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Pa. senators explore policing, criminal justice reform issues in wake of George Floyd’s killing

Three takeaways from the first day of the Pa. Senate’s police reform hearings

Mother of Antwon Rose II sees hope in police reform movement

Mother of Antwon Rose II says she was in D.C. to push for police reform but didn’t meet with Trump

Half measure keeps public in dark

Pa. renters face looming evictions

State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe’s push to impeach Gov. Wolf likely to fail, experts say

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Wolf lauds state response to COVID-19, but top Senate leader disagrees

Pa. will give health systems $175M to lead virus response inside state’s struggling nursing homes

Pa. drop in COVID-19 cases wins federal praise, and New Jersey works to reopen colleges

Study ties blood type to COVID-19 risk; O may help, A hurt

Nursing homes deserved better

Effects of COVID-19 on region tops 2020 Indicators forum

Businesses rethink work environments

Allegheny County reports 0 new COVID-19 cases for first time since March

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

County has 1 new virus case; no new deaths

Allegheny County health officials report no new coronavirus cases, but warn pandemic is not over

Montgomery County reports 28 new positive cases of coronavirus, no deaths

China’s new outbreak wanes as U.S. calls for answers on COVID-19


In times of stunning change, Friday could be a Juneteenth for the history books

Lehigh Valley opening up to Juneteenth (Friday), America’s observance of the end of slavery

Juneteenth joins list of Philadelphia city holidays

Montgomery County officials make Juneteenth a paid county holiday

Juneteenth events scheduled amid #BlackLivesMatter energy


32 lawsuits filed against Giant Eagle over pandemic mask policy

Many downtown W-B employees continue working remotely

Millcreek Mall sues Gov. Wolf over extended closure


Bethlehem Police Department becomes first in Lehigh Valley to release its full use-of-force policy

Woman, 29, found fatally shot in SUV in McKeesport

Qualified immunity, explained. And why police reformers want to end it


Scranton schools to purchase laptops for all students

What will Reading School District classes look like in the fall? Depends on the phase

At Black Lives Matter rally, attendees call on North Allegheny school board to implement anti-racist policies

Butler County Community College freezes tuition, plans for a flexible fall semester

University of Scranton to alter fall semester because of pandemic

Penn State Schuylkill opens seed bank to help community become more sustainable and alleviate food insecurity

Penn State might review football players’ location during national anthem after Big Ten says it will allow kneeling


Pennsylvania’s primary election results are finally in. Here’s what they mean for November.

Pa. Auditor General’s race poses historic first for candidates of color

Joe Biden, in latest visit to Pa., says Trump is ‘surrendering’ to coronavirus

Biden talks to small group during visit to Delaware County

Westmoreland County extends primary election certification deadline another week

McNulty to step down as Democratic National Committee member

Bucks forms election task force to address voting issues


Rivers Casino employee tests positive for covid-19

Mount Airy Casino Resort in Monroe County plans to reopen Monday

Hollywood Casino reopens: How many people are allowed in? Mask rules, slot and table restrictions, more FAQs

Health Care

Created particle could cure chronic pain

Easton Hospital unions stage protest after St. Luke’s decides to cut staff, disband bargaining units

Local News

Lackawanna County Commissioners approve low-interest loan program, virtual market advertising plan

Scranton Fire Chief Al Lucas resigns

Scott official who made comment about Dr. Levine resigns

Embattled Scott commissioner steps down in wake of health secretary comments

Suspended Courtdale chief, a corrections officer, faces scrutiny over post

NAACP calls for Courtdale police chief’s firing

County state of emergency ends today

Conyngham council seeks grant for stream bank improvement

York County commissioners discussed CARES Act in private meeting

National News

Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation establishes $12M grant fund

Atlanta police call out sick to protest murder charge against officer who shot Rayshard Brooks

Why do big Democratic cities fail so often at police reform? | Opinion

Natural Gas

Gas well impact fees drop in 2019; Westmoreland County gets $1.16 million, Allegheny County $1.8 million

Natural gas impact fee disbursements down about $50 million compared to last year


Philly budget deal cuts police funding by $33 million

Preliminary Philly budget cuts $33M in police spending, implements reform

Between feces and bodily fluids, the coronavirus makes SEPTA’s dirtiest jobs even tougher

Homeless in new Parkway encampment in danger of coronavirus, and being used like ‘pawns’ by activists, advocate charges

13,000 Philadelphians applied for pandemic rental assistance. Funds ran out after 4,000.

Philly’s business districts are at a turning point: If there’s no support, the city ‘will be no place to invest’

Philly School District needs better data to achieve equity | Opinion

Philly Pride is normally marked by a parade. This year, the queer community will march for Black Lives.

Crews cover base of Columbus monument at Penn’s Landing as nonprofit considers removal

Philly prosecutor lobbying for statue: Columbus was a ‘civil-rights activist’

One tweet from Philly Startup Leaders prompted over $550K in donations for underrepresented founders


Mayor Peduto names 17-member task force on police reform in Pittsburgh

Peduto announces formation of Pittsburgh Community Task Force on Police Reform

Port Authority driver charged with involuntary manslaughter in bus crash that killed Pitt student

Shifting gears: Old Strip warehouse to become haven for bicyclists, fitness and community

Allegheny County Council panel gives negative recommendation to universal jail, Kane testing

Allegheny County’s preliminary primary-vote count shows 42% turnout

Former Pittsburgh officer sees difference in police killings of Rayshard Brooks, George Floyd

State News

Inside Pa.’s Latino communities, a frank discussion of race and prejudice

The Poor People’s Campaign: Worthy of Quaker support then and now

Back on the trail again: Group hikes restart in the region

Idiocy is on the rise in Pa., and everywhere else | John Baer

Pa. Capitol to reopen to the public on June 22

Central Pa. man critically injured in ATV crash: police

Advocacy groups to celebrate World Sickle Cell Awareness day Friday with 24-hour campaign

$2.5 million available to farmers in Lancaster, York counties for soil retention


PennDOT’s $125.4 million upgrades on Interstate 78 and Route 61 started this week after coronavirus delay