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Over Pa. health department concerns, bill introduced to create central COVID-19 vaccination registry

Amid partisan acrimony over pandemic, a bipartisan vaccine team says it’s hopeful for the future

Official gets an earful about COVID-19 business closures during Pa. budget hearing

Saylor to DEP: What assurance do you have Pa. citizens ‘aren’t going to die like they did in Texas?’

Pennsylvania judicial gerrymandering: We have more time to fight GOP scheme

Work to reform vote-by-mail

Pa.’s wildlife is dependent on us to save it

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Wolf says state must do better with inoculations as Pa. reports 3,427 new cases

UPMC website allows registration for covid-19 vaccine appointments

Rescheduling COVID-19 vaccinations, 2nd doses – what you need to know—what-you-need-to-know/article_15972198-4da1-5061-b428-4b87d3c5d17d.html

Allegheny County posts lowest new covid numbers since early November

Westmoreland County adds fewest new covid cases since early October

Berks County adds 77 new COVID cases as number getting at least 1 dose of vaccine tops 37K

Risk of COVID spread in Berks still ‘substantial,’ but 40% of Pa. counties out of worst category, report finds

Westmoreland vaccine registry on hold

Lower Bucks Hospital to hold first public COVID vaccine clinic Tuesday

Ashley, the face of PA’s latest crisis: Overdose deaths are spiking in pandemic

Maryland planning to unveil statewide COVID-19 vaccine appointment system

Biden mourns 500,000 dead, balancing nation’s grief and hope

U.S. tops 500,000 coronavirus deaths, matching the toll of 3 wars


Gov. Wolf once again proposes a natural gas tax

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf floats natural gas tax to pay for $3 billion pandemic recovery plan


Biden is tweaking the PPP rules to reach the smallest companies

Frustrated business owners struggle with near-record February snow


Mother in custody after 2 children found dead in their Ambridge home

4 arrested, 19 guns seized after Monroeville Gun Show surveillance

Vaccinate prison staffs

Penn State student reports sexual assault in East Halls, the 7th there since August

Delaware County teen accused of fatal shooting at East Norriton bowling alley in custody


Western Pa. school districts cope with teacher and staff shortages

Chester and Delaware Counties consider relaxing distance guidelines to teach more students in schools

Chester County Health Department changes guideline for expanded in-person education

Milton Hershey School students playing key role to improve policing across Pa.

As teachers and students return to classrooms, Scranton School Board to continue virtual meetings

Donna Reed? Scranton never had that role

IUP joins schools aiming for a fall reopening

University of Scranton nabs $1.5 million grant for engineering program

Area colleges, universities received Military Friendly designation


Tony Norman: Voters to Pa. GOP: Stop trying to steal our votes!

Pennsylvania GOP to discuss ‘issues’ surrounding Trump’s impeachment trial

Supreme Court rejects US Rep. Mike Kelly’s election appeal; he calls ruling ‘astounding’

Health Care

Uninsured rate among young adults has plummeted in the last decade, report finds

Money-losing Tower Health replaces CEO after sustaining big losses in Philly and suburban hospitals

Flu season historically mild in Pa. due to COVID protections, doctors say

Local News

People turned away from Leechburg food distribution because delivery truck a no-show

O’Hara seeking $770,000 from Allegheny County for stormwater upgrades

Volunteer vaccine rides underway, litter clean-up highlighted by commission

National News

Southern Poverty Law Center: 160 Confederate symbols taken down in 2020

New Jersey

N.J. Gov. Murphy signs bills to legalize adult-use cannabis in the Garden State

Opioid Crisis

Need naloxone? Local recovery coalition will discreetly mail doses to combat opioid overdoses


‘Like Christmas morning’ as Philly teachers get first COVID-19 shots, but grief for nearly 45,000 deaths in Pa. and N.J.

A GOP donor with a history of racist language gave $500,000 to a group opposing Philly DA Larry Krasner

Police seek witnesses in shooting of eight at Olney Transportation Center

Woman raped in Macy’s bathroom in Center City, police say

Better bus service could mean more opportunities for Philly residents, transit study finds

City Council’s budget should not be immune to scrutiny | Editorial

Philly is failing to protect domestic violence victims | Opinion

Keep MLK Drive closed to cars forever | Opinion


Pittsburgh school district releases details, timetable for students’ return to the classroom

Pitt to unveil 2-step master plan, envisions ‘transformative academic facility’

PPS parents speak out against proposed school closures, restructuring

Pittsburgh receives favorable credit rating despite pandemic economic pressure

Report under review by Pitt trustees will decide future fossil fuel investment

North Hills teen shot in Pittsburgh’s Strip District Sunday dies Monday morning

Arrival of 7,000 Moderna covid vaccine doses will ease Allegheny County supply problems

State News

Goodwill says it’s in urgent need of donations

Amid policing backlash, Pa. State Police struggles to evolve: ‘This is a crisis’

Pa. State Police program to improve minority relations results in better policing of police protests

Loss of online raffles, pandemic create ‘terrible struggle’ for financially strapped fire companies


Truckers to fight PennDOT plan to charge bridge tolls in Pa.

New bridge tolls coming to NEPA as PennDOT seeks upgrades money


Ga. legislator says the pro-LGBTQ Equality Act is an ‘attack’ on God, people of faith

Rep. Madeleine Dean talks impeachment, possible Senate run and helping son through recovery