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Wolf calls on Pa. Legislature to extend eviction moratorium, protect renters and homeowners

As clock ticks down, problems plague Pa. rental assistance program

Wolf allows restaurants to serve more customers indoors, but timing raises eyebrows

Proposed Senate bill could toughen, revamp Pa.’s ‘steer clear’ law

Bill 2787 would ease sports attendance decisions by Mid-Penn athletic directors, set to meet Thursday

Bill would allow emergency loans

Coronavirus – COVID-19

As COVID-19 cases at 14 state universities near 500, and Cal U student dies, faculty union head questions wisdom of face-to-face classes

Coronavirus cases at Penn State doubled since Friday

Pitt reports 37 new coronavirus cases over the weekend, 68 in a week

COVID-19 cases increase at University of Scranton

Son of former Steelers player, Cal (Pa.) football player Jamain Stephens dies

Elementary student tests positive for coronavirus as universities report cases

Tuesday brought indoor dining back to Philly, while Pennsylvania raised the occupancy limit for restaurants statewide

Restaurants say 50% occupancy might be just enough to stay open

Gov. Wolf expands indoor dining capacity to 50%

Bar owners, employees worry about state’s latest update to regulations

Bars, restaurants can increase seating, but must move up last call

Berks restaurant owners: 50% occupancy a positive step

Restaurants can increase seating to 50%, but there’s a catch for alcohol sales

Restaurant and bar owners on Gov. Wolf’s revised orders: ‘He didn’t give us anything’

Here’s the reason Pa. is stopping restaurants from serving alcohol after 10 p.m. in latest coronavirus measure

Pennsylvania restaurants that self-certify coronavirus safety measures can go to 50% capacity Sept. 21, Wolf says; no alcohol sales after 10 p.m.

COVID-19 Update: Allegheny County reports 37 new cases, no deaths

Allegheny County records third day with no coronavirus deaths

How Lancaster County has endured the coronavirus pandemic

Despite a network of testing options, COVID-19 test result wait times remain too high

AstraZeneca pauses its coronavirus vaccine trial after unexplained illness

Inovio announces a partnership to manufacture its COVID-19 vaccine–20200908.html


Pennsylvania to send 5 weeks of $300 checks to eligible jobless


Illegal trash dumping plagues rural Pennsylvania roadsides during pandemic


From teaching in an attic to learning at daycare, Scranton School District has ‘different’ first day

Cyber charters may benefit from pandemic, but that doesn’t mean their students do | Editorial

State’s answer can’t be more of same

Susquenita School Board makes itself the decision-maker on where to hold classes


In Pa. Senate race, challenger George Scott touts military service; Sen. DiSanto will focus on bipartisan record

Biden outspent Trump $10 million to zero on TV in Pennsylvania last month

In Pennsylvania and two other battleground states, Biden looks to rebuild Democrats’ Blue Wall

2 Democrats are trying to knock Green Party presidential candidate Howie Hawkins off the ballot in Pennsylvania

Those unsolicited applications to vote or register are legit, Berks and Pennsylvania election officials say

Pa. Attorney General, Secretary of State warn of ‘robocalls’ circulating false claims about mail-in voting

Harrisburg-based polling organization finds Trump, Biden in statistical tie

Health Care

Pa. needs to treat childhood cancers like the public health crisis that they are | Opinion

Local News

Pandemic response cost Scranton $450G as of early August, more costs expected

Jury trials resume in Lackawanna County

Pittston to host meeting of mayors from 5 cities in NEPA

Luzerne County Council won’t pursue further prison death investigation

Luzerne County council rejects Mackey investigation proposals

First trial begins at Luzerne County Courthouse since COVID-19

City council mixed on mayor’s land bank proposal

Neag grant provides funding for startup program at Berks Encore

Satanic Delco founder on the group’s ‘To Hell with Homelessness’ campaign: ‘I wanted us to serve a purpose.’

Renovations to Leechburg’s Riverfront Park create ‘jewel’ along Kiski River, mayor says

Tarentum Council approves changes in water rates

Food pantry use in the Poconos is declining, but help is still needed

National News

Police vow to work with probe of shooting of autistic boy, 13, in Salt Lake City

Justice Department seeks to defend Trump in lawsuit by columnist who claims he raped her

Without an ‘ounce of empathy’: Their stories show the dangers of being Black and pregnant


A decision on the Penn’s Landing development site eyed by the Sixers could come as soon as Wednesday

Martin Luther King Drive is not going to reopen any time soon. Here’s why.

Cargo flights from Philly are ramping up during the pandemic

SEPTA, facing ‘devastating’ financial losses from coronavirus, highlights customer service tweaks to woo back riders

Philly’s Catholic high school teachers reject contract, but do not vote to strike

Philly learning centers bring working parents both relief and anxiety

Philadelphia to temporarily block landlords from enforcing evictions


Internet issues surface during Pittsburgh Public Schools’ first day of online learning

Allegheny County Council considers hair amendment

Police find man with gunshot wound after Spring Hill shooting

Police respond to East Liberty shots; teen in critical condition

Shotspotter alerts lead Pittsburgh police to shootings in East Liberty, Spring Hill

City council votes to forgo preliminary city budget, extend emergency declaration

The state of the pandemic

City to review arrest of man who questioned Pittsburgh cop’s ‘Thin Blue Line’ mask at farmers marke

Pittsburgh officials denounce weekend disturbances during Downtown protests

Allegheny County judge accused of racist remarks argues suspension unnecessary

State News

Pa. Supreme Court criticizes former justice who received reprimand over Jerry Sandusky case

State HRC, Congress member condemn Perry in joint statement


Rep. Chrissy Houlahan discusses racial disparities in health care at town hall