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Bill allowing child sex abuse survivors to file lawsuits as adults once again faces uncertain future in Pa. Senate | Berks and Beyond |

Senator Santarsiero hosts community conversation highlighting legacy of Henry Mercer on Bucks County (

Pennsylvania Democrats sell voters on Joe Biden’s coronavirus stimulus bill (

Pa. lawmaker wants to compel Wolf administration to release details of wasted covid vaccine doses |

House unanimously passes Boback bill updating Family Caregiver Support Act | Times Leader

Sen. Bob Mensch: Time for Pa. citizens to curb ‘absolute power’ of the governor | Opinion |

Susan Wild introduces bill to combat Georgia voter suppression (

Pa. Senate education leaders need to give local taxpayers a break on cyber-charter costs | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

After a year of COVID-19 emergencies, lawmakers want to limit governors’ powers –


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pennsylvania expands COVID vaccine eligibility to Phase 1C today | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

Allegheny County Jail inmates plead for increase in COVID-19 protections | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

The COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective. Here’s what the numbers really mean. (

Philly clinic gives out more than 1,000 vaccine doses, bridging ‘digital divide’ with low-tech sign-up process, neighborhood locations (

Pennsylvania’s covid hospitalizations continue upward trend |

103 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Luzerne County on Sunday | Times Leader

Pa.: Please show up for shots | Times Leader

Questions and answers: COVID-19 vaccination record cards | coronavirus |

COVID hitting younger population | coronavirus |

Are all COVID-19 tests free? It depends | coronavirus |

VA Medical Center schedules COVID-19 vaccine clinic | coronavirus |

Chester County Health Department opens COVID-19 vaccine appointments to everyone age 16 and over | News |

Ramadan 2021: How Muslims are celebrating during the COVID-19 pandemic (

How did Lancaster County spend its $95 million in CARES Act funds? | PA Power and Policy |

One in 3 residents have at least one COVID-19 shot in Cambria County | Coronavirus |

DOH and Islamic leaders address vaccine hesitancy among Muslims (

Stalled at first jab: Vaccine shortages hit poor countries | Health |

New research highlights how the pandemic is hurting LGBTQ Pennsylvanians | Analysis | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

New COVID-19 surges hits the young, not old – The Morning Call (

COVID-19 cases, deaths dip in state, region | Coronavirus | (



A Battle over Fifteen – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Interactive (

One large Lehigh Valley company says vaccinated workers can return to the office soon. Will others follow suit? – The Morning Call (

Would a later last call help local bars? Not likely, some say | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

Philadelphia’s small food businesses get a boost from ShopRite owner’s creative partnerships (

Wells Fargo Center announces fall full-capacity shows (

Restaurant restrictions loosened, but workers hard to find in Western Pennsylvania |

ATI calls on Steelworkers union to let employees vote on contract offer |

Pandemic stress causing spike in emotional shopping sprees |

Walmart eyes local companies as McDonald’s exits some stores |

Businesses add air purification technology to tackle COVID-19 | Business |

COVID has led to you paying more for groceries and that likely won’t change in 2021 | Coronavirus |

Have we reached peak Wawa? (

Eye doctor gets $500K grant to fix up old Szechuan building; renovation plans include apartments, restaurant, podcast studio | News |

COVID-19 restrictions have finally eased: Are Harrisburg bars full? See for yourself –



‘A turning point’: Thousands in Pa. prisons will be offered COVID-19 vaccine | News |

Olyphant man faces charges connected to Capitol riot | Crime-emergencies |

Christian Hall shooting: PA community questions DA response in case (

Central Bucks police ask community to show victims support (

Following two fatal police shootings in Lehigh Valley region, officials weigh crisis programs to avert tragedy – The Morning Call (



Pittsburgh and Wilkinsburg school districts seek to renew partnership | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

COVID-19 affected Philly school Saul High, a 130-acre farm. How did that happen? (

Leading the class: Seton Hill, Saint Vincent found ways to bring students back safely |

Cyber charter schools to receive $201 million for COVID relief | Education |

Commentary: Fight to correct inequities of public-school funding in Pennsylvania | Opinion |

U.S. colleges divided over requiring student vaccinations | Coronavirus |

Erie School District: $13M surplus, but caution urged for new budget (

Op-Ed: Charter school law is old and broken — and it’s time we fix it (

Op-Ed: How to attract more, better educators into classrooms (

Despite thriving online, West Hazleton kindergartners, other HASD students prepare for in-person return | Education |

Bancroft supporters rally behind school | Education | (



Sharif Street said he wants to ‘frame a discussion’ and ‘build a movement’ (

‘I was born the kid of a hot dog vendor’: Sharif Street on his bid for U.S. Senate (

Sharif Street forms exploratory committee for 2022 Pennsylvania Senate race (

Meet the four candidates competing in the special election for senate district 48 | WITF

Nine open Allegheny County court seats attract a large field of candidates | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

Bring voter registration to Philly high schools now | Opinion (

Primary mail-in ballots at risk of being wrong due to pending cases (

Democratic Party committee won’t endorse Joe Schember for 2nd term (



Why ‘bailed-out’ hospital giants like UPMC thrived in 2020 while others floundered |

Op-Ed: Access to opioid overdose reversal drug still a problem in Pa. (

Could infrared light help people with dementia? (


Local News

New Kensington residents gather for community cleanup, mural dedication |

Bus company serving Riverview School District among those getting state grants to retire diesel buses |

