Republican reopening scam is the worst kind of politics | By Sen. Vincent J. Hughes

Some Philly-area Democrats are starting to lose patience with Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on restrictions

Pennsylvania coronavirus reopening: Lawmakers from big swaths of state push Gov. Wolf to let all retailers do ‘curbside pickup’ sales

12 Pa. counties, including Cumberland, move to yellow phase of Wolf’s reopening plan Friday; what changes?

Wolf: Public confidence key to normalcy

Gov. Tom Wolf talks about coronavirus and the gradual reopening of Pennsylvania

Pa. allocates $51M in federal funds to help reopen child care centers

Pennsylvania drafting guidelines to pave return of sports

Gov. Wolf talking with sports leagues, says it could take until vaccine for Pennsylvania to reach ‘normal’

Health professionals say Berks County should take slow approach when it comes to reopening

County council to vote on letter asking Wolf for yellow status

Wayne sheriff announces yellow phase process to get a firearm permit

Lobbyists become essential as Pa. debates who gets to reopen

We’ll never know the criteria for the business waiver decisions | Opinion

Six countries cautiously reopening for summer travel

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pa. finally released data on coronavirus in long-term-care facilities. But it’s full of errors.

Nursing facility group criticizes state report

Southeast PA nursing homes among hardest hit by coronavirus

Montgomery County nursing homes with coronavirus to get help from ‘strike teams’

$22 million is cost of testing Pennsylvania’s nursing home staffs and residents once for coronarvirus, study says

Surging Berks Heim coronavirus numbers cause county to call in state and federal agencies, National Guard

State reports 143 more coronavirus deaths, 746 additional cases

Allegheny County reports 0 new COVID-19 deaths, ‘technical issue’ prevents release of all data

Allegheny County reports no new coronavirus deaths, 29 new cases

1 more covid-19 case reported in Westmoreland County, no new deaths

As Luzerne County’s COVID-19 cases dip, Lackawanna’s remain stubborn

UPMC to test malaria drug’s effectiveness in treating COVID-19

CVS announces new drive thru COVID-19 testing sites

Pa. and Washington must rescue Delaware County from a COVID mess made by the GOP | Maria Panaritis

Rift between White House and CDC delays guidance for reopening houses of worship


Pa. House fails to override Gov. Wolf’s veto of bill that would’ve allowed more businesses to operate

Pa. House fails to override Wolf’s reopening veto

‘Murder by proxy’: Bill imposing stiffer penalty on those convicted of guiding suicide passes Pa. House

Take notes on primary

House Republicans raise concerns about Allegheny County’s consolidated polling plan

Pennsylvania’s leaders fail at making coronavirus crisis fair and manageable | John Baer


Wolf plans to sign bill allowing sales of mixed drinks to go


Retirement-age business owners are draining their nest eggs to stay in business

In the Philly area, gyms have led the way in defying coronavirus shutdown orders

Media barbershop opens in defiance of Gov. Wolf’s coronavirus shutdown orders, even though cases in Delaware County show no sign of flattening

Some Delaware County hair salons reopen in defiance of state mandate

Western Pa. Gordmans stores could close after parent company files for bankruptcy

Businesses interested in no-interest loans offered by Wilkes-Barre

Berks County launches $2.3 million coronavirus small-business loan program

Editorial: Programs offer help to local businesses

Despite state shutdown, Lehigh Valley drive-in theaters decide to open in a socially distanced way

Real estate sales, activities resume in Pennsylvania


Plans to close SCI-Retreat move forward; facility will remain an emergency option

Without comprehensive testing, detention facilities will become epicenters of the pandemic | Opinion


Playbook for reopening schools: CHOP calls for face shields, staggered schedules, temp checks

PIAA willing to possibly allow high school workouts before July 1

PIAA Board of Control: Athletic activities should be able start for some, even if they can’t start for all

Leechburg Area School Board meeting ends abruptly when ‘Zoom-bomber’ shares pornographic image

Old Forge meeting recording picks up anti-semitic comment, disparaging remarks by school director

Tamaqua Area school board to allow armed security personnel

State Auditor General completes W-B area review, praises district effort

Pa. state grant amounts for college students were likely to rise up to $4,700 until the pandemic hit


A ‘slice of America’ Bucks County district should be a battleground. But Democrats need ‘a perfect storm’ to win.

Changes in Lackawanna County polling places ahead of June 2 election

Voting test run: Officials will learn a lot from primary vote by mail

7 reforms that would make it easier for everyone to vote in Pennsylvania | Opinion

Joe Biden leads President Trump by 11 points in national poll


There will be no poker when Pennsylvania casinos reopen

Casinos get rules to reopen

Masks, spaced-out slot machines and no poker rooms among Pennsylvania casino reopening protocols

Health Care

In wake of coronavirus, Excela’s ink runs from black to red with nearly $36 million in losses

Highmark extends cost-sharing waivers, telehealth coverage through Sept. 30

Local News

‘Office’ character touts census with Scranton mayor

Berks veterans get flags, remembrance for Memorial Day

Reading groups hand out 400 face masks to the public

Somerset County will try again for hiking trail project

Allentown expects coronavirus pandemic will cause nearly $8 million revenue shortfall – and it could get worse

National News

Chinese purchases of farm and energy goods fall short as pandemic upends trade deal

At least 3 injured after shooter opened fire on large Arizona shopping center

New poll finds Americans harbor strong fear of new infections

U.S. attorney asks citizens to report housing discrimination during pandemic


Philly has the lowest minimum wage of any major U.S. city, new study says

State nursing home data minimizes the COVID-19 devastation in Philadelphia senior centers

Philly schools chief says internet providers refuse to open their networks so students can access education

‘I usually cry in my car’: 3 Philly doctors talk about months of battling coronavirus

Buyers and renters are moving into homes without seeing them first

Philly-area religious leaders adapt to reach their faithful as pandemic drags on

Homeless advocates consider lawsuit if city breaks up airport encampment without COVID testing

Amid coronavirus progress, ‘still very real risk’; get used to wearing a mask, Philly health leader says

Movie industry workers worried by city budget’s proposed cuts to Greater Philadelphia Film Office

Should Philly students be graded during the pandemic? | Pro/Con


Officials: Too soon to tell if reopening will lead to spike in coronavirus cases

As vote nears, mayor urges URA board to back plans for FNB headquarters at former Civic Arena site

Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto urges URA to approve plans for Civic Arena site development

Peduto wants to block off streets for outdoor dining in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh-area volunteer health deputies are trained to share information in their communities

Are you seeing more wildlife during the pandemic?

Pittsburgh animal rescue group, food nonprofit to distribute pet and people food Friday

Hyperloop study: Pittsburgh to Chicago in 56 minutes for $93 is feasible

Pittsburgh parks ranked 15th in nation

Brian O’Neill: Can Allegheny County keep bucking the COVID-19 odds?

State News

Keystone Games and Pennsylvania Senior Games canceled

Pennsylvania joins pilot program allowing SNAP users to buy groceries online

ACLU of Pa. and Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic file lawsuit against ICE agents’ arrest tactics in Pennsylvania

Centre County Grange Encampment and Fair canceled for 2020 because of coronavirus


PA Turnpike employees receive new four-year contract