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Sign asking to love one another and pray at home in front of St. James Episcopal Church on Dock Street in Schuylkill Haven, Pa., on Sunday, March 22, 2020. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, people are asked to pray at home. (Jacqueline Dormer/The Republican-Herald via AP)

As coronavirus cases grow, Pennsylvania eyes later primary

Mar. 22, 2020 8:17 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania saw another big increase in confirmed coronavirus cases Sunday, as well as another death, as lawmakers speed legislation to delay the state's April 28 primary election and relax rules around how mail-in ballots can be processed in advance of polls closing. Meanwhile,...

Republicans sweep 3 special elections for Pennsylvania House

Mar. 17, 2020 11:11 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans are claiming victory and Democrats conceding defeat in three special elections Tuesday to fill empty seats in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. All three seats had been held by Republicans who vacated them after winning elections to county offices last November,...

Cars line up outside the Central Outreach Wellness Center on the Northside of Pittsburgh, Monday, March 16, 2020, for drive-by testing for COVID-19. The testing, that is limited to 100 kits at present, is being done in partnership with Quest Diagnostics, one of the commercial laboratory companies that have offered COVID-19 tests to dramatically increase the nation's capability. Central Outreach Medical Director Dr. Stacy Lane said the drive-by testing is being used to not contaminate waiting rooms. The testing is based on screening questions for symptoms of dry cough or fever, Central Outreach said. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Governor orders COVID-19 shutdown across Pennsylvania

Mar. 16, 2020 11:03 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf extended a shutdown order Monday to the entire state of Pennsylvania in an effort to halt the spread of the coronavirus, although he also maintained that he will not send the National Guard or state police to force businesses to close or stop events. Wolf acted in...

Judge rejects bid to delay special election in Philly suburb

Mar. 16, 2020 10:19 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge late Monday night rejected an attempt to delay a special election to fill a vacant seat in Pennsylvania's House of Representatives from Bucks County over concerns that it would risk public health as coronavirus spreads. Bucks County Judge Jeffrey Trauger said in his order...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Mar. 11, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: Philly needs to make tough calls on coronavirus — canceling St. Patrick’s parade was the right one The Philadelphia Inquirer March 10 The Philadelphia Department of Public Health officially confirmed the first case...