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Shutdown avoided: State finds money to fund PennDOT projects through February

Pa. treasurer offers loan to fund highway projects

Pa. GOP lawmaker calls for repealing state’s newly expanded mail-in voting option

State election review nixed

Immunity promotes bad conduct

After White House visit, Pa. state Sen. Doug Mastriano calls covid-19 case mild

Coronavirus – COVID-19

COVID-19 continues to surge in rural Pennsylvania as the state expands testing

Pa. to administer free covid tests in counties without health departments

State plans new COVID-19 free testing as cases keep rising

Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf announces coronavirus testing ‘strike teams’; Northampton among first counties to host one

Pa. looks to expand free COVID-19 testing, and Philly implements a few business-aid measures

Community spread explained: How Pa. determines coronavirus risk for counties

Berks and all Pennsylvania counties but one have substantial risk of community spread of coronavirus

Allegheny County reports 603 new coronavirus cases, 5 new deaths

126 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Luzerne County; 12 new deaths

COVID in Bucks County: ‘Anybody you know can be potentially infected’

Carbon employees undergo testing as county virus numbers spike

Berks County adds 109 coronavirus cases; Reading Hospital up to record 125 patients

Nearly 90% of residents at Centre County nursing home test positive for COVID-19

A day in the life of a Philadelphia-area contact tracer | 5 Questions

Advisory group targets health workers, nursing home residents for first doses of COVID-19 vaccine

For health-care workers during COVID, the burnout is real, and it’s getting worse | Expert Opinion

CDC to shorten guidance for quarantining after COVID-19 exposure to 10 days, 7 with a negative test

In battling COVID-19, Biden eyes stricter OSHA enforcement of workplaces

UK authorizes Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for emergency use


Pa. officials share mental health resources for pandemic and holiday season


Hussey Copper charged with polluting Ohio River

A place for working together

Lehigh Valley’s economic recovery has outpaced the state. But there’s still a long way to go

Medical marijuana dispensary to open this week in Harrisburg


Diverse panel set to work with Pa. commission on new sentencing guidelines

COVID-19 outbreak infects more than half of inmates at Pa. prison for elderly and infirm

Ex-Penn State president Graham Spanier’s conviction is reinstated by a federal appeals court

As Bill Cosby’s conviction is debated before Pa.’s highest court, justices question testimony from other women


Nearly all Pa. public schools recommit to COVID-19 mitigation strategies to allow for in-person instruction

Norwin reports 12 more cases of coronavirus; closing in on 100

Beloved Jeannette football coach Joe Mucci dies of coronavirus at age 86

More than 400 workers temporarily laid off at 3 Pa. colleges

Despite coronavirus restrictions, universities declare a safe and successful semester


Trump’s Pa. allies appeal legal bid to overturn the election to SCOTUS, even as Barr says there’s no evidence of widespread fraud

How outreach to Latino voters helped drive turnout for the 2020 election

Could a coup plotter become Pa. governor? | Will Bunch Newsletter

Election director: Ballot mailing leads to higher costs

Eugene DePasquale files to run against Perry in 2022. But it’s not what you think

Our View: Kelly again picks the wrong fight


Casino gambling revenue increased across Pennsylvania in October, report shows

Health Care

With new program, Temple Health helps doctors and nurses cut their massive student loan burdens

Local News

Scranton City Council introduces tax legislation, rates hold steady in 2021

Commissioners OK $138.2M Lackawanna County budget

Landfill responds to DEP technical deficiency letter on 42-year expansion, begins countdown for final decision

Tarentum Night Market organizers cite covid stay-home advisory in canceling December event

Josefoski announces resignation from Tarentum Council

Bearded cops raise money for charity


A Philly jobs program lost 6 to a year of violence. Can it still help young people thrive?

Philly is set to create a new construction tax and cut a big property tax break in a win for Council President Darrell Clarke

Kenney offers new tax relief for businesses; head of Black Chamber says it’s ‘overdue’

Philly’s new homeowner protection law is a useful tool for neighborhoods facing gentrification | Editorial

Philly’s Four Seasons Total Landscaping dishes the dirt on the news conference heard ’round the world: ‘It was nothing we anticipated’

SEPTA doubles down on commitment to $2B King of Prussia Rail project

William Penn and Mellon foundations give $8 million to Philly arts and culture groups hit by COVID-19

Sixers’ Doc Rivers wants to see NBA continue pushing for equality

Should the Philly School Board be elected instead of appointed? A parent and city official debate. | Pro/Con

Closing the country’s first all-girls Catholic school is a mistake | Opinion

Philly Latinos call on community to get involved in fight against gun violence


Pittsburgh unemployment rate fell to 7.2% in October

Crowdfunding campaigns becoming a backup plan for medical emergencies

Pittsburgh Promise gives 10,000th scholarship

Community Foundation of Westmoreland County director moving to Pittsburgh Foundation

Operation Better Block, First Commonwealth Bank provide solutions to housing issues in Homewood


Thanksgiving brings airports their busiest days since March


U.S. probing potential bribery, lobbying scheme for pardon

Trump threatens to veto major defense bill unless it repeals shield for tech giants