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Two state senators push to host MLB All-Star Game

With MLB All-Star Game leaving Georgia, lawmakers in Pa. suggest PNC Park as replacement site

From Hong Kong to Sydney, San Francisco to Zurich, the staff at Pennsylvania’s largest pension fund have run up big travel bills

Pa. cannabis legalization remains unlikely as neighboring states go for it

What’s in a name? Seven top state officials lead under ‘acting’ label; await Senate confirmation

Vaccine passports are latest flash point in COVID politics in Pa. and across the country

State needs to prioritize water pollution programs, advocacy report says

Here’s how Pa.’s clean energy businesses are poised to grow a local energy economy | Opinion

Pennsylvania election law reforms won’t be ready for primary

Rep. Vitali: Pa. environmental protection must be strengthened

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro: Voting rights attacks are happening nationwide – and they are coming to Pa.

The legislature must act now to bring child predators to justice | Opinion

Let local police wield radar guns for speed enforcement

The Biden infrastructure plan would rescue Pennsylvania roads and transit | Maria Panaritis

Wolf’s actions are too little, too late. Now you decide.

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pennsylvania ramps up vaccinations – moves into Phase 1B on Monday

Pa. is finally expanding vaccine eligibility. But perceptions of a rocky rollout linger

Delaware County sees infusion of vaccines

Pa. weekly report shows increasing cases and a positivity rate of 14.2% for Berks County

New COVID-19 cases, deaths drop in region, state

98 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Luzerne County on Sunday

Epidemiologist warns of covid-19 variant’s effect on kids

A 4th COVID-19 surge may be starting. How bad could it get?


Restrictions lifted: Pa. restaurants, bars optimistic as 75% capacity starts today

At long last, Pennsylvania’s suburbs welcomed people to belly up to the bar

Gov. Wolf’s increase in indoor capacity limit doesn’t mean much for Pittsburgh gyms

Restaurants seeing resurgence as restrictions loosened

Increased capacity a positive step for local businesses

Front Lines barbershop opens in Berks with a focus on serving veterans and first responders

Maryland hotel exec and Swiss billionaire make fully financed $680 million bid for Tribune Publishing


Casino plan wins key approval in Shippensburg Township


Police: Woman hospitalized after WB shooting

A familiar face takes over the leadership post at Berks County Prison

‘Another year of loss’: Recent violence prompts examination of shootings in the Poconos


State report identifies biggest areas of frustration for school administrators in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania will study the impact of COVID on learning and teaching

Report: Pa.’s underfunding undermines academic achievement for suburban students of color

Failing grades spiked this year at Lehigh Valley schools grappling with pandemic learning. Now efforts turn to remediation

High schools find ways to keep musicals going during pandemic

Is the PA’s Safe2Say school threat system being ‘weaponized’? Officials say false reports happen, but are rare.

School funding suit gets new tentative trial date

More students are majoring in political science and running for public office

Pa. universities recommend COVID-19 vaccinations for students but not ready to require them, yet


Former Hazleton mayor Lou Barletta tops poll of possible GOP gubernatorial candidates

Health Care

Smartphones, iPads and ‘webside manner’: Adapting quickly to virtual medicine in COVID-19 times

Cardiology group rates Regional’s heart procedure as top notch

Local News

Scranton Democrats, Cognetti, finally on same Paige

Campground called Copacabana proposed for mountain in Scranton

Bucks County to hold its first online sheriff sales

Wyoming Valley Levee gaps to be addressed this year

Municipalities grapple with surging costs to recycle; price more than to haul garbage

Purchase offer submitted for 27 Luzerne County-owned parcels

Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival canceled for 2nd year

Phillipsburg police officer killed in off-duty crash

National News

Mass shootings destroy lives and perpetuate institutional racism against Black and Brown Americans | Opinion

In moving All-Star game from Georgia, MLB honors civil rights legacy of Hank Aaron | Will Bunch

Confederate symbols prove difficult to remove in many states

Pressure mounts on corporations to denounce GOP voting bills


City and Philly Fighting COVID coordinated for months before scandal that was blamed on ‘acting in a hurry,’ emails show

Testing how navigable SEPTA is, with glasses that see what riders see

Housing advocates see denser buildings as an answer to affordability. But not all density is good density.

City commissioner donates water to Jackson, Mississippi residents

The reality of Philadelphia’s gun-violence epidemic crashes a virtual hearing | Helen Ubiñas

My childhood was so tinged with racism I couldn’t even recognize it | Opinion


What fans can expect at PNC Park when gates open for the first time since 2019

As restaurant restrictions ease, customers happily return to their favorite spots

Land bank fails to fight blight

Recent targeted shootings bring back memories of similar killings in Pittsburgh area

After delays, new Troy Hill bridge expected to reopen by the end of April

5-year anniversary: Rescued puppies galore at Paws Across Pittsburgh in Tarentum

AlphaLab Health, Pittsburgh’s newest business accelerator, takes flight

Man shot on Pittsburgh’s North Side

Woman in critical condition following shooting in Pittsburgh’s Lincoln-Lemington neighborhood

Pittsburgh schools set to reopen after a year of COVID, criticism, challenge

Today is 12th anniversary of killing of three police officers in Stanton Heights

Larry E. Davis | Renowned Pitt social work dean

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald vetoed paid sick leave for the right reason; any bill must withstand legal challenges

State News

A man ahead of his time: Sen. John Heinz remembered 30 years after tragic death

‘We feel a sense of freedom’: Easter Sunday brings worshipers out in person and in hope

Proposed PECO rate hike would increase residential bills by nearly 10%


Pandemic accelerating shift toward electric vehicles


Republicans say they’ll support infrastructure plan, but only if the cost comes down two-thirds