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In bipartisan vote, House blocks Wolf from entering regional climate initiative; Senate vote awaits

Pennsylvania lawmakers take up fight against governor’s climate strategy

House approval looks to halt new Wolf-ordered initiative to battle climate change

Bill would ban ‘gag clauses’ on pharmacists sharing info on cheaper drugs

State police association: Many proposed ‘reforms’ already in place

Petition drive held in hopes of repealing state fireworks law

Residents air fireworks complaints at packed meeting

Now is the time to fix vote-by-mail

In Pa. politics, polarization isn’t new. But the contempt is | Opinion

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pennsylvania holds off on new coronavirus restrictions

Covid-19 cases in 19- to 24-year-olds on the rise in Pa.

As COVID-19 cases climb, one surprising age group is getting sicker

Getting tested for coronavirus in Pa. is becoming more difficult amid wave of new infections

Pennsylvania coronavirus update: 849 new cases reported by state on Wednesday as Allegheny County surge continues

Allegheny County’s COVID cases soar past 4,000; Butler County sets new single-day mark

Black people in Allegheny County twice as likely to get coronavirus compared to white people

3 more COVID-19 cases, no new deaths reported Wednesday in Luzerne County

Montgomery County records 4 coronavirus deaths in past 7 days

State to give fire, rescue companies $50 million in grants to cover covid-19 losses

Battle against coronavirus not over, Berks commissioners warn

Westmoreland eateries brace for another round of restrictions

‘Life and death’: Face masks are now required in N.J. in crowded outdoor areas; Delaware added to Philly’s quarantine list

Green isn’t always good: Why Pa.’s coronavirus cases shot up when we opened up | John Baer

They thought they were empty nesters. Then their adult children came home during quarantine.


Pa. Dept of Labor & Industry plans virtual town hall to provide answers about unemployment compensation


Scranton business relief grants benefit 86 city businesses

Kennywood, Sandcastle to begin delayed seasons on Friday

License plate pinch hits area auto dealers, other businesses

Longtime Scranton pizza shop closes doors

What to expect when dining in Berks County after COVID shutdowns

Round 2 of Delco Strong business grant application window opens

PPP Loans

5 takeaways on the $20 billion in PPP loans to Pennsylvania businesses amid coronavirus crisis

Philly-area churches got unprecedented financial help from Paycheck Protection Program

List of NEPA businesses that received Paycheck Protection Program loans

Two Chester charter schools received PPP funds

Atlas shrugged, took the cash


Sex-trafficking ring uncovered after 14-year-old victim tells mom: ‘I don’t want to be here anymore’

Lawsuit challenges constitutionality of life without parole sentences for second-degree murder

Former Philadelphia priest pleads guilty to decades-old sex assaults of altar boys in Bucks County


Education official: Part-time schedules, small groups best way to reduce COVID-19 transmission when schools reopen

WCASD aims to reopen schools this fall

Hazleton Area School District gets 500 computer Fire tablets from Amazon

Fox Chapel Area School District weighing in-person, online learning scenarios

Black Lives Matter movement prods Bethlehem and other districts to review how history is taught

Educators say when it comes to reopening schools, ‘the devil’s in the details’

Cheyney, Lincoln universities release fall reopening plans

It’s official: Board approves Erie County’s community college

Patriot League anti-racism commission is ‘a necessity,’ Lafayette College AD says

University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon join push against Trump’s edict on student visas

Harvard, MIT sue Trump administration to block ICE rule on international students


Joe Biden and Mike Pence are visiting 4 key areas in Pennsylvania. Here’s why they’re so important.


Pennsylvania tries luck again in mini-casino license auction

Health Care

Lawsuit claims UPMC, doctors failed to get proper patient consent for procedures

Local News

County solicitor: Halting of inmate labor at recycling center won’t impact pending lawsuit

Black Lives Matter Community Fest set for Saturday

Facebook posts deemed racist by Berks County officials lead to suspension for constable

Vandergrift councilwoman gets no support in quest to form a shade tree commission

Tarentum to have all full-time police force after promoting 2 part-timers

Irwin Council: No masks, no social distancing

Westmoreland municipal authority OKs buying Mt. Pleasant sewage plant

Free milk giveaway in Greensburg helps Westmoreland County residents in need

Mourners gather at river to remember teens; autopsies set for today

Fire chief warns of danger in river where boys drowned Tuesday

Rockin’ the County kicks off Friday in WB

County Central Court closed by COVID-19 report Wednesday

Easton passes new rules guiding development after contentious debate

National News

‘Strike for Black Lives’ to highlight racism during mass walkout this month

New Jersey

New Jersey offers ‘bridge’ year for high school students to make up for class time lost in coronavirus pandemic


Black, Hispanic women infected with coronavirus 5 times as often as whites in Philly, Penn study suggests

Philly has waived all citations against protesters after they said arrests violated their rights

Girl, 16, severely injured by illegal explosive in Philly

Residents push for resources, city action in Kensington: ‘We need help’

Robeson principal named top principal in the state

Penn professors call for university to pay taxes to support Philly schools

As pandemic continues, safe injection sites could save more lives | Opinion

Removing school police puts unfair burden on teachers | Opinion


Allegheny County to allow outdoor dining, bars and casinos to reopen Friday — with restrictions

Allegheny County will allow outdoor dining beginning Friday, Rivers Casino allowed to reopen

Ordinance to ban ‘less lethal’ weapons fails in County Council committee

Referendum to strengthen Pittsburgh police review panel is debated

More Port Authority of Allegheny County employees test positive for covid-19

New research details racial, socioeconomic inequities during school shutdown across Allegheny County

Steelers season-ticket holders informed masks will be required at Heinz Field

Delaying retirement: Outon sticking around to counsel region’s troubled nonprofit sector through pandemic

State News

U.S. Supreme Court hands victory to Trump in latest round of Pennsylvania’s birth-control wars

Air quality alert issued for southwest Pa.; heat-index temps may reach 102

Firearms background checks, purchase denials on rise in Pennsylvania in 2020

Trib to continue fight for jurors’ names from Sheriff Held’s mistrial following appeals court ruling

Pennsylvania health officials warn of ticks, Lyme disease

Relatives say Jim Thorpe man shot dead by police in Monroe County was mentally ill

The state needs a strong rule limiting pollution from the oil and gas industry| Opinion


Feds look to avoid ‘preventable’ deaths by improving conditions for pedestrians


No, Pa. Congressman Matt Cartwright did not call for defunding the police

Trump threatens to cut federal aid if schools don’t reopen in the fall