Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pa. GOP lawmaker says he tested positive for COVID-19; Democrats demand more information

Pa. House Democrats say keeping GOP colleague’s exposure to COVID-19 private is ‘unacceptable’

COVID-19 in the Capitol: One lawmaker positive for COVID, two more in quarantine

Pa. Dems accuse GOP of keeping Rep. Lewis’ coronavirus diagnosis a ‘secret’

2 new deaths in Western Pa.; state reports 780 new cases of COVID-19

Allegheny county adds 12 new coronavirus cases, 1 death

15 new cases, 3 new deaths confirmed in county

Mass testing at Berks Heim to start Thursday, county commissioners say

Pennsylvania latest target for COVID-19 unemployment scammers

More funds needed to help Pennsylvania renters, landlords during COVID-19

COVID-19 has created a financial crisis. Pa. legal aid programs help stabilize families | Opinion

COVID-19 vaccines in the works, though likely still months away

The People We’ve Lost


Outdoor dining and drinking in Pennsylvania’s yellow counties can begin June 5

Gov. Wolf: Restaurants in yellow counties can begin outdoor dining services June 5

Yellow phase now allows outdoor restaurant dining

Pennsylvania restaurants in yellow phase counties can start outdoor dining on June 5; Lehigh Valley included

Reopening Pa. bars and restaurants FAQ: Capacity limits, rules for yellow and green counties, masks, and more

Local child care centers prepare to reopen in state’s yellow phase

Unemployment relief continues in yellow phase

Swimming pools diving into opening days after Gov. Wolf’s clearance

Red, yellow, green: What to expect in each of Pa.’s tiers for reopening


Pennsylvania is sitting on billions in coronavirus relief money. What’s the holdup?

Pa. lawmakers plan to steer federal stimulus funds to nursing homes, small businesses and counties

Protecting our seniors: House proposal would direct funds to nursing homes

Incidents of calling police on black people lead states to consider new laws

O’Neal introduces legislation to privatize state liquor stores


Wolf urges employers to minimize risks for senior citizens

Biden: Wolf doing ‘one hell of a job’ during coronavirus pandemic


Pass budget before election


Gym patrons ‘not worried,’ flock to open Penn Hills gym

Businesses at local industrial parks operating well below full capacity

Coronavirus-testing program will help Berks businesses bring workers back safely

Chester County launches tool to help businesses prepare to open on June 5


College student wanted in 2 Connecticut slayings is captured

Police: Boy, 3, died from fentanyl toxicity; parents, 2 others charged

More Montgomery County jail inmates test positive for coronavirus


Will students have to wear masks to school? Pa. superintendents face tough choices for fall

Pandemic creates funding crisis for Scranton schools, as leaders look at scenarios for fall

Referees say PIAA used ‘bullying tactic,’ decided on ‘half-measure’ in handling fees associated with canceled spring season

Cal U student from Greensburg sues over online learning

Two Pennsylvania college presidents face tough choices in dealing with COVID-19 | Social Views

Princeton’s first black valedictorian draws praise from high places


Dealing with mail-in ballots emerges as major challenge for Pa. primary election

Tom Brier, Eugene DePasquale vie for Democrats’ big shot in 10th Congressional District in Pa.

Joe Biden says he’ll pick running mate by Aug. 1

In 44th Pa. House district, first-term legislator faces repeat challenger

Mail-in ballots expected to drive high turnout in Allegheny, Westmoreland

County offers options to return ballots

Sue Helm faces challenger in GOP primary for Pa. House’s 104th district

Pa. House member in Dauphin County faces challenger in June 2 primary

Dems ahead in ChesCo as Lawrence goes red at primary deadline | Voter Registration Analysis

Gargantuan effort fuels race to push out mail-in ballots

Health Care

Even with private insurance, black overdose patients are half as likely as whites to get addiction treatment, Penn study finds

Tower Health virtual ICU puts more eyes on patients at Reading Hospital and elsewhere

Local News

Reading secures nearly $200K in federal funding to boost coronavirus response

Humane Pennsylvania gives away 2,500 pounds of pet food in 30 minu

Berks County Community Foundation awards $8,200 to Albany Township organizations

Cheswick goes back to in-person council meetings

Westmoreland County recalling furloughed workers

Eleven Westmoreland locations will provide free meals through summer food program

‘Americans helping Americans’: U.S. Ag Sec. says at Westmoreland Farmers to Families food distribution

Vough: mask, temperature reading required to enter courthouse after June 1 reopening

Conceal carry permit processing to resume in county

Loss of gaming revenue threatens Erie taxpayers

National News

Violence again rocks Minneapolis after man’s death; 1 killed


COVID-19 in Philly: Pandemic fails to slow homicide pace as city count rises 12 percent

Voting is different in Philly this year. Here’s what you need to know for Tuesday’s coronavirus primary.

Restaurants could serve outside, the Phillies could practice in Philadelphia under Wolf decree; Cape May to reopen ocean

Council implores Kenney administration to support Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium

By not closing streets, Philly misses chance to be a leader in safe social distancing | Opinion

A 9-year-old Germantown boy shot himself in the face and died. Then someone got rid of the gun.

A congressman caught in the 1970s Abscam sting is now at the heart of a Philly election fraud probe, sources say

Philly voters are about to decide whether the city will have a Department of Labor

City workers facing layoffs say Philadelphia should tax the rich. Is that possible?

Unlike COVID, there is a cure for homelessness: housing | Opinion


Fitzgerald has no ‘intel’ but thinks Allegheny County will move to green next week

City council extends Pittsburgh’s emergency declaration for another 7 days

No cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome reported in Allegheny County

‘A very difficult decision’: Twentieth Century Club sells its Oakland building to Pitt

Pittsburgh police officer memorial vandalized on the North Shore

North Shore police memorial vandalized for the second time this spring

Pittsburgh police union says city overcharged members ‘millions’ for medical benefits

Primary 2020 update: Allegheny County voters can expect mail-in ballots by Friday

Pittsburgh Diocese announces parish mergers

Bishop Zubik: 61 Catholic parishes to merge into 15 in Allegheny, Washington counties

Poise grants totaling $320,000 will help black-led churches, other groups provide COVID-19 aid

Allegheny County to participate in national program to reform court fees and fines

PWSA repairing Pittsburgh’s infamous Downtown sinkhole

Kayak Pittsburgh to open in June

State News

One of Pennsylvania’s largest fish, a probable state record, caught in Philly

Should other states join Pennsylvania and ratify the Equal Rights Amendment? | Pro/Con

No way to meet Chesapeake goals without federal help


PennDOT again extends expiration for driver’s licenses, permits, ID cards to June 30