Reopening PA

Open for business? Bill targeted at reopening car dealerships, barber shops get closer to Wolf’s desk

Counties abandon plans to buck Wolf as GOP lawmakers continue pushing doomed reopening bills

UPMC officials talk reopening strategies with Senate

How will life be different under Gov. Wolf’s yellow phase?

Coronavirus testing still lags, creating a possible impediment for Pa. reopening efforts

Three Pa. counties still vow to reopen Friday without state approval, but Wolf thwarts larger rebellion

Lehigh Valley infectious disease experts favor some reopening: ‘We should be in the yellow, headed toward green’

Commissioners: Bucks “rapidly moving” toward reopening phase

Dauphin County commissioners back off plan to jump ahead of state’s pandemic reopening schedule

State police don’t plan to crack down on Pennsylvania counties that defy shutdown

Should Pennsylvania salons be allowed to reopen in yellow phase?

Wayne County officials urge Wolf to relax restrictions

Hazleton’s mayor objects to idea of splitting his city from reopening plan

Berks County officials highlight how coronavirus shutdown is causing frustration among small-business owners

Online group plans Harrisburg protest over continued covid closures

We’ll soon see what Pa.’s coronavirus divide brings us | John Baer

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Geisinger CMC, Regional hospitals among first in state to get remdesivir

New coronavirus drug available in Pennsylvania

Bucks, Montgomery County hospitals receive doses of COVID-19 drug–hospitals-receive-doses-of-covid-19-drug

Pennsylvania pulling together timeline to give coronavirus tests in more than 1,800 long-term care facilities

State to include LGBTQ info in COVID-19 data collection

Pa. National Guard sends 13 more members to troubled Beaver County nursing home

Allegheny County has 12 new COVID-19 deaths; state gets supply of drug

Allegheny adds 12 more coronavirus deaths, 19 cases

May 13 coronavirus update: City officials say they’re working with minority leaders

Montgomery County reports 14 more coronavirus deaths, 106 new positive cases

No new coronavirus cases, deaths reported in Westmoreland County

3 new COVID-19 deaths in county

COVID-19 cases still climbing in Northeast Pennsylvania, hospitals start treating with remdesivir

Coroner releases COVID-19 death totals for Lackawanna County nursing homes

Reading Hospital, St. Joseph getting drug for coronavirus patients

Severe illness tied to COVID-19 affects children

Saving early childhood programs is essential — especially during a pandemic | Opinion

Most people support coronavirus lockdowns. But Trump is fighting them as he comes to Pa.

Abbott coronavirus test missed a large number of positive results, preliminary study says

The GROCER Act will support food supply workers | Opinion


Cocktails-to-go bill is approved by Senate, and is on way to Gov. Wolf

Coronavirus cocktails: Pa. Senate says yes on to-go mixed drinks, bill moves to Gov. Wolf

A top Pennsylvania Republican said coronavirus only threatens children in poor health. That’s not true. | PolitiFact

McKeesport woman remembered as an extraordinary teacher and friend of the community

Bartolotta’s ventilator bill passes Senate, heads to House

State Rep. Valerie Gaydos wants district attorneys to ignore governor’s business closure enforcement

Pennsylvania families need a freeze on property taxes during the coronavirus crisis | Opinion

It shouldn’t take a pandemic to address societal inequality | Opinion


‘A pressure cooker’: Gov. Wolf aims to contain GOP revolt in Pennsylvania

Nursing home failures: State had aggressive plan that wasn’t used


No citations for violating restrictions issued by state police

State Police prize education, encouragement over enforcement actions for COVID-19 violations

COVID-19 pandemic spurs companies to donate and boost their brands

From sanitizer to social distancing, contractors face challenges as they return to job sites

To save their local small businesses, people are cutting out delivery apps like Uber, Grubhub, DoorDash and Lyft

Shell says it will reintroduce 300 construction workers a week in ramp up at cracker site

Shell to call back 300 workers weekly, resume some busing

Wilkes-Barre to offer emergency loans to small businesses

9 Berks businesses receive loans in latest round of state’s coronavirus program

Radnor mulls options for outdoor dining once restaurants begin reopening


New Kensington mom charged with manslaughter in death of 3-year-old son Mikel Fetterman

Ten charged federally in connection with ’11 Hunnit’ gang in the Hill District


Local schools to receive money after state’s emergency funding application approved

College students experience mental health decline from COVID-19 effects, survey finds. Here’s how to get help.

Tuition refunds: Schools did best to provide courses during pandemic

Duquesne University to reopen on time this fall, 3 scenarios in works dependent on virus

Wilkes U. implements layoffs, salary cuts, other fiscal tightening

Lackawanna College to offer full-tuition scholarships to region’s high-ranking seniors


Ahead of Trump’s Lehigh Valley visit, Joe Biden says Donald Trump ‘simply hasn’t done the work’ on coronavirus testing, other steps to reopen safely

Trump is coming today to a part of Pa. that he skipped in 2016 but could be key in 2020

Pennsylvania Republicans are echoing Trump on coronavirus: It’s China’s fault

County urges patience with mail-in ballots

Health Care

Organ transplants have plummeted during coronavirus pandemic, leaving patients anxiously waiting

Wright Center gets $629K for telehealth

Neurosurgeon: Don’t let coronavirus fears delay needed treatment

Local News

Hand sanitizer giveaway planned for Allegheny Valley School District residents

Boyertown, Colebrookdale Township set to launch regional police department

Southwest Greensburg Council member resigns after allegedly using racial slur

National News

Wisconsin Supreme Court blocks governor’s stay-home extension

Natural Gas

Methane leaks much worse than previously thought, study says


One big Philly hospital is seeing a lot more coronavirus patients than its rival

Philly’s overdose deaths rose again in 2019, especially in black and Latino communities

Thirty-five years after MOVE, feelings still raw as neighborhood rebuilds

In Philly, amid the coronavirus, a step forward for transgender students

Mayor Kenney’s pandemic budget proposal falls short | Opinion

Since we can’t #FillTheSteps against gun violence, let’s #FillTheFeeds to mark the unrelenting toll | Helen Ubiñas


Pittsburgh mayor trying to avoid city layoffs as revenue dips

Port Authority surveys previous riders as it prepares to return some service Sunday

Authorities identify 16-year-old shot to death in Wilkinsburg

19 Neighbors: Lifelong friends are feeding Hilltop neighborhoods

Lending a hand: URA to help small businesses get back on their feet as pandemic wanes

Coronavirus physical distancing also helped stop the flu in Allegheny County, officials say

Shooting victim walks into Pittsburgh hospital

Washington Boulevard flood gate test slated Thursday morning

Peduto backs controversial sand dumping in Pittsburgh skateboard park

State News

PLCB appeals lower court deecision on specialty wine sales

U.S. Army Corps partially opening Crawford County lake facilities May 22

Judge sets deadline for abuse claims vs. Harrisburg diocese

Water company updates proposed sewer rate hike for Scranton, Dunmore


Regional railroad keeps on growing