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Gov. Wolf pushes for plan to help Pa. communities struggling with climate change impacts like flooding

Mandate coverage for vaccines

Is PA’s full-time Legislature producing part-time results? Some want more bills considered

With one election barely over, state lawmakers look to make fixes ahead of the next one

‘Mistakes were made’ at maskless election hearing held by COVID-positive lawmaker, Pa. Senate leader says

As GOP state senators held public event, White House warned of COVID-19 ‘red zone’

Philly Rep. Kenyatta honored for LGBTQ advocacy work

State Treasury says it can fund PennDOT road and bridge work through June

GOP lawmakers want Wolf to call session on election

Pa. legislators’ letter asks Gov. Tom Wolf to convene special session on the election

Coronavirus – COVID-19

As COVID-19 strains ICU bed capacity, Wolf and Levine take hands-off approach with hospitals

State sees highest single-day COVID-19 deaths; concerns about health care workforce growing

With a vaccine around the corner, officials ask weary public to ‘stay in the fight’ to stave off a worst-case winter

Pennsylvania reports 2nd most new covid-19 cases, most new deaths since May

Pennsylvania coronavirus update: Daily deaths hit record 194; state testing ‘strike team’ welcomed by long lines of cars in Northampton County

Coronavirus stats surge in Berks County and Pennsylvania ending a brief decline

COVID-19 surges by near-record numbers

Health officials: 40% of Allegheny County’s covid cases came in November

Allegheny County nears another covid-19 milestone with new cases

Nine more deaths, 212 new COVID cases reported Wednesday in Luzerne County

Montgomery County hospitals nearing capacity during coronavirus surge

Nursing homes still failing to report COVID-19 data to state

Residents, staff test positive for covid at Concordia at Cabot

Pa. auditor general confirms botched coronavirus efforts at veterans’ nursing home, calls on Gov. Wolf to finish investigation

As COVID-19 surges, Philly-area nurses describe life on the front lines: ‘It’s just exploded’

CDC director warns of ‘most difficult’ winter

New Jersey woman who needed risky transport to LVHN to survive COVID-19: ‘It is a devastating disease’

Will Pennsylvania get more federal coronavirus dollars soon? Toomey, Casey split shows it will be tough

Take the medicine


B-PEP calls on Gov. Wolf to consider Blacks for bench openings

If Joe Biden wants Pa. Sen. Bob Casey in his administration, who does the governor pick to replace him? | John Baer

‘Just scraping by’: Families in Pa. waiting on additional food stamps as court fight continues


Massive influx of coronavirus-relief money saves jobs throughout Philly region

ATI to invest up to $85M in Vandergrift facility, phase out production of standard stainless steel

Rights for gig workers are a political issue now, but many of them can’t vote

Pennsylvania seeks money from 11,000 who received jobless aid

As Pet Valu closes all U.S. stores, it will lay off 157 people at Pa. corporate office, warehouse

Lehigh Valley unemployment down again, with the recovery of nearly 60% of jobs lost to coronavirus


Police: Woman arrested after infant overdoses on heroin in East Deer

Neighbors jolted by fear after 4 people were shot, 1 dead, at a Bucks County apartment complex

Woman shot Thursday at Berks County hotel: prosecutors


Schools with coronavirus cases could be forced to close on short notice under new Pa. rules

Berks County schools promise to follow coronavirus safety guidelines; 3 districts will stay virtual

Norwin covid-19 cases top 100; 21 new cases reported

Reading School Board reinstates district sports and extracurricular activities

Superintendents permit start of winter sports practice, seek scheduling options for potential delays

Downsizing at Pa. state universities may put another faculty job on the chopping block


Western Pa. congressmen join rebuke of U.S. Attorney General William Barr

Rep. Mike Kelly, Sean Parnell continue to pursue legal challenge to Pa. election results

U.S. Rep. Kelly returns to Pa. Supreme Court as U.S. Supreme Court mulls election appeal

Local News

Lackawanna County struggling to attract sufficient jurors for trials

Lackawanna County commissioners rescind resolution approving controversial contract

A construction boom in Chester County: 700 people compete for 142 units

Delaware County council details no tax increase, $352M budget

Berks officials highlight recipients of grants to aid those hurt by coronavirus pandemic

Wilkes-Barre launches new safety protocols as COVID-19 cases rise

Luzerne County hotel tax down $800,000

Kingston announces closure of municipal building

Coronavirus aid deadline nears for Luzerne County farmers

Wilkes-Barre mayor orders more COVID-19 protocols, restrictions

What you need to know about Allentown’s final 2021 budget and its long-term financial outlook

New Jersey

N.J. affordable housing is among nation’s most vulnerable to climate-change flooding, study finds


Police beat her and took her son during West Philly unrest. A month later, they’re still ‘petrified.’

We could all use a little inspiration. Here’s some from a Philadelphia mother of nine | Helen Ubiñas

Archdiocese of Philadelphia spins off Downingtown psychiatric center where pedophile priests were sent

Black women don’t get much startup funding. These founders are trying to change that

Babysitter to stand trial in the death of 2-year-old King Hill

City Council members should take a pay cut | Opinion

Philly restaurant veteran on what we’re really losing when our favorite spots close | Opinion

School districts, like Philly, shouldn’t have to rely on handouts to make sure kids are safe | Opinion


Libraries, parks to get 62% of RAD grants in 2021

10% of City of Pittsburgh’s employees are in covid quarantine, officials say

Pittsburgh council tweaking covid-related sick leave legislation before final vote

Falling rents, rising vacancies hit Downtown apartment scene, but it’s a different story in the suburbs

Taking aim: Target to brief city planning commission on buildout of Downtown store

Forcing the PWSA to clean up its act

Allegheny County sheriff says firearms division closed because of covid

Allegheny County awarded $1.2M for homeless programs

Lawsuit: Allegheny County Jail staff beat, restrained women inmates

State News

Feds approve sale of Three Mile Island amid concern about new owner’s ability to pay for decommissioning

Shake-up at Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates as executive director resigns and staff calls out widespread racism and transphobia


DUI arrests and crashes over Thanksgiving match last year, despite coronavirus restrictions