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Advocates push for Pa. to take action on climate change in a virtual rally

Questions arise anew over pandemic restrictions

Merge PennDOT, Turnpike

Proposed legislation would make “upskirt” photos of minors a felony in Pa.

Scoring political points the wrong prescription

Pa. lawmaker introduces resolution to impeach Gov. Tom Wolf

Rep. Daryl Metcalfe reveals 5 articles of impeachment against Gov. Tom Wolf

Berks lawmaker Barry Jozwiak backs resolution to impeach Gov. Wolf

Bernstine co-sponsors articles of impeachment against Wolf

Pennsylvania lawmakers introduce resolution calling for impeachment of Gov. Tom Wolf

Officials must prepare mail-in voting for November

Former Speaker Mike Turzai starts as Peoples’ general counsel

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Health officials: Some Lyme, covid-19 symptoms are similar

Union miners sue Trump administration over COVID-19 workplace protections

A Philly pediatrician’s advice on swimming in the summer of COVID-19

Pa. reports 34 new COVID-19 deaths; 44 new cases in Western Pa.

Pa. sees 3rd straight day of under 400 infections

5 new COVID-19 cases, 1 more death in county

Beijing’s new outbreak raises fears for rest of the world


The Philly area’s biggest mall owner furloughed employees and got coronavirus cash. Executives aren’t feeling the pain.

Medical marijuana CEOs tout jobs in newly opened dispensaries, count on legalization for adult use

At an Ohio BBQ joint cashing in on Pa. customers, Gov. Wolf named its ’employee of the month’

Hempfield restaurant donates 100 meals to state police thanks to grant program

McDonald’s franchises look to hire 1,700 in Western Pennsylvania

Lackawanna County business relief grant recipients grateful for funding

Aunt Jemima brand changing its name, image because of origins based on ‘racial stereotype’


Delaware County forms a task force to reform policing in the suburbs

Delaware County forms task force to address criminal justice reform

Erie police officer seen kicking seated protester suspended, mayor says

Three men critically wounded in shooting in Mount Oliver

Western Pa. police chiefs support some reforms in Trump executive order, question others

Courtdale police chief suspended for Facebook post


State to spread $157 million to help schools pay for cleaning, get ready for classes

School safety grants to cover laptops, hand sanitizer in 2020

Western Pa. high schools honored for voter registration efforts

LCCC reshapes space to allow return of students this fall

Temple gets NIH grant to develop therapy for cocaine addiction

Penn State faculty want final decision on where, how to conduct classes in the fall

What if students won’t wear masks in class? Professors want assurances that universities will enforce a mandate.

Penn State ex-president argues conviction properly tossed

Lock Haven University announces initial plans for reopening

ESU to hold first in-person classes in July


More Republican women than ever are running for congress: Here’s why


Internet gambling revenue doubled

Health Care

Tower Health is cutting 1,000 jobs as coronavirus losses mount

Citing the coronavirus pandemic, Tower Health to cut 1,000 positions

The Wright Center offers clinics to make sure kids are caught up on vaccinations

Local News

Scranton revenue could drop by $6-10M as a result of pandemic, officials estimate

Westmoreland officials planning to dole out $30 million in pandemic relief money

Scott residents ask commissioner to resign for health secretary comments

Luzerne County hotel tax revenue declining due to coronavirus travel impact

Brown: Advisory board ‘a work in progress’

Little League teams get OK to play

Flood authority solicitor to explore imposing levee fee on all county properties

Will Hazleton’s Columbus statue be the next to go?

Harrisburg grieves loss of another community leader to COVID-19

Greater Valley YMCA laying off about 300 employees due to the coronavirus crisis

National News

Another Confederate statue torn down in Richmond, Va.

Natural Gas

Zoning an issue in battle over shale gas well proposal at Edgar Thomson site


Mayor Kenney declares Juneteenth an official Philly city holiday

Protest observers say police allowed South Philly Columbus ‘defenders’ to assault them

The fight over South Philly’s Christopher Columbus statue has gone to court: ‘It’s not mob rule’

South Philly police captain removed after Columbus statue protests, amid larger shakeup

Philly restaurants that disregard COVID-19 rules could jeopardize outdoor dining, officials warn

Philly elections officials caught 40 cases of double voting. It’s not fraud, but it’s still a problem.

Philly protests call for defunding police in favor of arts and affordable housing

Philadelphia Orchestra adds its first black woman musician, a Girls High and Temple grad. She’s the new music librarian.

Philly Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw was the target of racist threats, U.S. Attorney says

Philly Mag editor to step down after newsroom discussions on race


Pittsburgh LGBT workplace protections exceeded federal standards for years

City planning commission objects again to proposal to raze Froggy’s, other Downtown buildings

Reporter sues Post-Gazette on race and retaliation counts

Labor group holds rally on racial injustice, lack of health protections

Pittsburgh City Council overwhelmed with calls for police reform

Pittsburgh residents decry grant funding for city police

YWCA to sell Downtown headquarters on Wood Street

Us: Freedom Corner Memorial’s creator wants protesters to come

State News

Court ordered to look at Pennsylvania State Police social media policy

Visits to state parks skyrockets by an average of 36% in region during pandemic

State offers $1,500 to help cover dairy farmers’ losses

Pennsylvania announces $40 million relief program for dairy farm losses due to coronavirus

With focus on diversity and inclusion, Pa. rolls out new contractor policies

$260M in CARES Act funding to go to Pa. autism, intellectual disabilities services providers


Senate GOP to propose policing changes in ‘JUSTICE Act’

U.S. Rep. Susan Wild proposes $120 billion in federal aid for smaller, most endangered restaurants