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Vote stickers are seen at a satellite election office at Temple University's Liacouras Center, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Pennsylvania counties push for changes to mail ballot law

Sep. 29, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's counties pressed lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf to allow them to process mail-in ballots before Election Day in the battleground state as they consider the prospect of waiting until polls open to dig into what could be 3 million or more envelopes. Meanwhile, Philadelphia...

People rally for gun rights on the rainy steps of the Pennsylvania Capitol on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Harrisburg, Pa. The annual Rally to Protect Your Right to Keep and Bear Arms provided an update on the gun lobby's legislative efforts and opposition, and gave attendees an opportunity to target Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and other political opponents. (AP Photo/Mark Scolforo)

Rally brings gun rights advocates to Pennsylvania Capitol

Sep. 29, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A smaller than usual crowd of a few hundred people rallied for gun rights on the steps of Pennsylvania's Capitol on Tuesday, an annual event that also was attended by a few dozen state lawmakers. The Rally to Protect Your Right to Keep and Bear Arms constituted a pep rally, provided...

GOP takes Pennsylvania court's ballot deadline to high court

Sep. 28, 2020 3:37 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to put a hold on a ruling in the presidential battleground state that extends the deadline in November's election to receive and count mailed-in ballots. Republicans, including President Donald Trump's...

A limited number of fans in the student section, seated according to COVID-19 restrictions requiring social distancing and masks, watch in the first half an NCAA college football game between LSU and Mississippi State in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Mississippi State won 44-34. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The Latest: Cal State Long Beach campus announces quarantine

Sep. 26, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. — All California State University, Long Beach, students who live on campus have been placed in quarantine after five students tested positive for COVID-19 and all in-person instruction will be halted for two weeks. University President Jane Close Conoley said in a statement that the...

FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2019, file photo, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks at Muhlenberg High School in Reading, Pa. Democrat Shapiro is being challenged by Republican Heather Heidelbaugh for the office.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Winning a 'row office' is a chance for GOP to pressure Wolf

Sep. 26, 2020 8:23 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf is raising money to help fellow Democrats in their quest to retake Pennsylvania's state House or Senate majorities, but there are other races that may have a bigger impact on his fortunes in his last two years in office. The three statewide contests for attorney...

FILE - In this July 22, 2020, file photo, Tyson Salomon, left, gets a pedicure outside Pampered Hands nail salon in Los Angeles. A steady drop in coronavirus cases across California cleared the way Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, for the wider reopening of businesses in nine counties, including much of the San Francisco Bay Area, the state's top health official said. Dr. Mark Ghaly, the state health secretary, said nail salons could also reopen with restrictions, though he cautioned that California's reopening must remain

The Latest: Concerns over coronavirus upticks in California

Sep. 25, 2020 9:38 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California has begun to see concerning upticks in coronavirus data after a period of decline. The state health secretary said Friday that there have been increases in the number of newly confirmed cases, hospital emergency department visits for COVID-19 and new hospitalizations for...

President Donald Trump looks over at Pennsylvania congressional candidate, right, as he speaks at a campaign rally, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Moon Township, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Trump rallies flout virus rules, Pennsylvania governor warns

Sep. 25, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A day before a rally in Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday accused President Donald Trump of blatantly disregarding social distancing and mask requirements during his frequent campaign rallies in the battleground state, calling it dangerous and disappointing. Wolf, a Democrat,...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Sep. 24, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: Census Bureau needs more time, and Congress must act fast to make sure everyone gets counted The Philadelphia Inquirer Sept. 23 A pandemic that has killed more than 200,000 Americans, and the toxic politics of a...

PA schools allowing more sports fans after court ruling

Sep. 23, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Some Pennsylvania school districts are letting more fans in the stands after a federal judge’s ruling that tossed statewide pandemic limits on crowd size, although legislative Republicans on Wednesday lost an effort to enshrine local control of school sports into law. The...

House approves restaurant capacity bill Wolf says he'll veto

Sep. 23, 2020 3:21 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania House on Wednesday approved a bill to loosen pandemic restrictions on bars and restaurants, a proposal the governor has said he will veto. Lawmakers voted 145 to 56 in favor of the bill, which would end a requirement that customers buy food when they purchase alcohol...