COVID-19 in Pennsylvania

State rental assistance program fix moves forward with bipartisan backing

In a rare show of bipartisanship amid election year and pandemic-driven rancor, a plan to fix Pennsylvania’s troubled rental assistance program has moved forward...

In Scranton, despite pandemic, annual Fringe Festival lets art find a way

Fringe Under Glass, the replacement for the COVID-19 preempted Fringe Festival, runs from Sept. 25-27. Expect some changes.

Philly biz leaders release plan to uplift Black, Brown-owned businesses

Chris Gheysens, president and CEO of Wawa, said the group, the Philadelphia Regional Recharge and Recovery  Task Force, is focusing on the long-term.

Pandemic mandates squeezed Pa. festivals, local communities, and non-profits. How you can help

The coronavirus pandemic and subsequent statewide mandates have rendered it difficult, if not impossible, for most fairs, festivals and carnivals to take place in 2020. 

Feeling like Fall | Five for Your Weekend

Happy weekend, everyone!This week's weather has been a splendid introduction to fall. I hope everyone can get out this weekend to enjoy the "sweater...

Following Senate COVID cases, Pa. Capitol tours suspended, top leader says

Pa. Capitol complex tours are currently suspended while guides and security guards quarantine due to potential COVID-19 exposure.

With overdoses on the rise during the pandemic, Pa. law is moving in the...

COVID-19 is exacerbating the opioid epidemic. Arrest is not the answer. Prosecution is not the answer. We need to do better.

Fourth Senate employee tests positive for COVID-19

Senate leaders were notified Tuesday that an employee on the security force had tested positive for the disease, said Kate Flessner, a spokeswoman for Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson, who oversees human resources and administration for the majority Republican caucus.

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...

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

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