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Scranton’s Act 47 designation as financially distressed extended through 2021

Embraced heavily during COVID-19, is telemedicine here to stay?

Pension travel policy reforms meet pushback from teachers

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Feds fine Beaver County nursing home for COVID-19-related deficiencies

Western Pa. has 2 new COVID-19 deaths and 53 new cases

Allegheny County reports 21 new coronavirus cases, 1 more death

Four new coronavirus deaths in NEPA

Coronavirus hits an Allentown family hard — at least a dozen were infected and three died

Hunger expected to explode here, throughout America, because of COVID-19


Which Pa. counties could be picked to move into the green phase of Wolf’s plan next?: Analysis

More Pennsylvania counties poised to enter ‘green’ phase

Bucks health official says county “ready to go” to green phase

Gov. Wolf updates business guidance on outdoor recreation

Berks County commissioners frustrated by coronavirus funding, reopening guidance

Can you get a tattoo now? Parlors in Pa.’s green counties can take appointments


Why Gov. Tom Wolf’s big effort to grant coronavirus reprieves to Pa. inmates came up small

Scott commissioner draws condemnation after remark about Pa. health secretary


Pa. small business assistance grant program expects to begin accepting applications by month’s end

Amazon price-gouging crackdown worsened shortage of sanitizer, wipes

Helping local businesses with Loyalty Bonds

Gym continues to be cited for opening

Unemployment compensation to be distributed via debit cards

Reading relaxes regulations for sidewalk dining; restaurant owners excited for potential

Supporting black businesses in Monroe County

Deadline for Reading’s small business loan program extended

Nestle could sell most of its North American water business, which includes 2 Lehigh Valley plants

Challenges remain as York County businesses move to ‘green’ phase

5 area counties receive grants, access to business loans to help to meet coronavirus challenges

Gay Street in West Chester to close to help merchants during pandemic


Chester County school board president resigns after joke about George Floyd’s death

Owen J. Roberts school board president resigns over Facebook post

OJR school board president resigns over Facebook post

High school black student union members denounce systemic racism in protest

Ex-wrestling coach JaMarr Billman files racial discrimination lawsuit against Easton Area School District

Local athletic departments have much work to do before off-season workouts resume

Return to team workouts won’t happen overnight for Berks athletes

Projected first-year enrollment down at Pennsylvania’s 14 state universities

With state board’s green light, Erie County to become home of Pa.’s 15th community college


How did Janet Diaz win another primary without the Lancaster Dems endorsement?

Ed Rendell just hosted his biggest fund-raiser ever: A Zoom call for Joe Biden

Jenkins Township woman allegedly spit on election worker

Montgomery County officials still counting primary election ballots

Health Care

Wright Center receives more than $1M grant for geriatric medicine and psychiatry training

Local News

Everhart officials gearing up for new director search

3 environmental efforts receive grants through Berks County Community Foundation

Sheriff’s orders: No choke holds allowed

New Kensington protest to recognize slain city officer before demanding end to police brutality

Peaceful anti-racism rally draws about 500 people to O’Hara park

Many Westmoreland taxpayers not noticing extended discount period

WB’s Brown to create civilian advisory board for police department

W-B mayor forms police advisory committee

Funding award will close Wyoming Valley Levee gaps that require sandbags during floods

Flood authority gets FEMA grant for upgrade project

Local police struggling to fill out their ranks

County commission appointments in question

National News

Ohio senator fired from emergency room job after using racist language


Critical mistakes doomed the police response to Philly’s George Floyd demonstrations.

Philly City Council wants to ban police kneeholds and require new cops to live in the city

Kimmel Center, seeing no earned revenue, cuts most of its staff

Philadelphia Art Museum leaders apologize for word choices in Black Lives Matter message

His Philly tailoring shop was looted during the uprising. More than $30,000 was donated for repairs

Joe Biden used a visit to West Philly to introduce his plan to restart the national economy

‘The best there was’: Family, teachers mourn a 15-year-old boy who died trying to save his friend in the Schuylkill

Outdoor dining to start in Philly and New Jersey, as caution still urged against COVID-19

What did police do in April during a crime low? It wasn’t solving homicide cases. | Editorial

My father gave me The Talk after the MOVE bombing. Now, I have to do it for my kids. | Perspective

SEPTA should extend benefits to families of workers who died from COVID-19 | Opinion

What was the National Guard doing in Philadelphia, anyway?


SEA wants a stronger voice in the development at the former Civic Arena site

URA, Citizens Bank donate $15,000 to help black businesses damaged by protest violence

Peduto praises administration, promises reform in statement on Black Lives Matter protests

Peduto gives statement on George Floyd and Black Lives Matter movement

Nine sue diocese over alleged sexual abuse

City planning to show drive-in movies beginning Saturday

‘We are never going to be tired’: South Hills protest organizer vows continued fight over racial injustice

Pittsburgh Public Schools axes drive-in commencements because of planned protests

Pittsburgh expanding ‘Grab and Go’ meal sites for kids and seniors

State News

The Pennsylvania GOP may spark another party fight in its bid for ‘unity’

Pa.’s decline in child abuse reports is ‘not a data trend that we were happy to see’

Pa. keeps police misconduct records secret


‘I owe a debt’; Cory Booker, the son of civil rights activists, is leading the push for police reform