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State senators rip Pa. Turnpike Commission’s decision to eliminate 500 toll collection jobs

Pa. Turnpike officials defend decision to make toll road cashless, lay off nearly 500 workers

Pa. advances reforms to create confidential police disciplinary database, as N.Y., N.J. take steps to make records public

Police reform bill advances out of Pa. House committee, could see House action next week

Shusterman votes to advance police accountability measures

Red tape, lack of funding limit public’s oversight of Pa. police through body cameras

It’s time to start the vote discussion

Cabot charges raise stakes for drillers

After 20 years it’s past time for the Legislature to act on cyber-charter school funding reform | Opinion

Coronavirus – COVID-19

The COVID-19 rush never came to rural Pennsylvania, and empty hospitals are feeling the losses

The challenges of child care in the age of COVID-19

Stung by COVID-19 costs, Butler Health System closes nursing unit, furloughs 67 workers

American Red Cross to test for COVID-19

Pa. Health Dept opens 10 new COVID-19 testing sites in WalMart parking lots

Pennsylvania coronavirus update: Rate of positive tests lowest in a month; 28 new deaths reported Monday

2 deaths reported in Beaver County; 24 new COVID-19 cases in Western Pa.

State reports 2 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths in Westmoreland County

NEPA counties see seven more COVID-19 deaths

County has 5 new virus cases, 4 new deaths


Supreme Court ruling is a landmark for LGBTQ rights, but some legal protections are still needed: Gov. Wolf

‘Say her name’: State commission comments on killing of black transwoman Dominique ‘Rem’mie’ Fells


Pennsylvania prepares to activate program to extend unemployment benefits again

A table for who? Diners still a bit leery of venturing out

Reopening businesses ask customers, workers to waive legal rights during COVID-19 pandemic

A South Jersey Wawa employee was told to take off his Black Lives Matter mask. He quit, and Wawa is examining its uniform policies.

Kevin Durant becomes an owner of the Philadelphia Union to make an impact in Chester, not just in soccer

ATI to lay off union, non-union workers, cites covid-19 pandemic as reason

No, coronavirus won’t kill the touchscreen

What you can expect as gyms reopen in Western Pa.

More black-owned restaurants, bakeries and breweries you can support in central Pa.

Businesses ‘on the brink,’ but not ready to ‘throw in the towel’

‘We love and respect all officers,’ Dunkin’ owner says after employee allegedly insults cop

Dunkin owner pledges support to cops after incident

Children’s Place to close 300 stores by end of 2021

Allentown landmark restaurant Ritz Barbecue closes permanently due to coronavirus crisis


Police: Three men gun down man in McKeesport

Police: 3 assailants target, kill West Mifflin man in McKeesport

Reforming police requires action, not commissions | Opinion

Regardless of its length, a prison term is a life sentence for too many Americans. Here’s why| Opinion


With schools closed, environmental work continues in Scranton schools

SHINE after-school program to offer virtual summer camps

Rosedale Tech reopens Kennedy Township campus to students

Wilkes University using furloughs, salary cuts to balance budget

COVID-19 pressures lead to cuts at Wilke

When will Pennsylvania colleges start their fall semesters? Here’s what we know for some schools

Penn State plans to reopening to in-person classes during fall semester

CMU responds to criticism of hiring former Trump cabinet member Richard Grenell


What Black Lives Matter protests in Pennsylvania’s ‘Trump Country’ mean for 2020

Progressives notched some big wins in the Pennsylvania primary election

Longtime Philly state lawmaker loses primary bid

Luzerne County election count still in progress two weeks after primary


Mohegan Sun casino to reopen June 22

Health Care

Report: Area counties have higher preventable hospitalization rate than state

Local News

Scranton’s new business administrator brings private-sector experience to post

Recycling center unlikely to take bottles, cans and jars for foreseeable future

Steamtown Marathon canceled

Montgomery County officials optimistic move to ‘green phase’ is close

Hundreds gather on Reading’s Penn Street Bridge in support of social justice

Oakmont agrees to 1-year contract extension for street, sewage plant workers

County responds to community speculation about the death of McKeesport woman

Unity eyes playground upgrade, restarts rec programs supervised by Greensburg YMCA

Fayette County Fair canceled

W-B council weighs in on removal of Columbus statue after it was vandalized again

Pittston adds extra security for Columbus statue amid W-B vandalism

Natural Gas

Driller Cabot charged over contamination in ‘Gasland’ town

Cabot charged with environmental crimes


Philly’s coronavirus budget hole grows by $100 million, and could lead to service cuts or tax hikes

Protests in Philly haven’t meant a spike in COVID-19 cases so far, health officials report

Why Philly parents are bringing their kids to protests against police brutality and racism

Philadelphia mayor initiates process to consider removal of Columbus statue as clash gets violent

Two people slain, 9 more shot or stabbed, from Friday through Sunday in Philadelphia

COVID-19 has interrupted STD screenings in Philadelphia. Sexual health centers are concerned.

Philly eyes school reopening plan that would stagger when students and staff come to schools

Philly EPA workers object to reopening office amid coronavirus fears

A Philly court supervisor was fired after video showed him tearing down signs and saying he doesn’t care about black lives

It’s time for Philly business owners to stop boarding up their windows | Opinion

In 1951, Philly’s police brutality was brought to the United Nations. In 2020, are we any better? | Perspective


Community activists outline demands for police reform in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County

Pittsburgh LGBTQ groups applaud Supreme Court ruling

Pittsburgh’s MSA Safety repurposing industrial masks to use against covid-19

Highland Park road closure makes park inaccessible to people with disabilities, advocates say

Neighborhood Allies providing 1,000 Pittsburgh school students with free internet service

State News

LGBTQ groups in Western Pa. celebrate ‘historic’ U.S. Supreme Court ruling

Supreme Court delivers landmark victory to LGBTQ employees

LGBTQ community still needs Equality Act after SCOTUS ruling, say advocates

Why Supreme Court ruling isn’t a bigger victory for LGBTQ people

Abuse hotlines light up after region’s move to green phase

Human remains found in Elk County

We believe there’s a clear and present danger’: Three Mile Island decommissioning in question


Trump administration launches online platform to build public trust in driverless vehicles

Trump’s effort to resist gay rights runs into his Supreme Court pick

Supreme Court for now stays out of police immunity debate