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Pa. Senate panel vets bill creating education savings accounts to help students get their schooling ‘back on track’

Should Pa. convert $500M in CARES Act cash into education grants for families? A proposal has advocates split on familiar lines

PA’s largest teachers’ union wants to cancel standardized tests, some advocates want accountability

Will PSSA and Keystone exams be canceled for the second year in a row? Some hope so.

Bill to reduce unused Pa. office space passes state Senate

Use CARES cash to help public schools

Pennsylvania needs a zero-tolerance policy for sex crimes | Opinion

Coronavirus – COVID-19

U.S. Supreme Court denies petition against Wolf shutdown orders

‘The isolation is killing them’: Nursing home residents need visitors despite pandemic, Pa. group says

Community spread blamed for spiking covid-19 cases in Westmoreland County

Westmoreland Manor names new acting administrator as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Westmoreland Manor sees administrative changes as coronavirus cases creep higher

Students living in part of Litchfield Tower B at Pitt are placed in quarantine

Several floors of Pitt residence hall in quarantine after covid increase

Shippensburg University reports 10 COVID-19 cases in last week of September

Elementary school staff member in Wilson School District tests positive for coronavirus

Conrad Weiser West Elementary School student tests positive for coronavirus

Central Dauphin School District confirms staff COVID-19 case

Camp Hill School District reports COVID-19 case

State police to close York barracks for cleaning after COVID-19 case reported

Another big increase in COVID-19 cases at the Allenwood medium-security prison

Pennsylvania adds 672 new covid cases, 11 new deaths

COVID-19 Update: Allegheny County reports 46 more cases, no new deaths

Allegheny County adds 46 new coronavirus cases

Seven-county region crosses 10,000 COVID-19 cases

Berks County has 27 new coronavirus cases but trends indicate the virus is still on the rise

There is a pathway to recovery. It will take us all working together | Mark S. Schweiker

Trump returns to White House after receiving unprecedented level of care for COVID-19, quickly removes mask

White House blocks new coronavirus vaccine guidelines

Infected senator vows to wear ‘moon suit,’ if needed, to vote Trump’s court pick

New York Gov. Cuomo will not approve closing of businesses in 9 NYC areas


Gov. Wolf asks for federal disaster assistance for Tropical Storm Isaias


Exxon’s plan for surging carbon emissions revealed in leaked documents

More than 5,300 businesses to receive help through second round of COVID-19 relief assistance grant distribution


1 dead, 2 injured in Wilkes-Barre shooting

Shopper at Pa. Walmart ordered to wear mask at gunpoint by Homeland Security impersonator

State delay in taking sentence prisoners creates overcrowding at Bucks County jail


More Delaware County schools move into hybrid instruction

Penn Hills schools to be election day polling places, students to learn online

Hybrid school is finally here. It is not perfect, but ‘the kids are happy.’ | Maria Panaritis

Lawsuit targets Point Park University for forced-online spring semester

Penn State delays spring semester’s start, cancels spring break

Berks colleges, universities work to lessen stress and anxiety for students during coronavirus pandemic


Joe Biden to make campaign stop in Gettysburg on Tuesday

With Toomey’s announcement, speculation begins for filling his Senate seat

Pat Toomey just made the 2022 elections in Pennsylvania a total free-for-all

Pat Toomey’s announced exit sends Pennsylvania politicos scrambling

Pa. Republicans’ ‘Summer of Toomey’ gives way to a political spring for gubernatorial and Senate hopefuls

Pat Toomey’s impending retirement leaves 2022 races for governor, Senate wide open

As Toomey leaves politics, Barletta eyes gubernatorial run

This group protested Sen. Toomey every Tuesday for four years. He’s leaving politics, but they say the work isn’t over.

GOP incumbent Keller, Democratic challenger Griffin face off in 12th Congressional District race

Susan Wild, Lisa Scheller clash over police protests, health insurance, taxes during first 7th District debate

Geiger Shulman calls for debate in Pittsburgh’s most competitive race, Mizgorski silent

EDITORIAL: No choice in the 11th

County plans to relocate six additional polling places

Election board member vows no repeat of discarded ballot incident

Election board member wants board to play more active role in county elections

South Carolina absentee voters must get witness signature, Supreme Court rules

Voter fraud myth persists despite constant failure to prove claims | Battle for the Ballot

Local News

Salavantis warns of ‘spoofing’ scam using magistrates’ numbers


City and activists reach an agreement to close the homeless encampment outside PHA headquarters in North Philly

Guy Fieri to open 2 restaurants at new Live! Casino in South Philadelphia

Five people were killed in shootings in Philly on Monday

Man killed in shooting in South Philly Lowe’s parking lot

Racism is a public health crisis, health systems say

Hundreds of American Airlines flight attendants are losing jobs at Philadelphia International Airport

Good things happen in Philadelphia, including unprecedented philanthropy | Opinion


Peduto submits legislation to protect Black Pittsburghers from hairstyle discriminatio

Peduto administration introduces CROWN Act bill to protect natural hairstyles

Small businesses in Pittsburgh wait for another federal stimulus package to ramp up operations

A consistent standard

Demolition permit granted for historic Ewalt House

City’s Commission on Human Relations executive director to leave job

Pittsburgh sets trick-or-treat hours with new protocols

Downtown building hosted FDR, Arnold Palmer. But will it sell?

8 times Pittsburgh played a role on ‘Saturday Night Live’

State News

An additional 13 allege they were sexually assaulted as children by Devereux staff

Pike County gun festival to go on despite crowd size limits