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Philadelphia mayor and police union president announce a one-year contract extension

John McNesby, leader of the FOP in Philadelphia, said the union and city officials hammered out the deal over the weekend.

Mike Bloomberg goes from presidential big spender to deadbeat loser, for some staffers

Bloomberg promised to pay his presidential campaign staffers through the November general election, even if he didn't win the Democratic nomination. Then he laid everyone off last week.

Pennsylvania House unanimously backs proposal to delay the 2020 primary due to the coronavirus

The legislation also allows a consolidation of primary polling places and makes other changes.

Holiday Inn Express in Center City to become quarantine for homeless people with coronavirus

The city will rent all 13 floors of the Holiday Inn Express near 13th and Walnut Streets, according to two sources with knowledge of the plans.

Pennsylvania governor, lawmakers in talks to postpone primary to June 2 because of coronavirus

The primary would move to June 2 from April 28 under the proposal being considered.

Candidates are changing tactics for a coronavirus election of social distancing

Running for public office can be challenging in the best of circumstances. Try campaigning in a pandemic.

Did you just pay $39.99 for toilet paper? The Pa. Attorney General wants to hear from you.

The Attorneys General for Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware are asking consumers to report suspected cases of price gouging on products such as hand sanitizer, cleaning solutions, disinfectant wipes, and face masks.

With coronavirus closing schools, a Bucks County health club owner planned to open a day camp for kids. That’s scrapped and he’s closing his gym.

Jim Worthington, a politically active supporter of President Donald Trump, is reversing course to cancel the camp and shut down his gym, the Newtown Athletic Club, on Sunday at 9 p.m.

Coronavirus could wreak havoc on Pennsylvania’s primary election

The primary is seven weeks away. The coronavirus pandemic is uncomfortably much closer than that.