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With Pa. primary looming amidst COVID and protests, Wolf extends mail-in ballot deadline for...

Wolf cited COVID-19 concerns and continued protests as his reason for extending that deadline. The polls open Tuesday at 7 a.m. in Pennsylvania’s rescheduled primary election, though a flood of mail-in ballots is expected.

Following criticism, state officials are ‘rewriting’ regulation on long-term care homes

State Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said her agency has implemented recommendations from the Auditor General’s office and are “in the process of rewriting regulation based on a report from the Nursing Home Task Force.”

Trump’s Twitter problem, explained | Editorial Cartoon

Twitter announced this week that it would start vetting President Donald Trump's tweets for accuracy, sparking an executive order by the White House.

In his first in-person briefing in weeks, Wolf offers guidance for counties going green...

By Jennifer GarofaloReady for that haircut?Fayette County will be among 16 counties to move into the green phase of reopening on June 5, Gov....

Pa. corrections officer trainee charged with alleged sexual abuse of Fayette County youth

A state corrections officer trainee from Harrisburg was arrested for allegedly traveling multiple times to meet up with a 14-year-old Fayette County girl for sex.

COVID-19 in Philly: City schools start planning for the fall

District staff soon will send out surveys asking employees, teachers, students and families about what their experience has been with remote learning and what they would like to see if the district has to continue it to any degree.

Pa. rolls out new pandemic food assistance program

The program is one of two new efforts intended to assist residents who are struggling to make ends meet during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Even with reopening, Pa. unemployment claims jumped last week, federal data shows

Even as segments of the state's economy slowly reopen, Pennsylvania still saw a spike in jobless claims last week, newly released federal data show.

Dem auditor general hopeful Nina Ahmad loaned more than $290K to her campaign

All of the Democratic candidates, except for Ahmad and Michael Lamb, have seen a decrease in expenditures since March 10 as travel fees disappear amid COVID-19 stay-at-home orders.

Gov. Tom Wolf endorses Joe Biden for president

The move by Wolf, a popular governor, emphasizes Pennsylvania's outsized role in the Democrats' 2020 strategy for recapturing the White House.