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Pa. Senate sends George Floyd-inspired police reforms to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk

First Pa. police-reform bills after protests go to governor

Pa. Senate sends Wolf police reform bills creating new statewide misconduct database, PTSD screening for cops

Pa. Senate weighs bill giving nine communities an option to ban fireworks, but some senators favor extending it statewide

In one year, Pa.‘s Clean Slate law has erased 35 million crimes. What’s next?

A landmark criminal justice bill helped 1 million people get jobs and housing last year. But advocates say there’s more to be done.

Getting professional licenses is about to get easier for Pa. residents with criminal record

Reopening schools — and keeping them open — won’t be easy, officials tell Sturla, House Democrats

Expedite ballot cases, be ready for Nov. 3

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Report: Chester County senior citizens suffering most during pandemic

35 new covid-19 deaths, 618 additional cases reported in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania coronavirus update: 618 new cases reported by state on Tuesday to bring total to 86,606; 35 more deaths

Allegheny County sets new single-day mark as COVID-19 cases surge above 100

Focus on covid cases could be wrong way to interpret Allegheny County surge, experts say

6 new covid-19 cases reported in Westmoreland County

4 new COVID-19 cases reported in county

COVID-19 case count climbs today, two more area deaths reported

Montgomery County records 29 new coronavirus cases, two more deaths

Luzerne County residents can track coronavirus case changes with new online tool


Pennsylvania Department of Aging releases reopening guidance for aging services providers

Extend moratorium on evictions


Metro employment skyrockets; 7,000 jobs added

Employee at Karns in Dauphin County tests positive for COVID-19

Signs emerge that point to optimism in Lehigh Valley employment, region’s economic group says

Olympus, 1 of Lehigh Valley’s top employers, quitting camera biz. Local impact uncertain.


Lawsuit alleges sex abuse by priest in Greensburg diocese in 1990s

‘How do you earn that back?‘: Leaders in Northampton County law enforcement, Black leaders gather to discuss restoring trust between police, communities of color


Wyoming Area planning to reopen schools with desk shields and clear masks for teachers

Hempfield Area lays out preliminary reopening plans

Greensburg Salem keeps taxes flat, cuts librarians and band teacher

Plum School District recognized by Pittsburgh food bank for its breakfast, student nutrition efforts

Removing police presence from schools would cause more harm than good, officers say

Pennsylvania and New Jersey high school football, sports still up in the air as COVID-19 guidelines remain under review

Messiah College is now Messiah University

Penn State staff welcome the university’s new paid parental leave policy, effective July 1

Local News

Scranton City Council expects legislation extending Scranton’s stay in Act 47

Pennsylvania American Water starts $2 million project in Downvalley

Source of commercial-grade firework focus of probe

Minor league season canceled, but Cashman says Yankees extras will use PNC Field

New census numbers show Berks County older, fewer residents of working age

Citywide trash collection key to making Reading a cleaner city, official says

Mellon Foundation grant aims to add low-cost Wi-Fi to high-need communities

Furloughed county employees to return to work Monday

WB Connect launches NEPA Works

Local grassroots organization to host African-American First Friday

Schuylkill County probe finds Halcovage violated policies

Pa. county commissioner sexually harassed and discriminated against employees, internal probe finds

Naked gardening complaint leads to Harrisburg official’s suspension

Montgomery County commissioner faces federal lawsuit for blocking constituents on social media

Constituents sue Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Gale over blocked social media posts

Erie County to receive $24.3 million of COVID-19 relief

National News

Oklahoma voters narrowly approve Medicaid expansion

Minor-league baseball season canceled by the coronavirus

Civil rights leader Leon Sullivan called for total commitment to total solutions. We’re getting there. | Opinion

With a pen stroke, Mississippi drops Confederate-themed flag


As overdose rates rise in Philly’s Hispanic community, racial disparities in healthcare add to the burden

Philly halts reopening of indoor dining and gyms as concern over virus’ spread in other states grows

Fishtown Zoom call devolves after police brass apologize but captain says ‘Black lives matter, white lives matter’

Philly’s coronavirus budget could leave city with just $51 million in savings by next summer

Dear Philly: Let’s not become the next Florida. Wear a mask or stay at home this July 4th | Jenice Armstrong

Philly contractor pleads guilty to taking union money for work done on houses of John Dougherty and other Local 98 leaders

Philadelphia man exonerated after 21 years in prison wins $6.25 million settlement

Philadelphia Housing Authority tries to fence off, shut down protest encampment outside headquarters

Philadelphia’s Black queer and burlesque performers call out white producers and club owners

This Vietnam veteran and former Black Panther was stripped and arrested at Rizzo’s command | We The People

A pledge from American Airlines: Your flight out of Philly may be full, but it will be clean

‘What we need is leadership’: Kensington councilmembers say mayor is failing community

Some SEPTA fare changes kick in Wednesday. Here’s what to know.

Money restored for Philly program that gives undocumented immigrants a fighting chance against deportation

Do you feel safe dining outdoors in Philly as the coronavirus continues? | Pro/Con


‘Here we go again’: Employees, owners of Allegheny County bars face loss of income, jobs after new restrictions

West Deer bar owner organizing protest over covid-19 drink sales ban

Pittsburgh Council nixes consultant for review of police actions during protests

‘I say go for it’: Froggy’s widow won’t stand in the way of the building’s demolition

Teen hospitalized after shooting in Wilkinsburg

Pittsburgh saw largest jump in construction jobs in Pa. from April to May, data shows

Feds charge Pittsburgh man with burning unmarked police car during protest

Steelworkers try to unionize workers at Carnegie museums

Labor, business group says Pittsburgh can become high-tech manufacturing hub

New road salt methods saved Pittsburgh $1 million last winter, city says

State News

‘A breathing, living memorial’: At Flight 93 site, flora and fauna return to hallowed ground

A criminal case over the Mariner East pipeline raises questions about the role of constables in Pennsylvania

FEMA grant funds protective gear for firefighters, ambulance crews in Western PA

State to spray again for black flies as annoying bugs proliferate

The first lady of Pocono Raceway, Dr. Rose Mattioli, dies at 92

We must confront the short and long-term threats of methane emissions. This is how | Opinion

State completes $3 million Rochester chemical fire cleanup


Environmental survey underway for Laurel Valley Transportation Improvement Project


Citing soaring unemployment, Casey calls for boost in Medicaid dollars based on economic factors