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After a year of political fights, a Pennsylvania state budget is closing with minimal fuss. Really.

Divided Pennsylvania House gives approval for audit of 2020 election

Pa. legislative committee to audit county election data

Wolf to veto bills on carrying, selling guns amid disasters

Republicans and Democrats should find common ground on prison reform | Opinion

Coronavirus – COVID-19

COVID-19 in Pa.: Why the state is handling the fall surge differently than the spring

Contact tracing offers a grim preview of Pa.’s looming COVID-19 crisis

State health officials ready to distribute COVID-19 vaccine, with focus on high-risk populations

Pa. Department of Health says coronavirus vaccine distribution could begin in December

Levine expects mask order to remain well into 2021

Pennsylvania coronavirus update: Record shattered with 7,126 new cases as health secretary predicts hard times ahead

More than 7,000 new COVID-19 cases in Pa.; Delco, South Jersey say hospitals are filling

These ZIP codes had the most new COVID-19 cases this week. Is yours on the list?

Health commissioner says the coronavirus is surging in Philadelphia

Covid cases in Allegheny County continue to spike

Berks County adds 194 new coronavirus cases on another record-setting day for Pa.

Pandemic fatigue and the holidays threaten to swamp Pa. hospitals with COVID-19 cases

Region’s cases and hospitalizations climbing, but ICU beds not a worry, top doctors say

Contact tracer jobs dry up just as WCCC launches training program

Brighton’s Plight: Staffing concerns

Doctors, CDC caution against holiday family gatherings

Mnuchin rejects renewal of some Fed emergency loan programs


Court strikes down counting of 2,349 ballots in Allegheny County

State Sen. Brewster now tied with challenger Ziccarelli in 45th District race

How Joe Biden won Erie County: City, ‘burbs, mail support; competitive in some rural areas

Georgia hand tally of votes is complete, affirms Biden’s lead over Trump

Trump legal team pushes conspiracy theories of hacked voting machines — claims it called ludicrous four years ago in court

Trump campaign lawyer in Philadelphia withdraws from federal election suit

More claims of wrongdoing, still no evidence: Trump asks judge to throw out questioned ballots or the entire election in Pennsylvania

Second gentleman, first Jew, Jersey-raised: Doug Emhoff is making history

Defund The Police’ became a Republican weapon in suburban Philly | Maria Panaritis

Trump supporters plan ‘election integrity’ rally in Greensburg

Critique of Luzerne County election continues

Election board member will not sign off on election results, cites ballot problems

Election Day problems still in dispute at council inquiry meeting

EDITORIAL: Keep the voting momentum going


U.S. jobless claims rise to 742,000; millions to lose aid

Staffing company hiring for more than 600 jobs


Allegheny County police investigating shooting in Glassport


Westmoreland, Allegheny tech schools get grants for new equipment

Crestwood authorizes support staff furloughs, extends superintendent contract

Glen Mills adopts Pennsylvania audit recommendations

Should Montco schools go all virtual? Amid a lawsuit and protests, a parent and teacher debate. | Pro/Con

During pandemic, cyber charter schools are an important alternative for parents, kids | Opinion

College students are getting tested before returning home for Thanksgiving to ensure they don’t take the coronavirus with them


Sports betting, internet gaming hit new records at Pennsylvania casinos in October

Local News

Scranton’s 2021 budget still evolving, now includes $4.6 million shortfall

Dickson City zoning board upholds citations against Circle Drive-In

County fees wages of undue secrecy

Reading LGBT Center leader to serve on Pennsylvania commission for LGBTQ Affairs

Berks County commissioners unveil 2021 budget proposal with no tax increase

United Way of Berks County campaign raises $10.5 million; surpasses goal

Delco Strong helps nearly 200 businesses and 42 non-profits

Chester County families urged to apply for COVID childcare financial relief

Women of Alle Kiski Engaging distribute items collected for HOPE, HAVIN domestic violence shelters

Wilkes-Barre City Council opposes Brown’s budget

Courthouse halts non-emergency operations

Carbon County presents $62.2M budget with no tax increase

New Jersey

Legal weed bill advances as N.J. lawmaker says state needs to act quickly after voter referendum


SEPTA Key card costs continue to balloon with an additional $14.4M spending increase

Philly start-ups pivot and scramble, trying to survive and thrive amid pandemic

Philly Dept. of Revenue workers accused of taking bribes for erasing debts

Pennsylvania approves 5.2% PGW rate increase, but offers some relief to gas customers hit by pandemic

New city law aims to crack down on real estate ‘wholesalers,’ seen as exploiting underinformed property owners

Joe Biden has an administration to build. Will any local politicians join his White House team?


Pittsburgh cuts without pandemic relief would be ‘disastrous,’ council members told

City’s Gender Equity Commission offers free salary negotiation training in first step to address pay gap

Workshops will help women interested in serving on Pittsburgh’s civic boards

Data-driven police reform

19 Neighbors: The masked man of Penn Mac won’t take no for an answer

Former judge Mark Tranquilli sanctioned by state’s Court of Judicial Discipline

Allegheny County Judge Tranquilli denied back-pay; barred from seeking judicial office

Penguins add four Hill residents to former Civic Arena site redevelopment squad

Hill District residents, firms tapped to guide $1B redevelopment of former Civic Arena in Pittsburgh

Ex-Pitt star Dorin Dickerson ‘can’t wait to start working’ for Penguins on Lower Hill project

State News

‘Dick Thornburgh Award’ established to honor top federal prosecutors

PLCB waives 2021 fees for manufacturers


Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport gaining Washington DC and Orlando service


Trump tax write-offs ensnared in 2 New York fraud investigations