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Legislators promise relief for restaurant industry

Dinniman, Senate call for moment of Silence in schools

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf renews call to legislators to provide $325 million more in COVID-19 relief funds for small businesses

Wolf ‘can’t conceive’ that Pa. legislature will override his planned veto of high school sports attendance bill


The day the world changed

19 years later: Remembering 9/11 at the Flight 93 memorial

Flight 93 Remembered | ‘Never’ political: Memorial has always been about togetherness, family member says

Flight 93 Remembered | Families of Flight 93 heroes enjoy ‘unifying’ tribute in lights

Trump, Biden to visit Flight 93 Memorial as pandemic alters how nation honors 9/11 anniversary

Lori Falce: The people we were on 9/11

Area 9/11 commemorations planned

How architect Paul Murdoch designed a 9/11 memorial that literally sings in Shanksville

Berks Military History Museum to hold 9/11 Day of Remembrance

Editorial: 9/11 anniversary a reminder of need for unity

9/11 Anniversary: Two decades later, how the pain of the attacks stays with a generation | Opinion

Coronavirus – COVID-19

After 2 positive COVID-19 tests, Serra Catholic H.S. moves to online learning

Hempfield high school student tests positive for covid-19

Coronavirus cases at Kutztown University more than double again; no plans to change ‘class delivery’

Chester County spent $13 million on coronavirus antibody tests. Then it quietly shelved the program.

Allegheny County reports 54 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths

NEPA’s burst of new COVID-19 cases subsides

5 more nursing or personal care home residents died of COVID-19 in Lancaster County: coroner

‘Lebanon County walked out on that limb and Wolf sawed it off behind us’

St. Luke’s expert says Pennsylvania hospitals, not government, should decide on elective surgeries in coronavirus pandemic

The loneliness of long-haul COVID: My son and I have battled the coronavirus for six months | Opinion

Senate fails to garner votes for COVID-19 relief package, dimming hopes for a deal


Gov. Wolf pledges $15M to bridge digital divide among Pennsylvania students

Wolf dedicates $15 million for student internet access, material

State should disclose COVID cases by district


Federal officials end program to add $300 to unemployment benefits

Devereux to conduct an independent safety audit of its children’s programs on the heels of Inquirer investigation

Can mozzarella help Pennsylvania’s struggling dairy farms? Caputo Bros. Creamery bets on water buffalo.

Bucks businesses talk shutdown concerns with lawmakers


Girl, 16, pleads guilty to second-degree murder

Wilkes-Barre juvenile charged in Scranton woman’s death

11-year-old girl shot in face after opening door in Bethlehem, police report

Chester County getting $7 million for crime prevention


Hazleton Area School District lays off school workers

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Most, but not all, teams will kick off in empty stadiums

Fox Chapel Area School District water to be retested today for legionella

Summer residents are enrolling their kids in schools down the Shore. But will they stay?

CMU to delay start of spring semester, will condense duration to reduce time on campus

CMU’s Heinz College announces layoffs


Pa. Secretary of State touts new in-person, early-voting option and use of drop boxes

Biden Scranton-bound for CNN town hall

Democrats to fight ruling to let Green Party stay on state ballot

A Pennsylvania congressional candidate’s ad misrepresents one of our fact-checks

Jill Biden visits Crestwood students virtually in her Back to School tour

As Nov. 3 approaches, voters deserve to have confidence in election system | Editorial

Tom Ridge to Trump: You’re wrong about voter fraud

‘Be prepared for Election Week or Election Month’; the vote count will take longer this year

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

The Dispatch poll: Perry up 6; undecided voters prefer DePasquale

Health Care

Black patients twice as likely as whites to die of treatable health conditions, study finds

Local News

Commission tables decision for liquefied natural gas project with NEPA shipping route

Berks County reaches settlement over $1.5 million in unpaid water and sewer bills

Darby Township’s Smith out as police commissioner

Officials propose 32 percent tax hike in West Chester

Monroeville churches stuck in middle of legal battle between municipality and school district

Lernerville Speedway expects 1,000 people for Back-to-School race event

Luzerne County set to receive more coronavirus relief funding

Wilkes-Barre deficit certain, how much uncertain

Wilkes-Barre council OKs refinancing, hears plea to rename Columbus statue

National News

4 Houston police officers involved in April fatal shooting are fired

10 dead as California fire becomes deadliest of year


Philly increases outdoor gathering limit but will keep low indoor dining capacity

A decade of Philly tourism growth crashes in the pandemic, new city numbers show

City Council needs new approaches, and the ability to multitask, to address Philly’s challenges | Editorial

My visit to the homeless encampment by the Art Museum both surprised and enlightened me | Jenice Armstrong

Philadelphia City Council expands access to coronavirus paid sick leave for low-wage workers

Philly City Council passes paid sick leave bill, impacting hundreds of workers

Crew mate aboard 20-ton cocaine cargo ship admits role in record $1 billion Philly port drug bust

Philadelphia officials say homeless encampment clearing could take days

Philadelphia Council’s vote on union bill shows how building trades are still a force in city politics

As eviction crisis looms, Philly courts must take swift action beyond two-week delay | Editorial


Allegheny County plumbing inspectors face felony charges for allegedly falsifying inspections

New Penguins, FNB partnership turns spotlight on naming rights deals in COVID

Homes evacuated in Marshall-Shadeland after gunfire hits gas meter

Cops responding to Shotspotter alert discover gas line ruptured by gunfire; residents evacuated

Port Authority to replace 25 bus shelters in next few weeks

With Pittsburgh’s 2021 budget facing $100 million shortfall, city seeks input from residents

Public opinion could guide whether Pittsburgh’s Columbus statue will remain

State News

Delaware River Watershed receives $30M in grants for Bridesburg park, Bartram’s Mile pier, Brandywine Creek, other projects

DEP finds more than 5 dozen deficiencies in landfill’s expansion application


Bills to fund microgrid research, encourage diversity in telecom ownership OK’d by House panel