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Senate axes second term for Pa.’s victim advocate, who angered GOP leader

Pa. Senate rejects another term for Victim Advocate Jennifer Storm

Facing opposition on two fronts, the state Senate declines to give Victim Advocate Jennifer Storm another term

OP-ED: Pa. Republicans are claiming election fraud, even while they celebrate their own election victories – By Sen. Jay Costa

Hearings on Pennsylvania election unlikely in Harrisburg this year; Republicans eye 2021 for election law changes

State Sen. Muth announces virtual health care enrollment

Utilities shutoffs during the pandemic are a nightmare Pa. should end | Opinion

Community solar energy will create jobs and help farmers in Pennsylvania | Opinion

Pa. needs to fix child abuse registry errors that turn into permanent barriers to employment | Opinion

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Health secretary: Despite surge in COVID-19, no new statewide restrictions planned

Levine plans no new Pennsylvania restrictions as covid cases continue to rise

Levine: Avoid gathering with extended family for holidays to stem COVID-19 spread

Will Pa. follow its neighbors in rolling out new statewide coronavirus restrictions?

Pennsylvania adds 9,675 new covid cases in 2 days, 51 new deaths

New COVID-19 restrictions in Philly and N.J. as city officials warn of potential for more deaths

Risk of community spread of coronavirus now substantial in most Pennsylvania counties, including Berks

As Thanksgiving approaches, coronavirus rates continue to increase

Philadelphia bans indoor gatherings, broadens virus rules

Allegheny County adds 500 new covid cases, 1 new death

Westmoreland County back in ‘substantial’ virus risk category as cases skyrocket statewide

Berks County adds 168 new coronavirus cases, passing 11,500 total cases.

Coronavirus numbers tallied for Penn-Trafford area

Coronavirus cases jump almost 22% in Norwin area

Most of Poconos seeing ‘substantial’ COVID transmission as holidays approach

If there was only a way to stop this current coronavirus spike …

COVID-19 tests town-gown relationship in Hill Section

National Guard called in to assist Mechanicsburg nursing home with more than 80 COVID-19 cases

Regional coalitions assisting Pennsylvania long-term care with COVID-19 prevention, outbreaks

Wayne Memorial deploys robots in fight against COVID-19

Pa. Treasury releases COVID-19 debt reduction review, offers policy recommendations

Testing must be comprehensive

Pennsylvania nurses deserve better protection fro COVID-19 | Opinion

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim announces that he has tested positive for coronavirus


More Trump lawyers drop out as lawsuit over Pennsylvania vote heads to court

Trump’s legal push to disrupt Pa.’s election results is on its last legs. What’s his campaign still fighting in court?

Trump vote challenge hearing to go as scheduled Tuesday; COVID-19 to keep public out

A cheat sheet for the Trump election lawsuits still alive in Pa.

U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb on Pennsylvania politics and the future of the Democratic Party

Major and Champ Biden are about to make the White House warm and furry again

Kamala Harris is not the first person of color to become vice president

Lackawanna County finishes count of Nov. 3 election

Berks County elections officials completing unofficial 2020 election vote tally


Reform charter funding in new budget

Pa. is in the throes of a COVID-19 recession. Wolf, lawmakers need to step up for working families | Opinion


PNC’s $11.6 billion deal seen as another move to keep Pittsburgh bank independent

More online sales during COVID-19 are driving more fraud. Here’s what small businesses can do to avoid taking a hit

Power companies pledge carbon neutrality by 2050 — with some time to figure out natural gas’s place in the mix

Benny Brewing Co. apologizes after party flouts pandemic protocols


Pittsburgh man charged with illegally trafficking invasive fish, including snakehead


Berks County schools secure $178,618 in safe school grants

Decline in Scranton School District enrollment could affect finances, school closures

As COVID-19 cases increase, teachers union asks for remote learning in some counties

More Pittsburgh-area school districts move back to remote learning as COVID-19 cases surge

More area schools shifting to virtual learning amid surge in COVID-19 cases

With COVID-19 surging, most area schools moving online

Archdiocesan schools will follow Montgomery County remote learning mandate

Lake-Lehman won’t stop in-person education unless state orders

Plum students who attended a parent-sponsored homecoming party Saturday should not come to school

Penn State students leave campus on Friday; some decline free coronavirus tests

Medical experts worry college students on winter breaks could increase coronavirus spread

At Misericordia, flags and flowers mark cuts in staff and faculty

Edinboro University president announces departure amid merger study

Health Care

Report: Larger segment of Pennsylvania kids going without health insurance

Jefferson says it will take several years to return to pre-COVID-19 profit levels

Highmark CEO pay climbs to $8.15M, triple what he made in 2016

Lung cancer getting less deadly in Pa., but advocates say it’s still caught too late for many

St. Mary Medical Center strike: 3 things you need to know

Local News

United Way still $500,000 short of campaign goal

Reading hires human resources director

Hazleton council approves $700k Community Development action plan

Fox Chapel votes to remove Squaw name from borough streets, trail

Harrisburg mayor, police chief call for more communication with community after shootings


It’s all on the line for SEPTA and its riders, from service cuts to layoffs

Don’t count out office buildings yet. Philly developers push ahead with new, pandemic-resistant designs.

Restaurant owners see Philly’s new indoor-dining ban as the final blow

No bail relief for Virginia QAnon follower who came to Philly to ‘straighten out the vote’

Man, 21, fatally wounded in Center City shooting

PREIT in deal to sell Center City space, possibly for new Giant supermarket

Philly should allow gyms to stay open during COVID shutdown | Expert Opinion

Philadelphia may breathe a sigh of postelection relief, but we’re still barely surviving | Opinion


Judge urged to drop out of Columbus statue case in Pittsburgh

Hill District woman donates her tree to Pittsburgh for decorative display

Mike Gable, DPW director and longtime city employee, announces retirement

A+ Schools report shows bright spots among many challenges facing PPS

2 Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh schools temporarily closing

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces plans for virtual First Night

State News

New treatment suggested for those hard-to-reach spotted lanternfly egg masses


North Cross Valley Expressway lighting enhancement underway


Trump sought options last week for attacking Iran to stop growing nuclear program, sources say

Trump rushes environmental regulations that could ‘make more work for the people coming in’