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Auditor General calls for change to state’s charter school law after review of PA Cyber, Lincoln Park

Lincoln Learning review reveals need for charter school reform, state says

With e-bikes becoming more popular, Pa. lawmakers want to regulate where you can ride them

Government cannot be allowed to operate in secrecy during such times

Keep Beltzville for Pennsylvanians, lawmaker says after crowds descend on lake

Yudichak, Kaufer hail ‘landmark’ petrochemical tax credit legislation

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pennsylvania building up resources for coronavirus contact tracing

Allegheny’s daily COVID-19 cases fall below 100; county to monitor businesses with compliance team

Allegheny County reports 96 new coronavirus cases, 8 deaths

2 new COVID-19 cases in Luzerne County; 631 statewide

NEPA sees only 16 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths

Berks County has 24 new coronavirus cases

Coronavirus positivity rate declining in Montgomery County, according to latest data

Report: White House warns Pittsburgh, other cities to get ‘aggressive’ against coronavirus

N.J. governor warns of ‘slap in the face’ from Washington as coronavirus cases rise in Philly and the suburbs

Berks County’s coronavirus contact tracing program has reached 330 people since June 5

Sen. Mitch McConnell is set to unveil new coronavirus aid, despite a GOP revolt

Ohio joins Pennsylvania in statewide mask mandate


Gov. Wolf speaks out in support of health secretary after Bloomsburg dunk tank incident

Gov. Tom Wolf responds to mocking of Dr. Rachel Levine in Bloomsburg Fair social media post

LGBTQ groups demand apology from Bloomsburg Fair

LGBTQ groups slap Bloomsburg Fair with “demand letter” over controversial Facebook post

Wolf administration provides $66M in funding for Pennsylvania water infrastructure projects

Gov. Tom Wolf cited his emergency powers to withhold millions from a Pa. county. Now it’s suing.

Wolf admin offers $50M in hazard pay grants for front-line workers in pandemic

Governor Wolf has a choice to make about climate change | Opinion

Gov. Wolf played politics by holding Lebanon’s coronavirus money | John Baer


Four months after the shutdown, thousands wait on unemployment compensation facing dire situations

Targeted bar and restaurant restrictions in Pa.: What early data says, Wolf’s logic behind them, more: Analysis

Why the U.S. mushroom business is migrating to Canada

Forgivable loan program helps Pa. businesses through coronavirus pandemic

Pa. AG: Two gas pipeline companies charged with polluting Washington County waterway

Why helping Black businesses benefits our entire community | Social Views

Pennsylvania clarifies new guidelines for bars and restaurants: Food trucks can serve meals, and no drinks after the meal is finished

Storied Scranton diner closed for now, could reopen

Schuylkill County businesses adjust to new guidelines, see success during reopening

With traveling shows off the table, Barnyard Petting Zoo welcoming visitors to farm


Man killed in McKeesport shooting


Parents, health experts weigh pros and cons of reopening schools on kids’ mental health

Very few Americans back full school reopening, according to poll results

South Fayette pushes back start, end of school year because of coronavirus concerns

Mid Valley could start hybrid learning

Old Forge School District considering delayed start, hybrid learning

Allentown School District wants to reopen schools virtually

Mt. Lebanon, Greater Latrobe ranked top school districts in Pittsburgh area, Westmoreland

In an about-face, Edinboro U. now plans mainly online instruction this fall

Attorney Cynthia Baldwin was formally reprimanded for her handling of the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State

La Roche University


Joe Biden adds more Pennsylvania staffers, including Western Pa. operatives

Coronavirus has made Trump’s Republican convention complicated. We asked Pa. and N.J. members of Congress if they’re going.

Luzerne County Election Board suggesting mail-in voting improvements


Mount Airy to reopen its sportsbook

Health Care

Editorial: Don’t forget to vaccinate your children

Local News

Help available in applying for rent and mortgage assistance program

Stats about NEPA dominate forum on future

Federal officials tout opportunity zone potential, discuss blight during Scranton visit

County should form health department

Another sexual abuse lawsuit filed against Diocese of Scranton

Group stages protest at Wyomissing police office over arrest of Black man at Walmart

Westmoreland water officials hope goats are solution to invasive weeds

$12.25M in state loans paying for wastewater, stormwater projects in Westmoreland County

Officials: Pending closure of Penn Township district judge’s office is unwarranted

Route for Rockin’ The County in Pittston released

County buildings closed until Aug. 3 amid virus concerns

County buildings will close until Aug. 3 over coronavirus concerns

County shutdown: What’s closed?

Our opinion: Amesbury and Pedri could have done more to keep COVID out of the courthouse

Manning tests negative to COVID; remains skeptical of results

Some employees, citizens flouting mask order inside York County Judicial Center

York County Prothonotary’s Office employee tests positive for COVID-19, but public not told

Folcroft decriminalizes small amounts of marijuana

Johnstown to receive $10.9M for sewer project

National News

Nearly 1 in 4 VA employees report sexual harassment, audit says

Mayor of Portland, Ore., tear gassed by federal agents


Plans reveal Hilco’s intent to reshape Philadelphia refinery landscape

Her car was ‘courtesy’ towed to an illegal spot then ticketed by PPA. The city wants $300 in fines and penalties.

Coronavirus intensifies the city vs. suburbs debate in Philly | Inga Saffron

Philly NAACP condemns Trump’s threat to deploy federal agents, say they would target Blacks

Keeping Columbus statue at Marconi Plaza would be ‘completely unsafe,’ Philly says in removal proposal

Philly’s Misfits raises $85 million, plans South Jersey center

16 former and current Philly cops disciplined for offensive Facebook posts sue, saying they were victims of discrimination

Canceling big parades but allowing protests is ‘unconstitutional,’ U.S. Attorney McSwain tells Kenney

Philly Free Library director Siobhan Reardon is under growing pressure to quit amid racial discrimination complaints

How many preventable deaths will it take for Philly to care about bicycle safety? | Opinion


Gov. Wolf denies Blue Jays’ pitch to play at PNC Park

State health officials won’t allow Blue Jays to use PNC Park

PPS to consider starting school year virtually amid rising COVID-19 cases

Allegheny County launching team to monitor businesses for coronavirus safety guidelines

Pittsburgh City Council votes to recommend four police reform bills

Pittsburgh council set to enact police reforms before summer recess

PWSA: Lead levels are greatly reduced in Pittsburgh’s water supply

Pittsburgh builder and sustainability pioneer Jack Mascaro dies after long illness

2 more Port Authority employees test positive for coronavirus, bringing total to 29

State News

Dear non-black, POC friends, we don’t need your sympathy, we need your action | Opinion

These are the 10 most popular Pennsylvania state parks


HIA passenger flights, up since the shutdown, drop again as officials hope this is just a ‘temporary blip’


Trump deploys more federal agents under ‘law-and-order’ push

Pa. lawmakers join bipartisan vote on public lands bill; Trump to sign it