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As COVID-19 surges, second state shutdown unlikely

Prosecutors decline charges over swastika note sent to Jewish lawmaker

By pushing to impeach a state Supreme Court justice for his opinions, Pa. lawmakers undermine democracy | Opinion

Let’s come together to give direct service providers the support they need – and deserve | Opinion

Camera Bartolotta: Freight rail boosts region’s economic growth

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pa. health officials ask residents to cooperate with contact tracers

Pa. reports 1,342 COVID-19 cases; Westmoreland’s positivity rates exceed 6%

Pennsylvania continues trend of 1,000-plus new covid-19 cases

Pa. names 14 counties to watch for coronavirus as positive test rate continues to rise

Region’s new COVID-19 cases surpass 100 mark again

82 more coronavirus cases for Berks County

Montgomery County records 1 death, 334 new coronavirus cases over 7-day period

Experts: Rise of covid cases in Western Pennsylvania not surprising

Allegheny County reports no new covid-19 deaths for 4th day

Coronavirus outbreaks close three Philly-area schools

COVID-19 prompts WB Area to go remote at Solomon Plains, Coughlin

Greater Latrobe reports new coronavirus cases, continues full-time classroom instruction

2 coronavirus cases reported in Belle Vernon Area School District

Milton Hershey School has 26 cases of COVID-19: report

Number of Luzerne County prison workers testing positive for coronavirus rises to 13

Westmoreland jail virus outbreak explodes

5 more coronavirus cases at Westmoreland Manor

Lancaster County contact tracers reaching 61% of those exposed to COVID-19 patients

Larger groups now allowed at private residences in West Chester

NFL takes several new steps to combat COVID-19, but has no bubble plans

Americans are dying in the pandemic at rates far higher than in other countries


To jump-start relief program, Wolf gives landlords more flexibility to collect unpaid rent

Pa. loosens rent relief rules

Wolf points to hemp industry in making the pitch for legal recreational weed in Pa.

Gov. Wolf pushes legal weed in Poconos visit


SBA loan forgiveness prompts relief, but also confusion about timeline and rules

Coronavirus hasn’t vanished, so why did hazard pay, Lehigh Valley employers ask

Coworking space opens in Bethlehem, with plans to become a ‘business beehive’ and expand to Allentown, Easton

Bundle up: Outdoor dining at central Pa. restaurants is about to get chilly as winter arrives


Constable accused of protecting drug dealer in rape case

Jail Oversight Board to hire consultant to analyze prison transition


State to consider two new cyber charter schools amidst enrollment boom

Swarthmore suspends all sports for the spring semester, too


Jill Biden’s Philly ‘grit’

Mail-in ballot requests pass 2.6M in Pennsylvania

Pa. Dems say Middletown Borough Council member sent state House candidate an inappropriate email

Candidates for Pennsylvania Senate District 33 share why they deserve your vote

Auditor general candidates discuss how they would tackle the job of state fiscal watchdog

Voters turn out in person to return absentee ballots

Like in ’16, Trump pledges surge in prosperity for Johnstown

Trump says he feels like a coronavirus ‘Superman’ at Pennsylvania rally as virus cases surge in the state

Unions were Democratic shock troops — until 2020 | Opinion

NAACP get out the vote campaign in Pennsylvania targets low frequency black voters

Westmoreland mail-in ballots on their way to voters; drop boxes to be available

Walk-in voting option starts this week

Editorial: Time running out to register to vote

Health Care

Is Pennsylvania ready for ‘drastic impact’ on health care if Obamacare is repealed?

From the ‘donut hole’ to lifetime limits, here are other key Obamacare provisions in danger

Local News

Stuck on you: Scranton may use ‘Barnacle’ windshield blocker to crack down on parking scofflaws

Deeley: Benefits consultant contract could save Scranton $500G plus

Reading’s managing director Pedro Cortes is leaving

Braddock council can now form commission to begin regionalization of police force

Luzerne County Council to perform election bureau inquiry

Pedri releases 2021 county budget proposal

Westmoreland County to use $7.7 million to cope with coronavirus

Whitehall Township police to spend $338,000 on body cameras for officers, begin use by 2021

Former Sixers’ coach Brett Brown takes special pride in his daughter’s work

National News

Cut cable shuts down Virginia’s online voter registration

Supreme Court stops 2020 Census from continuing through the end of October


Benjamin Franklin Parkway homeless encampment to be closed ‘amicably’ by the end of the week

Philly increases crowd size limits, allowing fans at Eagles games

During Black Lives Matter protests, donations poured in to a Philly community fund. Here’s how the nonprofit distributed the money.

Eagles fan who died in the stands didn’t receive medical attention for 30 minutes, lawsuit alleges

A Philadelphia high school principal is honored as the nation’s best

Philly nonprofit links people in need with benefits they don’t even know they deserve

Philly School District to begin in-person learning Nov. 30 – for some students

Police identify the four officers who fired during last week’s fatal shooting of a man in Germantown

In jail, Philly cop killer bragged of the shooting, prosecutor says

A 5-year-old boy was stabbed and found facedown in a bathtub in West Philadelphia, police say

Vote yes on all four Philly ballot questions | Endorsement


Cut! Board OKs plans to convert SouthSide Works Cinema to office space

City Council eliminates requirement that townhouses include off-street parking

Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge John Zottola, founder of Veterans Court, dies

Game 7 Gang moves 60th anniversary of Pirates’ World Series celebration to PNC Park

Allegheny County council president wants Columbus statue to remain

State News

Feds: Police training drills at Butler VA threatened safety of veterans, employees

Forest Service proposes fires in part of Allegheny National Forest to help oaks grow

Billionaire Leon Black of Apollo Global apologizes to Pa. pension officials, others, for his ties to sex offender Jeffrey Epstein

2 postal workers accused of tossing undelivered mail

Pa. Supreme Court sets hearing in clergy abuse case

When ‘temporary’ isn’t short term

Pennsylvanians must stand up

State official brought into federal suit over private grant funding for the Nov. 3 election


Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett refuses to commit to a recusal from election disputes

Commonsense green