Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pa. coronavirus recovery: New suit seeks additional SNAP benefits for lowest-income Pa. residents

With CDC out of data collection, some state hospital groups can’t get COVID-19 info

Pa. winemakers call for clarity in new COVID-19 mitigation restrictions even as they look to comply

Safe pregnancy as COVID-19 surges: What’s best for mom and baby?

How many have really been infected with coronavirus? I pricked my finger to help find out.

U.S. bungles coronavirus testing again, this time with delayed results due to hotspots, lack of federal coordination

Officials ask public to continue following coronavirus safety measures; Montco educators ask for clarity on state reopening guidance

Congressional Democrats demand White House restore hospital data collection to CDC

Pa. names counties to watch for coronavirus cases, including some in central Pa.

COVID-19 case reported in YMCA day care

Lackawanna sees renewed double-digit COVID-19 case rise

Global virus numbers show normal life still far away

Pennsylvania coronavirus update: 1,032 more cases added Friday; most in more than 2 months

Stress rises for unemployed as extra $600 benefit nears end


In the Philly region, fired cops have shuffled to new departments. New laws aim to change that.

Pennsylvania GOP Lawmakers Call For Investigation Into Unresolved Unemployment Claims

Philly Dem Boyle pitches bill allowing municipalities to set their own minimum wage

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

Changing the rules to combat racism


Wolf asserts emergency powers to justify withholding federal money from Lebanon County

Restaurants to fight back; some sports teams ask Health Department to allow fans in the stands

Wolf announces new citizens oversight panel for law enforcement

Majority of people who have applied for unemployment compensation have received payment: Labor & Industry


Fast food fight: The story of a protest you never saw, and the Black employees who made it happen

Urban Outfitters faces a racial reckoning for what Black employees say is a toxic workplace

Put your two cents in: Banks and stores appeal to customers to mitigate the nationwide coin shortage

Bars introduce cheap eats to comply with coronavirus ‘meal’ restrictions

Home Depot to require customers to wear face masks at U.S. stores


Allentown officers seen on video in controversial detention won’t face charges

This Philly man was indicted by a virtual grand jury in N.J., a process criticized by defense attorneys, prosecutors

State Police Liquor Control issues 44 warnings for pandemic compliance

First Westmoreland prison inmate tests positive for covid-19

Amish teen still not found; police ask for public’s help


Penn State sets goal to increase diversity to 50% on its board of trustees within five years

State Health, Education Secretaries Issue New School Guidance, Say Hybrid Schooling Is Best Option

Penn State freezes tuition, reduces room and board

Penn State shifts gears on fall opening plans and now will offer half of its classes at least partially online

West Shore School District to start classes online in the fall

Scranton School District to seek approval for major tax increase

‘Changing landscape and a moving target’: Area schools develop plans to return while dealing with a dynamic health situation

8 Berks County school districts raise taxes in their 2020-21 budgets

Montgomery County official: ‘no way possible to guarantee that any school will be free of the coronavirus’


Parnell Closes Funding Gap, Outraises Lamb In PA-17

Mayor of Portland to Trump: Get your troops out of the city

DePasquale jumps out to fundraising lead in PA-10 over Perry

Gov. Wolf’s refusal to release Lebanon County’s CARES money is an ‘incredible insult,’ GOP foes contend

Roderick Random: Race leans Democratic, money pours that way

Day of protest at Berks Family Residential Center calls for release of families

Democrat Finello takes on better-funded Republican Fitzpatrick in 1st District race


Coronavirus main cause of 18% drop in PA gaming revenue

Local News

Central Pa. city looks to youth for guidance, more equitable future.

Capital Area Greenbelt now extends from Wildwood Park to Fort Hunter

Fun and friends prevail at Harveys Lake day camp despite coronavirus concerns

More than 100 become new citizens during Scranton drive-by ceremony

Records office finds county violated RTK law

Lackawanna County grants defray pandemic-prompted costs, benefit community projects

Lackawanna Trail discusses reopening plans

Upper Darby rolls out new beautification effort

National News

John Lewis, lion of civil rights and Congress, dies at 80

A timeline of events in the life of Rep. John Lewis

Doctors and dentists still flooding U.S. with opioid prescriptions

These Ocean City bars, restaurants have temporarily closed after employees had, or could have, COVID-19

Natural Gas

More sinkholes develop alongside Mariner East construction in Chester County

State investigating new sinkholes along Mariner East pipeline


Philly is so far behind on trash pickup that one City Council member calls it a looming ‘public health crisis’

Philadelphia’s labor movement faces a reckoning over the city’s powerful police union

’Tis the season: Tinsel pop-up bar returns to Center City for Christmas in July

Is a ‘floating cinema’ coming to Philly with social distancing boats? Yeah, probably not

100 degrees possible Monday as Philly weather takes a ‘dangerously hot’ turn

Pa. Attorney General sues to shut down three Philly tow-truck companies he says used pit bulls and threats to ‘extort’ customers


DEP issues Code Orange air quality alert with weekend heat expected to rise

No flight of fancy: Allegheny County Airport sees growth during COVID-19 pandemic

State News

Pennsylvania Sports Teams Ask To Allow Fans In The Stands

June Jobless Rate Slid Down In Pennsylvania, Payrolls Jumped


Justice Ginsburg says cancer has returned, but won’t retire

Pentagon bans Confederate flag in way to avoid Trump’s wrath

Judge: Trump must follow DACA ruling

Mnuchin urges swift passage for aid bill