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Sen. Tim Kearney: Will we change this time?

In party-line vote, Pa. Senate panel votes to end Wolf’s COVID-19 emergency declaration

Legislators commandeer House to demand action on policing

Members of Black Legislative Caucus take over rostrum in Pa. House with demand for action on stalled police reform bills

Black Dems take over Pa. House floor; Turzai calls for special session on police reform

Senate approves Killion’s dangerous dog bill

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Wolf orders nursing home testing

PA Dept. of Health orders coronavirus testing in all nursing homes

Nursing homes have until July 24 to test residents, workers for coronavirus

Pennsylvania chooses new vendor for health care emergency preparedness efforts

State task force seeks answers on health disparity in coronavirus’s impact

As Jersey Shore coronavirus cases prove value of contact tracing, post-protest testing in Philly could be scarce

Pennsylvania sees lowest daily increase in coronavirus cases since late March, as Wolf administration outlines $225 million in aid for small businesses

Active COVID cases down to 16 at Brighton Rehab, but staff cases spike over 100

Allegheny County again reports no COVID-19 death

Allegheny County reports no new coronavirus deaths, 5 new cases

County adds 1 virus death, no new cases

Can coronavirus spread in community pools? Should I wear a mask to go swimming?

Public health leaders should address African Americans’ coronavirus vaccine concerns now | Opinion

Shutdowns prevented 60 million coronavirus infections in the U.S., study finds


Wolf launches small business COVID-19 relief programs

State giving small businesses $225M to offset covid-19 losses

Gov. Tom Wolf announces $225 million statewide grant program to help small business impacted by coronavirus

Jobless benefits to come via debit card

How close is your Pa. county to fully reopening? A new state dashboard offers insight


Major Republican donors are getting a $25 million marijuana permit in the Pa. budget

Tough budget decisions ahead


Utz, the family-owned Pa. snack food giant, will become a publicly traded company

Macy’s reopens at Wyoming Valley Mall

Reopening your small business amid COVID-19? Lawsuits loom. Here’s how to do it safely.

First weekend back, Lackawanna County restaurants report booming business and compliance with new rules, mostly

Best way to help now: Buy local

Erie County businesses prepared to wait for green


A former guard at Bucks County jail smuggled in opioids to help an inmate drug ring, the DA says


Catholic schools: State unjustly distributed funds

School budget deadlines are looming. Here’s what Lehigh Valley school districts are proposing, including tax hikes, in wake of coronavirus

Pa. charter school coalition leader departs after ‘insensitive’ Facebook post about protests

Northeastern principal allegedly called Black Lives Matter ‘leftist lie’

Petition against ‘militarized’ policing at University of Pennsylvania reaches 10,000 signatures

Star player who expressed interest in going to an HBCU may shake up how athletes select a college | Opinion


Shanna Danielson wins tight Democrat primary for 31st state Senate seat after release of Cumberland County mail-in counts

Primary Election 2020: Cappalletti ousts Leach and Pruet beats Jordan in Delco’s top races

Kane defeats Burman in 9th Senate District race; Andrew defeats Spahr in 160th House District race

Luzerne County election tally changing as part of ongoing ballot review

Berks poll workers removed from posts on Election Day for making inappropriate comments, official says

Poised for progress: W.Pa. women score primary night wins | Analysis

Tom Brier concedes Pa.’s 10th Congressional Democratic primary as mail-in count is completed

Room for moderates: Pennsylvania race shows Republicans don’t have to blindly support Trump to win


Sneak peek: Pittsburgh’s Rivers Casino set to reopen after ‘eerie’ 3-month closure

Health Care

State waiver helps AHN keep construction on track for new hospitals in Pine, Harmar

Local News

Scranton lights on to remember George Floyd

Recorder of Deeds Office to reopen Wednesday, restrictions in place

Berks County libraries prepare to reopen with curbside pickup, no browsing

‘Phased reopening’ of Montgomery County parks begins June 10

Black Lives Matter protest scheduled in Monroeville

Plum officials address racism and police at Monday night’s council meeting

Tarentum to pay less for electricity, but residents won’t see savings on bills

Overdoses continue to drop in Westmoreland, but traffic deaths jump 50%

Westmoreland Fair officially canceled because of coronavirus restrictions

Housing authority to pay Latrobe police for extra coverage at apartments, townhouses

Wilkes-Barre man cited for fireworks violation

Schuylkill County PAC pushes home rule, claims over taxation

Middletown councilman says he won’t quit over Facebook posts on George Floyd, Rachel Levine

National News

‘We’re losing our kids’: Black youth suicide rate rising far faster than for whites; coronavirus, police violence deepen trauma

George Floyd, whose death energized a movement, to be buried today

Officers slashed tires on parked cars amid Minneapolis protests, 2 agencies acknowledge


City Council asks Mayor Kenney for 15 police reforms; on a quieter Monday, public defenders march through streets

Your new SEPTA commute: Staggered work shifts, masks, and blocked seats

Report: Philadelphia among worst counties for children; N.J. counties among the top

Black Philadelphians need a stimulus plan now | Opinion

‘Black lives matter at work’: City sanitation workers to rally for safer conditions on the job

The Wilma to stream ‘Kill Move Paradise,’ about black men slain by police, to benefit Black Lives Matter Philly

Mayor Kenney, please raise our taxes | Opinion

Philly Police Inspector Joseph Bologna applauded by fellow officers as he surrenders on charges of assaulting a protester

With lessons from Palestine and Ferguson, Philly clergy act as buffers between protesters, police

Krasner fights impending $8.7M budget cut to DA’s Office


About 500 Pittsburgh Public Schools teachers, staff march to protest George Floyd’s death

Downtown ‘Black Lives Matter’ mural welcomed by Pittsburgh officials

Allegheny County officials propose banning tear gas, rubber bullets

Mayor Peduto says he has a ‘hard time believing that we’d be a safer society without police officers’ during interview Monday

DA’s office will not prosecute 39 arrested in connection to Pittsburgh protests

Pitt planning to reopen for in-person classes on Aug. 19

What if a player tests positive for COVID-19? A detailed look at Pitt football’s return to campus

Man shot multiple times in Garfield in late-night shooting

Playgrounds, organized sports on verge of returning to Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh playgrounds, courts and ballfields to reopen

Pittsburgh diocese names school that will replace four merged South Hills schools

Five Carnegie Library locations offering curbside service in late June

Union demands Pittsburgh Post-Gazette rescind ban on some journalists covering protests

Pitt asks for federal lawsuit by former officer Michael Rosfeld to be dismissed

State News

Area veterans learn the basics of beekeeping — for honey and for peace of mind


Several bridge projects underway in Luzerne County

Design work begins on Scranton bridge replacement projects

Roads in Brackenridge scheduled for work this year


Congress to debate unemployment benefits as businesses reopen

Democrats propose sweeping police overhaul; Trump criticizes