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Child sex abuse law reform moves to Pa. Senate: Why some stakeholders are optimistic this time

Gov. Wolf says Pennsylvania not working on ‘vaccine passport’ but leaves open possible use by private organizations; Republicans continue pushback

Rally to end cash bail coming to Coatesville this Saturday

Bill clears Pa. House allowing fire companies, other nonprofits to hold online raffles and drawings

Pa. House passes bill stiffening penalty on those aiding or soliciting a person to die by suicide

Tougher penalties coming for Pennsylvania drivers who fail to move over for emergency vehicles

Harrisburg Republicans meet with Kansas’s Kobach to talk election, immigration policy

New legislation seeks to move Pennsylvania to Daylight Saving Time permanently

‘No one is asking for this’: LGBTQ advocates lash transgender sports bill | Frank Pizzoli

Report: Pa. at ‘moderate risk’ for partisan gerrymandering | Thursday Morning Coffee

Let courts deal with COVID lawsuits

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Wolf says vaccine is winning race against rising cases; Allegheny County ‘well into’ 4th wave

Wolf in McKeesport: Every resident wanting vaccine should receive dose by May

Will you need a vaccine passport in Pennsylvania? Here’s what we know

As Pa. expands vaccine eligibility to phase 1B, frontline workers compete for coveted appointments

A call for arms: Clinics avoid wasting vaccine doses by hunting for somebody, anybody to serve

Mass vaccine clinics upcoming in Western Pa., including drive-thru at Pittsburgh Mills

Mass vaccination site to be operating this weekend

Penn State Health encourages everyone to register for a COVID vaccine appointment

Montgomery County sees influx of vaccine, opens new clinics in Lansdale and Pottstown

Westmoreland County surpasses 30,000 covid cases


Gov. Tom Wolf’s solar energy plan should inspire further development


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

‘A wolf in sheep’s clothing’: For years, a Warminster police officer sexually assaulted troubled teens, DA says

Gunfire across the valley

Police: Edwardsville woman shot; suspect on the run

Investigation: Woman killed after agreeing to meet about online purchase


COVID-19 has upended education. How will schools solve for learning loss?

Back to school: How Pa. compares to other states in getting kids back in the classroom

Water test results show improvement in Scranton School District; 30 spots remain high

Universal preschool should pay for itself in the long run

Less than 8% of faculty support plans to merge six state-owned universities, APSCUF says

Faculty oppose Pa. state universities’ proposed consolidation plans

Dickinson College adds context to its history through new campus tour highlighting slavery’s shadow


Pennsylvania Hospital emergency medicine chief jumps into Pa. Senate race

Trump favorite Sean Parnell is ‘99% sure’ he’s running for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania

Parnell said to be close to committing for run at U.S. Senate seat

Why is next year’s Pa. Senate race getting so much buzz? John Fetterman is only one reason | John Baer

There’s a surprising ending to all the 2020 election conflicts over absentee ballot deadlines — including Pa. | Opinion

Health Care

A half-million Americans have gained health insurance via Biden’s sign-up window, officials say

Local News

Broadband in Lackawanna County’s rural areas could improve with grant help

Neighbors object to campground proposal in Scranton

Reading police chief announces locations for gun buyback program

Reading Youth Commission up and running … finally

Berks County landmark hill preserved from development

Program aims to keep 32 families from going homeless during the pandemic

New Kensington mural to be dedicated Sunday

Schuylkill County officials argue over propriety of Halcovage votes

Vandergrift residents frustrated over portions of online council meetings being muted

Hazleton looking to hire more police

Allentown NIZ authority looks to save millions on PPL Center debt payments

National News

Prominent doctor, wife, grandkids among 5 dead in S. Carolina shooting

3-year wait begins for total solar eclipse expected to overshadow 2017 event in W. Pa.

Virginia passes bill allowing the possession, home cultivation of marijuana


Philly police officer wounded, man killed during gun battle

Imagine if Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium helped solve Philly’s other major health crises | Opinion

Two execs exit CBS after accusations of racist, sexist behavior involving Philly’s CBS3 and other stations

Philly schools need more: In town hall, principals talk about a crisis in the district

I’m not joining Philly’s Spring Cleanup until the Kenney administration does more for our streets | Opinion

Solving gun violence in Philly needs more than buzzwords | Opinion


‘Ideas don’t have color’: New venture fund aims to support Black founders and Black-led startups

Oakland development nonprofit urges judge to dismiss lawsuit filed over office building settlement

South Side mid-week farmers market to debut in July

Officials: Covid surge at Pitt ‘endangering our campus and surrounding communities’

North Shore businesses thrilled to welcome fans back for Pirates home opener

Pittsburgh police: Man suffers multiple wounds in Northview Heights shooting

Pittsburgh police probe afternoon shooting in Allentown

Allegheny County: Part of South Park closed due to vandalism

State News

Pennsylvania pension system officials disclose federal probe

Can we turn the corner on hunger? | Editorial

Child abuse awareness month highlighted


Bridge work resumes after pandemic delays


Biden to unveil actions on guns, including new ATF boss