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Vetoed petrochemical tax break bill revived in Pennsylvania

Four months after the coronavirus hit Pennsylvania, some residents are still waiting for unemployment benefits

Damning report on Pa.’s failure to protect residents from fracking unlikely to result in major reform

Background checks work; expand them

Coronavirus – COVID-19

4 more states — Del., Iowa, Kansas, Okla. — added to Pa.’s travel quarantine list

Western Pa. reports 303 new cases with Allegheny County’s 200 leading the way

Allegheny County reports 200 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

Lawrence County COVID cases grow by 40 percent in one week

19 new coronavirus cases reported in Westmoreland County, no new deaths

Luzerne County adds 15 new positive virus cases Sunday

New COVID-19 cases in Northeast Pennsylvania, but no new deaths

Twelve more coronavirus cases recorded in Berks

5 residents at Concordia at Villa St. Joseph in Baden test positive for covid-19

Census shows neighborhoods most vulnerable to coronavirus

What Pittsburgh doctors say about link between blood type and coronavirus

Erie County nurses at fore of COVID-19 effort

COVID-19 patients can be overwhelmed with inflammation. Doctors are learning to calm that ‘storm.’

COVID-19 sparked a rising interest in home births, but not all can afford them

Americans are bewildered by patchwork of social-distancing rules


Doug Shields: Don’t let Gov. Wolf off the hook on fracking crimes


A look at the 2020-2021 stopgap budget: Health & Human Services | The Numbers Racket


Hazard pay? It’s not required but some employers use the money to acknowledge the strain

As pandemic strains supply chains, business organizations call for manufacturers to reshore

Black-owned businesses: Stories of struggle and success | PennLive launches a vital two-week series

1 in 5 U.S. small firms plan layoffs after using PPP loan


Allentown, Pa. police respond to video showing officer kneeling on man’s head


How will Pennsylvania schools reopen this fall? Your questions, answered

Delaware County school districts scrambling to come up with reopening plans

Doctors: Politics shouldn’t guide school reopenings

Betsy DeVos again calls for school districts to open fully for 2020-21

School districts in Luzerne County working on reopening plans for students and staff

With masks and athletes, breaks and hydration are more important than ever

Penn State Interfraternity Council suspends social activities to avoid COVID-19 outbreaks

NJCAA expected to push junior college football season to spring: reports


Montgomery County officials preparing for November election with eyes on pandemic

Delaware County pols eye top of the ticket as fall races kick off

Ready or not: Election costs soar in prep for virus voting

Why the nation is watching Jeff Sessions vs. former Auburn football coach

Health Care

“Healing” visitors now allowed back in Bucks, Montco hospitals

UPMC CEO Jeffrey Romoff made nearly $9M last year, a $430K bump

Local News

Lackawanna eyes Wilkes-Barre as model in exploring potential health department

Public health study looks at what it takes to go ‘blue

Lackawanna County sees spike in hotel expense for homeless families

Retrofit of former Lackawanna County administration building progressing

Scranton passes out passport to parks

New Kensington Salvation Army’s new leadership to develop new home, eventually more programs

Lower Burrell hosts ‘Rise Up Against Racism’ event

BLM NEPA United Movement holds event on Public Square

Event in Pittston honors those lost to COVID-19

Luzerne County Council asked to alter tax diversion for Pittston area residential project

County boards slowly resuming in-person meetings

National News

Washington to shed ‘Redskins’ name today, reports say

Kelly Preston, actor and wife of John Travolta, dies at 57


Philly teachers and students take to the street to protest racism

SEPTA officer under investigation after Philly protesters beaten with baton

Philly dishwasher manufacturer survived coronavirus pandemic by switching to hand sanitizers

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

Philly’s FOP head supports police reforms; critics say it’s not enough


Five Catholic churches temporarily close due to COVID-19 case in South Hills parish

Black Political Assembly supports new contract for PPS chief Hamlet

Rush to keep businesses afloat sent over $3B in government loans to Pittsburgh-area employers

Tough but fair dean takes on new role at 83

Pittsburgh arts organizations offer diverse mix of online content during pandemic

Historic designation for Lawrenceville house pits architect against homeowners

Two years of traffic restrictions begin Monday on Fifth Avenue in Oakland

State News

Kernsville Dam moves a step closer to demolition

With tax day approaching, new website helps people tap billions in credits that often go unclaimed

Lockdown got you down? Get out on Pa.’s rail trails for your health and to help the economy


Uber and Lyft traffic is picking up as the Philadelphia area reopens. What will happen when more drivers return to the road?

Increase in covid-19 cases not sharp enough to push gas prices lower, analyst says

Pa. highway fatalities fell to all-time low in 2019; traffic counts down in 2020