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Dems pushing for creation of civilian police review boards in Pa. counties

Spike in fireworks complaints on Fourth of July kindles big push to change Pennsylvania law

State legislators call for Gov. Wolf to extend eviction and foreclosure moratorium through December

Pro 2nd Amendment lawmakers want to let you carry a gun during an emergency

Legislation reintroduced to reform statewide judicial elections

Our view: Laughlin’s bill boosts child safety

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Mask order in Pa. could last until there is a coronavirus vaccine, Wolf says, and he’s ‘concerned’ about new ‘breakouts’

Gov. Tom Wolf concerned about post-July 4 coronavirus spike but says Pennsylvania in better spot than other states

As Allegheny shuts down some businesses, neighboring counties distance themselves from similar measures

With 450 new coronavirus cases, Pa. eclipses 90,000 in all

COVID-19 Update: Allegheny County surge continues with 218 new cases

Allegheny County reports 218 new coronavirus cases, 1 death

27 new covid-19 cases reported in Westmoreland County

Two new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths in Luzerne County reported Monday

Monday’s COVID-19 data shows no new deaths in region, cases continue downward trend

Berks County adds 3 coronavirus cases as Pennsylvania reports 450 cases

State centers have first COVID-19 case among residents

Renters, homeowners could file for assistance

State arts council distributes $2.3 million to arts groups

Pennsylvania will distribute additional federal funds to child care centers

Wolf announces $53M in CARES Act funding for child care center support

New report documents racial inequity of COVID-19 infections nationally and in Lancaster County

Allegheny Township fire departments out of service because of coronavirus exposure

Understanding is part of the job for COVID-19 tester

Allegheny Health Network mobile covid-19 testing continues through Friday

South Dakota governor, exposed to virus, joined Trump on jet


When the manufacturing work dried up, W. Pa. firms turned to making medical equipment

How COVID-19 is accelerating the shift to a cashless society

Analyst: 20,000 bank branches — or more — could close after COVID-19

McCandless Giant Eagle employee tests positive for covid-19

PPP Loans

Feds issue $1.1B in small business loans, including at least $600K for Rep. Mike Kelly’s dealerships

A Pa. congressman got up to $1 million in coronavirus PPP loans for his car dealerships

Philly-area companies reap millions from Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses

Small business aid went beyond hard-hit companies, data show

PPP loan recipients released; many local companies on list

Which Pennsylvania businesses got the most money in PPP loans? Search the list


State police seize $5.7 million worth of drugs in past 3 months

Can a Delaware County task force succeed in influencing criminal justice reform?

Video shows Erie officer striking suspect’s head 7 times

2 teens shot in Lancaster city Monday night: police


Pa.’s mandatory mask order complicates school reopening plans

WVW Superintendent: 3 plans for return to school, depending on virus

Schools still need protection

Faculty should look more like student body

Minority-owned company brings testing facility to Cheyney University

Penn State basketball coach, Delco native Pat Chambers referenced a ‘noose’ around a Black player’s neck

Chances for Ivy League sports this fall look slim, with announcement expected Wednesday | Mike Jensen

New rules: Foreign pupils must leave U.S. if classes go online

Health Care

Adagio Health set to roll out mobile clinic to serve rural Pennsylvanians

More than 20 treated by UPMC burn center for fireworks injuries over holiday

Is your local hospital a force for good? New report card sheds light

Local News

Nearly 200 fireworks complaints made over holiday in Scranton

Reading City Council vents frustrations over fireworks

Reading City Council continues to mull trash ordinance

Dunmore man promoted to lieutenant colonel in the state police

Pocket libraries popular during pandemic

Montgomery County officials set parameters for county operations under green phase

County looking to return money to residents

Positive coronavirus case reported at Westmoreland County courthouse

Wilkes-Barre itemizing COVID-19 expenses in financial reports

Wilkes-Barre described as ‘war zone’ over 4th of July weekend

Kingston residents will be charged $30 per residence this year for recycling pickup

Schuylkill County controller Christy D. Joy resigning

National News

Boston Red Sox dogged by claims of racism, sexual abuse

Judge orders Dakota Access pipeline shut down pending review


Philly shootings surge as 23 people were shot in a single day

6-year-old’s shooting death in Philadelphia likely accidental, 1 person in custody

Black leaders call on Philadelphia police to end stop and frisk — again

The owner of a Philly bar pulled a gun on a passerby who warned about social distancing

23 small Philly arts groups are getting $5,000 each in coronavirus grants

Bike shops are usually busy this time of year. Coronavirus took demand to the ‘next level.’

Penn must be accountable to Philly’s Black communities | Opinion

The new owner of St. Laurentius Church in Fishtown wants to demolish it as soon as possible


Allegheny County court employees have safety concerns after at least 10 test positive for COVID-19

Allegheny County officials confirm 6 coronavirus cases at courthouse

Pittsburgh man dies after being shot in Larimer

State News

Nonprofits that rely on donations assess the needs of communities changed by pandemic

Invasive spotted lanternfly could threaten Western Pennsylvania trees, plants

Despite a dry start to summer, water authorities confident in local supply levels

West Penn Power to spend $46 million to trim trees along power lines this year

VP Mike Pence’s Pennsylvania visit will include Manheim fundraiser, ‘Back the Blue’ rally


Trump lashes out at NASCAR, Bubba Wallace over flag, rope

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