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Wolf: State poised to uphold ACA if courts repeal federal law

Activists call for action on gift ban bill before end of legislative session; four arrested in the process

Gun rights and gift ban grab lawmakers’ attention with set of Capitol rallies

Rally brings gun rights advocates to Pennsylvania Capitol

Pa. gun rights supporters rally around right to bear arms at annual Capitol event

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Covid Alert PA downloaded more than 165,000 times in 1st week

UPMC doctors: Covid vaccine ‘not going to happen’ this year

7 new COVID-19 cases reported at Westmoreland Manor

University of Scranton students behind Lackawanna County COVID-19 spike

Freedom suspends girls volleyball, soccer after positive COVID-19 tests

Students at Hopewell, Freedom area districts test positive for covid-19, superintendents say

Allegheny County again reports no new COVID-19 deaths; nearly 1,000 new cases in Pa.

Allegheny County sees positivity rate for new covid-19 cases jump

12 additional cases of COVID-19 reported in county

Berks County has 50 new coronavirus cases in a single day, the most since September 16

COVID cases, hospitalizations continue to drop in Beaver County

Philly bars and restaurants can increase indoor occupancy, city announces; cases on the rise in Pa., Del., N.J.

Quest Diagnostics says it has reported results of 15.7 million coronavirus tests

How to survive ‘twindemic’ of flu and coronavirus

Titans suspend in-person activities after positive COVID-19 tests; Steelers game in limbo


Lt. Gov. John Fetterman talks about legalizing recreational marijuana, calling it ‘the right side of history’

Memo to Wolf: Get real on grass

State officials visit Weinberg Food Bank during Hunger Action Month

COVID-19 creates higher demand for food pantries

Toomey, other Pa. Republicans, urge Wolf to allow in-person spectators at sporting events; Wolf’s office responds


Shell to cut up to 9,000 jobs in shift to low-carbon energy

Ethane cracker plant in Beaver County about 70% complete, Shell executive says

Beaver County cracker plant 70% built, Shell says

Amazon opens fulfillment center in the Pittsburgh area. Here’s where else the company is hiring in Pa.


Amish man from Clearfield County gets 2 to 14 years for sexual abuse of daughters

Wyomissing police release video related to ‘road rage’ shooting


Judge temporarily halts Scranton School District furloughs

Hazleton Area becomes nation’s first school to get hospital-grade disinfecting machine

Idle school bus drivers in Ridley dispatched to deliver food to student families

Toll Foundation gives $50 million to Penn Law to bolster public interest lawyering

Bucknell president says administration is addressing students’ food concerns


Chaotic first debate: Trump and Biden interrupt each other, clash over COVID-19, job losses and Supreme Court

‘Bad things happen in Philadelphia,’ Trump says at debate, renewing false claim about poll watchers

Trump says ‘bad things happen in Philadelphia.’ Here’s what actually happened in Philadelphia.

Issues affecting Pa. voters on center stage during debate

Trump ban on inclusion training for federal contractors worries workplace diversity experts

Cartwright: Biden is “going to channel his Scranton roots” and “grittiness”

Luzerne County party heads weigh in on debate

Here’s what role Pennsylvania played in contentious Trump-Biden presidential debate

Republicans warn Pa. shale gas industry of economic ‘disaster’ if Democrats win

Mail-in ballots about to go out as county prepares for election

Lackawanna County officials plan to start mailing ballots next week

White Oak ditches $75 yard sign deposit after ACLU warning

Lehigh Valley ballot drop off locations for mail in voting: Map and list

Campaign Finance 101: How big money influences our politics, and how small money could be an answer

Health Care

Time for a flu shot

Montgomery County health officials offer no-cost flu shots at clinics

If Obamacare goes away, here are eight ways your life will be affected | Analysis

Local News

New food pantry opens in Reading’s Glenside neighborhood

Muhammad Ali’s former training site in Schuylkill County restored and open to the public

3 Berks leaders will receive 2020 Community Champion awards

Day care dilemma putting crimp on many Chester County families

Mexican consul pays courtesy call to Wilkes-Barre

Times Leader honors 12 ‘Distinctive Women’ at luncheon

Incident leaves Beech Mountain Lakes family hurt, humiliated, feeling unwelcome

Latrobe Council debates remote attendance at meetings beyond pandemic

York City Police Commissioner Osborne ‘Moe’ Robinson to resign after less than a year

Helfrich: Hold spots for minorities on agencies, boards and commissions

National News

ICE preparing targeted arrests in sanctuary cities, amplifying president’s campaign theme

Natural Gas

Shale Insight conference focuses on fossil fuels’ impact on economy, tech and election


Back to the drawing board for SEPTA advertising guidelines | Editorial

Jailed 10 months, West Philly woman sues, claiming she was misidentified as a male armed robber–20200930.html

American Airlines set to layoff 1,900 employees at Philadelphia International Airport on Thursday


Hairstyle, Juneteenth bills remain in County Council committee

Pittsburgh Catholic diocese raises attendance limit for Masses

Judge Tranquilli asks court to remove Ebonics claim from misconduct case

2 shot in Pittsburgh’s Lincoln-Lemington neighborhood

URA gives $250K in neighborhood funds to three Hill District projects

New brand aims to better sell Pittsburgh to companies, tourists and talent

Pittsburgh’s economic development leaders launch ‘Next is Now’ campaign

County Councilman Tom Baker hired by North Hills charity, won’t seek 3rd term

Pittsburgh area jobless rates drops to 10.2%

State News

Pa. Superior Court rules gun law unconstitutional, says lawsuit in teen’s death can proceed

State court strikes blow for gun safety

A changing story by police on a rural Pa. shooting helped fuel white vigilantes and misinformation

New laws will affect Pennsylvania archery hunters as season opens Saturday

Berks County native selected as vice president of Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission


Pa. Turnpike won’t make $112.5M transit payment, but service will continue


Rep. Kelly coauthors letter asking for probe of Times’ sources for Trump tax story