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Pa. Senate panel explores election issues that arose from the June primary

Pennsylvania’s new hazard pay program will mean green for some; but leaves others green with envy

Baseline heart screening education for parents, student athletes now the law in Pa.

Legislature presides over toll disaster

Lawmakers: Tax credits will bring good-paying jobs to NEPA; environmentalists fear ecological impact

Yudichak and Kaufer praise ‘landmark’ legislation signed Thursday

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Health Secretary Levine explains why Pa. ordered restaurants to limit capacity, but still won’t show the data to back it up

Pennsylvania’s rate of covid-19 testing among lowest in country, data show

How did 4,707 coronavirus cases go missing? The devil’s in the data

Pa. says school reopenings could hinge on crowd limits at bars and eateries; Philly ‘unlikely’ to allow indoor dining Aug. 1 amid coronavirus upticks

Levine says schools’ reopening depends on state residents

Western Pa. accounts for 236 of state’s nearly 1,000 cases of COVID-19

Allegheny County reports 147 new coronavirus cases, 15 new hospitalizations

Westmoreland County adds 20 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

6 new COVID-19 cases reported in county

Infant who tested positive for coronavirus dies, Berks County coroner says

Pennsylvania’s food stamp enrollment up nearly 10% since February, and officials are bracing for more pandemic-spurred applications

Montgomery County officials plead with citizens to cooperate with coronavirus contact tracers

CDC lowers number of quarantine days for people who test positive for coronavirus

Without a vaccine, researchers say, herd immunity may never be achieved


Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf signs bill allowing school districts to extend property tax deadline for taxpayers


BNY Mellon imposing 40-hour workweek, raising minimum wage

Is Sheetz better than Wawa? Pa. politicians throw down over mac ’n’ cheeze bites and hoagies. | Pro/Con

Dunmore meatpacking plant endangering workers to COVID-19 exposure, complaint claims

For Black-owned businesses, access to capital is starting point to leveling field

Bars, restaurants (try to) adapt to new alcohol service rules

No tiny meals: State officials crack down on bars serving popcorn, single chicken tender as ‘meal’ with alcohol

Murrysville company will help test systems for lunar lander


Police: Derry Township woman slain in revenge shooting into wrong house

Drug court graduates celebrate accomplishment despite covid-19 restrictions

Berks County DA releases surveillance video of Wyomissing Walmart arrest and second protest held

Three-county drug operation broken up, Berks County district attorney says


Allentown School District to reopen schools virtually with hope of in-person classes later in fall

Abington Heights discusses plans for return to school

Woodland Hills School District suspends cheerleading after positive covid-19 test

Hazleton Area back-to-school plan starts to take shape

Perry: ‘Generally speaking,’ kids won’t transmit COVID-19 to teachers


Will Pat Toomey run for governor? A third U.S. Senate term? Pa. Republicans are wondering

Perry boosted by $200K from Big Pharma-linked group as dark money hits PA-10

Health Care

Highmark partnerships with Geisinger, Penn State Health begin to pay off

Local News

‘Work from Here’ marketing initiative aims to sell Scranton

Retired Secret Service Agent hired as new chief detective in Lackawanna County DA’s office

Schuylkill River Trail extension from Hamburg to Reading is top priority of Berks County 2020 Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan

Luzerne County active adult centers reopen for meals

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

Community plans ‘memorial wall’ in Harrisburg for victims of gun violence, COVID-19


After an outcry, Philly’s schools reopening plan is put on hold

Philly school board punts on reopening plan after backlash during marathon meeting

The painful inside view of the racism behind PlayPenn’s implosion

After Goya Foods’ CEO praises Trump, Philly Latinos boycott and turn to other brands

Mayor Kenney, pick up the damn trash | Editorial

Philly in crisis: Black Clergy host town hall on surging gun violence

In Philly, food insecurity expected to worsen as coronavirus pandemic drags on

Airlines warn of more than 2,100 potential layoffs and furloughs at PHL this fall

Free Library director Siobhan Reardon has resigned following complaints about workplace racial discrimination

Fact-checking Trump on rising murders in Philly | PolitiFact

A former Pa. congressman caught in 1970s Abscam sting has been indicted again — this time for election fraud


Judge orders part of Allegheny County courthouse closed temporarily

Several Allegheny County court offices temporarily closed

President of Pittsburgh teachers union supports online learning to start school year

Pittsburgh Public Schools considering 9-week delay for classroom learning

Pittsburgh officials not included on White House call warning city to step up virus fight

Pittsburgh’s housing authority approves incentives for landlords

No fans in seats, players in masks but … baseball is back!

Hitting the mark: Target to open a store in Downtown Pittsburgh

Scavenger hunt billboard tour created to combat pandemic anxieties and improve mental health

Worthwhile reform effort

Paul O’Hanlon: A wake-up call to Pittsburgh

Duquesne Light warns customers of ongoing phone scam

Hold the Picklesburgh: The beloved Pittsburgh festival is canceled

State News

Pa. Supreme Court chief justice complained about a Black justice and her ‘minority agenda,’ former judge says

U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain spent more than $75,000 to slap his name and face on billboards

Systemic racism can be covert. Here’s one way Pennsylvania and the nation can reduce it.


Pa. residents now can self-certify as nonbinary on driver’s licenses, photo ID cards

PennDOT adds 3rd gender identity option for non-binary drivers

Airport Board accepts Vogue’s resignation; probe continues