 2020 election

Secure vote with county resources

Poll workers are essential employees. We need to treat them that way | Mark O’Keefe

Local News

Lackawanna County seeks $909K grant to provide rent, utility assistance

Former Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright agrees not to release identities of witnesses against him

Berks County officials warn that time is running out on census count

Sparks fly as county council weighs school closures – and more—and-more/article_dec4bd6c-e277-11ea-9c4f-5f4cb4acffed.html

Grant adds water tank, litter carrier to Bradenville firefighters’ all-terrain vehicle

National News

Girl Scouts of the United States name first Black CEO


11 people wounded in shootings across Philly

Amid COVID crisis, two Philly LGBTQ nonprofits merge to form new initiative for seniors

Restaurant owners eager to restart indoor dining await Philly’s decision

LGBTQ teachers forced to balance schoolwork and staying safe

On the $50M Ben Franklin/SLA project, Philly school district ignored warning signs, endangered students’ health

This Philly cobbler was hurting until a fellow business owner took to social media | Helen Ubiñas


Peduto listens to protesters’ concerns as demonstrations continue outside his home

Peduto condemns protest demonstration outside his house

Lengthy protest at Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto’s house morphs into ‘unlawful assembly,’ pepper spray, 1 arrest

A tool cops need

Pitt decides to delay in-person classes until mid-September

‘Let me be clear’: Pitt dean admonishes students for partying during pandemic

‘We should give these kids hope’: PPS board member lobbies against fall sports postponement

Allegheny County dealing with backlog of covid-19 hospitalization data

Commonwealth Court must hear gun owners’ challenge over Pittsburgh ban

Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh offers program for children during remote learning

State News

Grad student visited every Pennsylvania state park — 121 of them — in 303 days. Give that guy a bandanna.

Pa. Supreme Court delays considering appeal of former Westmoreland Sheriff Jonathan Held

Community groups can now mail naloxone under new Pa. standing order

Pennsylvania troopers take on roles helping communities, police with racially charged crimes

Mosquito tests positive for West Nile virus in Forty Fort

Next January’s PA Farm Show to be held online

Gap in the D&L Trail between Allentown and Northampton will soon be bridged

Beaver County municipalities join state climate change program


Better work-zone management, not cameras, will protect road workers


As labor unions rally behind Biden, Pa. congressmen claim fracking jobs are in jeopardy

Cartwright, Meuser disagree on Postal Service controversy