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Despite state’s certification, GOP could oppose swearing-in of Jim Brewster in Pa. Senate

2020 was an ugly year in Harrisburg. Don’t expect 2021 to be much better.

Pa. misses deadline to spend $108M in rent, mortgage relief from CARES Act

Why medical marijuana in Pennsylvania is some of the most costly in the U.S.

Most Pa. state government employees saw pay raises in 2020; some didn’t

Reading’s Tom Caltagirone, the longest-serving member of Pa.’s House of Representatives, reflects on his career

Rep. Mark Rozzi: Executive order from Wolf would help nonprofits (Opinion)

Stop policing for profit

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Covid-19 vaccinations will start at long-term care facilities in Pennsylvania next week

CVS Health to administer COVID-19 vaccine to long-term care facilities

Number of new COVID-19 cases drops across state

152 new COVID-19 cases, four deaths reported in Luzerne County on Sunday

Front-line essential workers and adults over 75 should be next to get vaccines, CDC panel says

‘You feel helpless’: Nine months on the pandemic’s frontline, Pa. nurses are drowning

Temple student thought her COVID-19 was mild. Then came heart failure: ‘It was horrible.’

The COVID vaccines are safe. Making sure they’re distributed fairly is the challenge. | Opinion

Lawmakers reach compromise over GOP proposal to rein in Fed’s powers, clearing path for a stimulus package deal


Pennsylvania spent $35M on plastic face shields in early months of the pandemic

Westmoreland County Sheriff won’t enforce Gov. Wolf’s new covid-19 orders


New plant coming to Mountain Top will offer hemp-based plates, cups, cutlery

All cracker plant workers to be tested for COVID-19 after holiday break

New marijuana dispensary opens in Upland

State pipeline regulators reach deal with Energy Transfer for pipeline blast


Police ask public’s help to find man accused of shooting McKeesport officer outside station


Students aren’t showing up for virtual learning. ‘Are they well cared for? Are they safe?’

As cyber charter school costs soar, state fails to conduct required audits

State returns bond money for new high school land to coal company

A byproduct of the pandemic? Colleges see soaring interest in health fields.

Berks Colleges hold back in person classes, delays start of spring semester


10,000 Pennsylvania votes are in limbo. They won’t change the outcome. They could still have a huge impact.

Trump wants Supreme Court to overturn Pa. election results

History will remember 2020. Here’s four ways it will shape Pa. politics moving forward

Health Care

Extend Medicare coverage for pregnant women | Opinion

Local News

Archbald borough renovated multiple playgrounds throughout 2020, more planned for 2021

Chief must quit other job

Reading woman grateful for free heating system

Pilot project in Reading provides rental assistance and legal help during COVID pandemic

Facing eviction, Chester County residents turn to a new program to keep their homes during COVID-19

Chester County jury trials suspended, again

Bucks police help hundreds of children this holiday

Lower Burrell fire company having success raffling off AR-15 rifles to raise money

Lower Burrell sewage bills to go up almost 8% next year

Peoples Gas demolishes eyesore in Kiski Township

New Kensington opts to stick with garbage hauler

CAN DO joins City of Hazleton, Greater Hazleton COVID-19 Recovery & Resiliency Task Force partners

City taking a different approach to “quality of life” enforcement

County advertises election director job; officials squabble over process

As need grows, West Side Food Bank steps up to the plate

Caught in the middle of a land battle between a businessman and Lynn Township: a homeless encampment in a residential neighborhood

Mayor announces eviction moratorium in Harrisburg

The CARES Act spending deadline is Dec. 30. Here is where Erie County’s $25 million is going

National News

‘Slammed’: Overwhelmed postal service means a late Christmas for many


Despite a pandemic, it’s still the ‘season of giving.’ These Philadelphians say safely spreading cheer is more important than ever.

Two Catholic schools are fighting for their lives. Can Hallahan and McDevitt pull off a miracle?

Blacks fail to make inroads into high-paying, senior-level city jobs under Kenney

Jamaican couple to leave Philly church sanctuary after two years as government drops deportation case


Regional energy consortium’s efforts net Pittsburgh top climate protection award

In Pittsburgh, efforts underway to improve supply and quality of face masks

State News

Pennsylvania LGBTQ survey shows health issues that also increase coronavirus risk