Coronavirus – COVID-19

Trump, first lady test positive for the coronavirus

President Trump and first lady test positive for COVID-19

Timeline of Trump’s activities in week coronavirus hit home

World reacts to Trump infection with shock and sympathy

Top Trump aide Hope Hicks tests positive for coronavirus

Gov. Wolf’s office says crowd limits remain in place for this weekend’s high school games; more guidance next week

Pa. crowd limits are in effect again after court order, though Wolf hints he’s considering fans at school sports events

Latest federal ruling on spectators creates more doubt for Berks high schools

Appeals court allows Gov. Tom Wolf, state to restore covid crowd restrictions

Attendance limitations restored in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania restrictions on crowd sizes restored by federal appeals court; PIAA says spectator limits back in effect

Kane nursing home in Scott sees quick rise in COVID-19 cases

16 new COVID-19 cases reported at Westmoreland Manor

2 Norwin students test positive for coronavirus

Penn State-Beaver students quarantined from COVID-19 at Center Twp. Hotel

COVID-19 Update: State tops 160,000 cases; Allegheny County sees uptick with 106 new positive tests

12 new COVID-19 cases in Luzerne County on Thursday

State and local counties see bigger spike in COVID-19 cases

New coronavirus cases dip in Berks County, but weekly trend still climbs

Coronavirus mobile testing unit will roll into Reading this weekend

Pfizer CEO pushes back against Trump claim on vaccine timing

The White House supports an added unemployment benefit in last-ditch stimulus talks with Congress


Opinion: COVID policies must give restaurants a fighting chance/Sen. Lisa Boscola

Pa. House lawmaker tests positive for COVID-19, delaying legislation on election, rent relief

After Pa. lawmaker tests positive for coronavirus, House Democrats urge GOP to take pandemic more seriously

COVID-19 in Pa.: State House postpones voting until Oct. 19 after lawmaker tests positive

After fiery unveiling, some Republicans express concern with House election integrity panel

Bill protecting young sexual assault victims from being re-victimized at school moves to Pa. House for consideration

‘Integrity’ commission defies word

Outdoors: New law will have hunters seeing the color purple

Rent relief program halts in much of Pa., though continuing in Allegheny County

Court issues go beyond SCOTUS seat and includes Pa.’s judiciary | Editorial

Electoral compromise


Gov. Wolf talks women’s health care in Malvern


More than 500 small businesses apply for Berks County coronavirus relief grant program


New Kensington woman appeals conviction on charges of helping cop killer

Attorneys: Prosecution decision on Courtright sentence rare, but not unheard of

When police violence is a dog bite


Where are all the kindergartners? In a pandemic, some parents aren’t enrolling them in public school

Parents, teachers question health risks, defendants’ motivation in Scranton School District case

Scranton paraprofessionals say the district violated judge’s order by canceling insurance

Delco school districts win billboard tax case at Pa. Supreme Court

As need for mental health services rises for college students, rural Pa. campuses face lack of psychiatric providers

West Chester University: local university, national reputation

Kutztown University signs dual admission transfer deal with Johnson College


Biden leads Trump by 7 points among Lehigh Valley voters

Biden, Fred Rogers’ widow Joanne have virtual chat during former VP’s campaign stop in Western Pa.

In big states, tiny counties, Trump attacking voting rules

Nina Ahmad spent big to win the Pa. auditor general primary. Now she’s tied with an opponent with much less money.

Westmoreland County fires deputy director of election bureau

Westmoreland County fires deputy director of elections with Nov. 3 election looming

Her Biden lawn signs were stolen, so rural Pa. supporter turned her home into a campaign billboard

Mail voting steps for the Nov. 3 General Election explained

Carbon County ready to mail out ballots

Lehigh County will send out its absentee and mail-in ballots Tuesday

Election 2020: Nine poll changes in York County prompt criticism and conspiracy theories

Conservative hoaxers face charges over false voter robocalls

Get to know Pa.’s Auditor General candidates: Tim DeFoor

Get to know Pa.’s Auditor General candidates: Green Party candidate Olivia Faison

Health Care

Contract expires on more than 200 Mercy Fitzgerald hospital nurses

Local News

BARTA, Red Rose transit workers rally outside Berks County Services Center for hazard pay

Time running out to get counted in the 2020 census

Reading introduces a proposed $92 million budget with a tax increase

Wilkes-Barre loses more than 20 old oak trees around LCTA project site

Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority responds to railroad’s stormwater suit

How one central Pennsylvania community is trying to put MLK’s lessons to work | Charles D. Allen

National News

Breonna Taylor grand jury recording slated to be released Friday

California milestone: 4 million acres burned in wildfires

California passes a first-of-its-kind law to consider reparations for slavery


The Trump campaign sued Philadelphia over its new elections offices for mail voting

Security lapses continue at Philly’s voting machine warehouse amid a probe into stolen laptop, USB drives

Charges after road rage incident with Philly’s chief homicide prosecutor were excessive | Jenice Armstrong

The Sixers hire Doc Rivers to deliver an NBA title in the Embiid-Simmons era

A few USPS plants are reinstalling mail sorting machines. But in Philly, more changes that could cause delays are happening.

DA Larry Krasner, other leaders urge more legal protection for transgender people after recent killing

Councilwoman wants to remove Wells Fargo name from arena over bank CEO’s racially insensitive comments


‘You can’t just flip a switch’ Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto says of police reform

Allegheny County coronavirus inspection team still turning up restaurant, bar violations

Port Authority expects two new payment options to be available early next year

Hospitalized man dies several days after incident in Allegheny County Jail

Want to bring your ballot Downtown but worried about parking? Several officials offer up their spots

Woman shot in the chest overnight in Carrick

State News

Drought warning, watch areas expand to almost half of Pennsylvania

Latest banned books list topped by works delving into gender identity, LGBTQ issues

United Way expands regional volunteer efforts with Week of Caring

New overlay code will trigger 10-digit dialing in 814 area

Hickory Run State Park turns 75


Trump includes letter with food boxes to the needy, sparking charges of politicizing hunger