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‘It’s a new day’: Pa. lawmakers to tackle police reform in wake of George Floyd’s death

Tenants and landlords in Pa. and N.J. are seeking rental assistance to fend off evictions

Another look at CARES Act spending in Pa.: How health and social programs benefit | The Numbers Racket

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Coronavirus exploited failure of Pa. health officials to improve long-standing problems with nursing home oversight

A second wave of the coronavirus is coming, health officials say. But when?

Pennsylvania reports 336 more covid-19 cases, 4 more deaths

No new deaths in Western Pa.; 4 deaths reported statewide

Allegheny County reports 3 new covid-19 cases, no new deaths

Westmoreland County adds 3 new covid-19 cases, no new deaths

6 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths in county

County’s first COVID-19 case confirmed 3 months ago

Berks County adds 16 more positive coronavirus cases

Too soon to surrender to coronavirus | Editorial


To help businesses in Philly and elsewhere, PayPal sets up a new $530 million fund to assist black-owned firms

Everybody wants a backyard pool, but the line is long

Hotels in Westmoreland County, impacted by coronavirus, could see growth in coming years

Want to exit a bad timeshare? The firms offering to help you can be just as bad as the original commitment.

Why the May job numbers were wrong and how to read economic data in the coronavirus era–20200614.html

Aquarium adds new exhibits for eventual return

Local farms planning for unprecedented berry season

T-shirt campaign raised more than $87K for local businesses

Some quarters of Berks County showing eagerness for return of shopping, dining

Lehigh Valley’s final Kmart, in Walnutport, to close, retailer’s website indicates

Does PennEast pipeline need water-protection agency’s blessing? The answer’s murky.


Norristown police chief talks race, policing following death of George Floyd

Tasers: Are these police tools effective and are they dangerous?

‘She’s breaking down’: Inmates at Bucks County jail decry treatment of suicidal woman with severe mental illness

How police accountability works in Pennsylvania

Let’s strive to make rubber bullets relics of the past. There is a path forward | Opinion


Nittany Lion football? Thousands of students back in Happy Valley? Penn State is planning for it.

Penn State will resume in-person classes in late August amid the coronavirus pandemic, but will break in November

HACC campuses will remain closed for rest of the year

Lehigh Valley colleges refunded some money to students this spring. Come fall, that’s unlikely.


Blind voter advocates file lawsuits in Pa., other states over voter access

Trump rally called ‘dangerous move’ in age of coronavirus

Local News

Berks Democratic committee collects food for Helping Harvest

Harrison walk calls for love, unity, healing

More than 100 turn out for Murrysville Black Lives Matter support walk

Hundreds march for love over hate in Robesonia

More than 1,000 protesters walk for Black Lives Matter through Lansdowne, Yeadon

Community cleans up Chester parsonage hit by firebomb

Sunday protest in Kirby Park smaller than others, but just as loud

Demands for change, justice at Wilkes-Barre rally

Poor People’s Campaign holds demonstration

Petition calls for replacing Columbus statue in Wilkes-Barre

Installation of new Luzerne County Courthouse windows set to begin soon

County changing pricing policy for properties in repository

Local Little Leagues preparing for restricted seasons

Harrisburg may hire social workers, violence ‘interrupters’ with money from police budget: mayor


For second day, group ‘protects’ Christopher Columbus statue in South Philadelphia; mayor denounces ‘vigilantism’

West Philly’s historic black corridor looks to rebuild after unrest and pandemic

Transgender woman, originally from York, brutally killed in Philadelphia, police say


BLM, social justice demonstrations continue around the Pittsburgh region

Synagogue member lives through a second trauma in as many years

Organization names Pittsburgh 20th most bike-friendly city in U.S.

Homewood mural’s creator was inspired by his own past to create ‘Liberation Wall’

Construction on sinkhole bus site ‘about 50% done’; 10th Street set to reopen June 30

Enjoying summer safely

State News

Spring freezes are chilling some berry and peach harvests in New Jersey and Pennsylvania

State sees decline in ChildLine reports, notes racial disparities in child welfare


Atheist group seeks $642K from COLTS


GOP senator defies Trump by calling for renaming military bases named for Confederate general