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We need a just recovery that includes higher pay for Black, brown, and low- paid essential workers | State Sen. Art Haywood

Lawmakers beef up school safety grant fund to pay for masks, gloves in pandemic

Delayed notice of Pa. lawmaker’s COVID-19 diagnosis spurs outrage, calls for investigation

Pa. state rep. says House speaker ‘should be in jail,’ claims GOP withheld knowledge of coronavirus exposure

Pennsylvania House virus notification dispute mirrors growing divide in state politics

Dems say GOP failed to reveal virus case

Pa. Democrats criticize delayed disclosure of GOP House member’s coronavirus infection

Coronavirus case in Pa. Capitol takes partisan rancor over pandemic to new level

No time for politics: GOP lawmaker tested positive, but Dems weren’t told

Turzai says he didn’t know about positive COVID test, calls for future transparency

Dems call on Mike Turzai and other GOP leaders to resign after failing to disclose a state rep’s COVID-19 diagnosis

By not disclosing COVID-19 diagnosis, Pa. Republicans betrayed our trust and risked lives | Editorial

State House members say they were not exposed to GOP colleague with COVID-19

Berks lawmaker Mark Rozzi sues Allentown Diocese, alleging a priest sexually abused him when he was 13

Pennsylvania House passes late-night resolution to end statewide business shutdown

In late night debate, House votes to undo Wolf’s emergency declaration

Pa. lawmaker wonders why she got $7,000 in unemployment compensation she never requested


Pa. Senate approves short-term budget with no tax hikes; plan heads to Gov. Tom Wolf

Legislature sends bills on coronavirus aid, $25B budget to Gov. Wolf

Philly’s plastic bag ban is in jeopardy after Pa. Republicans amended a budget bill in a bid to halt it

Luzerne County would see $28.6M in federal virus aid under plan before Wolf

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Review of COVID-19 case data shows broad, continued regional declines

State says 67,000 patients tested for COVID-19 since shipments began in March

State surpasses 70,000 cases of COVID-19; Allegheny County reports 0 new deaths

Allegheny County reports 23 coronavirus cases, no new deaths

Westmoreland County reports 1 new coronavirus case, no new deaths

County reports 12 new COVID-19 cases, 1 new death

Coronavirus death toll rises by six in local counties

Montgomery County official: ‘Coronavirus is still in our midst’

AHN to conduct mobile coronavirus testing in Duquesne

State officials: Arena testing site met goals

For Clairton’s most vulnerable, indoor air purifiers a lifesaver

Coronavirus pandemic is fueling efforts to increase access to abortion pills

Got a $1,200 stimulus debit card in the mail? Yes, it’s real.


Gov. Tom Wolf’s push to move Philly area to ‘yellow’ phase despite data met with skepticism among city officials

What our social lives will look like in the yellow phase

Luzerne County goes yellow today; here’s what that means

As Pike and Monroe counties move to yellow phase, businesses ‘promise’ to keep guests safe

What it means for Berks County to move into yellow phase on June 5

When the green light comes: Businesses keep an eye on safety in lead-up to more reopenings

Green phase guidance prohibiting large crowds puts festivals, including Allentown Fair and Musikfest, in jeopardy

Pennsylvania pools are allowed to open, but some may choose to stay closed

DCNR moves to open state park swimming beaches, pools

HHS Secretary Azar to visit region Friday, citing health benefits of reopening U.S.

Yellow phase, proceed with caution


Massive unemployment scam strikes up to 58,000 people in Pa., far more than previously known

Your View: In defense of Pennsylvania Health Secretary Levine


Some Gap stores reopen in Philadelphia as hundreds more prepare to go live soon

J.C. Penney, Gap begin phased reopening of some stores in region

Western Pa. restaurants prepare for expanded dining options, cope with losses

Restaurant owners happy to have outdoor dining begin next week

On unemployment? You may get a check now instead of direct deposit as Pennsylvania protects against fraud

Wawa clerk in Lower Macungie threatened after he asked customer to put mask on, state police say


Boy, 2, shoots, kills himself; parents jailed


Reading School Board action means the end for I-LEAD Charter School

2 more Pennsylvania colleges announce plans to hold in-person classes this fall

Pa. state grants for college students to remain unchanged for 2020-21


An Election Day like never before: Mail-in balloting, new voting machines, multi-day counts for Pa.’s primary

Flood of mail-in ballots spurs fight to change deadlines for Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Republicans don’t want to vote by mail: ‘We’re listening to Trump on this’

Primary 2020 | Progressive vs. pragmatic: Democratic candidates for 34th House District offer up different philosophies

Bucks County just went to court to extend Pennsylvania’s mail ballot deadline

Westmoreland County still needs poll workers for Tuesday’s primary election

Who will succeed Justin Simmons in 131st District? Four Republicans make their cases

Health Care

Dwarfing competitors, UPMC receives $228 million in coronavirus stimulus cash

UPMC to get $1 billion in federal aid after hard hit from coronavirus pandemic

Jefferson, Penn receive fraction of federal coronavirus stimulus cash to Pa. despite outsize impact

Organ transplants surge at UPMC during pandemic

Local News

W-B council gives mayor temporary power to OK outdoor dining requests

Luzerne County planning director resigns

National News

Minneapolis police station torched amid George Floyd protest

7 shot at Louisville protest over fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor


Philly-area industrial leases approach pre-pandemic levels on e-commerce demand: Report

Despite coronavirus uncertainty, Philly school board passes a $3.5 billion budget, but trouble looms ahead

Nina Ahmad is making a million-dollar bet that an obscure state office will open future opportunities

Police arrest mother’s boyfriend in shooting death of 9-year-old East Germantown boy

Philly will have mail ballot drop boxes for voters this weekend and on election day. Find yours here.

The primary election is our only run before November: can we protect both democracy and health? | Editorial


Port Authority gets $100M in federal funding for Oakland-Downtown rapid transit project

Allegheny County government set to emerge from pandemic in better shape, but much ‘unknown’

Courts in Pittsburgh area to resume most operations Monday

Housing Authority donates $275K to ensure internet access for city students

Allegheny County Health Department issues $361K fine against U.S. Steel

State News

Bear sightings on the rise in Western Pennsylvania

Math error in Harrisburg may raise school tax bills


Airport passenger flow continues sharp decline due to pandemic


Twitter places warning on a Trump tweet, saying it was ‘glorifying violence’

Graham urges older judges to retire so GOP can fill openings