Trump boat parade comes to Philly and cruises down the Delaware River

Several hundred boats formed a flotilla on the waterway between Philadelphia and New Jersey, one of many such parades that have popped up across the country in recent months.

Trump’s path to winning Pa. runs through towns like this one near Biden’s Scranton

If Trump rebounds from a slide in the polls to win Pennsylvania again, it will be partly thanks to smaller cities like Carbondale scattered all across the state.

Trump’s path to winning Pa. runs through towns like this one near Biden’s Scranton

If Trump rebounds from a slide in the polls to win Pennsylvania again, it will be partly thanks to smaller cities like Carbondale scattered all across the state.

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How arguments in Washington are holding up coronavirus relief in Pennsylvania

Key players in Harrisburg say they won’t make any decisions about how to spend $1 billion in remaining stimulus cash until Congress finishes negotiating.
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How arguments in Washington are holding up coronavirus relief in Pennsylvania

Key players in Harrisburg say they won’t make any decisions about how to spend $1 billion in remaining stimulus cash until Congress finishes negotiating.

Philly mail delays are raising alarms about the 2020 election: ‘This is a huge problem’

Major mail delivery problems in the Philadelphia region are raising alarm that people will be disenfranchised because they will not receive or return their ballots in time.

Philly mail delays are raising alarms about the 2020 election: ‘This is a huge problem’

Major mail delivery problems in the Philadelphia region are raising alarm that people will be disenfranchised because they will not receive or return their ballots in time.
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Pa.'s public universities recruit students of color but fail them on campus

At best, many students of color said they feel unwelcome and ill-supported. At worst, they feel unsafe and targeted.

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Pa. education secretary will step down in October to lead Lancaster technical college

Education Secretary Pedro Rivera will be the next president of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.

Trump’s warning that Biden will ‘destroy’ the suburbs is falling flat outside Philly

Trump is selling fear in America’s suburbs. But outside Philadelphia, even some Republicans don’t think voters are buying it.

Sen. Bob Casey said federal agents ‘kidnapped’ protesters in Portland. Is that true? | PolitiFact

When President Donald Trump threatened to send federal agents to Philadelphia, Casey accused the officers in Portland of “kidnapping and holding citizens without charges.” We fact-check him.

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Tax collections in Pa. rebound on pent-up shopper demand, but state still faces huge budget deficit

Without additional federal aid, the state will probably have to make serious budget cuts, or significantly increase borrowing to make ends meet.

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Pa. state office building custodial worker tests positive for the coronavirus; cleaning to be ramped up

State officials say the six-month contract is needed to give workers and visitors greater confidence that the facilities are safe.

Pennsylvania to cover the cost of stamps for mail-in ballots in election

The state plans to use money from federal emergency coronavirus aid to foot the bill, which could run to several million dollars to cover 55 cents for millions of ballots.

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Minority-owned small businesses were largely shut out of Pa.’s first coronavirus loan program

State officials are trying again, this time with a grant program targeted at the smallest and most vulnerable operations.

Pennsylvania voters are completely polarized on the coronavirus pandemic | Clout

Face masks are a reliable indicator of political beliefs almost five months into a pandemic, with partisanship as contagious as the coronavirus itself.

Fact-checking Pence’s attacks against Biden in his latest Pa. campaign visit | PolitiFact

Pence returned to Pennsylvania for the second time this month and delivered a campaign speech to an enthusiastic crowd of law enforcement officers and their supporters. We fact-check some of his assertions.

Pat Toomey is walking a political tightrope on Trump’s threat to send federal agents to Philly

The statements Sen. Pat Toomey and aides have given on the subject illustrate the cautious line the region’s most prominent Republican has trod while confronting Trump’s actions.

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Lawmaker mimics top health official’s call for transgender acceptance to defend not wearing a mask

GOP Rep. Russ Diamond denied he was mocking the official, though he falsely equated being transgender to a “lifestyle choice.”

Pa. mail ballot problems kept tens of thousands from voting in a pandemic primary

Voters whose mail ballot requests were processed less than three weeks before the primary were less and less likely with each passing day to end up successfully voting, according to an Inquirer analysis.

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