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Process for replacing Sen. John Blake unfolding

Financial cliff: Legislators push to handle transportation funding crisis before next year’s elections

Ice cream shops, machine politics, and the unfinished struggle of Pa.’s first Black legislator

Continue to improve elections in Pa.

8th Street Bridge being renamed for fallen PennDOT worker

Cruel bill offers hope for impossible

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pa. lags most states in getting COVID-19 vaccine to seniors, PennLive analysis finds

Pursuit of COVID-19 vaccine devolves into ‘hunger games’ for Pa. seniors

Across the Pittsburgh region, deciding who gets the vaccine is contentious

Massive drive-through vaccination center being built in King of Prussia — with no guarantee the state will give it vaccine

Candlelight vigil will honor those lost to COVID-19

Despite moratorium, some eviction cases moving forward

Landlords thankful for rent relief program

New COVID-19 cases, deaths remain down in region

Pa.’s weekly COVID report a mixed bag for Berks County

A plea to President Biden: Please help suburban Philadelphia get vaccinated. Its 2.5 million people are underserved. | Maria Panaritis

Dr. Fauci worried that U.S. virus cases will stick at 70,000 a day

CDC recommends Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine; inoculations to start this week

There’s a robot to help with COVID-19 testing, but it won’t stick a Q-tip up your nose

Social Security and Medicare may experience their own COVID-19 side effects, experts say

COVID-19 Pandemic: Fraud overwhelms unemployment programs

COVID-19 relief package heads to Senate as debate over minimum wage continues


Gov. Tom Wolf pushes charter school reform law


Ensuring the minimum wage keeps up with economic growth | Opinion

Working from home — at what cost?


Racism in Pa.: Hate incidents up against Asian Americans, but it’s not a new problem

1 arrested in Lehigh County Walmart lot shooting that killed 1, injured 1

Lehigh County coroner identifies 20-year-old Allentown woman killed in double shooting at Whitehall Township Walmart

Editorial: Reading’s crime problems defy easy solutions

Mass shootings surge in Pennsylvania as nation faces record high


School districts find success with full in-person learning in Wayne and Pike counties

Exchange student from Italy adjusts to life in A-K Valley during pandemic

Some worry a drop in financial aid applications means fewer low-income students are considering college

COVID-19 hit to Pennsylvania’s largest universities nears $800 million

Food, info for students

Guest Column: Higher education must be affordable to all in Pa.


Supreme Court could put new limits on voting rights lawsuits

Adams County Republican Committee censures Sen. Pat Toomey


Several Pennsylvania organizations to participate in Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Health Care

COVID-19′s tax season surprise: You may have to pay back part of your ACA insurance subsidy

Local News

Good government or ‘gag’ order? In Chesco, new ethics policy muzzles county workers.

Sidewalk to Steamtown

Berks County Game Commission crew honored for its habitat restoration near Blue Marsh

Harrison neighbors welcome demolition of abandoned houses

Westmoreland looks for ways to stop decades-long population decline

Stimulus bill could bring money to expand high-speed internet in Westmoreland

Luzerne County Election Board won’t be holding a special meeting Monday amid appointment controversy

National News

Report: U.S. wasted billions on cars, buildings in Afghanistan

From the U.S. Capitol to local governments, disinformation disrupts

Natural Gas

Natural gas should be a part of Pennsylvania’s energy future | Opinion

Environmental advocates cheer Delaware River Basin Commission’s ban on fracking


Philly teachers back ‘soon,’ fans won’t be used, school reopening date announcement coming Monday

As the Philly School District struggles to reopen, some city charters have brought kids back. But they haven’t rushed it.

What happened when a SEPTA officer’s handgun spontaneously fired in Philly’s Suburban Station

Gun violence epidemic, recent mass shootings in Philadelphia push victim service agencies into overdrive

Philly hospitals must now disclose prices for care, but it’s still hard to comparison shop: ‘The randomness is stunning.’–20210227.html

What went wrong for Philly’s winter forecasts? ‘The polar vortex stole the show.’

Philly won’t reassess properties until next year, but some already worry homeowners will be ‘blindsided’

City Council bill aims to rein in elusive Airbnb hosts

COVID-19 testing — and Philly employment — get boost with 50 new lab jobs at Penn Medicine


‘That should never occur:’ Peduto questions part of a settlement over controversial Oakland office project

Human trafficking fight

‘The professional gap filler’: Shanon Hughes talks community service through The Wellness Collective

Pittsburgh to invest $800,000 in public art projects for city’s parks

State News

‘Why aren’t things getting better?’: Inequities for nonprofit funding impacts communities, study finds

Pa. women who leave jobs to care for kids are being wrongfully denied unemployment

All families released from Berks immigration detention center, Sen. Casey announces


Study: Low-cost Mon Valley transit program has $14 million impact for local communities


Biden urges Amazon workers to vote in Alabama unionization drive