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Negotiations over changes to Pennsylvania’s mail voting law are showing signs of life

Closed-door talks hint at new attempt to update Pa.’s mail-in voting law

Pennsylvania secretary of state calls on lawmakers to approve election reforms

Focus on Pennsylvania’s real election needs

Judge dismisses suit by top Pa. senator’s campaign against Spotlight PA journalist, others

GOP Pa. state rep. shared Snapchat videos enticing son, 5, to smoke cigar: ‘hit it harder’

State representative calls for impeachment of Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Wecht

Lebanon County representative’s measure seeks impeachment of Pa. Supreme Court justice

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pennsylvania reports 2nd-highest new coronavirus case total since May

Pennsylvania coronavirus update: 1,309 newly reported cases is highest since May and Lehigh Valley also sees jump

COVID-19 positive test rate ticking up in Pittsburgh region

Allegheny County adds 43 new coronavirus cases, 3 deaths

Westmoreland County adds 39 more coronavirus cases

69 new coronavirus cases for Berks County

Montgomery County records another decrease in coronavirus positivity rate

Chester County experiencing slight but steady decline in COVID-19

As COVID-19 cases rise in Pa., N.J., and Del., so do hospitalizations

2 Westmoreland Manor residents dead as coronavirus cases surge, 1 victim identified

5 dead, 130 infected with covid-19 at Allegheny County’s Kane senior living facility in Scott

Norwin closes 5 schools because of coronavirus outbreak

7 Wilkes-Barre cops in quarantine, 1 in isolation for COVID-19

Westmoreland Prison on lockdown as two guards test positive for coronavirus


Wyomissing-based Penn National lays off 18 workers from casino and race course in Dauphin County

Mullane: Awaiting Pa. unemployment checks and facing foreclosure


Man fatally shot in Monroeville Mall parking lot

Chester County district judge siphoned $4,000 from his campaign fund to feed a gambling habit, AG says

Police: Hockey player assaults referee over holding penalty at New Kensington skating rink


PIAA: Winter sports are on schedule, so far

If charter schools help kids of color, why aren’t the Democrats more supportive? | Opinion

Pa. college plans to power two farms from cafeteria waste, cow manure, and brewery scraps

West Chester University announces no winter or spring sports

West Chester University cancels sports for winter and spring seasons due to COVID

Kutztown University has not decided fate of sports for rest of academic year

Duquesne University fires professor who used racial slur in class


Pence, Harris spar over COVID-19, economy in vice presidential debate

Takeaways from the vice presidential debate between Harris and Pence

Fact-checking the vice presidential debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris

Pa.’s fracking jobs enter debate fray

Luzerne County Democrats tout support for Biden’s plans

2nd Trump-Biden debate to be virtual due to Trump’s COVID-19

Republican fundraiser sparks criticism from candidate in 39th District state Senate race

Pa. voting issues resting primarily in the courts

The Inquirer’s guide to who’s on your Pennsylvania ballot

County on track to send out mail-in ballots by weekend

Ballots in mail to tens of thousands of Lackawanna County voters

Polling place changes to affect Lackawanna County voters in 14 districts

It doesn’t look good for Trump in Pa., but don’t count on the election year ending soon | John Baer

How to vote by mail in Pennsylvania: What you need to know

To maintain or to purge?: How the practice of maintaining voter lists become so polarized | Battle for the Ballot

Local News

Delaware County to host forum on marijuana decriminalization next week

Tarentum schedules meetings for public to comment, officials to act on comprehensive plan

City administrators monitoring pandemic’s impact on finances

Natural Gas

Natural gas is key to Pa.’s economic future


1 in 4 Philadelphians knows someone who has died of COVID-19, and nearly half have lost jobs or wages, Pew study says

Philly and Pennsylvania are gearing up to protect the election from Trump

SEPTA was attacked by ransomware, sources say. It’s still restoring operations stifled since August.

From nail salon to near billionaire: How Par Funding owner amassed a fortune

With Philly case looming: The U.S. Supreme Court v. LGBT Americans | Analysis

Philly cemetery operator StoneMor issued 2020 calendar with quote from infamous Nazi SS leader

Philadelphia sues Pennsylvania over inability to enact city-specific gun laws

Philadelphia files court challenge of ban on local gun laws

Philly City Council hears from protesters hit by tear gas and rubber bullets. Now it will consider banning those tactics.

As City Council hears of ATV safety concerns, some call for an ATV park

A Girl Scout from the Northeast is Philly’s new Youth Poet Laureate


Report that Trump may hold campaign event next week in Pittsburgh spurs criticism

Owner demolishes 1840s Ewalt House in Lawrenceville

Let’s talk: High office vacancies forcing landlords to wheel and deal, report finds

Two restaurants planned for former Original Hot Dog Shop location in Oakland

Dozens more temporary election staffers set to be hired by Allegheny County

Pittsburgh City Council scrutinizes purchase of crowd control devices

Don’t expect a mailer about that Citizen Police Review Board ballot question

Allegheny County asks for cooperation as covid restrictions loosen

State News

Most Philly-area towns are letting parents decide whether kids can trick-or-treat

This is what experts recommend for the first trick-or-treat season of the pandemic

Berks farmers react to new details released on virtual Pennsylvania Farm Show

How a Lancaster-based political blog and Russian propaganda pushers were tangled on the web: civil rights group