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Lehigh Valley lawmakers want coronavirus-hammered Pennsylvania restaurants to keep sales tax they collect

Chamber leaders urge Wolf and legislators to pass stimulus packages

Pennsylvania needs a statewide panel on learning innovation for life after COVID-19 | Opinion

We need paid parental leave for all Pennsylvanians This is how to make it happen | Opinion

Coronavirus – COVID-19

1,200 Pa. health care workers vaccinated so far for covid-19

COVID-19 vaccine gives Philly health-care workers a glimpse of pandemic hope. Then it’s back to work.

Philadelphia urgent care centers are still coping with shortages of COVID-19 tests

Excela Health receives covid vaccine, set to start administering to workers on Friday

Allegheny Valley Hospital doctors, nurses expected to get covid vaccine

Penn State Health St. Joseph receives COVID vaccine shipment

Covid-relief grants available to Westmoreland emergency medical services

Northampton County plans to offer Gracedale employees $750 each to take coronavirus vaccine

Beaver County sees COVID-19 spike; Levine urges holiday caution

Pennsylvania reports 224 new coronavirus deaths, adds 9,966 cases

Allegheny County reports record 55 new covid deaths

Bucks hospitals near 200 COVID-19 patients; St. Mary delays non-urgent surgeries

SCI Dallas likely source of most new Luzerne County COVID-19 cases amid record surge

More than 500 new COVID-19 cases reported in county on Thursday

354 new COVID cases in Berks County, Pa. says

I just got the COVID vaccine. Here’s why. | Expert Opinion


Erie’s Black business owners tackle COVID-related economic challenges during holidays

Chester County restaurant community bands together to weather pandemic


COVID-19 imposes a new death sentence in Pa. prisons | Editorial

An inmate died of the coronavirus, but Pa. corrections never told his family

Reading man killed in shooting, police say

Beyond the no-knock: Push in states to reform police tactics

Chester nets three gun arrests one day


Pa.’s free pre-K program provides a meaningful math and language boost, says new study

Dallastown Area School District teachers vote to authorize strike in 2021

Air Products aids women and minorities at Kutztown University

Pa. is asking colleges to hold off on bringing students back to campus; how will Lancaster County schools respond?

Sen. Cory Booker and three other Democratic lawmakers introduce a sweeping NCAA reform bill


McLaughin announces run for Pa. Supreme Court

Election inquiry committee set to issue findings in January


Revenue drops at Mohegan Sun and rises at Mount Airy in November

Local News

Scranton suspends Undercover Santa program

United Way of Berks announces $10 million gift from author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott

‘We were simply shocked’: Central Pa. nonprofits react to receiving millions from Mackenzie Scott, ex-wife of Jeff Bezos

Berks County commissioners adopt 2021 county budget with no tax increase

County hires firm to oversee prison transition

Gettysburg passes LGBTQ nondiscrimination ordinance

West Chester battling financial woes

Wilkes-Barre Council OKs amended budget over Brown’s objections

Items collected for financially struggling pet owners stolen from Kingston building

City, firefighters’ union reach seven-year agreement

National News

6 suspects in alleged plot to kidnap Michigan’s governor indicted by federal grand jury

New Jersey

N.J. lawmakers OK bills to create legal marijuana industry and approve bill to stop weed arrests

N.J. lawmakers in historic vote pass legal weed bill, which heads to the governor


SEPTA awards $3M contract for bus network revamp, eyeing a faster and easier-to-use system

Philly’s Freedom Apothecary is dedicated to skincare lines from women-owned companies

MacKenzie Scott gives $30 million of Amazon wealth to two Philly institutions that serve low-income communities

Here’s hoping a terminally ill firefighter’s last wish is granted before it’s too late | Jenice Armstrong

Reading Terminal Market and its general manager part ways after 6 months

Amid new, tougher Trump rules for immigrant workers, a Friends Select teacher faces a return to Chile

Philly’s overworked 911 dispatchers are on the ‘brink of a collapse.’ City Council promises fixes.

Wells Fargo Regional Foundation will become part of the Philadelphia Foundation

Tax and regulatory reform can help small businesses survive and thrive in Philadelphia | Editorial


Pitt cardiologist sues school after backlash to his article on affirmative action

State News

Thousands of delayed packages are piled up at Pa. Postal Service facilities: ’You’re not gonna get your Christmas presents’

New Year’s becomes countdown to homelessness for thousands in Pa. facing eviction

Puppy scams soaring amid pandemic; Pa. attorney general issues warning


Losses at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport continue to mount

PennDOT extends deadline for ‘Innovations Challenge’