Philly ordered a half-million masks to protect first responders and hospitals from coronavirus. They never arrived.

Philadelphia ordered 500,000 N95 masks to protect police, firefighters, and other first responders from the coronavirus. At $2.8 million, the price was inflated by about five times normal, but officials were glad to get them.

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Pennsylvania plans to release racial data on coronavirus cases, but faces collection challenges
Other cities and states — such as Chicago, Louisiana, and Maryland — have seen more people of color impacted by COVID-19, even after those numbers are adjusted to the states’ particular demographics.

Philly Mayor Jim Kenney warns coronavirus could mean ‘painful’ cuts to city budget and services
Philadelphia's fiscal watchdog agency warns that Philadelphia could lose as much as $400 million in revenue in the next three months.

Navy boss resigns amid uproar over firing of virus-stricken ship captain

‘A lot of pain.’ New York has biggest 1-day jump in virus deaths
New York state recorded 731 new coronavirus deaths, marking its biggest single-day jump, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday.

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Celebrated singer-songwriter John Prine dies at 73

Singer-songwriter John Prine has died at 73.

Philadelphia’s economy was on an upswing. Then the coronavirus hit.

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After online outrage, a Bucks County estate is fast-tracking a new wedding venue to keep up with coronavirus-related rescheduling

"This is an unprecedented situation, and we’re doing everything possible to orchestrate the affairs that our brides and grooms have dreamt about much of their lives,” the Pen Ryn Estate said.

Federal student loan payments are officially suspended through early fall as Senate Democrats seek to extend relief to private loans

Two of the nation’s largest federal student loan servicers have notified millions of borrowers that they don’t need to make monthly payments through Sept. 30 under the new $2 trillion coronavirus economic relief package.

Flyers’ Scott Laughton on NHL’s possible return: 'We want to have a chance to win the Stanley Cup’

Laughton has turned into the kind of player this season the Flyers hoped he'd become when they drafted him in 2012.

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In Tuesday’s Wisconsin primary, Republicans will literally kill you to win an election | Will Bunch

A political outrage in Wisconsin is the culmination of a decades-long GOP assault on democracy, and a plea for radical reform in November.

‘Life-sustaining’ casino? Construction continued in South Philly despite Gov. Wolf’s coronavirus shutdown. At least two workers have tested positive.

Despite a statewide shutdown, construction of a new casino continued in South Philadelphia, where at least one worker tested positive for COVID-19. State officials say Gilbane Construction obtained an exemption but it "does not allow for casino construction." Workers are now leaving.
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