Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pa. residents 65 and older eligible for covid vaccine but most providers don’t have supply

Pa. and Philly expand COVID-19 vaccine groups, but confusion remains for residents

COVID-19 Update: Pennsylvania lowers vaccination eligibility age in campaign’s first phase

Pa. expands COVID-19 vaccine eligibility

Seniors, high-risk Pennsylvanians qualify for vaccine. Now, the challenge is getting it in Bucks, Montco.

Pennsylvania updates coronavirus vaccine rollout to give priority to people 65 and older as St. Luke’s announces plan

Western Pa. teachers struggle to get information on vaccine distribution

116 new COVID-19 cases reported in county on Tuesday

Montgomery County records 1,278 new positive coronavirus cases, no deaths, over 4-day period

Allegheny County sees lowest covid case average since mid-November

Advaite will challenge Chester County’s $11 million COVID-19 test lawsuit


Biden supporters in Pa. will celebrate an unusual Inauguration Day with themed cocktails and sighs of relief

In fortified Washington, Biden prepares to take presidential oath before fractured country

Local politicians from both parties will attend Biden’s inauguration

Harris vice presidency marks several ‘firsts’

Biden’s Catholic faith is deep and foundational, friends and supporters say

Biden sends video message to Scranton community

Panel outlines expectations for new president

On Day One, Biden to overturn Trump policies on climate, virus with 15 executive orders

Biden to extend eviction moratorium through March

For millions of college grads mired in student debt, will Biden offer a bit more breathing room?

After insults and fraught politics in Pa., Rachel Levine’s nomination to Biden administration is a ‘new day for transgender America’

What to know about Rachel Levine, the history-making Pa. health official tapped for Biden administration

Transgender community in Pennsylvania celebrates Dr. Rachel Levine’s appointment

Scranton Joe? Biden gets heat for inaugural celebration with union-busting law firm

President Trump pardons ex-strategist Steve Bannon, 142 others

Authorities will ‘never take me alive,’ Harrisburg woman told social media after stealing Nancy Pelosi’s laptop, FBI says

Joe Biden will be inaugurated today, but the damage of Trump’s presidency can’t be easily undone | Editorial


Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf expects to name Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine’s successor later this week


Essential workers exposed to COVID-19 are reporting to work when they can’t get paid to quarantine

Medical marijuana dispensary eyes Hazleton property


Pa. prisons don’t always tell families when inmates are sick. Officials are defending that policy.

5 charged, 4 wounded in shootings in Pennsylvania’s Poconos

Monroe County’s second shooting incident in two days leaves one dead, one injured

Update: Further details emerge in Poconos shootings


Reading Olivet Boys & Girls Club reopens remote learning program after COVID shutdown

Testing, testing, and more testing on college campuses this spring as coronavirus concerns remain


Josh Shapiro sworn into 2nd term as Pa. attorney general

Pa. attorney general sworn in, files another lawsuit against Trump Administration

Auditor General Tim DeFoor vows to deliver on ‘accountability, integrity, and transparency’

Pa. row officers sworn in, bringing diversity, GOP shakeup to Harrisburg


Casino revenue in Pa., NJ. suffered in 2020 from the pandemic. So did taxes, at least in Pa.

Unlucky numbers: State casino revenues fell 22.2% last year because of pandemic shutdowns

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Proposed ordinance would set new deadline to pay 2020 Scranton trash fees

Oakmont Commons flooding solutions dependent upon grant approval

Donations pour in for memorial ice rink restoration

Swoyersville solicitor: Mayor told me to draft controversial dog ordinance

Market Street Bridge closure cost $45K, flood authority says


A man died after assault in Philly jail, where violence has surged under pandemic lockdown

Prosecutor says ‘balls were dropped’ in release of accused gunman before Brewerytown murder

Teen gunned down in North Philadelphia Monday is the city’s latest homicide victim

Mark Gleason, head of the influential Philadelphia School Partnership, is leaving

Ted Kirsch, longtime Philadelphia teachers’ union chief, dies at 81

Philadelphia 76ers announce initiative to support Black businesses


State Rep. Gainey to challenge Peduto in Democratic primary

State Rep. Ed Gainey to challenge incumbent Bill Peduto in race for Pittsburgh mayor

City Council introduces ban on ‘no-knock’ warrants; Pittsburgh police say no need

Ban on no-knock warrants introduced by Pittsburgh City Council

U.S. District Court rules Port Authority workers can wear masks with Black lives matter slogans

Annual Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit opens virtually on Friday

Court rules in favor of city in Darlene Harris campaign finance suit

Comcast to provide internet access at safe spaces across Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Council approves extension of program to require affordable housing in Lawrenceville

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