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Pa. General Assembly advances $912M COVID aid package

Pennsylvania Senate passes COVID-19 relief package, including grants of up to $50,000 for small businesses

PA Senate approves $145M relief for restaurants, creates Hospitality Industry Recovery Program

Pa. could become a national outlier in how it elects appellate judges. Here’s why experts are worried.

Child sexual abuse lawsuit ‘window’ moves near referendum

Pa. lawmakers move to curb governor’s emergency declaration powers; voters may get their say

Pa. voters to get final say on limiting governor disaster powers

Amendment to limit disaster powers passes Pennsylvania Senate a second time

Yudichak, Baker vote in favor of proposed disaster declaration amendment

State Rep. Frankel builds support for hate speech bill in wake of Capitol riots

$407.2 million in federal stimulus money averts funding crisis at PennDOT

Legislature disregards its own bloat

Coronavirus – COVID-19

New Pa. health secretary’s goals: Improving vaccine rollout communication and pushing feds for more doses

Gov. Wolf defends moving smokers to top covid vaccine priority group

How to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Western Pennsylvania

Allegheny County officials expecting improvements to vaccine rollout

For workers now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine, rollout has been confusing and high stakes

Berks County hospitals expanding vaccine effort

First case of U.K. coronavirus variant confirmed in Montgomery County

COVID-19 Update: Allegheny County officials optimistic but cautious amid dropping cases

One in five people in one Pa. ZIP code tested positive for COVID-19

Pennsylvania adds 5,874 covid cases, highest in a week

New COVID-19 cases jump sharply regionally and statewide

Area educators get COVID-19 vaccines prior to expansion of first priority group

Children are susceptible to COVID-19 and some nasty long-term effects: What you need to know

Seniors line up for COVID-19 vaccines at Dorney Park, St. Luke’s clinics with limited supply of shots available

I feel paralyzed’: Primary care doctors wait for COVID vaccines as patients seek answers

Philadelphia let college students distribute vaccines. The result was a ‘disaster,’ volunteers say.

Philly Fighting COVID disaster strikes another blow to vaccine trust in Black communities | Solomon Jones

Excela Health sees drop in covid hospitalization, keeps eye on new variants

Street medicine: Advocates plan to bring COVID-19 vaccines to homeless

Advocate: More minority outreach needed amid pandemic

A vaccine site in Delaware County shows how you keep promises in a pandemic. | Maria Panaritis

The vaccine rollout in Pennsylvania has not been good enough.


Lumber buyers ‘pay up or run out’ amid U.S. homebuilding surge

Developer O’Neill pays $103M in deal for former GSK complex, promotes plan for labs and offices in Montgomery County

COVID-led job losses have overwhelmed Pa.’s unemployment system, official says


Former Allderdice football coach, county police cadet accused of dealing cocaine

The father bought a gun two weeks before a Chester County family murder-suicide, sources say

Convicted murderer, 16, appeals 40-year prison sentence

Cracking down on human trafficking; Montgomery County among leading counties filing charges


Western Pa. schools receive grants to improve cafeterias

Mask wearing remains hot-button issue for PIAA

PIAA will look at shortening, tightening football season

Students refurbishing computers for people in need

Penn professor retires after controversy over Nazi rhetoric, gesture used at virtual conference

Pushed by the pandemic, faculty want a greater voice in decisions at Penn and other campuses

With a $2.2 million infusion, new Community College to open in Ford City in 2022


Ligonier Valley police officer seeks GOP nod for House 59th District seat

Pa. Rep. Mike Kelly came closer than you think to stealing the election for Trump | Bruce Ledewitz

Health Care

New Biden health-care orders begin to unspool Trump policies

Local News

Volunteer committee to continue efforts to improve, preserve Harrison Honor Roll memorial

Luzerne County releases report on coronavirus grant recipients

LCTA chair responds to life insurance controversy

National News

Homeland Security bulletin warns Americans about violence by grievance-fueled domestic extremists


4 things to watch as Philly City Council gets back to work in 2021

Philly Fighting COVID’s founder met with City Council about vaccines in November. No one asked about his health-care credentials.

Here’s what Philly voters who elected Biden want from his first 100 days | Opinion

Justice delayed: Philly courts backlog leaves many jailed for months without a hearing

Philly police commissioner sought to use tear gas against protesters as Kenney hesitated, investigation says

A 12-year-old boy is arrested in the shooting death of his 9-year-old sister in North Philadelphia

What’s in a name? The Welcoming Center renews mission to help new local immigrants

Some Philly kids can finally return to school next month after nearly a year away. Reactions are mixed.

Danielle Outlaw’s failure should push Kenney to ask for her resignation — but she didn’t fail alone | Editorial


Pittsburgh Public Schools reopening postponed to April

Pittsburgh council supports no-knock warrant ban, but will wait to pass a proposed law

Leanne and Steve Ford ‘Home Again’ for new HGTV show

Pittsburgh named a top city for filmmakers to live and work

Man sues Peduto, police officials for injuries in East Liberty protest

Pittsburgh to honor local jazz musicians virtually for Black History Month

Woman, 19, dies in Hazelwood shooting

These made-in-Pittsburgh batteries could spark profit for New Jersey company

Pandemic concerns trigger postponement of Pittsburgh’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Police deploy gas to get man barricaded inside East Liberty apartment building to surrender

Board won’t probe alleged election night imbibing by Pittsburgh officers

Pittsburgh City Council accused of ‘grandstanding’ as it seeks involvement in school district’s pandemic response

Richard King Mellon Foundation to award $1.2B in Pittsburgh region over 10 years, seeks public input

State News

New lawsuit alleges Devereux failed to protect at least six children from abuse


Safety group gives Pennsylvania middling grade on highway safety laws


Biden’s plan to fix student loans puts spotlight on debt cancellation and easier bankruptcies

Bob Casey says he’s open to killing the filibuster and advancing Biden’s agenda without GOP support

Scott Perry, it’s time to resign | Opinion