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GOP accuses Wolf administration official of playing politics with food assistance benefits

Pa. lawmaker wants to compel Wolf administration to release details of wasted COVID-19 vaccine doses

State lawmakers talk effect of coronavirus restrictions

Pa.’s horrible anti-transgender sports bill is horrible in dozens of other states, too | Friday Morning Coffee

Should the Pa. Senate pass a bill to expand nurse practitioner care? | Pro/Con

Heads must roll at big pension system

Coronavirus – COVID-19

COVID-19 update: Pa. nears 6 million vaccinations, but drops in national ranking

Eligibility expands for Friday, Saturday COVID vaccine clinics in Monroeville as thousands of appointments remain

Allegheny Health Network expands eligibility for weekend vaccine clinics to include Phase 1C

DOH and Islamic leaders discuss vaccine hesitancy at St. Luke’s Sacred Heart campus

Delta Medix to host COVID-19 vaccine clinic this Saturday

Exchanging clippers for syringes, about 200 get first COVID-19 shot at Jessup barbershop

Allegheny County cases dip below 400

Reading Hospital holds memorial for those in Berks who died of COVID

Montgomery County records 268 new coronavirus cases, 2 deaths in daily report


Pa. unemployment system poised for long-awaited update

Pa.’s move to new unemployment compensation computer system set for June 8


These employers got $70M in federal coronavirus bailout money and still laid off 4,200 Pa. workers

State College construction company charged with stealing workers’ wages in biggest case of its kind

Major Pennsylvania state contractor accused of fleecing employees to pump up profits

PNC is offering banking services to low-income families; others should follow suit

Job seekers in the driver’s seat at Navient job fair


Live! Casino to host free table games dealer school


Authorities attempt to unravel double shooting in Jeannette that injured two juveniles

Execution date set for York County man who admitted to killing 5 family members


Allentown School District administrators hit the pavement to promote attendance as district prepares for hybrid learning

Several area schools deemed best communities for music education by national group

Colleges prepare for a freshman class unlike any other after a pandemic year

Universities should make vaccines available for students, but not mandatory


Berks County election officials discuss storage options for voting system

Health Care

Caron Treatment Centers cuts readmissions under unusual contract with Independence Blue Cross

Local News

Scranton Counseling Center moves from downtown to South Side

Cartwright touts American Rescue Plan in Wilkes-Barre

New Kensington Downtown Partnership wants to build on city’s revitalization efforts

Why dead Peregrine falcons in Reading signal a return of the species

Reading girl’s leadership earns her Olivet Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year award

Reading Housing Authority receives $230,621 federal grant

Chester County gets $34 million for emergency rent assistance

Lower Makefield approves mixed use Prickett Preserve plan with Wegmans, apartments and retail space

Daughter reveals story behind lost man’s 350-mile journey to NEPA in antique truck

Wilkes-Barre vs. Scranton: Whose rents are cheaper?

Wampole praises White Haven facility, but backs WB station for tourism office

Peyton Manning checks up on namesake dog who escaped a bear’s jaws

Murrysville will wait on more-specific figures for earned income tax ordinance

National News

Stereotypes of larger Black men still persist at the Derek Chauvin trial

W.Va. Senate narrowly passes bill banning transgender females from competing in women’s sports

1 killed, 5 wounded in shooting at Texas business: police


Philly’s U.S. attorney and other federal law enforcement leaders unveil new plan to combat the city’s gun violence

Feds, Philly police team up to tackle city’s gun violence crisis

Phillies opened Veterans Stadium 50 years ago, but getting to South Philly was a long trip

Philly police say the man officers killed in a traffic stop was a fugitive who said he couldn’t go back to jail

Pa. Congress members seek White House help to keep Philly’s largest vaccine provider open

As expanded eligibility looms, Philadelphia races to vaccinate more than half its senior population

Wells Fargo Center and indie venues announce full-capacity fall shows

Philly plans expanded summer school, open to all; will administer most state tests this spring

Philadelphia district offers universal summer school to fight academic ‘regression’

Philadelphia school district announces plans for summer learning

Legislators to investigate city landmarks, monuments for vestiges of racism

Prominent Philadelphia pianist held for trial on charges he sexually assaulted a Temple student on campus

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


Pittsburgh mayoral candidates discuss policing, economic development in 2nd public forum

Pittsburgh mayoral candidates take on issues during virtual forum

Duquesne University, Dannielle Brown settle claims over her son’s death

Students, survivors find bond at annual Holocaust remembrance

Allegheny County says fine particulate levels near Clairton Coke Works are ‘moderate’

Allegheny County Council names members of Sustainability and Green Initiatives Committee

Allegheny County Councilwoman Prizio to lead committee on green initiatives

A sure wager: Sports-style betting lounge getting ready to open at PPG Paints Arena

Cops patrolling in North Side find two victims after hearing volley of gunfire

Frick Park snake identified as native black rat snake

Allegheny County Jail inmates can get vaccinated next week

Turtle Creek Valley COG receives $125,000 grant to finish code enforcement software tool

State News

Pennsylvania Supreme Court flips on signature rules for nominating petitions

Bees, butterflies and other pollinators to get a $5 million lift in Western Pa.

Fishing Report: Trout slow in cold waters, stockings throughout the region

Crews battle 2 forest fires in Ohiopyle State Park overnight

Matt Gaetz money gets messy and Brian Fitzpatrick wants nothing to do with it

Evidence that gun background checks work: Pennsylvania blocked 1,325 purchases in just 3 months

‘How many of us will be left?’ Catholic nuns in Pennsylvania and other states face loss, pain

Child advocates train community members on recognizing and reporting abuse

Valley Creek fouled at Mariner pipeline construction site


Some see Biden’s MLB remark made recently in Pittsburgh as an unforced error

Biden targets ‘ghost guns’ and ‘red flag’ laws in gun control executive actions

Democrat Joe Manchin won’t vote to abolish the Senate filibuster, dealing a blow to Biden’s agenda