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‘Not without cost’: Child care providers struggling under COVID, state aid cuts

Amid lawsuits, Delaware River Basin Commission makes fracking ban permanent

DRBC ban matter of public interest

Public asked to push Pennsylvania legislators for dog license fee hike

Baker voices concerns about Wolf’s bridge-tolling plan

Proposed bridge tolls could be the end of the road for the Pa. bus industry | Opinion

GOP lawmakers use hearing to ask whether Pa.’s nursing home order ‘contributed’ to COVID-19 deaths

House lawmakers grill health department leaders over Pa.’s coronavirus vaccine rollout

Liability shields should not be free passes

Editorial: Citizen advocacy needed to push Pa. lawmakers to fair school funding

Judicial remap amendment is on hold – for now. The risk remains | Mark O’Keefe

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Most kids and teens can’t get the COVID-19 vaccine. So why did Pa. send thousands of doses to pediatricians?

Local mass vaccination clinic postponed because of vaccine shortage

Pa. distribution of COVID vaccine frustrates Berks officials

Chester County officials at ‘a 10’ in frustration over vaccine program

New Kensington CVS among 6 in state getting limited covid vaccine shots

Westmoreland County adds fewer than 100 daily covid cases for 3 weeks

68 new COVID cases for Berks as long-term average goes below 100 for first time in months

Local providers receive over 14,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses this week

Allentown and Bethlehem health bureaus to work with Meals on Wheels to bring COVID vaccine to homebound seniors

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport may offer COVID-19 testing to passengers

Kudos to the state for increasing nursing home vaccinations, but it must do much more to protect seniors | PennLive Editorial

FDA approves storing Pfizer vaccine at standard temperature, alleviating storage, delivery issues

Studies suggest people with COVID-19 antibodies may only need one dose of vaccine

‘Self-employed’ PPP winners have been largely white-collar. New Biden rules aim to change that.

House to vote on stimulus bill; arbiter says minimum wage hike a no-go

Cartwright advocates for $1.9T American Rescue Plan


Gov. Wolf puts critic back on $60 billion pension board

Fact-checking Gov. Tom Wolf’s statement that Pa. is the only state without a natural gas severance tax


New breweries, expansions in central Pa. on the horizon in 2021 and beyond


Lehigh County Jail population decreased at height of pandemic, but advocate sees troubling year-end surge


Penn touts 2.8% tuition hike as lowest percentage increase in more than 50 years

Penn State aims to return to full in-person instruction for fall semester; here’s the plan

Local News

Scranton hopes murals make city an arts destination

Murray plans run for Scranton mayor

Berks officials provide no details on proposal for Berks County Residential Center

Biden immigration plan raises hopes for those in Berks seeking path to citizenship

Fired Reading solicitor claims mayor improperly removed her from office

Westmoreland hospitality grants capped at $20,000

Radle to step down from Luzerne County GOP post in wake of Urban appointment

County council might declare election board seats vacant; could lead to litigation

Our Opinion: Stunt politics on the election board

Carbon County leaders don’t support I-80 tolls

National News

U.S. bombs facilities in Syria used by Iran-backed militia


As new troubles surround Sheriff’s Office, Philly should abolish row offices | Editorial

More must be done to help Black and brown Philadelphians in debt | Opinion

A Philly ShopRite magnate goes shopping — for the mayor’s race

Tony Brown, longtime popular radio personality, dies at 75

Philly-based group launches $3M initiative to develop Black teachers

A dispute with Amazon forced this family-owned shipping company to retool its mission — and business took off

Transformational changes at Museum of Art will debut May 7 with two major exhibitions in new galleries

Philly students won’t return Monday, but a reopening decision is days away

Philly schools postpone return to in-person learning for Pre-K through 2nd grade students

A staffer in the Philly DA’s Office shot a sex worker in self-defense but lied to investigators, state prosecutors say

In fretting over schools, politicians are ignoring our biggest asset | Opinion

Philly Black doctors clinic outpaced the city in vaccinating Black residents, but group says there’s ‘room for improvement’

SEPTA board OKs spending federal COVID-19 aid on the King of Prussia rail line


Port Authority unveils plan that includes light-rail, busway extensions

As its members struggle, Pittsburgh’s Hispanic chamber works to connect with new round of PPP funding

Riverlife proposes parks in Strip District, West End to complete Pittsburgh trail system

Blank masks for bus drivers

Wabtec ready to move into airport’s new Neighborhood 91 manufacturing hub

Man shot in the chest in Wilkinsburg

Ex-Pitt football player says he never knew about concussion lawsuit, withdraws claim

Giant Eagle to hold mass vaccination clinic at Heinz Field

TSA catches 5th gun this month at Pittsburgh International Airport

State News

Low-income women have to appear in person to get WIC benefits. Advocates say that increases their COVID-19 risk.

DEP collects $497,000 in penalties from Sunoco for violations in Lebanon County along Mariner East 2 pipeline


As Berks thaws, PennDOT and municipal road crews repair potholes


Levine defends record combating COVID-19, takes heat for vaccine rollout and nursing home deaths

In questioning Rachel Levine, a trans woman, Rand Paul compares gender affirmation therapy to human rights violation

Sen. Rand Paul criticized for comments during hearing for Rachel Levine’s confirmation

Pa.’s Levine endures transphobic tirade from Rand Paul during Senate confirmation hearing

Levine questioned on missing Pa. nursing home data in federal confirmation hearing

House passes Equality Act, prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

Should Biden raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour? | Pro/Con