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Minority-owned small businesses were largely shut out of Pa.’s first coronavirus loan program

Gov. Wolf, GOP critic spar over social media post parroting health secretary’s LGBQT comments

Russ Diamond: Instead of censuring me over mask statement, Gov. Wolf and health secretary Levine should leave

Sen. Mastriano blasts clergy in Facebook video, deletes it

American communities are united in the fight for justice | Opinion

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pennsylvania coronavirus update: 860 more cases added on Thursday; Gov. Wolf says PA ‘paying the price’ for lax restrictions elsewhere

Pennsylvania reports 860 new coronavirus cases, 14 deaths

Wear a mask to thank EMS workers and stop the spread, officials urge; trends still rising in South Jersey and Philly region

COVID-19 Update: Western Pa. reports 263 new cases; Allegheny has highest single-day hospitalizations

Allegheny County sets record for new coronavirus hospitalizations; sees triple-digit cases for 8th straight day

31 new coronavirus cases reported in Westmoreland County

14 new COVID-19 cases in county

Delaware County sees upward trend in daily coronavirus numbers

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine recommends nighttime alcohol ban as Ohio reports highest coronavirus case count yet

The next pandemic: Study’s authors say a similar virus may already be out there


Wolf reminder: Telework mandated unless not possible

Wolf calls out Legislature for secrecy


Worst economic quarter impacts Western Pa. professionals

‘14,000 attempts’: Balky technology, expiring unemployment benefits worry workers, state leaders

Broadband helping the world ‘transition’ amid COVID-19, Comcast executive says

Protesters join employee outside plant where racial slur was used

Manufacturer of Power Stick products is moving its headquarters and manufacturing operations to Pa.

How many Lehigh Valley businesses have permanently closed amid the pandemic?


Jury trials will resume in some courtrooms across the Philly region after months of coronavirus restrictions


Scranton School District releases proposed hybrid, virtual plans for the fall

Valley West plans to start school year with hybrid plan, split students into two groups

Severance agreement for New Ken-Arnold superintendent approved sight unseen

Greensburg Salem cites limited space in ruling out full-time return to classrooms

State guidelines say no fans in stands for school sports

PIAA’s decision leaves many administrators scratching their heads

Pitt, Penn State set aside hundreds of beds for students who might get COVID-19

State higher ed faces its future

Wilkes president releases fall safety plan, sets virtual town halls for students and faculty


Post-primary, Pa. Republicans notch some voter reg. gains | Analysis

Black Lives Matter demonstration in Greensburg counters VP Pence’s visit just blocks away

Pennsylvania voters are completely polarized on the coronavirus pandemic

Cognetti endorses Biden for president

Health Care

Deal with health insurance crisis

Local News

Lackawanna River Heritage Trail to expand in Dickson City

Reading City Council struggles to find ways to reduce loud gatherings at the Pagoda

Chester County commissioners appoint new law firm for pipeline suit

Allentown looks to borrow more than $16 million

Upper Burrell considers safety tax to help fire department

Mutual Aid Ambulance Service expands coverage area for 2nd time this year

Activist burning Trump flags at courthouse taunted by counter-protesters

Activist burns Trump flag outside Lackawanna County Courthouse

Luzerne County to give out coronavirus aid

Luzerne County courts, buildings prepare to reopen

Major fire destroys apartment complex in Chester County

National News

John Lewis mourned as ‘founding father’ of better America


It’s official: Philly’s school year to begin fully remotely

Philly restaurant workers are organizing for higher wages and better work conditions despite the pandemic

With false promises and fancy dinners, Philly-based operation fleeced small investors in $600 million fraud, SEC charges

Pat Toomey is walking a political tightrope on Trump’s threat to send federal agents to Philly

Job cuts at Philadelphia Magazine and buyouts at The Inquirer mark latest signs of economic strain at media outlets

Independent review of Philly’s response to protests is best bet to answer questions | Editorial

What’s best for Philly schools this year? Educators weigh in. | Opinion


City controller willing to audit PPS device inventory

In updated dress code policy, Port Authority forbids social justice and political statements on face masks

Pitt receives federal grant to study how autonomous vehicle industry serves people with disabilities

Allegheny County data shows parties becoming a growing source of coronavirus

State News

Pa. Game Commission adopts new plan in effort to curb chronic wasting disease

Western Pa. residents among those receiving ‘mystery seed’ packets


Bridge building between governments leads to new Division Street span

Division Street Bridge reopens