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‘What is the plan?’ Senate panel airs frustrations with vaccine rollout

The answers to PA vaccine rollout: Why is it taking so long? How will it get better?

Lawmakers react to Pennsylvania’s vaccine rollout

Local lawmakers weigh in on state’s vaccine roll out

As Pa.’s vaccine rollout stumbles, House will vote on whether to turn it over to National Guard

Frustration with Pennsylvania COVID-19 vaccine rollout spills out at hearing, but LVHN approach offers a bright spot

Could Pa. voters see a ballot question to aid abuse victims this spring? ‘It’s absolutely doable,’ lawmaker says

Pa. House leaders plan emergency fix on abuse lawsuits after filing error

Pa. House moves to get legal relief for clergy abuse victims back on spring ballot

Pa. House agrees to fast-track legislation to salvage sex abuse reform; Senate still uncommitted

Justice delayed shouldn’t be justice denied for victims of childhood sexual abuse by priests | Editorial

As COVID-19 cases mount at Lehigh County Jail, officials beg Pennsylvania leaders for assistance

Should Pa. elect judges based on geography? | Pro/Con

How some Pa. lawmakers score a ‘golden parachute’ to pad their pensions

State agencies as golden parachutes

Coronavirus – COVID-19

COVID-19 rollout could have gone more smoothly, official say

In race for COVID-19 vaccinations, older residents in rural Pa. face tough obstacles

Montco, Chesco, and other counties got thousands fewer vaccine doses than expected this week

About 6 percent of Berks Countians have received at least 1 dose of the COVID vaccine

Montgomery County records 3 coronavirus deaths, 274 positive cases over 2-day period

Lackawanna nursing homes awarded $1.5 million for COVID-19 mitigation efforts

Ban on new residents, fine among possible outcome of care facility probe

Local nursing homes receive funding based on COVID-19 death, infection rates

COVID-19 Update: Pa. reports 3,370 cases, 146 deaths

Westmoreland County crosses 25,000 mark for covid cases

This Manhattan family went to rural Pennsylvania to escape COVID-19. Will they stay?

Some local Sam’s Club pharmacies to begin offering covid-19 vaccines

Johnson & Johnson asks U.S. regulators to OK its one-shot covid-19 vaccine

Basketball great Bill Russell says ‘This is one shot I won’t block’ while receiving COVID-19 vaccine


Wolf proposes $1.3B investment in education with funding reforms, new spending

Gov. Wolf defends funding plan for public education

Wolf rejects ‘tax increase’ label for education budget plan

Reading School District superintendent and others encouraged by Gov. Tom Wolf’s bold education budget

Gov. Wolf must collaborate to deliver shots in arm for seniors | Opinion


How private employers in Berks are handling the COVID vaccine

Amtrak will pay employees to get coronavirus vaccine

U.S. unemployment claims fell to 779,000 last week, but job cuts grind on

City Brewing in Latrobe to lose Iron City account, as Pittsburgh Brewing plans to build its own plant

Berks restaurant can’t sell alcohol because of COVID violations, authorities say


Kentucky man accused of participating in U.S. Capitol riot arrested in Uniontown

Report: FBI raids Mercer County home of suspected U.S. Capitol rioter

Family launches online petition to make Verona police cars more identifiable

Authorities investigating fatal shooting of 10-year-old boy in Edwardsville

Keeping up with the K-9s

Tipsters feel their calls for help were ignored before parents were charged with ‘unspeakable’ child abuse

Authorities find tractor-trailer filled with $2.7 million in drugs in Upper Macungie, Bucks DA says


Black Lives Matter Movement goes to school to teach students about social justice

The student debt crisis hits Black borrowers hardest. These Philadelphia debtors say Biden’s plan to tackle it isn’t enough.

Plans for Pa. university mergers continue, but all schools will keep their names — and sports teams, if the NCAA approves

Pa. state universities open up another retirement incentive to thin its workforce


Lt. Gov. John Fetterman files statement of candidacy for possible U.S. Senate run

Health Care

Be sure to be insured

Nurses sue two central Pa. health systems over secretive ‘non-poach’ worker recruitment agreement

Berks Heim receives 4-star rating from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Local News

First-come, first-served: Free food to be distributed Saturdays in Leechburg

Bucks County moves to preserve Bedminster farm

Critical blood shortage impacting Luzerne County, state and nation

National News

New Mexico State Police say officer shot, killed on highway


The city says it can’t answer some questions about Philly Fighting COVID amid an investigation. That’s not true.

Black Philadelphia renters face eviction at more than twice the rate of white renters

The money race between Philly DA Larry Krasner and challenger Carlos Vega kicks into high gear

Ya Fav Trashman is spotlighting Black-owned restaurants and bakeries in February. Here’s what he recommends.

14 Philly Black-owned businesses to support right now

GSK gifts over $1 million to local nonprofits for STEM education

Philadelphians need third-round stimulus payments to be issued smoothly this time | Opinion

As hate crimes surge, Philly Holocaust Memorial is reinvented with an antiracist mission

Philly teachers’ union says it’s ‘not safe’ to reopen schools, city to appoint mediator. Will teachers return?


Probe underway after scammers intercept some calls to 2-1-1 vaccine line in Allegheny County

Scams, high demand shut down Allegheny County phone lines for vaccine appointments

Demand overloads Allegheny vaccine phone lines

Judge blocks developer’s bid to demolish old Froggy’s restaurant, two other buildings Downtown

County police Superintendent Coleman McDonough to retire in March

Carnegie Museum of Art’s new deputy director resigns after 1 month

State News

Pennsylvania will get nearly $26 million from McKinsey opioid settlement


Berks County Commissioners give support to committee for passenger rail service project

PennDOT to launch pilot jobs program in Chester County next week


Senate approves budget bill, paving the way for Biden’s coronavirus relief package

Democrat-led House, drawing a line, removes Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from committees

As GOP splits over Trump, Reschenthaler says ex-president deserves ‘at least one Nobel Peace Prize’

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of Bucks County sponsors bill to protect Arctic National Refuge, which Trump sought to open for drilling