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The Divided States of Pennsylvania

The view from a Pa. county that swung from Obama to Trump — and where Trump needs a repeat

Biden supporters caravan around the A-K Valley, rally in Harrison

What Pa. pollsters got wrong in 2016, and why 2020 might be different

Trump aims to turn Lackawanna County red in upcoming election

Bernie Sanders spreads Joe Biden love as he stumps in Western Pennsylvania

One of the hottest legislative races in Pa.: Republican Sen. John DiSanto v. Democratic challenger George Scott

Diaz outraises Martin nearly two-to-one in Lancaster’s closely watched Senate race

GOP asks Supreme Court again to block Pa. ballot extension

Presidential campaigns’ ads swamp TV, radio, digital sphere in battleground Pa.

Trump, TV pundits don’t have a fracking clue about Pennsylvania and fossil fuels | Will Bunch

Fracking’s fate with markets

GOP slowly gaining as early vote total surpasses 2016

In race between Conor Lamb and Sean Parnell, a referendum on a moderate Democrat in Trump’s Washington

Pa. Attorney General Josh Shapiro seeks second term in race against Republican Heather Heidelbaugh

Three Pa. races worth your attention and consideration | Mark S. Singel

Meet Kolbe Cole, who could become Western Pa.’s second Black woman in Harrisburg, and help flip the state House in the process

Community voters forum held on Public Square

County, political parties prepare for election day and beyond

Westmoreland County probes cause for duplicate ballots

Lackawanna County prepping for massive mail-in ballot count

Bucks County prepares for potentially record-setting turnout

More than 600 attend Trump rally and parade

Faced with historic ‘voter anxiety,’ coalition wants to arm Pa. voters with info at the polls

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Inconsistencies in state covid data cause confusion

NJ takes a step forward on COVID-19 transparency. Pa. should follow suit. | Editorial

Opioid hospitalizations fall, but other drug-related hospitalizations rise during lead-up to pandemic

Child care providers decry lost subsidy payments, say closures on horizon

89 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Luzerne County on Sunday

Lackawanna, Luzerne COVID-19 cases surge again

Wearing a mask is an act of love. This is why | Opinion

Once a covid-19 vaccine is here, there will be a new challenge: convincing people it’s safe

Former Pa. guv candidate Paul Mango at the center of Trump admin’s vaccine push

Trump aide says ‘we’re not going to control the pandemic’

Pence to keep up travel despite contact with infected aides

Italy closes gyms, shuts eateries early for the next month to ‘protect health and the economy’


Remove politics from crime advocacy

Editorial: Last chance to repair redistricting process

But is there a buyer?

Sens. Kristin Phillips-Hill and Scott Hutchinson: Could a 20-year state contract sink efforts to close Pennsylvania’s digital divide?


Notice on dormant bank accounts creates a stir with customers

Two new businesses will open soon in Plymouth

Some businesses thriving and hiring during pandemic


New Kensington officer charged with assault in Pittsburgh, taken off duty amid probe


Students stressed out due to COVID-19 and school disruptions

As COVID-19 cases rise, challenges with virtual learning remain

All-online learning in Westmoreland County could aggravate longstanding internet problems

Berks County school districts moving forward through the coronavirus pandemic

Valley West switching to online classes for at least two weeks

Penn State prepares for first home football game as coronavirus cases on campus fall and concern mounts

Bucknell cancels in-person classes for a week due to uptick in COVID-19 cases

Local News

Lawsuit aiming to force Lackawanna County to do tax reassessment will run into 2021


Traumatized by 2016, Philly Democrats won’t let themselves believe polls that say Trump is about to lose

After generations of displacement and evictions, a Philly woman reclaims a place in the city


Pittsburgh to unveil sculptures at newly renovated Wightman Park

GOP candidates, Allegheny County reach settlement in lawsuit over incorrect ballots

Port Authority, borough planners choose design plans for parking garage, commercial building near West Busway

Allegheny County’s proposed coke oven rules are hot topic

A call for gun control as Tree of Life shooting victims are remembered

Two years later, Tree of Life shooting survivors are making the victims’ memories a blessing

Attack, then pandemic: Pittsburgh Jewish congregations cope

One man shot multiple times in chest in Homewood

Finishing the job: RiverLife develops plans to complete Pittsburgh’s riverfront trail system

Pirates baseball: Lacking dollars and sense

State News

Sinkholes are draining a prized Lehigh Valley trout stream. Is nature to blame, or a nearby cement plant?

Man shot at Nockamixon State Park in Bucks County. Person in hunting gear seen leaving the area.

McKeesport native chosen for commission for Black playwrights

Keep moratorium


Stretch of Route 422 in Exeter Township had the most crashes in Berks County in 2019, PennDOT reports

PennDOT seeks to hire 700 maintenance workers to prepare for winter storms