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Philly relaxes rules at farmers markets to make outdoor shopping easier
You can now pick your own produce when you visit the stands.
9 hours ago
Pa. coronavirus recovery: Health officials unveil new testing guidelines
Testing and Contact Tracing Director Michael Huff said the tiered approach to testing will prioritize the most vulnerable.
‘Free thousands more inmates’: Advocates make push for relief from COVID in prisons
Fears of a second COVID wave are growing. Bill could affect more than 3,000 incarcerated.
‘No one can live off $240 a week’: Many Americans struggle to pay rent, bills
One in six households reported missing or delaying paying bills just so they could buy food in a new NPR poll.
10 hours ago
‘A matter of life and death’: Judge halts Philly evictions through Oct. 7
A lawyer for Philly landlords said the reprieve is part of a “disastrous” pattern while tenant advocates described the move as one that could save lives.
As pandemic deaths add up, racial disparities persist — and in some cases worsen
People of color get sick and die of COVID-19 at rates higher than whites and higher than their share of the population.
13 hours ago
N.J. coronavirus recovery: Menendez proposes 9/11-style commission on COVID response
The commission, modeled after the one that investigated 9/11, will examine the federal response to COVID-19 and explore ways to better prepare in the future.
Who did the pandemic hit worst? Young adults aging out of foster care got slammed, new survey shows
Advocates in Pa. say there are ways to mitigate the disaster, but officials must act.
15 hours ago
A tech powerhouse, US lags in using smartphones for contact tracing
Google and Apple teamed up on using smartphones to track COVID infections. But the systems are only available in a few states, used by a tiny percent of the population.
16 hours ago
Single-dose vaccine tested as US experts say no corners cut
It will be one of the world’s largest coronavirus vaccine studies so far, testing in 60,000 volunteers in the U.S.
19 hours ago
‘Pandemic entrepreneurs’ create a surge of new businesses nationally and in Pa.
Applications to start new businesses have surged significantly above normal in the last few months, a trend higher so far than what occurred following the Great Recession.
21 hours ago
House easily passes stopgap funding bill, averting shutdown
The stopgap measure will keep federal agencies fully up and running into December, giving lame-duck lawmakers time to digest the election.
1 day ago
CDC’s Halloween guidelines warn against typical trick-or-treating
Door-to-door trick-or-treating and crowded costume parties are out, and haunted forests and outdoor movie nights are in.
Pa. officials encourage residents to download new COVID-19 exposure app
Pennsylvania health officials stressed the app’s privacy features and its ability to help contact-tracing efforts.
N.J. budget to include millionaire’s tax, but scrap ‘baby bonds,’ cigarette tax hike
The proposed budget legislation reflects negotiations among Gov. Phil Murphy and his fellow Democrats who control the Senate and Assembly.
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