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Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf, lawmakers form joint COVID-19 vaccine task force

COVID-19 Update: Wolf creates vaccine task force with state legislators on board

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf says new bipartisan task force will tackle state’s troubled COVID-19 vaccine rollout

PA legislators to Wolf: Give more reprieves to inmates vulnerable to COVID-19. His response.

State System’s Daniel Greenstein faces General Assembly questions about academics, dorm vacancies

Cutting college cost by 25% through redesign of Pa. state universities attracts lawmakers’ attention

Gov. Wolf outlines plan to raise Pa.’s minimum wage to $15 by 2027

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf again seeks a higher minimum wage, and he faces strong opposition again

Why Wolf faces bipartisan opposition to natural gas severance tax in southwestern PA

Pennsylvania mail-in ballot registry isn’t as permanent as the word implies

Report finds Pennsylvania falls short in auto safety laws

Pa. has a chance to reform our struggling schools. Will the legislature let it happen? | Opinion

Don’t let sore losers restrict vote

Longtime lawmaker Hasay mourned, praised

Freshman legislator, first responders work together to aid stricken Capitol Police officer

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pennsylvania tool lets you know when it’s your turn to get covid vaccine

New Pennsylvania tool informs people of vaccine eligibility

New online COVID-19 tool screens for vaccine eligibility

Search for COVID-19 vaccines frustrates seekers and providers

A Dose of Hope

Nearly 500 more Berks County residents start or complete COVID vaccinations

COVID-19 shots available by appointment only from Wilkes-Barre Health Dept.

Giant Eagle pharmacies hope for more covid vaccine supply to meet ‘unprecedented’ demand

Pa. reports 4,088 additional covid cases, 149 deaths

Allegheny County adds most newly reported covid cases in over 2 weeks


The Wolf administration won’t appeal a state court ruling that tossed victim-rights law overwhelmingly supported by voters

A plan for Pa. is needed, not a wish list


Driver who killed 3 on Thanksgiving in 2016 should be resentenced to life imprisonment, Pa. court rules

ACLU and 81 other advocacy groups call on Biden to end federal executions


Keystone Oaks teachers set to end work stoppage despite no contract agreement

Jill Biden promises free access to community college

With ‘luck’ and ‘God’s grace,’ University of Scranton names new president


John Fetterman addresses 2013 incident in which he pulled a gun on a man who turned out to be an unarmed Black jogger

Health Care

Gateway Health Plan adopts ‘concierge medicine for the masses’

Many supposed breast cancer risk genes don’t raise risk, studies find

Allegheny Health Network adjusts visiting policy, other hospitals still have limits

Local News

Scranton likely to lower dog license fee, takes step to address flooding in Keyser Valley

Reading Parking Authority to lower meter rates for six months because of COVID pandemic

Tenants of West Reading apartments face imminent eviction if owner fails to fix dozens of safety issues

Luzerne County keeping elected tax collectors

Salavantis to resign as DA to run for county judge

Delmont councilman removed from vice president position

National News

Democrats called to save the Postal Service, but now they’re in power and struggling to help the failing agency

Capitol riot prompts a reckoning over extremism in the ranks

Natural Gas

Public input blocked on shale gas wastewater permitting


Philly teachers don’t report to school buildings for a second day; teacher vaccinations expected to start Feb. 22
Philadelphia teacher coronavirus vaccinations to start Feb. 22 as teachers don’t report to school district buildings for second day (

Philly restaurants can expand indoor dining if they boost ventilation. Critics call the plan ‘unclear’ and ‘unenforceable.’

Comcast, NextFab are giving grant money, accelerator spots to Philly small businesses

Packer Park neighbors are fighting Parx and Chickie’s & Pete’s over plan to relocate the Turf Club

Accused of 6 murders, Philly man spent 25 years on death row. Now, his record is cleared.

High-profile Philly lawyer Chuck Peruto is challenging DA Larry Krasner as a Republican

At 23, South Philly’s Quil Lemons becomes the youngest photographer to shoot a Vanity Fair cover

With seven killed in 24 hours, Philly confronts a startling rise in homicides

‘Absolutely grueling’: 7 people fatally shot in Philly in less than 24 hours

Outlaw calls lack of witnesses a ‘problem’ after violent 24 hours leaves 7 dead

Philly residents have to go online to sign up for the coronavirus vaccine. But what about people who can’t?

Philly police contract fight is on: FOP seeks 5% ‘accountability’ bonus for body cam use

Philly receives $2.3 million grant to continue working to reduce its jail population

American Airlines warns of more than 1,000 possible furloughs in Philadelphia

How basic engineering concepts could help solve Philly vaccination problems | Opinion


A ‘fortress’: Family House, others oppose 300-unit apartment complex on Forbes Ave. in Oakland

Jail headcount down, Allegheny County lands more money to erode ‘unnecessary incarceration’

City Council confirms 17 members to Pittsburgh’s new LGBTQIA+ Commission

Pittsburgh’s new LGBTQIA+ Commission a ‘strong and impressive’ group

Story of pioneering Pittsburgh Black reporter inspires new documentary

1 man dead, 2 firefighters injured in house fire in Pittsburgh’s Allentown

Pitt graduate Marty Schottenheimer, coach of 4 NFL teams and winner of 200 games, dies at 77

State News

The Flint indictments are a reminder of Pa.’s failure to protect children from lead poisoning | Opinion

Commonwealth Court establishes presence on Twitter

Attorney general decides not to charge Schuylkill commissioner

Pa. State Trooper dies while on duty after medical emergency


Dooker’s Hollow Bridge implosion delayed

Arnold Palmer airport 5-year plan envisions added fire truck, possible terminal expansion


Bruce Castor had a big spotlight to open Trump’s impeachment defense. It didn’t go well.