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Debate emerges over $500M education bill; some fear it may lead to full-fledged school vouchers in Pa.

Use Boscola’s transparency bill as stopgap

RGGI is good for children’s health

Yudichak: Wolf’s decision to shut down state’s economy ‘arbitrary’

Coronavirus – COVID-19

COVID-19 Update: Pa. reports 2,251 new cases, 37 more deaths over past 2 days

Allegheny County posts 204 coronavirus cases, no deaths over past 2 days

36 new COVID-19 cases reported in Luzerne County over the weekend

Westmoreland County adds 63 new coronavirus cases for 2 days

Berks records 93 new coronavirus cases over two days

COVID-19 shutdown has changed things for many in Berks County, but consequences still being figured out

Penn State says it has issued dozens of suspensions or housing removals for violating COVID-19 rules

West Chester virus outbreak points to West Chester University

Level Green Elementary closes for 14 days after 2 more coronavirus cases

Number of inmates with COVID-19 at an Allenwood prison nearly doubles in four days

Trump declares ‘I get it,’ then briefly leaves hospital to greet supporters

U.S. congressmen from Pa. tested for COVID-19 after flying with Trump to Harrisburg rally

5 things about Dr. Sean Conley, the Bucks County native overseeing President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 treatment

One small part of a human antibody has the potential to work as a drug for both prevention and therapy of COVID-19 | Opinion


Websites down at several Pa. agencies because of computer problems

Pennsylvania’s voter services website went down over the weekend as deadlines for mail ballots loom


As Shell’s construction moves into final stage, citizens organize environmental self-defense classes

Rural Pa. roots help guide leader of outdoor retailer REI, whose gear is coveted during pandemic

New overtime rules go into effect Saturday in Pennsylvania, more workers eligible

Winter is coming: As colder days arrive, struggling Lehigh Valley restaurants work to warm up outdoor dining experience


Attorneys say federal prosecution of protesters both ‘unnecessary’ and ‘unusual’

Wilkes-Barre police investigating fatal shooting

Court: Pot smell alone can’t form basis for vehicle search


Judge rules Scranton School District violated Sunshine Act with furlough vote

Parents seek answers as Pennsbury works on reopening plan

Berks County college officials say help is available with federal student aid applications for 2021-22

Local on-campus dining programs rise above challenges of pandemic

2 Pa. university students plunge from 4-story roof while taking selfies at party


Pa. elections officials rebuff claims that election will be marred by fraud

‘Running out of time’: Efforts to speed up counting mail ballots stall in battleground states

In the hunt for a Democratic majority, Wolf pumps $1.3 million into state legislative races

Conor Lamb knows how to win Trump voters. Now he’s trying to do it for Joe Biden.

Logistics, not partisan tampering, stand best chance at influencing election

Sen. Pat Toomey won’t run for reelection or for Pennsylvania governor, sources say

Sen. Toomey will reportedly not seek reelection or run for Pa. governor

Report: Sen. Pat Toomey may not seek reelection

Bognet, Cartwright discuss economy, policing

8th Congressional District candidates discuss Social Security, Medicare / Medicaid, health care and COVID-19

‘I just don’t trust the system any more’: Voters on edge as election nears | Battle for the Ballot

Is American Democracy at risk? Philly scholars see creeping fascism and historic parallels.

Presidential parade hits streets of Hazleton

Local News

Locomotives on center stage at Steamtown National Historic Site

Delaware County prosecutors are bringing a proven, data-driven gun violence prevention program to Chester

Delco does a drive-in at Rose Tree Park

ReadingFilmFEST set for next weekend online and at FirstEnergy Stadium

Science center opens in downtown Reading

County, WVSA resume talks on stormwater fee agreement


Philadelphia’s traffic congestion was bad before the pandemic. It could get worse.

SEPTA is safe during COVID. Transit access is not. | Opinion

Struggling families’ diaper need is growing as pandemic grinds on

Trump has put Philly on the front lines of his attack on voting


Port Authority’s new buses have softer lights, plastic seats, display screens for riders

Manchester farm epitomizes Food Policy Council’s priorities in new action plan

Business of Pittsburgh: How diverse is the region’s workforce?

State News

Salvation Army sets out to ‘Rescue Christmas’ due to impact of COVID-19

It’s the season to be smashing those lanternfly eggs [editorial]


Traffic deaths down for 2019 but officials concerned about spike in death rates during virus

Numbers small, but electric car use gaining speed across Pa.