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Lawmakers take record before voters under new election rules

Coronavirus – COVID-19

New medical device aims to stimulate COVID patients’ lung function post-ventilator

A COVID-19 vaccine may be only 50% effective. Is that good enough?

Antarctica is still free of COVID-19. Can it stay that way?

Oxford, AstraZeneca to resume coronavirus vaccine trial

A NYPD cop with COVID-19 had ‘no chance of surviving.’ Penn Medicine and his nurse daughter brought him back

Trump’s coronavirus debate: Project strength or level with public

Coronavirus mobile response unit provides testing and education in Reading, Sinking Spring

‘Oh, God. This is what we’re trying to prevent,’ says officer responding to college party filled with COVID cases

As Trump played down virus, health experts’ alarm grew


Peeps won’t be produced for Halloween, Christmas or Valentine’s Day


Citing COVID-19, attorney seeks release of man in abuse case


The state Board of Ed advanced new science standards for the first time in two decades. That could transform how schools teach climate change

Amid pandemic, school districts in southwestern Pa. are learning as they go


Biden audio first shared by ‘Russian agent’ thrives online

A Pennsylvania town once known as ‘communism on the prairie’ is all about Trump now

Trump vows to unleash ethanol at gas pumps as he woos Corn Belt

Expect U.S. election to have consequences for troops overseas

Pa.’s Toomey sidesteps comment on Trump, Woodward book revelations

Pence drops plan to go to fundraiser hosted by QAnon backers

Both Republicans and Democrats spent Saturday Gearing Up for the Election


How Big Oil misled the public into believing plastic would be recycled

Sunoco ordered to move Mariner East pipeline after spill into lake

Local News

United Way faces campaign like no other during centennial year

Arena, visitors bureau doing OK despite pandemic-related drop in tax revenue

Hotel tax and arena bonds, by the numbers

Demolition of Fairgrounds Square Mall continues

Everybody wins in Reading vs. Pottstown neighborhood cleanup

Editorial: Join efforts to combat hunger in Berks, region

LAND OF THE FREE: Women complete Underground Railroad 116-mile walk in honor of Harriet Tubman

National News

Better weather aids battle against deadly Western wildfires

Sally, yet another tropical storm, forms near Florida; another one ready to pop in record season

AP Source: Big Ten presidents to reconsider fall football

Smoke chokes West Coast as wildfire deaths keep climbing


Philly mosque to host blood drive to mark 9/11 anniversary

Philly’s affordable housing problem is 100 years in the making

As Philly museums reopen, they brace for COVID-19′s financial wallop

Listening through a summer of sounds for what lies ahead for arts and culture in the city

‘I’m hurt. We’re hurting.’ Black girls with Eyekonz Field Hockey and Lacrosse march against police brutality

Diversity is up among Philadelphia’s municipal workers


Pittsburgh was on the front lines in women’s battle for voting rights

Shortage of drivers during pandemic causes Port Authority to miss thousands of trips

COVID-19 in Pittsburgh: A timeline of the first six months

Civil Saturdays march at Bakery Square celebrates Black lives in final protest of 16-week run

State News

California, Texas dropped from Pa. coronavirus travel quarantine list

‘One of the finest buildings in all of Pennsylvania’: The 50th anniversary of the iconic Founders Hall


Trump will visit fire-ravaged California, White House says

Longtime climate science denier hired at NOAA


Iran executes man whose case drew international attention

Some migrants move into tents after fire guts Greek camp