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Lawmakers vote to end Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 emergency disaster, but Gov. Wolf says it’s not over

Next move Wolf: House and Senate approve resolution toppling Gov’s emergency declaration

Pa. legislature passes resolution to revoke Gov. Wolf’s coronavirus emergency order

Pennsylvania GOP seeks to dismantle Wolf’s shutdown

Pa. state House members get a small deposit on GOP’s pledge to air police reform bills

Call special session for police reform

Pa. House Speaker Mike Turzai expected to resign before the end of his term, sources say

District 10 candidates disagree over state House protest

After primary defeat, Pa. Sen. Daylin Leach may take his caucus leader to court

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Rep. Perry’s recent Op-Ed contains inaccuracies | Rachel Levine

New Pennsylvania requirements promise better testing and equipment for health-care workers

Federal COVID-19 report on nursing homes riddled with errors

Pennsylvania coronavirus death toll tops 6,000; 493 new cases reported

State’s COVID-19 death toll passes 6,000 mark; 1 death reported in Allegheny County

State officials: Westmoreland adds 6 new covid cases, no new deaths

State: 61 new coronavirus deaths, only three locally

Geisinger successfully discharged more than 500 COVID-19 patients

Coronavirus hospitalizations rise sharply in several states following Memorial Day


Movie theaters, shuttered for months, plan July reopening

U.S. employers laid off 7.7 million workers in April

Pa. insurance officials say damage to businesses by protests, looting, is likely covered

Kennametal to cut global workforce 10% by end of year

Berks fire marshals anxious as businesses reopen with modified floor plans

Nature’s Garden responds to allegations of price gouging its face masks


Nine men, including ex-corrections officer, accused of suboxone smuggling


JaMarr Billman claims harassment, racism during his Easton wrestling coaching tenure

Conrad Weiser to ask board member to resign over online posts called racist in petition

Pa. college leaders share fall reopening plans amid COVID-19 pandemic


Slomski, Laughlin to battle for state senate seat

Janet Diaz wins 13th Senatorial District race in upset over endorsed candidate Craig Lehman

Tens of thousands of Pennsylvania mail ballots were turned in after the deadline. November could be worse.

No, Luzerne County vote counting is not finished

Write-in votes delay final ballot count in county

Westmoreland expects hand-counting of primary ballots to be finished soon

Noldy wins House Republican nomination

They had a plan to beat Trump. It got ‘blown up’ by coronavirus. What do Pennsylvania activists do now?


4 casinos in region reopen with safety measures; 5th reopens Friday

Local News

Split Scranton City Council approves residency waiver for new OECD director

Nearly $2 million in federal funding announced for Lackawanna County Treatment Court

Local foundation awards COVID-19 grants

NAACP challenges Bucks police to speak out

Reading City Council introduces ordinance to move to single trash hauler

Reading authorizes use of eminent domain to keep River Road Extension project on track

Fleetwood eases COVID-19 restrictions

Tarentum launching summer concert series this week

In wake of Westmoreland Fair cancellation, youth left with no place to show livestock

No timetable for resuming in-person county meetings

Pittston Tomato Festival could still be held this year

County state of emergency could end soon

W-B councilman appointed to police training commission

$60K grant awarded to for blight removal in Glen Lyon

Schuylkill County leaders say grants are a start

‘What can I do to fix this?’: Why young people are fueling the protest movement

National News

AP sources: MLB players propose 89-game regular season, want prorated money

New Jersey

Camden disbanded its police department and built a new one. Can others learn from it?

N.J. corrections officer suspended for allegedly mocking George Floyd’s death


Will Philly dismantle the Police Department for a new public safety system? It’s unlikely.

PHL COVID-19 Fund briefly reopening applications for grants

Philly is in the yellow phase. How far are we away from green?

Loss of Philadelphia Cultural Fund would hit arts organizations — and neighborhoods — hard

Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium wins city funding for testing after a reversal

Philly police say Inspector Joseph Bologna is suspended ‘with intent to dismiss,’ hours after a new accusation of excessive force

COVID-19 created a backlog of criminal cases in Philly. New budget cuts could make it hard to dig out of it.

Caps in the air: Philly graduates 13,000 high school students in virtual ceremony

‘Black lives matter at work’: Philly sanitation workers rally for safer conditions on the job

14 Philly Council members demand police reforms; reject Kenney’s budget increases for department

Philly marijuana dispensaries that got looted say state rules are making it harder to reopen

Joseph Rizzo, former Philadelphia fire commissioner and brother of Frank, has died at 95

Mayor Kenney’s budget eliminates my library job, which hurts my community and me | Opinion

I’m the Inquirer’s only black male news columnist. That speaks to a larger problem. | Solomon Jones

Philly’s FOP is like the Wizard of Oz: powerful and mighty until you look behind the curtain | Editorial

West Philly protester: We got tear gassed. It didn’t stop us. | Opinion

Plans for a North Philly police station make even less sense after the George Floyd protests | Inga Saffron


Pittsburgh black leaders see a difference in George Floyd protests

Pittsburgh City Council begins discussion on police reform in wake of protests

Pittsburgh Council proposes major police reforms during heated meeting

Allegheny council members Bennett, Hallam want to ban ‘less lethal’ crowd-control devices

Proposed ban on tear gas, rubber bullets sent to committee by Allegheny County Council

An open letter from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

AHN to conduct mobile coronavirus testing in Hazelwood

YWCA seizes the moment to promote more advocacy for race and gender equality

Pittsburgh YWCA announces plan supporting race and gender equity

Port Authority receives over $141 million in pandemic stimulus funds

City encouraging community events limit attendance to 250, in line with green phase guidance

Pitt to reopen this fall with ‘compressed’ schedule during pandemic

State News

EPA chief Wheeler to visit Pottstown for grant to clean up old newspaper site

USPS seeking to hire rural carriers at $18.56 an hour

FSA May report identifies neeeds in 17-county region

Major Western Pa. museums make plans for safe reopening

DePasquale suggests criminal justice reform measures


Proposed project to optimize traffic signals, crosswalks in Back Mountain