Another tax break request for mine-scarred site coming before Luzerne County Council | Times Leader

Republican contest for Luzerne County Council nominations heating up | Times Leader

Wilkes-Barre special needs park committee setting lofty goals | News |

Council to vote on proposed visitors bureau move to train station | News |

Homeless shelter seeks extension from Pottstown council | Local News |

Devon Horse Show and Country Fair canceled once again | News |

Downingtown council approves townhome development | News |

No word yet on Erie-area dorm being used for refugee children (

Is a local elected official profiting from no-bid public contracts? [Lancaster Watchdog] | PA Power and Policy |

Hundreds applied for county emergency rental assistance; program still accepting applications | Coronavirus |

At Montgomery County vigil for victims of anti-Asian attacks, community looks for ways to push back | WITF

Neighbors and anglers cry foul over Sunoco’s pollution of Chester County trout stream | StateImpact Pennsylvania (

Developers bringing high-end apartments to Midvalley | Business | (


National News

Blackout Hits Iran Nuclear Site in What Appears to Be Israeli Sabotage – The New York Times (

Police fatally shoot Black motorist near Minneapolis, sparking protests during Derek Chauvin trial | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

Minnesota police fatally shoot Daunte Wright during traffic stop (

Prosecution case nears end as Derek Chauvin trial enters third week | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

Unions need to seize the moment | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

Forgiveness in an age of cancel culture | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

Hurricane 2020 forecasts predict active Atlantic season (

America needs President Biden’s infrastructure plan to stay competitive | Opinion (

Japanese golfer makes history at Masters | Times Leader

More Black Americans open to vaccines after outreach efforts | Health |

Amazon warehouse workers reject union bid in Alabama | News |



‘We want to support the community’: Big Tom’s gets $500K to expand barbershop at important Hill District site | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

Buying a house in Pittsburgh? Region’s hot real estate market favors sellers, means battling other bidders | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

Only 10% of Allegheny National Forest fire in Tidioute contained; New Mexico firefighters arrive Saturday |

PHOTOS: Pittsburghers rappel down Mount Washington during 28th annual Emerald View Park cleanup | Pittsburgh City Photos | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Personal income per capita in Allegheny County: How it changed in 2019 (

Allegheny Commons park is improving — and parks tax will pay part of the bill | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (



Philadelphia District Attorney race pits Larry Krasner against Carlos Vega in Democratic primary (

Road trip for gun-purchase background checks makes a stop in Philly (

Transitioning away from fossil fuels means transitioning away from housing injustice | Editorial (

Philadelphia will get $42 million of a $5 billion fund to help people experiencing homelessness (

Barcelona soccer’s Martin Braithwaite helps launch North Philly residence near Temple University (

Philly city councilman Allan Domb proposed 3 bills to cut business and wage taxes (

Care, Not Control: Area advocates call for end to youth incarceration | Local News |

‘Guns Down and Gloves Up’ pulls kids out of line of fire | Local News |

Italian-American groups sue over cancellation of Columbus Day in Philly | Today in Pa. –


State News

‘There is just not service’: COVID-19 pandemic spurs internet expansion efforts in rural Pennsylvania | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

RGGI is not Pennsylvania’s best option to cut carbon | Opinion (

PSERS and its troubles: A guide to the woes facing Pa.’s biggest pension plan (

PSERS pension plan confirms that federal authorities are using a grand jury (

Pa. Game Commission approves 2-week deer season, bans rifles from turkey hunts |

Gun sales booming with no end in sight |

L&I will transition to new unemployment compensation system in June | Times Leader

Posters and cards show thanks for the Pa. Army National Guard | News |

Pennsylvanians’ pivot to online gambling during virus, raising concerns (

Officials look to reduce poverty and hunger (

American Rescue Plan: Will Biden’s COVID relief fix Erie child poverty? (

A risky wager? What supporters and opponents are saying about Wolf’s Nellie Bly scholarship proposal | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. unemployment system to undergo long sought upgrade in June, though concerns linger | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Here’s what your tax dollar buys you in every state. How does Pa. stack up? | The Numbers Racket | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

White House issuing reports on Pennsylvania and other states’ infrastructure needs | WITF

Pennsylvania turkey farm cited in federal public health alert of ground turkey linked to salmonella – The Morning Call (

Here are more than 2 dozen housing developments planned for central Pa. –



‘Get out of town’: Passenger numbers are taking off at Pittsburgh, Westmoreland airports |

Upper Burrell wants closer look at PennDOT drainage problems along Route 780 and Lower Drennan Road |

The push is on to re-establish rail service in West Chester | Local News |



Biden’s $100 billion rural broadband plan bets on success of FCC initiatives | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

Joe Biden’s surprising presidency | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

Business faces tricky path navigating post-Trump politics | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

Companies discuss halting donations and investments to fight voting bills | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

Adding seats to the House would make the system work better | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

As Senate returns, divisive bills pile up and Dems face risk of legislative graveyard | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

Joe Biden’s budget seeks more for schools, health care, housing, environment (

Trump officials celebrated efforts to change CDC coronavirus reports, emails show (

White House issuing reports on states’ infrastructure needs | Business |

Biden Republicans? Some in GOP open to president’s agenda | Coronavirus |