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Kenney offers new tax relief for businesses; head of Black Chamber says it’s ‘overdue’

The Kenney administration will provide tax relief for businesses and restaurants who have seen their revenues plummet under the novel coronavirus pandemic restrictions.

Capital-Star Q&A: State Rep.-elect Jessica Benham; Pa.’s first out woman LGBTQ lawmaker

Democrat Jessica Benham won election last week to Allegheny County's 36th House District. She will replace long-serving Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, who is retiring at year's end. 

Leafin’ it up | Five for your weekend

Happy weekend, everyone! Leaf peepers, rejoice! The parade of fall colors have arrived across Pennsylvania! Did you know that Pennsylvania has a longer fall foliage season than anywhere else in the world? Yes, it's true. According to...

On 19th anniversary of 9/11 attacks, Trump visits Shanksville to remember ‘heroes of Flight...

On a somber day, the president’s arrival to a nearby airport in Johnstown attracted dozens of supporters with Trump-emblazoned shirts and banners, eager to catch a glimpse of his ferrying from Air Force One to the memorial site.

Why do we celebrate Labor Day? When did it become a holiday? | Five...

Happy weekend, everyone! In honor of the long holiday weekend, this week, we're sharing some Labor Day trivia to test your knowledge of the holiday that is often considered the unofficial end of summer and...

A century of population growth in Pa. explained by one map | The Numbers...

The choropleth map shows how the population of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties has changed over the last century, from 1900-2018. 

House passes bill to boost post office funding by $25 billion, block service changes

The Democratic-led chamber passed a bill  257-150 that would infuse $25 billion into the agency as it prepares for a surge in mail-in ballots and bar it from changing operations or service levels in place at the beginning of the year.

Philly schools expand technology support center, unveil registration options for new students

With the Philly school system starting the new school year online, administrators are expanding the hours for the district’s technology support centers.

Free-speech advocate challenges new state anti-bias rule

A federal lawsuit seeks to invalidate an LGBT-inclusive anti-bias rule in Pa. that bars attorneys from manifesting bias or prejudice when practicing law.

It’s August. So it’s Shark Week | Five for Your Weekend

Happy weekend, everyone! Sharks aren't a top concern in landlocked Pennsylvania, but for those visiting East Coast beaches and shores during Shark Week this year, the fear is real. For the last 32 years, Discovery Channel...