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As workers grow desperate, Pa. lawmakers launch nation’s ‘most expansive minimum wage bill’

State House GOP pushes ahead plan for ‘election integrity’ panel

Pa. Republicans want to create and control an ‘election integrity’ panel with subpoena power

How Pa. state troopers seize big money from drivers, many of whom are never charged

Redistricting reform still possible in 2020; Harrisburg must not let clock run out [editorial]

Rep. Toohil weighs in on ballot controversy

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Counties, GOP leaders ask court to deny Wolf on shutdown orders

Federal appeals court must now decide whether to stay court order regarding state’s covid-19 shutdown

Levine discusses lasting COVID-19 effects on ‘long haulers’

Pa. health secretary concerned about lingering effects of covid-19 on ‘recovered’ patients

COVID-19 transmission in schools: N.J. has tracked 43 cases, while Pa. is still trying to dampen college outbreaks

Pivik Elementary in Plum temporarily moves to remote learning

Some students in Central Dauphin’s Linglestown Middle School ordered to work remotely after teacher tests positive for coronavirus

Highlands confirms covid-19 case at high school

2 Schuylkill county employees test positive for coronavirus

Clairton HS football cancels Saturday game after several athletes show COVID-19 symptoms

Potential coronavirus case shuts down Twin Valley football program

Coronavirus case closes Olivet Boys & Girls Club site in Reading

Inmate COVID-19 cases reach 27 at the Allenwood medium-security prison; 6 staff also test positive

Wilkes-Barre City Hall closing after employee tests positive for COVID-19

Allegheny County surpasses 2,000 coronavirus cases for September

Statewide and in Berks County, coronavirus cases climb

9 new COVID-19 cases in Luzerne County on Wednesday

Westmoreland County adds 17 new coronavirus cases

New round of COVID-19 hardships stretches homespun safety net in rural Perry County

The curtains closed on the arts during pandemic. When will they open again?

New study at Pitt is aimed at keeping COVID-19 patients out of the hospital

Steelers-Titans postponed after positive COVID-19 tests


Chewy hiring 1,000 at new Archbald fulfillment center

Westmoreland doles out 1st batch of coronavirus relief funds to small businesses

Cleveland-Cliffs will acquire ArcelorMittal USA for $1.4B, Coatesville and Conshohocken steel plants to be sold


Prosecutors seeks eight to 10 years in prison for Courtright

Berks County Prison officials say inmate population is on the rise

3 teens charged in Bethlehem shooting death of Whitehall High School student


AG: Former Scranton SD superintendent and COO coverup of lead and asbestos problems was criminal

Pa. school officials charged with child endangerment, accused of covering up lead, asbestos contamination

‘We were lied to’. Members of Scranton School District community react to indictment over asbestos, lead

Return to classrooms or stick with remote learning? The debate divides a large Pa. school district

Hershey School proposes a Pa. network of six early childhood centers with $350 million

Norristown Area School District reaches one million meal milestone

District 11 opts out of PIAA football playoffs


Biden ends his Amtrak tour with a message for blue-collar Pa. voters: Trump ‘doesn’t have a plan to help you’

Biden rips Trump during campaign stop in Pittsburgh

Biden scores big union wins on train trek through Western Pennsylvania

Joe Biden Express rolls into Western Pennsylvania for whistle-stop train tour

Private Biden visit to Johnstown, Pa. draws supporters, detractors

Poll shows Trump holding onto advantage in northeast Pa. counties.

Jill Biden meets with small business leaders at Rizzo’s Malabar Inn in Crabtree

Philadelphia’s Black and Latino firefighters upset over local union’s decision to endorse Trump

Trump’s latest complaints about Philadelphia poll watchers is “disinformation,” PA secretary of state says

York NAACP: Trump’s debate comments embolden white supremacists

Debate commission says it will make changes to format

‘Make It Stop’: An anti-Trump video campaign hits the right note with Pa. women | Maria Panaritis

St. Louis couple that pulled guns on protestors advocate for 2nd Amendment, Trump in NEPA

Fewer people may vote by mail than expected. That could mean Election Day ‘chaos’

Glitches in Pa. voter services website not the result of ‘any malicious activity,’ state’s top election official says

9 discarded ballots weren’t fraud, state election chief says

Protestors blast Luzerne County over discarded military ballots

Election board meeting rescheduled again over legal advertising issues

What we’re talking about when we’re talking about the ‘Black vote’ | Ana White

Mail could make voting easier, but naked ballot rules could make it harder | John Baer

The Pa. Supreme Court made the wrong call with mail-in ballot ruling | Opinion

Want to hand-deliver your ballot in Pa.? Here’s a map of election offices and drop boxes.

Benninghoff’s, GOP’s attacks on Wolf’s COVID-19 plans are endangering Pennsylvanians | Opinion

Health Care

Geisinger offers free telephone assessments for breast cancer risk

Local News

Berks County launches grant program to help organizations hurt by coronavirus pandemic

EPA continues testing of Norwood Landfill

United Way gives kids COVID-combatting goodie bags

National News

Census takers: We’re being told to finish early, cut corners

Natural Gas

Peco seeks 9% rate increase for natural gas customers


Mayor Kenney says Philly is preparing for voter intimidation after Trump’s debate comments

Memory sticks used to program Philly’s voting machines were stolen from elections warehouse

A brief history of bad things that actually did — and didn’t — happen in Philadelphia elections

City election official rebuffs Trump campaign’s demand to place poll watchers in satellite election offices

Report: Sixers expected to offer head-coaching job to Doc Rivers

The Afro pick sculpture is back. It’s bigger and traveling around Philly.

Appellate court rules Philadelphia Bail Fund has no First Amendment right to record hearings

Philly man argued with a transgender woman before killing her, police say


Allegheny County officials update residents on sports, testing and mail-in ballots

New developers of former Kaufmann’s store Downtown plan rooftop ice skating rink, other upgrades

Police investigate Manchester shooting; bullets strike vacant medic unit parked nearby

Pittsburgh police investigating after woman shot in Carrick

Port Authority sued over ban on Black Lives Matter masks

Port Authority employees sue over Black Lives Matter masks

Greater Pittsburgh Food Action Plan released

Pittsburgh foundation receives share of $8.5 million from Gates Foundation to be used for COVID-19 relief

Fireball streaks across the sky over Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh region marks 5 years in global Age-Friendly program led by WHO, AARP

State News

Devereux abandons a plan to house 40 undocumented migrant children in Chester County

What’s that smell? Stink bugs back in big numbers

Armstrong, Butler counties added to drought watch


Expiration dates on commercial licenses and permits extended again: PennDOT