COVID-19

Federal judge in Pittsburgh declares Wolf’s key COVID-19 restrictions unconstitutional; Wolf plans appeal

*This developing story will be updated.A U.S. District court judge in Pittsburgh has struck down the most significant portions of the Wolf administration's efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, finding that state-imposed limits on...

Despite Green Party court fight, Biden, Dems up their ballot game | ...

With just 50 days to go, everything counts in large amounts.

Pa. State Police enforced COVID-19 rules during Labor Day weekend | The Numbers Racket

Over the four-day period, officers performed a total of 2,389 checks, issued 22 notices of violation and 36 warnings for failing to follow COVID-19 requirements. 

Remembering 9/11 and where we go next | Five for the Weekend

Greetings,The picture kicking off today's newsletter was taken by me on a visit to Shanksville, Pa. where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in a field on Sept. 11, 2001.Tokens and tributes line the perimeter...

More Pa. Senate employees test positive for COVID-19

The news comes the same week that all eight employees in the Senate Secretary’s office were forced to quarantine after one of them tested positive for the disease. 

What dueling veto override press releases tell you about the Legislature’s priorities | Friday...

Here's the new veto override fight. Same as the old veto override fight. Don't they have anything better to do? Anything?

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

In other action, council member Helen Gym has introduced legislation to extend the city’s eviction moratorium through Dec. 31.

Trump breaks with Birx on virus threat. Now we know why | Mark O’Keefe

Birx, who has had a roller-coaster relationship with Trump, appears to be on the outs with the president along with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious-disease official.

Wolf donated to DePasquale’s congressional bid amid a key audit. Is that a problem?

“Any implication from anyone that there’s a conflict is plain stupid,” a political adviser to Wolf told the Capital-Star on Wednesday.

No match for COVID-19, Temple Univ. students get ready for life online

As of Sept. 8, Temple had 283 active cases among students and employees, according to the student newspaper, The Temple News.