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Top Pa. election official calls for end to ‘lies’ as GOP launches 2020 hearings

In first of 14 hearings, state reps question Boockvar about election guidance

Pa. House panel begins look back at 2020 elections to see what changes need to be made

Pa. Secretary of State Boockvar implores state lawmakers to ‘stop the lies’ about the election

Use momentum for campaign finance reform

Coronavirus death counts exceed one per day in Pa. prisons. Gov. Wolf needs to use all the tools he has. | Editorial

Q&A: Meet Pennsylvania’s new public records czar

He was a fighter”: Sen. Dave Arnold’s staff reflects on his public service legacy

Pa. State Sen. Tommy Tomlinson tests positive for COVID-19

Carroll to introduce election code bill

Boback first woman to chair House veterans committee

Coronavirus – COVID-19

No phone hotlines, multiple websites, long lines: Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is confusing in Pa. and N.J.

Health care facilities adapting to new COVID-19 vaccine guidelines

Pennsylvania hospitals: Not enough vaccine to go around

Pennsylvania tops 20,000 covid deaths

COVID-19 Update: Pa. tops 20,000 deaths; Allegheny County has more than 66,000 cases

COVID-19 spread may be easing as state deaths surpass 20,000

Westmoreland County adds 107 covid cases, 4 deaths

153 new COVID-19 cases reported in county on Thursday

Lackawanna County teachers begin receiving vaccines

3 Weis Markets locations in Berks kick off COVID vaccine program

Some grocers will pay workers to get vaccinated

Fayette County groups asked to register in preparation for expanded coronavirus vaccine access

LVHN’s first COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Dorney Park fully booked in less than 24 hours

Does reopening schools cause COVID-19 to spread? It’s complicated | Opinion

An illustrated guide to how the COVID-19 vaccines work


Comments on carbon-cutting plan show industry divided over Pa.’s energy future

Should Rachel Levine’s replacement be a physician? | Pro/Con

While Dr. Rachel Levine inspired and enraged Pennsylvanians, her work caught President Biden’s eye


Instacart to cut 1,900 jobs, including its only union roles

Plans on hold for proposed Aldi supermarket in Berks Kohl’s store


Pennsylvania men sold their friend heroin and abandoned him outside a Montco hospital to die of an overdose, DA says

FBI agents make arrest in Center City in high school stalking case

FBI agents make arrest at home owned by Pa. banking secretary: Here’s the latest

Hamburg man verbally abusive, spit on employees in Berks liquor store over mask wearing, police said


Scranton parents outraged as students face long, potentially dangerous walks to school

New Kensington-Arnold considers property tax increase to address ‘bleak’ financial picture


Party officials shaken after gunman targets Montgomery County Democratic Committee office

Vote-count standards needed

Local News

Scranton announces launch of updated city website

4 Berks County nonprofits get grants from FirstEnergy Foundation

Chester County to overhaul purchasing after spending millions on faulty antibody testing program

Bucks County Judge Alan Rubenstein faces new allegations of ‘abusive,’ ‘humiliating’ comments

West Leechburg program to honor veterans with Main Street banners

Fox Chapel residents affected by ‘Squaw’ road name changes will be compensated

Vandals damage Biden, Black Lives Matter signs in Greensburg

Health problems keep Christina O’Brien from seeking 4th term as Westmoreland prothonotary

Luzerne County Council Election Inquiry Committee wrapping up recommendations

Wilkes-Barre reports 2020 budget deficit

Opioid Crisis

As covid crisis deepens, opioid crisis continues in the background


Get Philly’s kids back in classrooms as soon as possible, Kenney and City Council tell School District

Retired Philly cops are probing for District Attorney Larry Krasner’s soft spots as he seeks reelection

Father charged in accidental shooting death of 9-year-old girl in North Philly

Contractor with ties to Johnny Doc pleads guilty to tax fraud and defrauding union benefit fund

He spent years on death row. Now, a former Philly boxer will be released from prison.

Authorities investigate their handling of abuse complaints against ex-husband of murdered Northeast woman

Black-led project makes open call for submissions about 2020 George Floyd protests

Biden action on Liberian immigrants has community in Philly hopeful

It’s time to treat gun violence like the public health emergency it is | Jenice Armstrong


Protesters gather outside Pittsburgh mayor’s home as a result of ‘radical’ tweet

Mayor Peduto, please stop equating Pittsburgh protesters with the “Radical Right”

Pittsburgh’s Peduto among mayors asking new administration for financial relief

Allegheny County judge apologizes for photo with husband dressed as Capitol rioter

‘I’m not a white supremacist; you can quote me’: Pa judge pictured with husband dressed as ‘QAnon Shaman’ at Biden party

Port Authority hires Texas woman as its first director of diversity and inclusion

Port Authority making progress on missed trips, stranded passengers

Questions, concerns raised after school board floats plan to extend PPS remote learning

Peduto challenger Ed Gainey: Fewer words, more action needed from next mayor of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh company Astrobotic one step closer to 2021 moon mission

State News

AG Shapiro warns some stimulus checks may be delayed

PA AG warns that some COVID stimulus payments could be delayed. Here’s why

Need a rooting interest? All the Pitt, Penn State, WPIAL ties in the NFL’s championship weekend

Pa. hunting programs drawing the right kind of attention

Wine mystery boxes offered through Pennsylvania-owned Fine Wine and Good Spirits website

Handoffs at Auditor General, Office of Open Records, showed government at its best | Opinion

Appointees for Pa. Law Enforcement Citizen Advisory Commission hold first public meeting


Biden to increase federal food benefits among executive actions aimed at stabilizing U.S. economy

Joe Biden revokes Donald Trump’s ‘1776 Commission’ report promoting ‘patriotic education’

Biden order keeps moratorium on some student loan payments

Biden signs burst of executive orders tackling COVID-19, vows ‘help is on the way’

Fact-checking Pat Toomey’s claim that families with ‘six-figure incomes’ would get thousands from Biden relief plan

President Biden picks former United Steelworkers safety official to lead OSHA

The Harrisburg woman accused of stealing Nancy Pelosi’s laptop blames her ex-boyfriend for ‘overstated’ accusations

McConnell seeks to push Trump impeachment trial to February