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Pa. Senate unanimously passes bill to reform probation system; supporters call it a ‘milestone’

Pa. lawmakers pass proposed constitutional changes rebalancing powers among governmental branches

Republicans aim at Pennsylvania’s Democratic majority court in Pennsylvania

The Pa. legislature has had plenty of bad ideas, but this one’s a doozy | John Baer

Pa. lawmakers want voters to weaken governor’s emergency powers, boost their own

COVID-19 fallout proves case for broadband

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Gov. Tom Wolf announces new restrictions on bars, restaurants

Wolf willing to ‘pull the plug’ on school reopening if new COVID surge can’t be stopped

Aiming to stop the virus ‘in its tracks,’ Wolf imposes new restrictions on bars, restaurants, and indoor gatherings, warning that Pa. could see a new surge

Gov. Wolf tightens restrictions on bars, restaurants as covid-19 surge continues

New Pa. coronavirus restrictions related to indoor capacities does not apply to religious institutions: Wolf

‘We are already at a tipping point,’ Wolf says, as Pa. imposes new health restrictions on bars and restaurants

Wolf shuts down bar service, limits restaurant capacity as COVID-19 cases creep upward

Gov. Wolf orders Pennsylvania bars that do not serve food to close; limits capacity of other bars, and restaurants

Wolf’s restrictions explained

LAST CALL (again): Wolf shuts down bar service, limits restaurant capacity

GOP lawmakers denounce Gov. Tom Wolf’s new coronavirus restrictions on restaurants and bars

Hazleton Mayor Cusat: Governor’s new restrictions are ‘ridiculous’

About 50% of Pa. nursing homes still have not completed universal testing of residents, staff

Pennsylvania reports 994 new covid-19 cases, 26 new deaths

Allegheny County reports 246 new cases of COVID-19, 5 more deaths

Allegheny County adds 246 new covid-19 cases, 5 new deaths

21 new covid-19 cases reported in Westmoreland County

11 new COVID-19 cases reported in Luzerne County

New coronavirus cases in Berks County rise by 34; Pennsylvania running at May levels

This small Delco borough has the Philly region’s highest rate of coronavirus cases

Coronavirus pandemic could worsen rising rates of postpartum depression

Why are minorities getting hit harder by COVID-19? Partly because of systemic racism, doctors, health experts say

Pitt, UPMC recruiting COVID-19 vaccine trial volunteers

Temperature checks have become common. But are they effective in fight against COVID-19?

Montgomery County officials frustrated, angry about delayed coronavirus test results

Families of health workers killed by COVID-19 fight for denied workers’ comp benefits

You’re probably not an expert at assessing COVID-19 risks. Your doctor can help. | Expert Opinion

Many Pennsylvanians still struggling to access $1,200 federal checks, Lamb and Doyle say

Americans hurt by COVID-19 should be able to discharge student loans in bankruptcy, says Philly congresswoman

During televised address, Gov. DeWine pleads with Ohioans to wear masks

Going cashless leaves some behind


Wolf extends firearm permits through Sept. 30


‘I don’t know what else they want me to do,’ bar owner says

Sheetz in Creighton closed after employee tested positive for covid-19

New factory set for Olyphant with salaries starting at $37,000

Medical marijuana dispensary opens in downtown Reading


Supreme Court clears way for 2nd federal execution this week


South Fayette School District reopening plan presented, approval set for next week

New Kensington-Arnold School District reopening plan presented

Steelton-Highspire School District discusses plans for new school year that may or may not happen in the classroom

Shaler alumni demand that district commit to anti-racism curriculum in the largely white district

For now, football and other fall sports are still in the PIAA’s plans

PIAA staying the course toward fall sports opening on time

Facebook post has some Plum officials calling for the resignation of a school director

Lawsuit alleges Parkland, Palisades school districts allowed sexual abuse of former students

Schools are scrambling for tents. But public ones aren’t so sure they can afford the cover. | Maria Panaritis

State System’s universities announce fall plans for reopening

Most State System instructors ‘feel unsafe’ about returning to the classroom

As a Black student at Haverford College, I know what racism looks like at ‘liberal’ institutions | Opinion

Lackawanna College announces reopening plan

Reading Area Community College to resume in-person classes


Mike Bloomberg’s gun-control group will spend $1 million to help Democrats flip Pa. legislature

Joe Biden leads in a new Pennsylvania poll, but many are wary of ‘secret Trump voters’

Coronavirus creates costly elections, but Berks officials are hopeful financial help will continue


Mohegan Sun Pocono seeks clarification on alcohol sales

Local News

Council OK’s RACP funds for Scranton Counseling project

New COVID restrictions may dash county tax sale plans

Catholic Social Services sets emergency food distribution

For three hours, Allentown City Council read comments from the public about police video as protesters demanded reform outside City Hall

Montgomery County drug-related deaths were up in 2019

Delaware County council orders spending cuts of up to 10 percent

Bucks organizations benefit from tax credit program

NAACP endorses Wilkes-Barre police review board ordinance

Westmoreland planning department leader shifts to redevelopment authority, land bank

National News

Biden, Gates, other Twitter accounts hacked in Bitcoin scam

Justice Ginsburg has left hospital, is doing well at home, court says

Berkeley moves toward removing police from traffic stops


Philly’s school plan is out. Parents are panicked.

Philly’s coronavirus back-to-school plan: No full reopening, most students in class 2 days, could cost $80M

Philly schools’ reopening plan: Classes 2 days a week, Sept. 2 return date

Philadelphia is paying $35 million this year for Eagles and Phillies stadiums that fans may not be able to visit

Encampment outside Philadelphia Housing Authority headquarters also given notice to vacate by Friday

Glenside man is ordered to apologize to a Philly cop he punched during a violent protest in 2018

Homeless encampment on Parkway ties Black Lives Matter to housing | Editorial


Short City Council hearing kicks off string of meetings on police reform in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh voters will likely see Citizen Police Review Board ballot question in November

Allegheny County Council rejects certain coronavirus testing, ‘less-lethal’ weapons ban

Allegheny County judges again asked to allow proper public access to court proceedings

Allegheny County explains covid-19 backlog, advises priority testing

6 more Port Authority employees test positive for covid-19

Pittsburgh closes firefighter training facility over coronavirus concerns

A long and winding road: Developers eye completion of Garden Theater block on the North Side

Pittsburgh man uses 27 billboards to display uplifting art exhibition

State News

Pope Francis has named a Pennsylvania cleric to succeed Nelson Perez as bishop of Cleveland

Western Pa. residents flock to campsites for safe, social-distanced summer fun

State to reimburse canceled Wayne County Fair for harness racing


Pa., N.J. claim Delaware will steal their cargo business if Congress approves shipping bill

The Justice in Policing Act will help address systemic racism in policing | U.S. Sen. Bob Casey