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Pandemic changes up Pennsylvania’s state budget hearings

The House and Senate fixed a pricey mistake by scheduling two special elections for primary day | Mark O’Keefe

Deana Eckman’s family still hopes to reform DUI law

Pa. parking-protected bike lane bill named in memory of Pittsburgher Susan Hicks

Proposed charter reform long overdue

Severance tax should be on the table

Election reform must remain a priority for Pennsylvania | Editorial–20210209.html

Former state Rep. George Hasay dies at 73

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Lack of targeted outreach, translated materials leaves Latino community behind as Pa. struggles with vaccine rollout

Pa. counties are blaming ‘cumbersome’ state-provided software for vaccine registration problems

Vaccine registration system disappoints non-eligible Pennsylvanians with appointments

Coronavirus vaccine: Not all diabetics are equal under Pennsylvania vaccination protocols

Could Pennsylvania soon have a single online site to register for COVID-19 vaccine? It depends.

Pennsylvania coronavirus update: Health officials conduct review of death reports

Risk of community spread of COVID improves in Pa., still substantial in Berks County

Berks County community leaders and medical experts promote COVID vaccine

Covid hospitalizations continue to decline in Pennsylvania

Wilkes-Barre health department vaccinating public against COVID-19

COVID-19 Update: Allegheny County sees two-day increase of 450 new COVID-19 cases

Reported COVID-19 cases, deaths drop Monday

As the COVID-19 pandemic raged, pharmaceutical firms quietly raised drug prices | Expert Opinion

New variants raise worry about covid-19 virus reinfections

Democrats propose $1,400 payments as part of Biden virus relief

Buttigieg to quarantine after security agent gets COVID-19

Biden wants to use NFL stadiums as vaccine sites, but Philly disagrees


TerraVida Holistic, Pa.’s largest marijuana retailer, plans to open up shop in West Virginia

Comcast offers $10K grants to small businesses owned by people of color

32 central Pa. licensed restaurants, bars and clubs cited for not following COVID-19 orders


We are proof incarcerated young people need care, not control | Opinion


Scranton School Board votes to begin in-person learning for elementary students

Keystone Oaks students return to classes this week as teachers’ strike ends

John Chaney’s funeral service captured the memory of the man | Mike Jensen

A $3 million donation will help Montgomery County Community College promote employee-owned businesses

IUP alums dig deep as the university works to remake itself

University of Scranton to announce new president

New Penn State Berks chancellor looks to keep pushing university forward


Fetterman’s early 2022 entrance gives him time to build strength — or set up his fall

Health Care

Pandemic unemployment spurs health insurance marketplace enrollment as exchanges prepare to reopen

Tower Health cuts management pay amid COVID-19 losses

Local News

Reading council asks mayor to address gun violence

Reading Public Library awarded $10,000 grant

A decade later, deadly Allentown gas explosion continues to spur safety changes, haunt neighbors

Brown vetoes WB City Council’s reduction of sewer and recycling fees

LCTA life insurance for board members still under discussion

Pros and cons of mail ballots debated at Luzerne County legislative meeting

Rescue 14 EMS in Adamsburg to close, merge with Greensburg-based Mutual Aid

Hazleton City Council to consider steeper snow and ice removal penalties

New Jersey

Deadline for N.J. governor to act on marijuana bill is pushed back


In public protest, thousands of Philly teachers pushed back against reopening schools

City to launch vaccination program for educators

Allegedly drunk Philly cop left woman with broken legs, dead dog after crashing car into her home at 70 mph

Philly Police Commissioner Outlaw talks the good, bad, and ugly of her first year

Artists will hold a virtual rally this week to call for support from City Hall ahead of budgeting decisions

Innovation and audacity needed to stem Philly’s poverty crisis | Opinion


Taking the ice: Penguins ready to advance plan for FNB headquarters at former arena site

Appointees to Pittsburgh’s new LGBTQIA+ commission will be introduced to Council Tuesday

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

Half of historic South Side structure collapses during fire

Peduto urges Wolf to prioritize teachers for vaccines

Peduto asks Gov. Wolf to vaccinate Pennsylvania teachers immediately

Tech training provider launching Pittsburgh cohort with eye on reaching underrepresented

Woman dies after being shot in vehicle in Lawrenceville

Audit finds Schenley ice rink mismanaged, thousands of dollars misused

State News

Commonwealth Court hears argument on challenge to second-degree murder penalty

More than 500 acres added to Pinchot State Forest in North Pocono

Some college students temporarily eligible for SNAP benefits


PennDOT lowers speed limits on highways as snow snarls commute

Berks crews prepare for snowstorm on track for Wednesday night through Friday


Montco’s Bruce Castor and Madeleine Dean bring very different approaches to Trump’s impeachment trial