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Local Democrats push for wider safety net, want state to ‘re-imagine’ policies quickly

Video gambling pushed as possible lifeboat for bars

Electing a new Pa. House speaker expected to lead toward leadership shake-up in GOP caucus

Pa., N.J. must improve vote-by-mail | Editorial

Proprietary nonsense from PLCB

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pennsylvania hopes to avoid coronavirus surge seen in other states

Inspection at Beaver County nursing home found residents were in ‘Immediate Jeopardy’

Experts say U.S. still in first wave of COVID-19 cases

Yes, wearing masks helps. Here’s why

Pennsylvania coronavirus update: 464 new cases; including four deaths

Allegheny County reports 17 new cases of COVID-19 and 0 new deaths

Allegheny County reports 17 more covid-19 cases, 2 new hospitalizations

Westmoreland County reports 11 new covid-19 cases, no new deaths

Three more virus cases, no new deaths in county

Region sees COVID-19 case-count increase by 12 on Sunday

COVID-19 drains blood supply to historic low in Harrisburg area

WHO reports largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases: 183,000 in 24 hours


What going green will mean in Chester Count


‘It’s holding up our future’: Frustrated Pa. residents wait months for unemployment payments

Convenience store chains push to sell alcohol as industry newcomers disrupt the norm

Whole Foods employees demanding the right to wear Black Lives Matter apparel at work

Restaurants ready to welcome patrons back into dining rooms


More local officials considering body cams for police

Policy on filing police complaints not always clear

Defunding the police would undercut accountability, Berks law enforcement officials, educator, say

Reading FOP leader: City force already defunded


With eyes on the fall, some schools to bring in students for summer instruction

Four districts remain at top in Grading Our Schools analysis

For adult students, the journey to a degree can be long — and rewarding


Voter registration remains stable in Pennsylvania through the pandemic

Mail-in ballots and the Pa. Primary | The Numbers Racket

Tulsa rally draws 6,200; shows Trump vulnerabilities heading into election


Mount Airy Casino Resort in Monroe County plans to reopen Monday

Local News

Lackawanna County drug court gets $2 million grant

Scranton Civil Service Commission belatedly adds firefighter to promotion list

Lackawanna County Historical Society receives 400 submissions for pandemic project

Lower Makefield could fetch up to $56M for sewer system

New Luzerne County 911 emergency radio system advancing

Freedom Fighters march in Wilkes-Barre

Luzerne Bank and Gould’s Supermarket donate to Valley Food Pantry

National News

Noose found in stall of Bubba Wallace at Alabama NASCAR race

Another shooting – the second in 48 hours – in Seattle ‘CHOP’ protest zone leaves 1 wounded

Police say 2 dead, at least 7 wounded in shooting at North Carolina block party

Teddy Roosevelt statue to be removed from New York’s Natural History museum


On Father’s Day, protesters call for love, justice and fairness on the 23rd straight day of protest in Philadelphia–20200621.html

The despair of being a Black cop in Philly: ‘We’re ostracized from two sides’

Northeast Philadelphia native, brother of police captain, killed in British terrorist attack

‘This is a protest’: Philly Pride march draws hundreds to rally for Black trans lives

Meet the youth rap group bringing songs of racial justice to the streets of Philly protests


Calls increase to remove police officers from Pittsburgh Public Schools; rally planned today

Big fish are getting bigger in Pittsburgh’s rivers

Port Authority to study development along East Busway

Allegheny County Council committee hears arguments on paid leave law

State News

Could 6 acres at Blue Marsh Lake hold an answer to killing spotted lanternflies?

There’s a new, and some say better, spotted lanternfly trap that can be made at home

Hunting licenses sales starting for 2020-21, including Pennsylvania’s 1st big-game Sundays


A joke no longer? Infrastructure gains steam as Congress looks to economy

Independence Park, Valley Forge, Pinelands could benefit from bill with billions for conservation

Wild and fellow reps introduce $120B act to help independent restaurants