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Wolf calls for legalizing marijuana for recreational use in Pa., but GOP lawmakers say it’s a pipe dream

Spending CARES Act money, legalizing recreational pot among Wolf’s priorities as lawmakers return for fall session

Legalize weed: Gov. Wolf says that’s the way to repair economy crushed by coronavirus

Republicans bristle at Wolf’s fall legislative agenda on pandemic recovery, reform

Thwarted at every turn, Pa. GOP lawmakers hatch new plan to undermine Wolf’s emergency powers

GOP lawmaker from Carbon County says he wants to let Pa. state parks charge visitors a fee

On 19th Amendment’s 100th anniversary, Berks women say there’s more work to be done

The Black Lives Matter movement is bigger than law enforcement | Opinion

Pa.’s eviction moratorium expires Monday. Lawmakers must act now to prevent mass evictions. | Editorial

Coronavirus – COVID-19

With COVID-19 rates down, governors of Pa. and N.J. talk budgets and relief for families and businesses

Utility shutoffs — threat or call to arms? Stakeholders debate what is fair in time of COVID-19

First-of-its-kind coronavirus mobile testing unit coming to Berks next month

COVID-19 Update: Pa. reports 561 new cases, Pittsburgh region 126

Susquehanna County virus surge alters school plans; Lackawanna surpasses 2,000 cases

Berks County coronavirus cases rise by 42

Montgomery County records 2 coronavirus deaths over seven-day period


Pa. gets OK for extra $300 per week to eligible unemployed workers

Counties say Pa. set restrictions on possible Trump event while car shows with thousands go on


Erie County business exposed 106 to COVID-19


Feds and state authorities charge 33, including inmates, with COVID benefit fraud

Pandemic jobless pay went to Pennsylvania inmates: probe

Ciavarella denied new hearing, 28-year sentence stands

Bethlehem Police release report on five years of citizen complaints


Scranton, other NEPA students could be without laptops as virtual learning begins

As schools go virtual, districts look to furlough support staff, saying they don’t have enough work for them to do

CHOP doctors share tips for how to go back to school safely

As virtual reopening nears, Wyoming Area receives two grants

Officials: Hempfield student-athlete tests positive for covid-19

Administrators in Southmoreland School District quarantining for covid-19

As Black Lives Matter protests continue, schools take a look at race in their own curriculum

It’s official: No fall sports of any kind at Unionville

The demise of City League football? Future in doubt heading into Wednesday meeting

‘Acknowledgement of risk’: the first paper facing many college students in covid era

LCCC president: School ready to open, with later start option


Heather Heidelbaugh needs big money to beat Josh Shapiro. Pat Toomey’s allies are spending it.

Snyder County hires expert to examine similar handwriting on primary mail-in ballots

Local News

Scranton seeks court OK for payroll tax

Christian Leinbach criticized for attending rally after finding out he may have been exposed to coronavirus

Reading’s single trash hauler ordinance stinks, protesters say

Rapid response: Utility crews restore power to most within 24 hours of fierce storm

County officials begin discussion of Mackey probe options

County council divided on proposed Mackey review

National News

At least three shot, 1 killed, at protests over Jacob Blake shooting


Federal judge allows city to clear out homeless encampments on Benjamin Franklin Parkway and in N. Philly

Federal judge: City is ‘permitted, but not required’ to dissolve protest encampments

Even with judge’s sign-off, criminalizing encampments isn’t the solution to Philly’s housing problem | Opinion


Community and health care groups announce plans for ‘breathtaking’ 45,000 square-foot homeless shelter in Downtown

‘Elite tower in the sky’: Concerns raised about design of proposed 21-story office building in Strip

Allegheny County council approves use of purple paint to designate no trespassing areas

Mayor Peduto seeks recommendation on fate of Columbus statue in Schenley Park

Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Don Walko to step down in September

1-year-old killed amid night of violence in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Councilman O’Connor introduces bill regulating police use of facial recognition tech

Pittsburgh school board to vote on superintendent’s contract

Pitt suspends 9 Greek chapters over health and safety guideline violations

State News

A virtual Pennsylvania Farm Show without manure or milkshakes — but maybe a butter sculpture

Pennsylvania litter cleanups resume during pandemic reopening phase; volunteers needed

Suspend permits for Wyalusing LNG project

Shots fired outside Pa. hotel where Milwaukee racial injustice protest group is staying

Second homes make NEPA census response rates look low


Westmoreland transit authority looks to bump up local bus service