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Bill would increase incentives to make movies, TV shows in Pa.

‘Dangerous road’: Pa. lawmaker wants to slow down plan to add tolls on bridges

Pa. lawmakers have days to help child sex abuse survivors after Wolf team’s blunder | John Baer

Pa. House lawmakers Mullins, Flynn face off to run for Scranton state Senate seat

Coronavirus – COVID-19

State health department addresses concerns about vaccine allocation

Gov. Wolf says suburban counties weren’t shortchanged on vaccine, adding to state’s murky messages

Pa. defends its count of nursing home deaths. Here’s how Wolf says Pa. was different than NY

Pa. health official: Focus should be on covid vaccinations, not allocations

Pa. notches two days of 110,000 COVID-19 vaccinations as supply grows

Berks County gets biggest COVID vaccine shipment yet

Prison COVID-19 outbreaks lead Pa. ZIP codes for highest new cases this week

Why pandemic challenges persist at Pennsylvania’s nursing homes

Pa. seniors are ‘at their wit’s ends’ trying to get coronavirus vaccines

Program seeks to help Westmoreland seniors who lack technology get coronavirus vaccine appointment

More than 1 million people fully vaccinated in Pa.

Three-quarters of Allegheny Township’s police force yet to be vaccinated

St. Clair Hospital cancels appointments after no covid vaccine shipment for 3 weeks


Nursing home residents can get hugs again, feds say

Half of Pennsylvanians approve of Biden’s COVID response, F&M College poll finds

2021 will soon start to feel more normal, like before the COVID-19 pandemic. Can we handle it?

State News

Pennsylvania’s unemployment office is hiring 500 people to answer busy phone lines

Pa. is hiring 500 staffers to answer unemployment calls. Activists want that number to double

Biden is coming to Pennsylvania next week after signing the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill

Here’s what Pennsylvania and New Jersey are getting out of the $1.9 trillion stimulus package

New fed relief plan saves aid for 925,000 Pennsylvanians, state says

Pennsylvanians are suffering. Biden’s coronavirus relief plan will help. | Opinion

Westmoreland among Pa. counties added to spotted lanternfly quarantine zone

Invasive spotted lanternfly takes more Pennsylvania counties hostage

Foundation partners to invest $20M in distressed ‘opportunity zones’ around the region

How Pa. can prevent a power crisis like the one that knocked out Texas | Opinion


After a spike last spring, unemployment rates are falling, still work to be done

Wanted: Women to train and work in automotive, electronics and other male-dominated trades

What started as pandemic hazard pay will continue as increased wages at Rutter’s


Hundreds in the Pittsburgh area targeted with fraudulent Chase Bank debit cards, ID theft

Prison deprivatization cost analysis to be presented soon


Superintendents to decide whether to administer PSSA tests this spring or fall

Traditional Lehigh Valley public schools seeing exodus to charter, cybercharter, private schools this year

South Fayette teacher suspended after ‘inappropriate’ slavery assignment

Did Pennridge ‘Planter Artistocrat’ lesson sanitize slavery?

University of Scranton president dies from ALS complications

Several state-owned universities plan for in-person activities in the fall

Health Care

Obamacare aid could mean health insurance benefits for thousands of more Pennsylvanians

Local News

Lackawanna County accepting applications for mortgage assistance

Lackawanna County accepting applications for rent, utility relief

Nearly $28,000 in grants will improve safety at 3 Berks County organizations

Jeannette, New Kensington among towns that could benefit from new $20M investment fund

McKeesport City Council agrees to hold virtual meetings after suit over accessibility

McKeesport City Council, citizens reach agreement on public meetings

Public meetings must include the public

Jeannette officials look to pinch pennies to restore $278K to capital reserve account

‘Urgent’ plea over Luzerne County DA’s status

Questions abound about DA vacancy and appointment

GoFundMe account set up by family of boy killed by truck

The Allentown State Hospital site will be redeveloped. A new report examines three buildout scenarios

‘Can we talk about race?’: Carlisle considering commission to study sources of racial problems

National News

Mississippi governor set to sign transgender sports limit

Cuomo allegedly groped female aide in governor’s residence

New Jersey

What is and isn’t allowed under New Jersey’s marijuana laws


Young men of color in Philly stay home to stay safe. A new study reveals a high cost.

City Council seeks to bolster arts funding, bypassing the Philadelphia Cultural Fund

Some Philadelphia students returned to school after 361 days of virtual learning

Time for a more people-centered Ben Franklin Parkway | Editorial

Philly is expanding vaccine eligibility to 65 and older as it scrambles to get shots into arms

One year into COVID-19, they continue to play a nightly tribute to Philly’s health-care workers with whistles, a pan and a wooden spatula

4 men wounded in Kensington gun battle

The new coronavirus relief bill promises big financial help for parents in the Philly region

One teen was charged and another is wanted for the killing of a 15-year-old girl in West Philly

Raising property tax is better than raising other taxes | Opinion

Unemployed rally to demand owed benefits held in Center City


Pittsburgh and URA announce $22 million to support homeownership, new Land Bank leadership

Peduto: Federal relief package will avoid city layoffs, replenish reserve fund

Pa. appeals court: Man injured by cop during teenage prank can’t get money from city

Allegheny officials ask residents to refrain from large St. Patrick’s Day gatherings

Peduto to face 3 challengers in Pittsburgh mayoral race, Will Parker out

Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation’s new program seeks to fill gaps in care for LGBTQ youth

Allegheny County joins Pittsburgh in passing law mandating paid sick leave

Pittsburgh man alleges racial bias by Judge Tranquilli after marijuana conviction


Veteran charged in Capitol riot once served in Marine One squadron, officials say

What’s inside the $1.9T COVID-19 bill passed by Congress

‘We didn’t have the option of going small’: Susan Wild champions $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill passed without GOP support

Abandoned mine reclamation extension introduced

Republican and Democrat congressmen call for extending mine reclamation program