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Pa. enacted 140 laws last year. Only 27 of them addressed the coronavirus.

Survivors of clergy sex abuse urge Gov. Wolf to push Legislature to fast track reforms to child sex crime laws

A slap in the face’ to abuse survivors: PA advocates want action after Boockvar’s office error

Sex-abuse law blunder on Kathy Boockvar’s watch is a titanic mess for Pa. child victims | Maria Panaritis

After ballot blunder, some seek a bill on abuse lawsuits

The Legislature dashed hopes for LGBTQ equality in Pa. — again | Frank Pizzoli

As cyber threats loom, state officials aim to boost defenses

Pennsylvania’s GOP makes state a national leader in voter suppression efforts | Editorial

Help hospitality industry meet next crisis


Gov. Wolf proposes Pa.’s biggest tax increase ever, but it would be a tax cut for many

Gov. Tom Wolf wants to raise Pa. income taxes and give $1.5 billion more to schools

Wolf wants to add $1.3B in basic-ed funding, distribute with fair formula

Gov. Tom Wolf calls for personal income tax increase, cut for PA lower wage workers. What would change

Scranton School District could see $33M with fair funding proposal in Wolf’s budget

New Wolf budget increases income tax, but cuts taxes on lower income families

Gov. Wolf’s 2021 budget offers new opportunity to hold cyber charters accountable | Opinion

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pennsylvania COVID-19 vaccine rollout to get scrutiny from lawmakers amid frustration over distribution, lack of supply

Northeast Pennsylvania COVID-19 death rate remains stubbornly high

Montgomery County sees slight decrease in coronavirus positivity rate

Philly’s rough COVID-19 vaccine rollout adds challenge to reaching skeptical Black residents: ‘Our reticence is sacred’

Philly will open six mass COVID-19 vaccination clinics and doses are also coming to city pharmacies

Next up in the Philly Fighting COVID debacle: A political fight in City Hall

VA Pittsburgh Health Care sets covid vaccine clinic for senior veterans

Westmoreland County nears 25,000 covid cases with Tuesday’s additions

Should cancer patients get the covid vaccine?

More experts now recommend medical masks. Good ones are hard to find.

Pandemic sleep issues persist as some battle ‘COVID-somnia,’ while others rest more

Area physicians say people shouldn’t be afraid of COVID vaccine

Here’s how a Berks County couple ended up in York to get their COVID vaccines

Quest Diagnostics continues to ramp up turnaround time for coronavirus tests results

Biden to boost vaccine allotments to pharmacies, virus funds


Patrons must follow the rules, even if businesses won’t

After pressure from advocates, Comcast boosts internet speed for low-income users

3 ways Black people say their white co-workers and managers can support them and be an antidote to systemic racism | Opinion


With 13,000 infected, 100 dead of COVID-19 in Pa. prisons, advocates urge faster releases


Nazareth teachers union threatens online learning only if school board won’t bargain

Wilkes University schedules events for Black History Month

Duquesne wins historic opener at UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse, 69-64, against Dayton

State System looks to preserve buzzer-beaters and personal growth as it weighs mergers

Haverford College student’s free tutoring service reaches kids of frontline workers across the country


Montgomery County Republican Jeff Bartos is taking steps to run for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania

Westmoreland County fields bids to print and mail ballots for primary

Health Care

Geisinger and CHOP announce affiliation agreement

Local News

New Kensington garbage hauler promises to work with city following alleged thefts by employees

Wilkes-Barre reports on federal funding for projects and programs

National News

Washington state eyes ‘billionaire tax’ on the ultra rich


Facebook restricted a West Philly activist as it grappled with fallout from the Capitol riots

Who’s responsible for shoveling snow in Philly? Here are the rules

Window fans may be Philly’s fix for schools with poor ventilation. But teachers and parents are saying no way

Union president: Teachers and families deserve safe ventilation if they’re going to school during a pandemic | Opinion

Carjackings spike dramatically in Philly, breaking records this year


Burgess, Lavelle want to declare ‘educational emergency’ for Pittsburgh schools

Pittsburgh councilman moves to declare ‘state of educational emergency’ in the city

Emergency $36M program to help Allegheny County residents with rent, utility bills

Millions of dollars earmarked to help renters in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County

A public nuisance’: Petition calls for conservator to take over a block of rowhouses in Oakland

PPS restructuring plans put on hold

Port Authority will close little-used Beechview T station

Pittsburgh’s unemployment rate went up slightly in December, but may be a ‘one-month blip’

Pittsburgh native Tom Vilsack, tapped again to agriculture secretary, confronts new challenges

Port Authority to install new lights in Downtown Pittsburgh light rail tunnels

Pittsburgh police issue warning after almost 50 vehicles stolen in city last month

State News

Bear harvest in region slips 24%, also declines statewide

National Alliance on Mental Illness will host youth-focused virtual conference Friday

Editorial: Pennsylvania parks, trails good for physical and mental health

Still primed for public life, ex-Pa. Treasurer Torsella reflects on pensions and bipartisanship

PA’s polluted Susquehanna River is poisoning the bay. What can be done