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For now, Pa.’s ballot-counting extension intact as Supreme Court declines to hear appeal

U.S. Supreme Court refuses to expedite Pa. mail ballot case, but could still intervene

U.S. Supreme Court turns down Pa. Republicans’ request to halt extended ballot deadline

Election Day is less than a week away and officials are scrambling to finalize their plans

ELECTION 2020: Potentially thousands of requested mail ballots lost in Butler County, official says

Western Pa. official claims postal service lost mail-in ballots

Erie County restricts activities of openly armed residents near the polls if they aren’t voting

Some Pa. counties will delay counting mail-in votes, potentially fueling challenges

Biden’s lead over Trump in Pennsylvania hasn’t budged, poll says

Biden lead holds steady at 6 points in latest Franklin & Marshall College Poll

Biden leads Trump narrowly in Pennsylvania, according to Franklin & Marshall poll

Biden touts Scranton roots in video message, virtual event broadcast from childhood home

The Editorial Board endorses Joe Biden: Here are seven reasons why | PennLive Editorial

Latino voters in Pennsylvania are diverse, growing in number — and could sway the election

With carbon capture funding, Trump and Biden have common ground on energy jobs

Trump sees Latino voters as a rare bright spot in Pennsylvania

Ivanka Trump near Portersville: U.S. ‘much more capable of combating this virus as we wait for the vaccine’

Trump to hold rally at WB/Scranton International Airport Monday evening

Trump to make campaign stop at Butler County airport on Saturday

7 taken to hospitals after Trump’s airport rally in Omaha: police

The battle for the Pa. 11th Congressional District is a political and a generational scuffle

Masser, Bourinski spar in election forum

Millions of mail ballots not yet returned in key states, including Pennsylvania

Berks County election officials outline what to expect on Election Day

Voter advocacy groups accuse Berks of suppressing voters by not using text messaging service

Controversial Luzerne County recusal request for U.S. Supreme Court justice in withdrawal process

Recusal request dispute, on party lines, appears to be moot

Election board hears complaints about slow ballots, election issues

Live from Wilkes-Barre, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt

After 2016, pollsters express confidence and cite lessons learned

Will Pa. be at the center of another Bush v. Gore? These 8 lawyers and scholars weigh in.

Some final thoughts on Pennsylvania’s choice for president | John Baer

Coronavirus – COVID-19

COVID cases in Pa. exceed April numbers; N.J. hospitalizations match July rates: ‘Exponential spread is moving in’

State crosses 200,000 COVID-19 cases

New Allegheny County COVID-19 cases hit 199, reflecting rising rates elsewhere

Allegheny County reports 2nd-highest new covid-19 case total in nearly 3 months

Allegheny County officials: There is ‘no pattern’ in new cases

Westmoreland County reports 5 new coronavirus deaths, 91 new cases

135 more coronavirus cases for Berks County; state records second-highest day

York County hits record-high case increases, infection rate up

Coronavirus cases, hospitalizations increasing during fall surge in Montgomery County

Local communities outline plans for federal COVID-19 grants

5 BARTA employees test positive for COVID-19

SOS Program delivers PPE to area nursing homes

Yudichak: Program to aid nursing homes in pandemic successful


Deana’s Law back on track after hiccup, says Killion

Rep. Brown quarantines with family after husband tests positive for COVID-19


Coronavirus struggles of Pennsylvania restaurants, bars deepen: ‘It’s as bad as it has been’


Two local districts among most underfunded by state in new study

Highlands High School to close immediately due to covid-19 case with ‘significant’ quarantines

Kiski Area School District will remain open, citing low transmission locally

Connect the kids with the free meals

PIAA: Executive director Bob Lombardi still ‘cautiously optimistic’ about winter sports starting on time

Five Fine Arts programs to end at IUP as school restructures


Mount Airy Casino fined $90,000

National News

Budd set to be 1st Black female chief of state Supreme Court

Postal Service ordered to increase late trips for election mail


Overnight curfew lifted in Philly as tensions over the police killing of Walter Wallace Jr. continue

Video shows SEPTA officer assaulting protesters with baton during May demonstration

Feds arrest prominent West Philly activist, 2 others in a case tied to torched police cars, as protests continue

Philly City Council bill aims to curb police stops of Black drivers for minor infractions

Public health in Philadelphia defines this year’s ballot | Opinion

Councilmember Jamie Gauthier: After Walter Wallace Jr.’s killing, Philly police need transparency and change | Opinion

In Philly, experts offer advice on healing after racial trauma

City Council looks to boost police funding to purchase Tasers


Skipping the neighborhood polls? Allegheny County voters have lots of reasons for using mail ballots instead

Sen. Bernie Sanders joins commemoration for Tree of Life victims, spotlights election

Pittsburgh Public Schools students to stay mostly virtual until at least January

Pittsburgh Public Schools extends remote learning for most students until Jan. 4

August Wilson’s literary archive is coming home

Bill Hillgrove — radio voice of Steelers, Pitt — to serve 2 years of probation after DUI charge

City plans to reduce sewage discharges into region’s rivers

Pittsburgh Art Commission votes to remove Columbus statue; legal challenge continues

State News

PLCB waives nearly $28 million in 2021 alcohol licensing fees

PLCB waives $27.7 million in alcohol licensing fees for businesses

Pennsylvania should keep fracking and oil as pro-energy policies | Opinion

Pa. town hall on unemployment compensation, job search set for Thursday afternoon


Former DHS official says he wrote ‘Anonymous’ Trump critique