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Pa. Dems call for ‘recovery and healing,’ as state emerges from COVID-19 pandemic

State lawmakers take on coronavirus recovery’s racial implications

Pa. Senate panels continue their look at policing, criminal justice reforms in wake of Floyd’s death

Food industry representatives urge state to help independent restaurants after the coronavirus pandemic

Community leaders talk race, Columbus statue in South Philly

Pa. Republicans in no hurry to extend LGBTQ protections under state law, even after historic Supreme Court ruling

We can’t address racial injustice in Pa. without fixing our unfair public school funding system | Opinion

A Pa. board is sidelining officers with mental health histories. But advocates say it’s proof of a problematic law.

Don’t trivialize impeachment

Turzai dives through revolving door


On this Juneteenth, black leaders in Western Pa. feel tangible change stirring

Big business has begun to recognize Juneteenth. What’s the next step?

Ways to observe Juneteenth in Pittsburgh

What you need to know about Juneteenth and why we should all celebrate | Elizabeth Wellington

On Juneteenth, a time to reflect on how America got equality so wrong | Editorial

Juneteenth Celebration scheduled in Scranton

Learn more about Juneteenth, which celebrates the end of slavery in the U.S.

Editorial: Reflections on Juneteenth

Gov. Wolf honors Juneteenth; Pa. workers under governor’s jurisdiction get a special holiday

Juneteenth is a time for all Americans to acknowledge the struggles of black people | Opinion

Celebrating Juneteenth? Here are some events to mark the holiday in central Pa.

Juneteenth to be celebrated in Chester County, but not with full holiday

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Why were nursing homes devastated by the coronavirus? Low pay and staff shortages are among the reaons.

Pennsylvania reports 42 new covid-19 deaths, 418 new cases

No new COVID-19 deaths in Western Pa.; Allegheny County reports 9 new cases

County adds four new virus cases, one death

Lackawanna hits 200 dead from COVID-19

If COVID-19 is an earthquake, the mental health aftershocks have only just begun | Expert Opinion


When is the Lehigh Valley going green? Lawmaker reveals anticipated date.

S.E. Pa. is approaching green phase of COVID-19 reopening next week, but Philly is taking it slower

‘Green Day’ pep talk: Commerce Secretary predicts strong recovery in Wilkes-Barre visit

Rules, restrictions remain in green phase

Green day: Business owners excited as county enters ‘green’ phase

Dauphin, Perry, and 6 other Pa. counties enter the green phase of Wolf’s reopening plan today; what changes?

Which Pa. counties will go green next? Our picks for who Wolf could announce in the next round Friday: Analysis


Wolf Administration reinforces orders for Pennsylvanians to mask up at businesses, workplaces, public indoor settings


Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate At 13.1 percent in May

Pa. unemployment rate in May was 13.1%, which actually represents an improvement

Giant Eagle now facing more than 30 federal lawsuits over mask policy

PNC to commit $1 billion to programs to end racism and support black communities

PNC commits $1 billion to programs, efforts to stem systemic racism

Scranton businesses encouraged to pledge safe practices

Blakely convenience store closes after employee tests positive for COVID-19


Three people killed in early morning shootings in Wilkinsburg

Suspected hacker accused of stealing data from 65,000 UPMC employees arrested in Detroit

Police probing separate incidents in Easton after man found dead, another with a gunshot wound

Amid calls for police reform, Bethlehem police went beyond call of duty

Former Allentown cop who stole thousands from firefighters’ nonprofit will fight to keep pension


Luzerne County School Districts get $1.9 million for pandemic safety needs

New rankings give mostly high rankings to local universities for adaptability


Pa. NAACP sues state for changes to election law before November’s election

Amy Klobuchar withdraws from vice president consideration, urges Joe Biden to pick nonwhite woman as running mate


More than 200 employees expected to be permanently furloughed at the Meadows, off-track facility

Mount Airy casino to open Monday with some changes

Health Care

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

Local News

City, nonprofit partnering to distribute relief grants

A Montco Republican commissioner called Black Lives Matter a ‘hate group.’ Now he’s more isolated than ever.

Rallies for and against Joe Gale converge at Montgomery County courthouse

Delaware County council, DELCORA make a splash in court fight

Bucks County transition team recommends “sweeping” reforms–ldquosweepingrdquo-reforms

Allegheny Township open to idea of merger with West Leechburg

Westmoreland to provide additional $4M for homeless services, housing aid

Public meeting will outline Delmont, Salem plan to address sewage, stormwater issues

Council meetings to return to Wilkes-Barre City Hall in July, coronavirus precautions to be in place

Mental health group to receive $4M in federal funding

Search for police board members on hold

‘My neighborhood used to be quiet and relaxing:’ Fireworks set off Lehigh Valley residents

National News

Supreme Court says young immigrants can stay, rejecting Trump order

Supreme Court rules that Trump could not end DACA, delivering victory to young immigrants who know America as home

Lawsuit: Oregon boy, 12, pinned to ground by deputies with knee to his neck

A Wharton analysis predicts Trump’s infrastructure plan could create 1 million new jobs

Southeastern Conference pushing Mississippi to change Confederate-based flag

Hundreds gather as Confederate monument Lost Cause removed in Georgia

Twitter labels Trump video tweet as manipulated media, continuing crackdown on misinformation


Philly’s police union spent decades amassing power. Reforms could cut its clout.

‘They don’t look at us like students’: At board hearing, Philly students, advocates call for police-free schools

Philadelphia’s ‘out of touch’ leadership failed at critical time | Editorial

Philly budget deal cancels $19 million increase in police funding, moves another $14 million elsewhere

Infrastructure group with Aussie roots to team with South Philly casino’s contractor for 30th St. Station revamp

Parkway encampment leaders reject advocacy group’s offer to handle negotiations with city

Philadelphia settles with Columbus statue supporters, promises ‘public process’ before any removal

City Council passes housing bills to help Philly renters during the pandemic

Philly Democratic Party chair Bob Brady should resign over lack of diversity, ward leader says

ShopRite returns after the looting, but this is not enough. Jeff Brown is not enough. | Maria Panaritis


Mayor Peduto to create permanent LGBT Commission

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto plans to create LGBTQ commission

Pittsburgh police review board stands behind bill that would hire outside firm

Jewish Community Center facilities, camps open up — but EKC remains shuttered for summer

Port Authority ridership remains low despite easing of COVID-19 restrictions

412 Food Rescue, URA hosting food box giveaway in Hill District

Charges dropped for 22 protesters arrested in East Liberty melee

State News

Pa. Supreme Court: Medical marijuana use by probationers is allowed

Pa. utility shutoff moratorium upheld

Consumer Advocate: Columbia Gas 18% rate hike request seeks ‘large profit margin’

Flipping a cop the bird and dropping the F-bomb on him isn’t illegal, Pa. court says


Amtrak reducing service on several Northeast and long-distance routes