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Pennsylvania’s minimum wage is the lowest in the region. Advocates tell lawmakers an increase is overdue.

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Region’s top doctors warn supply may delay COVID-19 vaccinations for new groups

Not enough covid vaccine to go around, top Western Pa. doctors warn

Allegheny Co. health director says ‘long way to go’ to meet covid vaccine demands

Philly will soon have two vaccine sign-up websites, but only one run by the city

UPMC covid vaccine clinic targets Pittsburgh’s underserved communities

LVHN to begin COVID-19 mass vaccinations at Dorney Park next week

Allegheny County covid hospitalizations drop by half in past month

Latest Luzerne County coronavirus death report includes 35-year-old

Westmoreland County adds 173 covid cases, 12 deaths

Berks County adds 189 COVID cases in one of the lower recent daily totals

Weis Markets pharmacies to administer COVID vaccines

Virtual photo exhibit to document Pennsylvania’s covid-19 experience


Joe Biden becomes president with a plea that ‘politics doesn’t have to be a raging fire’

It was a ‘surreal’ inauguration for Pennsylvania lawmakers at the site of the Capitol insurrection

Casey, Toomey, Cartwright, Meuser, Wolf express hope for nation’s future

Democrats and Republicans react to President Joe Biden’s inauguration

‘My whole soul is in this’: Newly inaugurated President Biden emphasizes unity

Inauguration Day celebrated in Biden’s hometown

Biden issues pandemic plan, aims to expand access to testing and vaccines, reopen schools

After inauguration, President Biden extended freeze on student loan payments until Sept. 30

Here’s a closer look at the 17 orders Biden signed to dismantle Trump-era policies

America, it’s time for us to get used to saying ‘Madam Vice President’ | Jenice Armstrong

Luzerne County Democrats celebrate historic day for women during watch party

Harris’ ascension to vice president is historic and inspiring, local women say

The first but not the last’: Philly-area Black women celebrate VP Harris with pearls and pride

New Kensington family recalls Biden sharing their grief, comforting a mother who lost son to brain cancer

Levine breaks new ground

With Health Sec. Levine likely headed to Washington, Pa.’s transgender residents look to a more welcoming future | Frank Pizzoli

Who’s in charge: Career staffers move to acting Cabinet head

Surgeon General resigns at Biden’s request

Ted Cruz brings back Paris vs. Pittsburgh in criticism of Biden; Peduto scoffs

‘Keep Pittsburgh out of your mouth’: Steel City to Ted Cruz over Paris Climate Accord barb

Trump’s last-minute pardons included a Philly radio host

‘I just got caught up in the moment’: Central Pa. Marine charged with punching officers during Capitol riot

Presidential pardons have roots in Southwestern Pennsylvania


Child care workers in Pa. are eligible for $600 grants, Gov. Wolf says

Police accountability panel created by Wolf to hold first meeting Thursday


Amazon’s tactics make it too hard to cancel Prime, consumer advocates charge

Official inaugural gifts for Biden and Harris crafted by Lenox, based in Bucks County’s Bristol Borough

The new stimulus bill has 6 big tax savings for small businesses

4 restaurants near Berks on Pa.’s latest shutdown list for COVID infractions

South Whitehall approves COVID-19 relief money for small businesses, after ‘paralysis by analysis’ for several months


Coroner dispatched to shooting in northeast Reading


Why are public schools footing the bill for substandard cyber-charter education? | Opinion


No one hurt after Montgomery County Democratic Party office struck by bullets, chair says

Trump House’ creator Leslie Baum Rossi seeks nod to run for open Pa. House seat

‘Just move on’: Republicans grapple with post-Trump future

Local News

Lease change in the works between Arena board and Penguins for pandemic-shortened hockey season

Election director job still vacant; search on hold for now

Water rates unchanged in new Westmoreland municipal authority budget

Allentown City Council confirms long-delayed NIZ authority nominees, but battle over future appointments begins


For Sixers coach Doc Rivers, inauguration ‘was awesome for a lot of reasons’

A 9-year-old girl has died after being shot in the head in North Philly, police say


‘This is a historic day’: Pittsburgh leaders celebrate Vice President Kamala Harris

Allegheny County Executive Fitzgerald repays a favor by attending Biden inauguration

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald attends ‘very emotional’ Biden inauguration

PPS board may extend remote instruction into April

City looking to further reduce driveway curb cuts on new townhouses

Arconic donates more than $80,000 to local nonprofits for sustainability and social equity

State News

You can own a piece of a beloved Pennsylvania roadside attraction

Winning $730M Powerball ticket sold in Maryland; Mega Millions jackpot now $970M

State awards low-interest loan to reduce sewage overflows to Mon and Ohio rivers

State gives $4.8 million to train long-term care workers, including $2 million in the region


The most challenging year in airport and aviation history’: Pandemic sends Allentown airport passenger traffic to level not seen in 50 years