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Pa. lawmakers propose 1st dog license fee increase in 24 years

State officials say Pa.’s dog law enforcement is on ‘life support’

New Kensington officials want local control over use of fireworks

Pa. produces a lot of greenhouse gases, but its Republican-led legislature isn’t acting on climate change — even as scientists say the clock is ticking

Public education during pandemic is ‘impossible scenario … with few explicit answers’: school boards leader

Three days of talk in Harrisburg yield scant consensus on critical school reopening questions

Kids on buses, internet access and lawsuit protection among issues as coronavirus-era school year approaches

Legislature has work to do

Ease mail-in voting process

Coronavirus – COVID-19

N.J. officials beg people to stay away from indoor gatherings; Pa. and Philly coronavirus cases still trending down

COVID-19 Update: Allegheny County reporting 70 new cases

No new regional COVID-19 deaths, but Luzerne cases spike again

25 new COVID-19 cases reported in Luzerne County

PA Department of Health responds to Lamb’s call for investigation


Levine spokesperson refers to transphobic statements in response to meme posted by Hanover Area School Board member


State police issue 6 COVID-19 mitigation warnings, one violation notice to businesses

Cartwright pushes for restaurant relief

Restaurateurs tell congressman what they need to stay afloat

Amazon to open fulfillment center in Berks near Shartlesville


As COVID-19 rages, teachers unions fielding myriad questions before school year starts

Norwin parents to protest hybrid school reopening plan

Peters Township OKs 5-day school week to open academic year

Penn Hills School District reopening plans call for mix of in-person, online classes

Reading School Board votes to go full virtual learning and suspends sports

Abington Heights officials outline virtual start plans, frustrating some parents

Lackawanna League principals vote to delay start of fall sports

Local agency seeks to replace Scranton School District’s pre-K programs

Chicago schools to begin fall remotely, dropping hybrid plan

Condemn, discuss, repeat: Students of color say Pa.’s state universities fail to address campus racism

As criticism over college reopening plans mounts, Penn students who work in residence halls demand hazard pay, safer conditions

Some CCAC students may be eligible for more aid under federal CARES Act


In swing states like Pa., young Blacks aren’t sold on Biden, Democrats, or voting. Why? | Opinion


Isaias’ aftermath brings a massive cleanup at flooded homes, prolonged outages, and a closed Vine Street Expressway

Isaias could leave some customers in Pa., N.J. without power through the weekend

After Isaias’ wrath comes the big cleanup in Delaware County

No fatalities following 127 incidental water rescues in wake of tropical storm

Local News

Lackawanna County Commissioners approve final bills for AG probe legal fees

‘Very disturbing to watch’: Prison restraint video posted to social media

Facebook user leaks graphic video of LCCF inmate death

Pedri, Salavantis weigh in on inmate video release

Reading mayor explains why Wacky Water Wednesdays continue despite suspension of special events permits

‘We are in a moment of moral reckoning:’ Allentown City Council members present competing narratives, air grievances following censure attempt–20200806-qmk42s2f7rftlet4in72fumtoa-story.html

National News

If you still didn’t get $500 per child stimulus payment, it could come this week, IRS says

Natural Gas

Fee hike more than doubles price for shale gas drilling permits in Pa.


Philly is seeing a spike in shootings of children. But motives and arrests are lagging.

Neighbors recognize plight of Parkway homeless, but are fed up with trash, needles, nudity, and human waste

An abandoned garage is the latest flashpoint over gentrification in West Philly

Philly lawmakers are warning of an ‘unmitigated disaster’ as post office problems lead to big mail delays

Former State Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell ordered to house arrest in her nonprofit theft case

Coronavirus has Philly falling way behind on trash pickup — but it’s not the only city

Red Paw saved thousands of Philly pets from disasters. Now, it’s shutting down.

Reopening restaurants is a death sentence for workers and the industry | Opinion


Pittsburgh police bashed in her door by mistake, and she got stuck with the bill

PPS still in process of acquiring tech for online instruction

College parties, school openings, contact sports pose challenges in Allegheny County’s ‘war’ against covid-19

412 Food Rescue holding more distributions Friday and Saturday as need increases

Pitt to launch study of medical marijuana use to ease pain in sickle cell patients