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Dinniman backs repeal of fireworks legalization

Lawmakers will rule again over redrawing of Pa. political boundaries, but critics aren’t giving up

General Assembly sends Wolf a bill adding protections against sexual assault in police custody

Legislators join Gov. Wolf in call for mask wearing

Offering a second chance

Force policy should not be moving target

How a new Pennsylvania law is a step toward reducing institutional racism

Proposals to expand gambling put PA lottery and older Pennsylvanians in double jeopardy | Opinion

Coronavirus – COVID-19

State may impose ‘targeted mitigation’ in southwestern counties

State expected to prohibit indoor dining in Westmoreland, Allegheny as covid-19 cases rise

Beaver County COVID case count spikes; state considers restrictions on five local counties

Troubling wave of COVID infections among 20-somethings hits Pa.

Pa. reports nearly 1,000 new covid-19 cases

Pennsylvania coronavirus update: 995 new cases is largest one-day increase in nearly 2 months as infections shift to younger people

Allegheny County reports 6 new covid-19 deaths, 204 new cases

Six new COVID-19 cases, one new death in Luzerne County reported Tuesday

1st new covid-19 death since May reported in Westmoreland County

25 more coronavirus positives for Berks County; state overall most in nearly 2 months

Coronavirus cases spiking among Pa. young people; N.J. says anyone coming from Delaware should quarantine

Protective gear for medical workers begins to run low again as virus escalates

Rather than bicker and fight, making COVID-19 a political issue, we should practice humility and sympathy


A Chester County pharmacy was fined for coronavirus ‘price gouging’

$600 weekly unemployment federal check runs out at end of July

Larger local stores non-compliant with face mask order

Rebuild Berks campaign aims to connect, support local businesses

Cracker plant workers concerned amid COVID rise

PPP Loans

Philly-area law firms received at least $228 million, the most of any industry for coronavirus cash

Philly-area charter, private schools receive millions in federal PPP loans

Data shows thousands of NEPA companies received Paycheck Protection Program loans

Which Lehigh Valley businesses received federal PPP loans to help weather the coronavirus crisis?


Man, 29, found shot to death at North Versailles apartment complex

Police brutality allegations rock Bradford after chief is caught on video macing handcuffed suspect


Masks will be mandatory in Pennsylvania schools. Here’s a Q&A on what the rule means for students and teachers

Working parents can’t become pretend public-school teachers again this fall | Maria Panaritis

Federal rule change for international students criticized by higher-ed groups

‘I thought it was a hoax’: Pa. students, universities respond to Trump restrictions for international visas

Temple University launches search for new president: Englert to leave after 45 years in 17 roles

Wilkes U. sets up Racial Justice and Inclusion Fund

Pennsylvania lowers minimum contributions for college savings plans

Trump pushes state, local leaders to reopen schools in fall

Division III Centennial Conference suspends sports for fall semester


Pence, Biden to hit Pennsylvania campaign trail on same day

Biden campaign names two Philadelphia-based operatives to top positions

Tell us what matters most to Pennsylvania voters ahead of the 2020 election

Health Care

Systemic racism is a public health issue. Community health workers are proven to help.

Local News

Recycling center operator to charge municipalities for bottles, cans and jars

Rent/mortgage assistance applications available

Mural selected for West Side business

Adaptive bikes, strollers, devices unlock new potential for Westmoreland County children

Berks residents asked to oppose systemic racism, police brutality during Peaceful Stand on Penn Street Bridge

Berks officials investigating constable over ‘absolutely racist’ Facebook posts

Ross police officer under review after reports of questionable social media posts

Levittown’s original ‘Rosie the Riveter’ makes masks to promote, honor WWII work

Chester County farmers rise to the COVID-19 challenge

Pittston Tomato Festival canceled as virus rebounds

County audit shows $3.1 million surplus for 2019

New county 911 system likely to encrypt police calls

National News

Mary Kay Letourneau, teacher jailed for raping student, dies of cancer

Natural Gas

Pa. grand jury ‘indicts’ fracking. Now what? | Will Bunch Newsletter

New Jersey

A Kennedy toppled a South Jersey political machine and will now take on party-switching Rep. Jeff Van Drew


Antifa rumors and hoaxes have stoked real fear in Philadelphia neighborhoods

More authors have canceled Philly Free Library events in solidarity with Black workers

Philly landlords sue to overturn new coronavirus pandemic renter protections

How the Phillies are preparing for baseball during the coronavirus pandemic

7 men wounded in 5 city shootings

For new police oversight commission to work, Philly must learn from its past | Editorial

Philadelphia needs more contact tracers | Opinion

Pa. boy, 12, seriously injured when explosive device blows up in his hand

After anti-Semitic posts, DeSean Jackson offers multiple apologies


Complaints about Allegheny County bars, restaurants flouting face-mask rules skyrocket

Allegheny County considering modifying bar, restaurant order

Allegheny County may amend restaurant restrictions

Pittsburgh Council creates LGBTQ commission, passes bill to address racial inequities

Grand promenade is next step of restoration in Allegheny Commons Park

Pittsburgh Diocese announces job cuts, move of administrative office

Pittsburgh Diocese eliminating positions, moving offices as it struggles with financial impact of covid-19

Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh readies for reopening of schools

Pittsburgh Catholic schools plan temperature checks, masks for students

Residential power usage up as employees continue to work from home

FISA grants address systemic racism, women, people with disabilities

Allegheny County’s criminal court division turns to videoconferencing amid positive virus tests

More Allegheny County court staffers test positive for covid-19; judge orders more video hearings

Pittsburgh City Council extends COVID-19 emergency declaration until Aug. 25

Strip District Meats closes after employee tests positive for covid-19

Duolingo co-founder threatens to move jobs from Pittsburgh to Toronto over immigration policies

Pittsburgh Housing fund providing new roofs for 24 city homeowners

State News

2 youths found dead in Susquehanna River

PennFuture lawsuit says EPA must update federal regulations for coke ovens

State police investigation into latest officer-involved shooting continues in Poconos