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Pa. Senate GOP leader to delay seating an incumbent Democratic senator

Jim Brewster’s Pa. Senate swearing-in will be delayed, top GOP senator says

Pa. Republicans to delay Sen. Brewster’s oath of office for ‘time to digest’ Ziccarrelli’s election dispute

GOP to block Democrat from state Senate in mail ballot fight

GOP leaders in Pa. Senate will refuse to seat Democrat certified by state as winner

Pa. Democrats want to ban evictions and foreclosures for 60 days. How it would work

Pennsylvania State Senators Call For Extension On Ban Of Evictions

Democratic lawmakers seek moratorium on evictions, foreclosures when COVID-19 disaster ends

Why isn’t the Pa. legislature more productive? Some say unfair rules hold lawmakers back

Election officials want a say in Pa.’s voting reforms, but politics may get in the way

3 area legislators named Democratic chairs of House committees

Neighbors, friends show signs of support for the late Rep. Mike Reese

The state lawmaker who died of an aneurysm had COVID-19, but were the two conditions related?

Pennsylvania keeps workers in penury

Ex-House Speaker John Perzel wins 3rd and likely final bid to avoid paying $1M for corruption conviction

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pa. will get more covid vaccine this week, availability to general public still ‘months’ away

Who gets the COVID-19 vaccine next, and when? Pa. and N.J. are working on it.

Levine outlines possible vaccination plans

Levine denies Pennsylvania trails other states in planning mass vaccinations

COVID-19 Update: Nearly 9,000 new cases reported in Pa.; Allegheny County reports 5 new deaths

Allegheny County adds new vaccine distribution location for priority populations

Allegheny County reports 850 more covid cases, 5 deaths in 2 days

44 new COVID-19 cases reported in Luzerne County

Montgomery County sees increase in coronavirus positivity rate

COVID-19 percent positivity climbs in Monroe, increases and decreases across NEPA counties

Delaware County deaths approach 1,000 as vaccine rolls out

Delco conducts drive-thru COVID-19 tests this week

In Philly, twin physicians encourage people to consider getting coronavirus vaccine

What cancer patients should know about the new COVID-19 vaccines

He thought he was over COVID-19, then had a stroke. Doctors are studying how to prevent more cases like his.

Germany set to extend hard lockdown as daily deaths mount


Wary restaurateurs reopen doors to diners for first time this year

Besides PPP, there’s another forgivable loan program for small businesses thanks to the new stimulus bill

Regulars return to favorite spots as indoor dining resumes, businesses reopen

Upper Burrell residents happier but not satisfied with new Dollar General proposal

Business owners, patrons happy to reunite after shutdown

Trader Joe’s is the ‘anti-grocery store’ — so why do fans love it so much?

As Pennsylvania restaurants resume indoor dining and gyms and casinos reopen, businesses look beyond 2020 ‘disaster’

Bucks restaurants, Parx reopen, worries continue for survival after COVID restrictions


Woman critically wounded in shooting at McKeesport gas station

Client advocate’ getting results in Lehigh County Public Defender’s office as social workers play larger role in criminal justice system


Could more changes be in store for Pennsylvania’s college students?

Villanova again pauses men’s basketball activities after two players test positive for COVID-19


Uncounted ballots discovered among Westmoreland County voting equipment

In a first, Black and Latina woman takes over as chair of Lancaster City Democratic Committee

Chester County: No plans yet on continued voting expansion

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker will object to Pennsylvania’s electors, alongside other Pa. House Republicans

Meuser should support the will of the voters, not Trump’s

Senate balance of power is at stake as Georgia runoffs reach election day

Local News

Domenick to head Lackawanna County Board of Commissioners

New section of heritage trail connecting Dickson City, Olyphant nearly complete

Delaware County moves closer to its own health department

Former jail warden hired to consult in pending legal issues

Eight apply for county election director job

‘My phone has not stopped ringing’: A new Chesco eviction prevention program expands Jan. 5

Bristol gets $1M to fix riverfront lot flooding; hopes improvements will ignite business

Kennett Food Cupboard sees long lines, and no building to store food

National News

Ohio governor signs gun bill that expands the so-called ‘stand your ground’ right


Two men killed in separate shootings, in Holmesburg and Hunting Park

‘Progress in society is cyclical’: Philly LGBTQ elders talk movement’s history, today’s parallels

Franklin Institute, Philadelphia Museum of Art announce reopening dates

Philly’s violent year: Nearly 500 people were killed and more than 2,200 shot in 2020

Daphne Goggins, a Philly activist who urged Black voters to join the GOP, dies from COVID-19

Four ways to improve Philly’s COVID-19 vaccine plan | Opinion


Kudos to the Allegheny Land Trust

Settlement advances controversial office project in Oakland

Pittsburgh homicides up in 2020, but scope of last decade shows it’s not a significant spike

Pittsburgh’s dwindling urban forests get help

Pittsburgh says new procedures will improve snow removal

Pittsburgh officials look to improve snow removal plans

Allegheny County Health Department cites more restaurants for defying state’s shutdown order

Wife, attorney await word on inmate’s condition after fall at Allegheny County Jail

Feds involved in Pittsburgh explosion investigation, firework suspected in Hill District blast

Pittsburgh named a ‘reforestation hub’ by startup that aims to use, plant urban trees

Penguins add PPG logo to helmets

State News

State lottery open for rare Pappy Van Winkle bourbon

Pennsylvania’s December revenue more than anticipated


First responders recall fatal Pennsylvania Turnpike crash in Mt. Pleasant Township 1 year later


In farewell, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos urges Congress to reject Joe Biden’s policies