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Seeking to block a carbon tax, the House fell short of a veto-proof majority. How?

Despite transparency and privacy concerns, anti-abortion group continues to receive taxpayer dollars

Grand jury blasts fracking oversight | Editorial

State chooses gerrymandering for next decade

Repeal of state fireworks law is best way to make neighborhoods quieter, safer [editorial]

Bernstine, Bartolotta say untested residents told they have COVID-19

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pennsylvania reports 36 new covid-19 deaths

Allegheny County reports 158 new coronavirus cases, 12 hospitalizations

12 more COVID-19 cases, no new deaths reported Thursday in Luzerne County

New COVID-19 cases in NEPA hit highest point all week

With Black Americans dying of COVID at higher rates, the medical community points to racism in health care

No new restrictions in Beaver County as cases rise; Allegheny County changes orders

As more young adults get sick, Philly and Delaware County officials urge people to report bars and restaurants ignoring social distance rules

Delco to residents: Report non-compliant bars and restaurants

UPMC says recent strain of COVID-19 may not be as virulent

How to interpret daily covid-19 case counts

State Police add liquor enforcement stats to Pennsylvania covid-19 portal

GOP eyes narrowing second round of $1,200 stimulus payments


Wolf extends moratorium on evictions and foreclosures through Aug. 31

Pa. issues new eviction moratorium after fears rent relief would be too slow

Tenants, know your rights: Rent relief is available along with a pause on evictions

New aid for food retailers who ensured access to meals under the pandemic

Pennsylvania ban on evictions and foreclosures during pandemic extended through August

Pennsylvania offers $10M in grant funding for food retailers affected by pandemic

Pennsylvania to date distributes nearly $25B in unemployment claims


Complaints about online shopping surge during pandemic; masks top list of undelivered goods

Some shoppers at the King of Prussia mall skip masks even as coronavirus cases rise in Pa.

65,000-square-foot medical marijuana production facility to open soon in Perry County

Montgomery County officials to ‘strictly enforce’ coronavirus guidance for bars, restaurants

PPP Loans

Missing jobs data and disputed loan amounts cloud government records on $660B small-business bailout


Mt. Lebanon police arrest man who allegedly threatened to ‘blow up’ state office building

Investigators widen scope of drug smuggling scheme at Westmoreland prison

Reform, don’t defund, the police. This is why | Opinion


School districts race against the clock, coronavirus and Trump’s tweets to plan reopening

Greater Nanticoke Area planning for students to physically go to school two days a week

PIAA has discussed alternate plans for fall high school sports

Europeans are sending kids back to school. Why can’t we? | Trudy Rubin

Lincoln University faculty, alumni rally in support of president Brenda Allen after her contract expired

Penn State promises support for international students against “unjust” ICE policy

Big Ten programs going to conference-only schedules for fall


Biden promised to build the ‘economy of the future’ and criticized Trump as ‘singularly focused’ on the stock market in a Pa. visit

Biden pitches economic plan, blasts Trump at Dunmore facility

Biden swings by childhood home during campaign stop

Biden said Pa. sent more Black troops to fight for the Union during the Civil War than any other state. Is that true?

Campaigning in Pennsylvania, Joe Biden and Mike Pence clashed over how to fix America

Mike Pence speech at FOP lodge draws hundreds of police supporters, dozens of protesters

Group claiming to be Proud Boys shows up outside Mike Pence event in Philly, attends police gathering after

Local News

Friend of ex-Scranton Mayor may be sentenced next month

Berks County commissioners support $15.2 million grant program that helps vulnerable populations

HELP Center in Bristol mobilizes to provide basic needs

Citizens repeat calls for Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Gale to resign

Tarentum updating law that assesses $50 fee for ‘excessive’ police calls

Blight cleanup group to take on former Wilkes-Barre station

Pedri: No, county not headed back to yellow phase

Brown: Fireworks petitions draw regional interest

Crestwood grads launch nonprofit to help adults with special needs

Concert series kicks off Friday in W-B, weather permitting


Philly schools weigh reopening with a hybrid learning model, masks and cleanings every 4 hours

Black and Blue: 190 years of police brutality against Black people in Philadelphia

Man, 19, killed in Southwest Philly triple shooting

Gun violence is claiming too many of our children. What’s it going to take to stop it? | Jenice Armstrong

West Philly rapper D4M Skiano, 18, died in a shooting. His music lives on.

How Philly families are entertaining their kids during the summer of COVID-19

A study found Philly courts rife with nepotism and racial tensions. Judges waited a year to release it.

Krasner’s truth and reconciliation commission is a good idea — if he can get it right | Opinion


Pittsburgh controller finds some bright spots in revenue flow

PPS sharpens focus on reopening but will allow full-time remote instruction

Allegheny council hears from Pittinger on creation of countywide citizen police review board

What’s in a name? Fox Chapel residents petition to change offensive local names

Police investigate shooting in Northview Heights

March, vigil in Downtown Pittsburgh honor slain Fort Hood soldier

Controlling the outbreak at the courthouse

State News

Pittsburgh joins Philadelphia, anti-gun groups in support of Harrisburg firearm regulations

Firefly season is peaking in the Philly area. Here is what sets Pennsylvania’s state insect aglow.


Roads, bridges, buses, broadband … but what about autonomous vehicles?