Coronavirus – COVID-19

Wolf administration to provide $4 million to communities struggling in pandemic

‘It’s not over yet’: Pa. hospitalizations and deaths keep climbing as vaccines arrive in N.J. and Delaware

New nursing home rules coming in Pa. are being kept secret as COVID-19 roils the industry

Here’s what Pa. hospital leaders say about masks, business closures and new public health measures

Pa. officials say winter storm won’t hinder vaccine distribution

COVID-19 Vaccine: Who gets it and when? | Phase One breakdown

Vaccine rollout begins, with Geisinger among first Pa. recipients

Pa. passes 500,000 covid cases

Allegheny County reports more than 1,000 new covid cases for 6th time this month

139 new COVID-19 cases, nine deaths reported in county

COVID-19 deaths surging statewide in the last week

Getting COVID-19 at an indoor gathering is even likelier than experts once thought. Here’s why.

Berks County adds 312 new cases and 5 deaths in COVID pandemic as Pa. passes 500,000 cases

Westmoreland Commissioner Gina Cerilli tests positive for covid-19

Black woman garners praise as scientist at forefront of COVID-19 vaccine

Sen. Bob Casey, North Huntingdon mother highlight need for continued pandemic relief

COVID-19 relief should extend CARES Act work-sharing provisions | Opinion

Over-the-counter home test for covid-19 gets U.S. green light

Santa, Mrs. Claus expose families to coronavirus during Georgia tree lighting


CCIU honors Dinniman for a lifetime of public service

What local LGBTQ organizers and legislators say must be done post-election

Our opinion: Kaufer, Boback and Toohil lacked the courage to protect your vote

Sen. Mike Regan backs fraudulent election tampering, yet only selectively | PennLive letters

Plummeting morale, decreasing staff, and shrinking resources leave Pa. nurses in desperate need | Expert Opinion


Lawsuits contend Gov. Wolf has no authority to issue new restrictions

Pennsylvania school district sues Gov. Tom Wolf over restrictions preventing athletics


A Doylestown engineering firm stole $2 million by overbilling townships, boroughs, and businesses, Pa. prosecutors say

Freeport-based nonprofit supports servers, bartenders through covid closures

Pa.’s restaurant shutdowns without federal aid will leave thousands more unemployed | Opinion

Igloos and cubes become a cool outdoor dining trend in NEPA

Restaurant aid justified


Is a snow day coming? It depends on the school district.

‘Educators hurt when their students are hurting’: College faculty experience rising rates of stress, burnout due to COVID-19

School superintendent tells families to ‘build a snowman’ and ‘make memories’ on snow day

Lincoln University receives $20 million gift as part of $4 billion giveaway by ex-wife of Amazon founder

Moravian College announces it’s becoming a university


The 2020 election established Montgomery County as a powerful Democratic stronghold in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania congressmen who wanted to throw out their own state’s votes still don’t acknowledge Biden’s win

Rep. Meuser and legislators who tried to overturn free and fair elections should apologize to Pennsylvanians | Opinion

County election director Watchilla resigns

Michigan House gives oversight committee subpoena powers to continue election probe

Health Care

State-run psychiatric hospital can’t recruit enough workers as Pa. risks violating federal requirements

Local News

Scranton City Council adopts amended $114.5M budget for 2021

Reading Parking Authority looks to build a parking lot in downtown Reading

Marple commissioners unanimously reject plan for Don Guanella site

New Kensington’s proposed budget includes no tax increase

East Deer Commissioners approve 35% water rate increase for 2021

Voice of Westmoreland to air local public health concerns in Zoom forum

Luzerne County Council unanimously OKs no-tax-hike budget

National News

Eviction is the New Year’s gift that no one deserves but millions could get | Editorial

New Jersey

N.J. weed bill clears final hurdle before major votes Thursday


Philly students want school board voting power, more representation

Philly Police Capt. Frank Milillo, who died of COVID-19, honored at funeral Mass


Allegheny County announces new initiatives to combat youth homelessness

Pgh. City Council shifts over $9M away from police, Mon-Oakland Connector in proposed budget

Allegations of sexual misconduct against a former Pittsburgh Post-Gazette journalist were an open secret. Did the universities he worked for help keep it that way?

State News

Populations continue to decline in Westmoreland, Allegheny counties


Joe Biden picks Pete Buttigieg, Jennifer Granholm for his Cabinet

Raise stakes for threats in elections

Winter Storm

With a winter storm packing a wallop, here’s what you need to know

Snow is forecast for Philly on Wednesday, with a big range of accumulation totals likely

Winter storm could bring up to 8 inches of snow Wednesday

Berks hunkers down for snow storm; governor declares an emergency

Ready or not: Major winter storm takes aim at Lehigh Valley, with thundersnow and ‘near-blizzard conditions’ likely

Bad news, Lehigh Valley. Jim Cantore has arrived for winter storm coverage.

The end of snow days? With everybody already at home, storms have a different look

Vehicle restrictions announced; motorists urged to ‘avoid traveling’ during snowstorm: PennDOT

PennDOT, county officials ready for first storm of the season