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Kayden’s Law heads to full Pa. Senate

Lawmakers’ power to redraw Pa.’s political maps could be more limited in 2021

Bill relaxing restrictions on restaurants and bars passes Pa. Senate

Pennsylvania Senate OKs bill to loosen virus limits on restaurants, bars

Pa. Senate passes bill imposing stiffer penalties on motorists who don’t slow down or steer clear of emergency response scene

Legislature set to finish a troubled September without solving its two, biggest problems

State rental assistance program fix moves forward with bipartisan backing

Pa. House schedules Wednesday session to consider an override vote on high school sports bill vetoed by Wolf

Pa. Republican leaders seek stay on state Supreme Court ruling on elections

In first post-Ginsburg test, GOP wants Supreme Court to review Pennsylvania mail-in voting

Legalizing recreational cannabis will open a Pandora’s box of problems for law enforcement | Opinion

Scarnati posture troubling

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Judge rejects Wolf’s request for stay on shutdown ruling

Federal judge denies Gov. Tom Wolf’s request for stay on pandemic restrictions ruling

Federal judge denies Gov. Wolf’s request to stay order invalidating Pennsylvania coronavirus mitigation measures

Westmoreland care facility reports 32 residents COVID-19 positive after recent testing

More coronavirus cases found at Westmoreland Manor

Highlands Middle School soccer player tests positive for covid-19, principal states

Third Conrad Weiser elementary school staff member tests positive for coronavirus

Gov. Mifflin High School shuts down due to student coronavirus case

Carlisle School District shuts down in-person classes and sports for a week over positive COVID tests

COVID-19 outbreak reported at Giant Distribution Center in Carlisle

COVID-19 Update: Pa. reports 834 new cases, 19 more deaths

New Allegheny County covid-19 cases tie 14-day low

Wolf: York County site of ‘concerning’ infection rate

Montgomery County records 1 coronavirus death over 7-day period

COVID-19 hospital admissions in Lancaster fall to lowest number since March

200,000 people in the U.S. have died of COVID-19

70% of imported KN95 masks fail U.S. filtration standards, study finds

As CDC reverses itself on COVID-19, Americans are losing trust, warn public-health veterans

Area lawmakers react to COVID death total


Pennsylvania doles out half of federal $300 weekly benefit fund

Unemployment in Pennsylvania: Gig workers, independent contractors could see delayed benefit payments

Empty veto


Airlines plead for mandatory virus tests to prop up demand

‘On the brink of collapse’: How the hotel industry has been rocked by COVID-19

Giant, Karns drop Taste of Sicily restaurant family member’s Gumbas sauces

Pipeline builders pay $700,000 for violations during construction of Atlantic Sunrise


Celeste Trusty | Pa. needs more opportunities for second chances

Police charge 26, seize weapons in crackdown on gang-related gun violence

U.S. government executes killer obsessed with witchcraft


Valley View, Carbondale to delay hybrid openings

New Kensington-Arnold near ‘tipping point’ that would force change to hybrid schedule

Conrad Weiser, Muhlenberg moving ahead with increased spectator capacity for athletic events

More Pa. school districts opt to exceed state limits on gatherings for sports events


Cindy McCain endorses Biden for president in rebuke of Trump

Jill Biden talks community college education with virtual Pa. audience

Democrats call Trump rally a ‘super spreader’ ahead of Western Pa. visit

Rallying at Pittsburgh International, Trump gives rundown of nation’s political tenor

Trump plays to strengths in crowd-pleasing stop at Pittsburgh International Airport

Pennsylvania General Election 2020: Your guide to the Nov. 3 presidential and statewide elections

Pennsylvania mail-in ballots: How to make sure your vote is counted

Pa. is poised to take an unusually restrictive approach to mail-in ballots

Chester County elections officials take steps for mail-in balloting

DA: Feds investigating Luzerne County ballot issues

DA: Feds investigating issues with Luzerne County ballots

Health Care

Meet Pennie, Pennsylvania’s new ACA marketplace for health insurance

Pennsylvania launches its own health insurance marketplace

Who should get the flu vaccine and when?

Gregory E. Deavens becomes Independence Blue Cross’ first African American leader as Dan Hilferty retires

Pennsylvania needs nurse practitioners to meet a looming shortage of primary care physicians | Opinion

Local News

Scranton seeks grant to raze blighted buildings, city structures

Coronavirus forces Montgomery County sheriff sale to go virtual; sale set for Oct. 28

Berks County teens create anti-racism pledge

Luzerne County Council again debates Mackey review

Wilkes-Barre identifies use of additional CARES Act funds

Appeal to ‘able-bodied’ gun owners nixed amid police concerns

York County 911 to reduce nonemergency services to first responders

National News

Louisville declares state of emergency in preparation for AG’s announcement on possible charges in Breonna Taylor’s death


Credible, ‘horrifying’ sexual-abuse accounts at Curtis Institute of Music, law firm finds

Southwest Philadelphia teen ordered to stand trial for two slayings

An employee in Philly’s Office of Violence Prevention was arrested on gun charges

Philadelphia school board reverses itself and approves Hilco tax break

Mayor Kenney tests negative for coronavirus after exposure, remains in self-quarantine

Philabundance unveils $12M new facility in North Philadelphia neighborhood


Pittsburgh Columbus Day Parade canceled due to COVID-19

Primed? Another big retailer may be eyeing the old Sears Outlet in Lawrenceville

Al fresco remains the way to go, despite increase of indoor dining limits

Rental scooters will not be subject to Allegheny County’s rental vehicle tax

Report calls for free fares, route changes for low-income Port Authority riders

Outreached Arms feeds from afar in 2020 version of Ryan’s Night to Remember

Pittsburgh City Council approves bill to regulate facial recognition technology

Mayor Peduto to sign legislation restricting facial recognition in Pittsburgh

Allegheny County restaurant task force shuts down 2 repeat offenders for covid-19 violations

U.S. Energy Secretary promotes energy versatility in Pittsburgh visit

Pittsburgh, Allegheny County officials talk about household lead issues with experts


Toomey trades principle for opportunism

As Senate locks up votes, Toomey supports moving forward on Trump nominee to Supreme Court

Nancy Pelosi announces bipartisan spending deal to avert government shutdown Oct. 1

Census Bureau needs more time, and Congress must act fast to make sure everyone gets counted | Editorial

World News

China, top global emitter, aims to go carbon-neutral by 2060