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Pa. Senate committee approves police reform bills banning chokeholds, requiring use of force policies

Senate panel unanimously passes ban on police chokeholds

Pa. state senator wants chokehold banned

Pa. Senate shaping plan to allow bars, clubs to have slots-like video gaming terminals

A ruling could come as soon as this week in legal standoff between Wolf and Pa. legislature

Lawmakers hope House leadership change will let Lehigh Valley issues like property tax reform get more discussion

With Cutler at the helm, Pa. House GOP promises new ideas, hands-off style

After sudden Turzai resignation, GOP elevates new leadership in Pa. House

Lancaster County Rep. Bryan Cutler elected speaker of Pa. House of Representatives

Centre County Republican Kerry Benninghoff elected as Pa. House majority leader

Despite ruling, equal rights still elusive

Here’s the next step in the fight to end LGBTQ discrimination in Pa. | Opinion

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pennsylvania reports 3 new coronavirus deaths, 456 new cases

Pennsylvania coronavirus update: State reports 456 new positive tests to make overall total 82,186

Allegheny County reports biggest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases since early May

Allegheny County concerned with jump in coronavirus cases

New coronavirus cases in Allegheny County more than double over 24-hour period

Increase in Westmoreland coronavirus cases not a worry — yet

Officials report 16 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths in Westmoreland County

6 new COVID-19 cases, 1 new death reported in county

No new deaths, 13 new COVID-19 cases in local counties

Sudden jump in positive COVID-19 cases won’t move York back to yellow

York County breaks record with 55 new COVID-19 cases; testing blamed

Hospitalizations due to coronavirus continue to decline in Montgomery County

Casinos and indoor dining can open soon in N.J., and Philadelphia passes 25,000 confirmed coronavirus cases

Lack of child abuse reports amid coronavirus crisis worries experts

AHN neurologist finds COVID-19 can trigger paralytic disease

How Lehigh Valley child care centers are getting through a challenging summer of lower enrollment, increased safety measures

Nursing homes serving black and Latino residents need more support | Expert Opinion

Dr. Fauci to testify at a fraught time for U.S. pandemic response

Trump: U.S. doing ‘too good a job’ on testing

Bye $600 jobless benefit, eviction reprieve, cash for small firms. COVID-19 relief ending.


Visiting restrictions loosen for many senior independent living facilities

Sports and entertainment venues struggle with COVID-19 reopening guidelines: ’Green does not mean go’


Gov. Wolf pushes back deadline for DEP to ‘develop a strong plan’ on greenhouse gases

Why Gov. Wolf’s medical liability order creates more stress for physicians | Opinion


Pennsylvania’s new medical marijuana player aims to ramp up production and drive down prices

Beyond/Hello parent to buy Scranton cannabis grower

Official: Multiple employees at Hempfield Buffalo Wild Wings test positive for coronavirus

Boden moving shop from Pittston to Scranton

Salons in Lackawanna County prepare to reopen Friday

Pennsylvania jobless rate falls to 13% in May


Wilkes-Barre mayor: Body cam initiative will ‘come to fruition’

More mayors considering body cams for police

Pedestrian, moving vehicle, firehouse struck by bullets as gunfire erupts in Reading


Dieruff student joins national call to remove police officers from schools

Kiski Area tax bills will go up slightly in Westmoreland, but down in Armstrong

Dunmore taking fight against PIAA to state court

Letter from 200 faculty, staff urge CMU to withdraw Richard Grenell’s appointment

Of 130 major-college football programs, how can none have a black play-by-play announcer?

Reopening college campuses

Penn State leaders on fall plans: Nittany Lion Inn as isolation facility, not packing Beaver Stadium


Democrats hope Joe Biden’s VP choice can help him win Pa. But who can do that?

3 takeaways from this year’s primary election in Berks County


Mohegan Sun Pocono reopens

Wind Creek Bethlehem to reopen next Monday

All bets are on: Mount Airy Casino open for business

Harrah’s casino in Chester to reopen Friday

Health Care

Pandemic brought $38 million loss for Excela Health, which hopes for more federal aid

Cartwright announces over $6M for The Wright Center

Local News

Supreme Court declines to take over Scranton tax dispute

Some Lackawanna County libraries to reopen Wednesday

Reading rejects bid for Fifth and Penn properties, plans to rebid project

Source: Ex-Luzerne County judge Conahan no longer in prison

Zoning hearing set for new hotel project on former Hotel Sterling site in Wilkes-Barre

Luzerne County fair canceled

Hazleton officials seek to increase noise penalties

As Columbus statues fall across the country, Easton has no plans to remove its sculpture

Fayette County man wronged in past by police saves officer from burning car

Warminster Dems, GOP raise $6,400 for local VFW

Chester County judicial vacancy to be filled

National News

California raceway president says noose found in tree at Sonoma Raceway

Natural Gas

Former technician admits to falsifying weld records on Mariner East pipeline in Westmoreland County


‘Good jobs’ in exchange for lower taxes is Philly City Council’s plan to soothe parking industry

City Council puts money for the arts back into budget, but the Philadelphia Cultural Fund remains cut drastically

Philly Council committee advances paid leave bill for public health emergencies

How to shop safely now that stores are open

A surge in explosions at night stirs Mount Airy woman’s bid to bar consumer fireworks in the city

2 teens shot in North Philly, one of them 17 times

Philly proposes $43 million Schuylkill trail extension to include bridge with scenic overlook

The company buying the bankrupt Philly refinery wants a cheaper price

Penn will offer public high school seniors in Philly a free four-week college and career prep program

Husband killed and wife wounded in Kingsessing shooting, part of Friday-to-Monday gun violence

The Fashion District mall will reopen next week as Philly coronavirus restrictions are lifted

For the anniversary of Philly refinery explosion, a call to end environmental racism | Opinion

Why Octavius V. Catto remains a civil rights icon in Philly | Opinion


Pittsburgh holds 1st meeting for Community Task Force on Police Reform

Pittsburgh community voices strong emotions on school police

Protesters demand end to police in Pittsburgh Public Schools

VA Pittsburgh cautious and ‘calculated’ as it slowly reopens to veterans

New Port Authority tool will give riders even more information about full buses, crowded routes

Port Authority tool allows riders to gauge social-distance capacity on buses

R.K. Mellon Foundation invests $5 million in economic recovery from COVID-19

Tree of Life oral history project unfolds at New York museum

City, union reach 5-year agreement for Citiparks employees, park rangers

Petition seeks to prevent district court on Highland Park’s Bryant Street

Covid-19 surcharges not catching on so far with Pittsburgh area restaurants

Downtown Pittsburgh expanding outdoor dining to reconfigured streets

Allegheny County election officials assess primary, and propose changes ahead of November


State pulls funding from 2 Montgomery County road projects due to coronavirus losses


Trump tweets videos of Black men attacking white people, asks, ‘Where are the protesters?’

Trump administration extends visa ban to non-immigrants