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Support grows to toughen penalties in Pennsylvania for boating while under the influence

Bill that could shed light on coronavirus shutdowns stalls in Harrisburg; lawmaker calls Wolf stoppage on Right-to-Know responses ‘unacceptable’

#BlackLivesMatter rally in Harrisburg: ‘We will get police reform in the state of Pennsylvania’

School safety, county block grants and Head Start: How Pa. is spending that $2.6B in CARES Act Money | The Numbers Racket

This one change could help to keep healthcare workers safe | Opinion

Coronavirus – COVID-19

The road less traveled: Conventions, tourism take cataclysmic hit from COVID-19

Coronavirus pandemic likely to scramble finances of Berks County municipalities for years

Pennsylvania coronavirus update: 506 new cases bring total to 75,592–20200607-guqa3sgfrndtbcu7azoi3kuua4-story.html

With 14 new cases of COVID-19, Allegheny County eclipses 2,000 mark

Allegheny County adds 14 new covid cases, no deaths

Westmoreland County adds 2 new covid-19 cases, no new deaths

2 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Luzerne County; no new deaths

A dozen Pa. coronavirus cases traced to Jersey Shore ‘house gatherings,’ official says

Free COVID-19 testing for all coming to Harrisburg and some outlying locations

Berks County coronavirus contact tracing to begin this week

Pandemic far from over in nursing homes | Editorial

Pregnant women rarely are in medical studies. Penn wants moms-to-be in its coronavirus trials.

Here’s how managing your money will change because of COVID-19


New formats await summer day campers in Berks County

Summer camps go socially distant, both online and in person, as the coronavirus continues

Schuylkill County park beaches now open

George Floyd Protests

Unity rally in Harrisburg calls for an end to racial injustice; ‘Today’s the day we make strides to unify’

In wake of large peaceful rallies in Lehigh Valley, community leaders see hope for change, but long road ahead

‘I saw myself:’ Hundreds march for justice in Beaver Falls

Next steps: Protesters planning forums for elected officials

Kutztown residents stand in solidarity to end racism

Haverford marchers demand change in stand against racism

Silent solidarity for Black Lives Matter in Birdsboro

Largely peaceful protests against police brutality march on

Black Lives Matter protests continue in Wilkes-Barre

Anti-racism protesters rally around world, topple statue of slave trader


Left out: More workers now losing hope of getting back jobs

Retail rage is new reality for workers in age of coronavirus


One man dead, another critical in Westmoreland County shooting

Police: Man shot in the head overnight in Baldwin Borough

2 men shot, 1 man killed in South Huntingdon shootout


Many school leaders say they won’t be able to resume normal operations by July 1

Bucks County schools plan for fall reopening

District expects summer sale for closed West Scranton school

Coronavirus may have lasting effects on high school athletic budgets

Sports might return sooner if schools prepare COVID-19 plans now, PIAA director says

Feeding students at home

No roommates, smaller class sizes planned as higher education prepares to reopen

Paying for College: How Erie County will fund proposed community college


Comitta’s lead in 19th holds up for win

County officials expect to wrap up ballot count early this week

Vote reveals youth on rise

Amid pandemic and upheaval, new cyber risks to the presidential election

In a polarized election, ‘guardian women’ could be key swing voters

Local News

Plans for expanded outdoor business may include temporary Scranton street closures

Scranton City Hall, Memorial Stadium and other sites lighting up for George Floyd

Relic locomotive heading to Scranton

Protesters converge on Montco official Joe Gale’s home for calling BLM a ‘hate’ group

Lower Burrell officials criticized for not closing roads for high school senior parade

Harrisburg prepares for large rally Monday despite cancellation of gun demonstration

Mayor: Erie City Hall could be closed to public through summer

National News

Houston to hold 6-hour public viewing for George Floyd

FBI looks for link between 2 ambush killings of Calif. Officers

Most of Minneapolis City Council moves to disband police force, create ‘systems that actually keep us safe’

Why do police unions talk and act like the Mafia? How can we stop them? | Will Bunch


Shooting death of ‘brilliant’ musician Mouhamed Cisse, 18, rocks a close-knit community

Two killed, two hospitalized in separate shooting incidents in Philadelphia

Three years after a fatal police shooting in Philadelphia, glimpses of change

Temple to seek meeting with Philadelphia police to discuss student concerns

Temple has said it will review 2017 offensive social media posts by Inquirer editor’s son

Joe Biden says Frank Rizzo ‘should have never had a statue’ in Philly


9th day of protests in Pittsburgh as marchers call for police reform

2 Pittsburgh demonstrations target police brutality and call for action

Pittsburgh police chief explains why he took a knee during Beechview protest

Walkabout: Ready to be an ally? Then, listen and learn

Fire destroys playgrounds at Imani Christian Academy in Pittsburgh

State News

Western Pa. churches split along denominational lines on reopening

Regional approach eyed in managing invasive species


Congressional Democrats’ legislation would overhaul police accountability

Congress updates PPP loan rules, making them more business friendly