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Democrats file lawsuit to ‘protect the franchise of absentee and mail-in voters’

Petrochemical tax break bill speeds through Senate

Judicial redistricting proposal clears Senate committee in party-line vote

Bucks County GOP lawmakers call for investigation into unresolved unemployment claims

Pa. Senate GOP’s judicial gerrymandering plan is a threat to our democracy | Opinion

Gas execs flush; everyone else flushed

To build an energy efficient economy, Pa. needs to join regional greenhouse gas compact | Opinion

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pa. warns that repeating cycle could fuel new coronavirus surge; cases decline in N.J.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s claim of ‘less severe’ coronavirus strain in Pa. is not supported by science

Pennsylvania health department puts additional coronavirus restrictions on hold

State won’t enact restaurant restrictions in Beaver County as COVID cases climb

COVID-19 Update: Pa. reports 328 new infections; Pittsburgh region sees 173 more cases

Allegheny County reports 71 new covid-19 cases, 6 new hospitalizations

Westmoreland County passes 1,000 coronavirus cases

7 new COVID-19 cases reported in county

New cases decline Monday and no new deaths from COVID-19

New daily coronavirus cases in Berks County drop to 8, while weekly average climbs

County’s youngest COVID-19 victim was 18

Westmoreland County officials confirm 3rd courthouse worker tests positive for covid-19

Northampton County will partner with Lehigh Valley Health Network for new COVID-19 testing site

How do you deal with people who refuse to wear a mask? Experts weigh in with advice

Covid concerns spread through Vandergrift

Commissioner Manning being tested for COVID-19

With kids online more during COVID-19, parents need to guard against internet predators | Opinion

West Virginia governor reinstating coronavirus restrictions as cases rise

Two NBA players test positive for coronavirus at Walt Disney World


Extra $600 weekly jobless benefit checks coming to an end

State says 90% of jobless getting benefits

In Harrisburg, a struggle to open Pa.’s 1st Black-owned craft brewery: ‘It shouldn’t be this hard’

Liquor agents checking for COVID-19 violations in bars, restaurants

Hershey Entertainment extends temporary layoffs for more than 600 employees to more than 6 months

New controversy over Round the Clock Diners, this time over COVID-19 aid


18th Street gang behind Chester County child sex-trafficking case, court records say

Charge against Amish bishop reduced in abuse case

DA: Man charged with kidnapping; missing Amish woman feared ‘harmed’

Nine-minute video shows man outside hospital before officers approach, police takedown, aftermath


Dallas looking to start with all students in school, with restrictions

Remote learning, cyber school part of New Kensington-Arnold’s plan for 2020-21 school year

Leechburg Area to resume in-person classes in August, offer online instruction to those who want it

Weatherly Area superintendent outlines district’s back-to-school plan

Cumberland Valley releases ‘scaffolded reopening’ plan to return to classrooms in the fall

Greater Reading Chamber Alliance and Berks County Intermediate Unit webinars to focus on reopening schools in the age of coronavirus

Lampeter-Strasburg football coach tests positive for coronavirus, voluntary workouts canceled

Will the ‘Raiders’ finally become history in Radnor?

Should schools reopen amid the pandemic? It’s a debate rich in misinformation, angst and rancor.

Should kids return to school in September? | Pro/Con

Lackawanna College program accredited

Pa. and N.J. attorneys general join lawsuit to block ICE from barring or deporting international students

Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, students join effort to overturn ICE rule to deport international students

Peduto administration joins other cities in legal fight against Trump rule change for international students

Student visa rule must fall


Presidential elections usually inspire a big jump in voter registration. Not in Pa. this year.

Face-to-face political campaigning returns to the doorsteps of Lehigh Valley voters

Health Care

Rural hospitals need doctors

Local News

Lackawanna County, Scranton losing population, latest estimates suggest

Scranton ordinances would restrict fireworks, illegal ATV use

Dunmore passes ordinance to deter illegal ATV use

How a national coin shortage is impacting Berks County’s economy

Chester County attorney in PUC action involving pipelines resigns

Railroad, Walnut among streets included in $80K Latrobe paving project

Moon homeowner suing, says house unaffordable with misidentified ‘septic tank’

City taking applications for Wilkes-Barre Police Advisory Board

National News

Public resistance and high costs are canceling pipelines across the country

Federal judge voids Georgia ‘heartbeat’ abortion restriction

California rejected 100K mail-in ballots because of mistakes

Sideline Cancer, inspired by memory of Red Land star, to play in $1 million TBT final


People with disabilities say outdoor dining is making it hard to get around in Philly: ‘There is no room for us’

Philly Managing Director Brian Abernathy to resign following criticism of city response to protests

Teacher safety matters as Philly makes plans to reopen school amid coronavirus | Opinion

As Philly tourism officials look to restart conventions, they ask health experts for help

Man fatally shot in Kensington, allegedly during domestic dispute

Philly’s police union chief condemns Proud Boys days after they attended a Pence after-party at the FOP lodge

Cleaning up the PES refinery site should happen as soon as possible | Editorial


Temperature checks, other precautions will be part of the Downtown Fairmont hotel reopening

Pittsburgh officials mourning firefighter’s death

Pittsburgh reports 16 new COVID-19 cases among first responders, environmental services employees

Pittsburgh Public Schools set to reveal reopening plan Tuesday

Police investigate after youth critically wounded in Turtle Creek shooting

Man transports self to hospital following Bedford Dwellings shooting

Columbus statue, Black Lives Matter mural vandalized in Pittsburgh

Christopher Columbus statue in Schenley Park vandalized

State News

Protest in Pennsylvania after cop uses knee to restrain man

More than 200 march, demand change following video showing officer kneeling on man


U.S. budget deficit hits all-time high of $864 billion in June

White House lawyers give Trump extra time to file personal financial disclosure forms, the second extension since May 15