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State Senate panel moves quickly on child abuse survivors bill

Statute of limitations reform takes another step in Pa. legislature

With Sen. Baker as chairwoman, Pa. Senate Judiciary Committee approves seven bills

Pgh. Dem lawmakers call out Wolf over Pa.’s vaccine roll out, ask for more direct communication to residents

PennDOT plans to toll major Pa. bridges, but truckers and lawmakers want to put on brakes

Johnstown lawmaker scores big win in fight with Pa. liquor board. But the fight continues | Mark O’Keefe

Misguided constitutional amendment is bad for our democracy

Special election date set to fill seat left vacant by Sen. Dave Arnold’s death

Meet Pa. Senate GOP leader Kim Ward, the first woman to hold that post: ‘I have to do a good job’

10 things to know about Senate GOP leader Kim Ward: Shoe collector, gambler, music fan who made Pa. history

Perry and Mastriano have not upheld military honor and conduct | PennLive letters

Coronavirus – COVID-19

COVID-19 Update: As Pa. cases decline, did state avoid post-holiday surge?

Covid contact tracing still challenging in Pennsylvania

Bucks County opens vaccine hotline to reach those without internet, as online registration continues

Coronavirus positivity rate continues downward trend in Montgomery County, six neighboring counties

New coronavirus cases continue to decline in Allegheny County

70 new COVID-19 cases reported in Luzerne County

Weekend new COVID-19 cases continue decline, but not regional death toll

New Jersey launched a vaccine hotline. Four hours later, 58,000 calls had flooded in.

Minnesota case marks 1st detection of Brazil covid variant

Biden raises vaccination target to 1.5 million shots a day, extends travel bans


Pennsylvania’s health secretary nominee isn’t a physician. Why that doesn’t matter.


No pomp, zero circumstance: Wolf will deliver virtual budget address

With budget season approaching, Wolf, lawmakers must fully fund Pa.’s community colleges | Opinion


Biden’s ‘Buy American’ provisions could spur factory orders in the Pittsburgh region

ShopRite shuts pharmacies up and down the East Coast, sending customers to CVS

Pandemic destroyed 225M jobs worldwide, but billionaires got richer, reports find

New Kensington approves liquor license transfer for Crossbar Grill


Pregnant woman shot, man injured in crash on Route 65

Family of four found dead in murder-suicide in Chester County, police say

Harrisburg police post policies online, including how and when they can use force


With COVID-19 metrics improving, in-person learning returning to more area schools

Walk zones for Scranton schools follow policy, part of larger transportation review, officials say

Duquesne University asked to bring back professor fired for using racial slur in class


Supreme Court set to decide in Feb. whether to hear Rep. Mike Kelly’s election case

Watchdog probing whether Justice Department officials tried to overturn the election

Health Care

Reading man is first recipient of liver transplant at Tower Health Transplant Institute

Local News

Cognetti says city’s progress means she deserves reelection

Chermak pitches budget study commission, surprising majority Lackawanna County Commissioners

Schuylkill River Trail section to close for the construction of a pedestrian bridge over Route 724

Reading Downtown Improvement District board holds its last meeting

Reading City Council approves another round of parking ordinances

Proposed Luzerne County tax collector raise package altered

Sugarloaf Twp. farm joins county preservation program

Tax break for massive Hazleton project on county council agenda

Proposed ballot questions on Luzerne County charter amendments up for vote Tuesday

Latrobe bond refinancing could help repair parking garage, replace trash compactor

New administrator named at Westmoreland Manor

Lehigh County Authority to provide financial assistance to some customers facing water, sewer shutoffs for unpaid bills

National News

DACA recipients are now eligible for federally insured mortgages


City drops Philly Fighting COVID as vaccination partner after it failed to disclose for-profit arm

Philly police now take two-thirds of gunshot victims to the ER, and that saves lives, Penn study finds

Without commuters, what will happen to SEPTA Regional Rail?

SEPTA’s Chestnut Hill West Line has been suspended for months, and there’s no timeline on a return

Kenney had plans. Then the pandemic hit. Can he avoid lame-duck status and get Philly ‘back on track’?

Gamble and Huff celebrate the 50th year of Philadelphia International Records defining Philly sound

How three Philly groups are raising mental health awareness in immigrant communities

Pa. underwrites a $100 million ‘big-ticket’ Phila. sewer plant upgrade

Checks are being stolen from Postal Service mailboxes, raising concerns about the blue boxes’ security

‘You’re already political’: Post Trump, Philly kids talk civics, school reopening and what’s next

Philly’s beloved Catholic schools are slowly dying. It doesn’t have to be this way. | Opinion

Philly transportation needs a universal way to measure racial equity | Opinion

Philly should abolish the City Commissioners Office | Opinion

Biden needs cities like Philadelphia to help him undo ICE’s culture of fear | Opinion

Philadelphia’s overdose crisis hangs in the balance of conflicting city, state, and federal officials | Opinion

As students return to dorms after COVID spike, Philly colleges implement rapid testing


Rift appears between parents, staff before Pittsburgh Public Schools reopening vote

The place to be: Oakland emerging as the city’s latest development hot spot

Former Catholic school on Mt. Washington poised to become loft apartments

State News

Postal Service trying to catch up on late deliveries

Pa. rent and property tax rebate applications now online

Keystone State Games will return in 2021

Pennsylvania sets early start, statewide schedule for trout season

State must meet duty on recovery homes


Pa. Congressman Scott Perry acknowledges introducing Trump to lawyer at the center of election plot

Latest Trump election revelation leaves U.S. Rep. Scott Perry at the center of controversy – again

What’s next for U.S. Rep. Scott Perry? How he became embroiled in bid to overturn Trump’s loss

Janet Yellen wins Senate approval as first female treasury secretary