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‘I’d be nuts not to be anxious’: Pa. college administrators prepare for unpredictable fall semester

Coronavirus testing, online instruction, and the ability to turn on a dime are central to reopening plans
By Benjamin Pontz

Updated: July 31, 2020 | 12:45 pm

Immigration activists stage Wednesday night protest outside Pennsylvania governor’s mansion

Sunrise Movement protesters used a projector to display statements of immigrant families being held in the Berks County Residential Center. The statements described the emotional cost of family detention and reported the center’s failure to take precautions against the spread of coronavirus.

By Anthony Orozco



Free speech and firearms raise tensions in suburban Pennsylvania

A protest last week in Wyomissing was an example of how fear — fear of Black Lives Matter protesters and Antifa, fear of an authoritarian police state, fear of neighbors who may sympathize with the “other” — has driven Americans to arm themselves.

By Anthony Orozco


Four months after the shutdown, thousands wait on unemployment compensation facing dire situations

The majority of claims filed between March 15 and June 20 have either been paid or determined eligible, but 8 percent needed to be reviewed manually — which means tens of thousands of people are waiting.

By Ivey DeJesus/PennLive

Central Pa. teen hopes to be among the first new DACA recipients

Program’s status remains unclear despite federal court rulings; immigration agency says some applications have already been rejected

By Anthony Orozco
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