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Taxes, income inequality, and energy on Biden’s economic agenda, but his plans depend on Congress

How America’s approach to poverty could change in a Biden administration, Congress willing

Biden wants to lower the Medicare age to 60, but hospitals don’t like it

Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania people named to Biden’s transition team

Biden chooses longtime adviser Ron Klain as chief of staff

After $15 billion and 450 miles, Joe Biden plans to halt Trump’s ‘big beautiful wall’

Election law experts: Latest Trump lawsuit a longshot, but could further complicate vote count, certification

ACLU of Pa., civil rights groups file motion to intervene on ‘outrageous’ Trump campaign lawsuit

Trump campaign files 5 lawsuits to get 8,329 ballots tossed in Philadelphia County

Philadelphia progressives fought to elect a candidate they didn’t like. They’re already organizing to move Biden left.

Pa. Lt. Gov. Fetterman slams Texas counterpart for voter fraud reward

Lt. Gov. Fetterman seeks claim of $1M voter fraud reward from Texas lieutenant governor

Central Pa. election officials see no evidence of election fraud; one describes GOP effort to ‘exaggerate’

Philly and Pennsylvania Republicans offer only silence after Trump’s false attacks against Al Schmidt

‘We get to breathe’: Philly-area immigrants are hopeful, if cautious, about a Biden presidency

VP-elect Kamala Harris’ comments about Black women being ‘too often overlooked’ warmed my heart | Jenice Armstrong

Only 10,000 Pa. mail ballots arrived after Election Day — far too few to change the result if thrown out

Republicans in state Senate plan to review Pa. election results

Pa. Senate committee to be the latest to review election results

Trump’s campaign is challenging mail and provisional ballots at record rates in Philly and its suburbs

4 Pa. residents sue Gov. Wolf, election official over alleged voting irregularities

Trump suit mentions suspected Luzerne County voter fraud

County stats: Trump won votes cast at polls, Biden won mail-in votes

Allegheny County tallies nearly 15,000 more votes, count continues Thursday

Pittsburgh’s Jessica Benham makes history as first LGBTQ woman, openly autistic candidate elected to PA state legislature

Incumbent Matzie re-elected for state rep. for District 16

House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody, an Abingtons native, loses to Scranton native

After year of tough votes, Dermody loses reelection, clearing way for Democratic free-for-all

Dauphin County native son Tim DeFoor readies for his new role as Pa.’s next auditor general

MAP: Here’s where the Democrats’ expected Blue Wave didn’t break for Pa.’s elected row offices

The election is over. How do we move toward a better America? | Ana White

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pennsylvania coronavirus total reaches another high mark with 4,711 new cases

Pennsylvania coronavirus update: Another daily record Wednesday with 4,711 cases added

COVID-19 Update: Cases surge as Allegheny County and Pa. report single-day records

Allegheny County reports record 366 new coronavirus cases

Philadelphia’s weekly average for COVID-19 positive tests jumps 5-fold; Pa., N.J. case hitting pandemic highs

111 new COVID-19 cases reported in county on Wednesday

Berks County has 172 new coronavirus cases, most in the fall resurgence

Westmoreland County sees 2nd-highest report of new coronavirus cases

Fall surge: Montgomery County records 1,093 new coronavirus cases, 7 deaths

Four COVID-19 deaths in Northeast Pennsylvania as state tops daily new case record again

Western Pa. hospitals on alert as covid cases surge

With Thanksgiving — and family time — near, UPMC docs urge ongoing COVID-19 caution

Pennsylvania prisons face a deadly ‘full-blown resurgence’ of COVID-19

Serious COVID-19 outbreak threatens hundreds at Pa. prison for medically vulnerable

Active cracker plant cases climb amid county, state spike

CDC declares masks also protect wearers from COVID-19, joining scientific consensus

‘We’re playing with fire’: Pennsylvania waits for another stimulus package

Vaccine news brings hope

Can we take politics out of the coronavirus pandemic? | John Baer

Veterans Day

Saluting their service, at a distance

Veterans Day bike tour in Pittsburgh rides on despite the rain

Wilkes University holds virtual tribute to veterans

Rain or shine, pandemic or not, small crowd gathers in Scranton to honor veterans

Plum School District celebrated Veterans Day with a virtual program, various activities

Berks County veterans saluted despite coronavirus restrictions

Newtown vet celebrates 105th birthday on Veteran’s Day

Lower Bucks Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica unveiled at Middletown ceremony


With COVID cases rising, Pennsylvania lawmakers call for release of terminally ill inmates


Online shopping surge could lead to holiday delivery delays

Boeing employee alleges racial, religious discrimination in lawsuit


1 dead, 2 injured in Plains Twp. hotel shooting


Schools face pressure to close as COVID-19 cases increase in Pennsylvania

Teachers union: More Pennsylvania schools should go virtual

CHOP lab recommends Philly-area schools close amid coronavirus surge. Some say they’re staying put.

COVID-19 cases lead to more school closures across region

With 3 COVID cases in 3 days, Crestwood closes all schools through Friday

North Hills reports 11th covid case since Sunday, active total at 19

Conrad Weiser High School closed because of teacher coronavirus quarantines

Easton Area High School to close for remainder of week due to two more COVID cases

Local coronavirus surge triggers virtual learning for Avonworth students

Brentwood School District remains open; 5 TB cases are latent

Penn-Trafford School District reports 7 new coronavirus cases

Delco hospitals are swamped by the coronavirus. Can suburban Philly schools stay open? | Maria Panaritis

Coatesville school officials take heat for bus crisis as nearly four dozen people speak out

Haverford students end strike after getting demands met

PSAC cancels fall sports, winter sports in in the air

Necessary cuts at IUP

Kutztown University opts out of fall and winter sports seasons

Susquehanna University has jump in COVID cases, switches to remote learning

Health Care

Rising drug costs overwhelm many seniors | Expert Opinion

Pitt researchers find Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansions led to earlier detection of cancer

Local News

Cops’ racist texts require strong action

Rejected plan to rezone Berks farm to allow for development could get a second vote

Berks Women Inspiring Women distributes 130 home-cooked Thanksgiving dinners to those in need

Seniors shine, persevere despite all odds with community support in Chester County

Fired Westmoreland sheriff captain sues county on racial discrimination claims

New Jersey

Meet the head of the new N.J. Cannabis Regulatory Commission, ‘rock star’ Dianna Houenou


Pregnant woman shot in Philly; baby delivered

‘They don’t have guns, they have basketballs and bikes,’ grandmother says of teens shot at a basketball court

Black Philadelphians who recall the 1960s assess race relations in a still-divided country

Editor Gabriel Escobar promoted to Philadelphia Inquirer’s top newsroom job

Philadelphia’s voter turnout disappointed this year, but these strategies helped raise it in the 21st Ward | Opinion

Philly’s school district is halting reopenings. It should’ve listened to teachers earlier. | Opinion


Peduto administration proposes nearly $2M for landslide remediation in 2021

Pittsburgh allocates $1.8 million for Riverview Park landslide repairs

About face? Brooks Brothers may be staying Downtown after all

Operation Safety Net opening winter shelters for Allegheny County’s homeless population

Pitt adds 74 covid-19 cases in 3 days

Central Catholic to close Thursday due to third covid-19 case

State News

Pennsylvania’s veterans’ treatment courts make a difference for veterans