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Pa. is making a rare show of unity on police reform. It’s unclear how far it’ll go.

Good start in Harrisburg on police reform, but final results will matter most [editorial]

Probation reform moves forward in Pa. Senate, but some say bill won’t change a flawed system

Bill requiring insurers to pay for supplemental breast cancer screenings about to become law in Pa.

The latest push to expand gambling in Pennsylvania, explained

Bill to provide mail-in ballots to all Pennsylvania voters introduced to House committee

Coronavirus – COVID-19

COVID-19 update: State reports 579 new cases, Western Pa. sees 96-case jump

Pennsylvania reports 39 new coronavirus deaths, 579 new cases

Westmoreland County has 15 new coronavirus cases

Berks County has 8 new cases of coronavirus as 1-week average remains steady

Four new COVID-19 deaths in NEPA

Montgomery County records 48 new positive cases of coronavirus

Pittsburgh doctors document onset of Guillain-Barré Syndrome in covid-19 patient

3 police officers, Mad Mex employee test positive for covid-19 in Monroeville

Coronavirus could be the turning point for genetic vaccines, a 30-year-old technology that has not fulfilled its promise

US virus cases near an all-time high as governors backtrack


Lackawanna County goes green

As Bucks goes green, officials worry about July 10 eviction ban end

Chester County businesses prepare to go ‘green’ Friday

Businesses eager to reopen as Berks County enters least restrictive coronavirus green phase

Green phase guide: What to expect at Lehigh Valley gyms, restaurants and salons as restrictions lift Friday

Muted shade of green

Editorial: Cautious optimism as we go ‘green’


Face masks ‘touchy subject’ for local restaurants, but still required for employees under pandemic rules

Comcast offering free Wi-Fi for rest of year as nation works to reopen amid coronavirus

Longtime Scranton shoe store for sale

Quest Diagnostics recalling many furloughed employees as routine testing rebounds

Dorney Park to open July 8 but just to season pass-holders to start

Hourly Walmart employees in Pa. receive another COVID-19 bonus


SCI Retreat to close by Saturday

District judge sends ‘spitter’ case to court

Prosecutors believe Cirko case could set legal precedent

York City publicizes police use of force policy; includes chokehold ban


Reading School District takes a stand against racism and inequality

Dunmore School Board condemns racism, begins committee

Allentown Board names new school after first female Army general, who some in community say doesn’t reflect district’s diversity

South Fayette School District offers counseling services to students in wake of teen’s death

Pa.’s public schools are bleeding money because of the pandemic. It’s time to fix charter funding | Opinion

Schools need to reopen: Continued closures will only widen the divide in learning

Do police belong in schools? | Pro/Con

Confederate flag displays on cars criticized during LCCC roundtable discussion on diversity issues

Kutztown University plans to return to on-campus classes in August


‘How dare you sit here and steal an election,’ Enid Santiago says to Lehigh County election officials, after missing opportunity to contest results

Joe Biden makes campaign stop in Lancaster, Pa., promising to provide health care for all

Biden talks about Trump’s ‘twin legacies’ as supporters yell ‘Black Lives Matter’ outside

Dueling Trump-Biden events offer contrasting virus responses as the Democrat visits Lancaster

Democrats used to fear being called soft on crime. After George Floyd, ‘that dynamic has changed entirely.’

Trump’s slumping numbers pump up Joe Biden in Pennsylvania, new poll says

Health Care

Trump administration urges Supreme Court to end Obamacare

Penn State Health has no short-term plans to downsize Holy Spirit, calling it ‘perfect fit’ for West Shore expansion

Local News

Scranton City Hall, other facilities to reopen Monday

City to crack down on fireworks “war zone”

Historical society gets CARES Act grant

City council OKs first reading of noise ordinance

Berks County commissioners extend disaster emergency over coronavirus

Westmoreland County moving its tax delinquent property sale to WCCC campus

Grace out as Delaware County executive director

National News

Disney to replace Splash Mountain ‘Song of the South’ theme with ‘Princess and the Frog’

NHL not planning to quarantine players for training camps

With Climate Pledge Arena, Amazon puts promise in lights

U.S. Catholic bishops: Clergy sex abuse claims tripled in 2019

Natural Gas

Pennsylvania’s attorney general releases scathing grand jury report on fracking industry, state regulators

‘We started getting sores all over us’: Grand jury report blasts DEP, health department over fracking failures in Pa.

Grand jury: State failed to protect public from fracking


Police under fire for ‘coddling’ violent groups of white people in Fishtown, South Philly

Philly Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw, Mayor Jim Kenney apologize for teargassing of protesters on 676

Kenney, Outlaw admit they were wrong about 676 protest tear-gassing, officers involved to be fired

Philadelphia set to be first U.S. city to protect workers against retaliation for calling out coronavirus conditions

Philadelphia school district officials eye pushing back start of school year

PHL COVID-19 Fund announces $2.1 million in latest grants

Some Philadelphia businesses reopen Friday. This is what they expect to happen.

Philly-area renters are staying put, opting for shorter leases, and seeking more affordable units amid coronavirus uncertainty

Philly City Council approves budget with coronavirus cuts, tax hikes, flat-funded Police Department

No more ‘police’ in Philly schools; ‘safety officers’ in new uniforms coming this fall

Can good design protect us from the coronavirus? Philly designers pivoting to public health think so.

SEPTA board approves fare changes; $2.2 billion for operating, capital budget

Philly Council moves to diversify police, strengthen oversight, curtail stop-and-frisk

Philadelphia City Council votes to cap third-party delivery fees and expand outdoor dining

The company buying the bankrupt Philly refinery will get a cheaper price

Man is arrested in Fishtown ‘vigilante’ group’s assault on WHYY producer

Philadelphia’s progressive priorities imperil the city’s future | Opinion

Unconstitutional policing — including stop-and-frisk — should have no place in Philadelphia | Editorial

Amnesty International won a Nobel Prize for fighting torture. Next up: Philly police. | Will Bunch


About $23M in contracts were approved for Pittsburgh minority- and women-owned businesses in 2019

PPS board adjusts student codes of conduct, but disorderly conduct remains

Udin recognizes recent movement for racial justice at PPS board meeting

For some Pitt students this fall, hotels will serve as dorm halls

It’s a reopening weekend for many museums

Up to 1,000 families receiving free diapers, wipes during drive-up event

Seven sworn in Thursday as City of Pittsburgh paramedics

Groups plan $1.1M historical restoration of path in Pittsburgh North Side park

15th Port Authority employee tests positive for coronavirus

Pittsburgh airport launches 2nd phase of reopening plan as travel increases

State News

Health department investigates Mon Valley pollution

Gettysburg, home to America’s most hallowed battlefield, reckons with symbols of the Confederacy


Airport numbers continue to be down; turnaround anticipated

PennDOT extends deadlines for driver licenses, ID cards and learner’s permits


House passes sweeping police overhaul after Floyd’s death

Authorize, fund heritage areas