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Legislation would increase restaurant capacity and nix other restrictions

Will fans be allowed at high school games, namely football? Legislature, Wolf differ

PA Senate joins House in passing sports bill; Wolf expected to veto it

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf plans to veto bill that lets schools decide whether to hold sports and set attendance limits

Pa. Senate approves bill to allow for spectators at high school events

Local school officials: Fans could be a problem

Pa. Senate’s vote to curb executive power devolves into partisan shouting match

Bill that requires moment of silence in schools for Sept. 11, Pearl Harbor passes through Senate

Bill that expands marriage ceremony privileges headed to Pa. Senate

Ward bill to aid nonprofits advances

Langerholc bill seeks expanded broadband access

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge: Election Day could be election month without reform

As lawmakers, Wolf prep for another budget debate, Medicaid spending should be front and center | Ray E. Landis

Should Pa. join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative to fight climate change? | Pro/Con

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Gov. Mifflin High School student and staff member test positive for coronavirus

W&J College sends 26 students home for violating covid-19 guidelines

Pennsylvania adds 931 new coronavirus cases, with large number stemming from Centre County

Allegheny County reports 9 new COVID-19 deaths

Allegheny County reports 68 new coronavirus cases, 9 deaths

Allegheny County officials announce new testing site in Mckeesport, 211 services

12 new COVID-19 cases in Luzerne County; 180 reported in Centre County

50 more coronavirus cases for Berks County as holiday weekend dip in reporting ends

Berks County officials urge people to cooperate with coronavirus contact tracing program

Pa. Department of Health answers readers’ coronavirus questions

Philadelphia and COVID-19: How the city battled the pandemic

Does your employer have to tell you if a coworker has the coronavirus?

Trump knew coronavirus was ‘deadly’ and worse than flu while intentionally misleading Americans, new book reports


State adopts changes to child care guidelines amid COVID-19

State lays out guidelines for expanding child care among parents and families

Audit of Gov. Wolf’s COVID-19 business shutdown waivers nears completion with consistency and fairness as its focus

Wolf donated to DePasquale’s congressional bid amid a key audit. Is that a problem?


The pandemic didn’t end. Why did hazard pay for grocery store workers? | Opinion

Trial to resume in lawsuit filed by Latrobe exporter against W.Va. governor’s coal companies

Favorable response to dining upgrade, but it’s not 100%

Restaurants, bars need consistency

Lehigh Valley sports bars feel blindsided by Pennsylvania’s decision to cut off alcohol at 10 p.m.

More questions than answers: Poconos restaurateurs puzzle over upcoming capacity limits, guideline changes

Customer attacks manager who asked him to wear mask; manager fired for defending herself

Chester County restaurants embrace expanding capacity


Half of Pa. schools still don’t have a single teacher of color. These Black educators explain why

Trinity Area School District, police investigating after security breaches during virtual classrooms

Hackers hit virtual-learning lessons with porn, racial slurs in Pittsburgh Public, Trinity Area districts

Why fall sports fans bring a ‘huge headache’ for many

Allentown School District considering replacing Indian as mascot of Raub Middle School

Serra Catholic High School closes Thursday and Friday for undisclosed reasons

Reading School Board rejects return to fall sports

Alvernia University’s O’Pake Institute joins incubator network


Partisan fight over slowed mail delivery raises worries ahead of 2020 election

Bernie Sanders on Joe Biden, progressive primary wins, socialism, and the presidential race in Pennsylvania

The 2020 election will be decided in suburbia | Opinion

Pence ends day in Western Pa., touting pro-life supporters, law enforcement, energy industry

VP Mike Pence stops in Westmoreland, rallies pro-life voters at Murrysville church

George Scott is qualified to serve | PennLive letters

Judge: Green Party can stay on Pennsylvania’s ballot

Concord declines to put voting ballot box in township building

Local News

Bond must pay off mortgages on some city properties by Dec. 31

Pop-ups promote Pine Brook neighborhood revitalization project

Judge OKs $3M death settlement between Mackey family, Luzerne County

Does Shaheen Mackey’s life matter to Luzerne County?

Unionized Luzerne County lawyers earn raises

Bags of household garbage dumped at Wilkes-Barre park

Historian wants to rename Columbus statue on Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square

Carbon County stresses suicide prevention awareness, programs

National News

Why Trump’s payroll tax deferral won’t aid the recovery, but could help cripple Social Security


City again chooses not to clear out homeless encampments on the Parkway and at PHA headquarters as deadline passes

‘Our kids need consistency now’: Philly will soon move some teachers out of their schools. Advocates are angry.

New York’s Durst selected to develop Penn’s Landing over 76ers arena proposal

Philadelphia renters get temporary reprieve from evictions, with ban until Sept. 23

Philly postpones property reassessment and will leave values the same until 2023 due to coronavirus

Formerly incarcerated people need support, especially during COVID | Opinion

Philly officials consider next move to clear homeless encampments


Pittsburgh URA moves to help small businesses struggling to pay rent

Advance to go: ‘Shopopoly’ promotion aims to help struggling Downtown retailers

Judge Tranquilli argues he should not have been suspended without pay

Pittsburgh City Council holds facial recognition bill one week for further review

Weekend fracas in Downtown Pittsburgh viewed by some as isolated; others wary

State News

Senate confirms Christy Wiegand as federal judge, filling bench for first time since 2013

Joseph Otis Minott: EPA’s methane rollback is bad for Pa., nation

State grant will help stabilize historic New Florence iron furnace

Keystone Historic Preservation grants totaling $2.6M dispersed among 24 counties


Truck drivers ‘fearful’ of whether they’ll find open, clean facilities as they travel through Pa.