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Santarsiero proposes legislation to protect workers during public health emergencies

PA senator proposes legislation to protect workers as virus spreads

Local lawmakers grapple with educational impact of coronavirus

Coronavirus shows why Pa. needs a law requiring paid sick days | PennLive Editorial

Pa. awards $5M to help houses of worship, others protect against hate crimes

State awards security grants to religious, nonprofit groups

Protections for vulnerable Pa. seniors lag, reforms to guardianship system ‘stuck’

Every Pa. medical marijuana patient who drives is a DUI target. This lawmaker wants to change that

Report sees ways to improve outcomes among released inmates

DuBois City Council asks state to allow radar speed enforcement

Scarnati opposing community college in Erie

Erie’s fight for a new community college has statewide implications. This is why | Opinion


Pa. now has 16 coronavirus cases; officials expecting community spread

Pa., N.J. coronavirus cases spread as campuses shut down and officials urge limited contact

Quarantine is effective but stressful tool against coronavirus

Coronavirus testing protocol established; major health insurers to cover testing

Coronavirus in Pennsylvania: New case in Monroe County brings state total to 16, with 173 tested so far–20200311-noumsygyofdbzejsncccbklltu-story.html

CDC earmarks $16M for Pa. COVID-19 response

Concerns over coronavirus intensify in NEPA

“Handfuls” of Bucks County residents under coronavirus quarantine

City announces steps to protect against spread of COVID-19, including air travel ban

Allegheny County updates guidelines for likely arrival of COVID-19

Pittsburgh officials offer suggestions for how to avoid potential spread of coronavirus

Because of COVID-19 concerns, AHN limits hospital visitors

Department of Corrections begins screening at SCI Phoenix for coronavirus

Pittsburgh cancels St. Patrick’s Day parade in hopes to ‘slow the virus down,’ city officials say

Philly St. Patrick’s Parade organizer is ’100% at peace’ with cancellation (even though he thinks people are overreacting)

Wilkes-Barre postpones St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Scranton’s St. Patrick’s Parade postponed amid coronavirus concerns

Bucks County St. Patrick’s Day Parade canceled amid coronavirus concern

Most businesses haven’t mandated remote work yet, but they are gearing up for it

If coronavirus cases surge in Philadelphia, city wants to use shuttered Hahnemann property

Port Authority postpones remaining community engagement meetings due to COVID-19

Luzerne County outlines virus prep for prison, courts

Citing caution, county cleans W-B office building

Coronavirus: Local roundup

Coronavirus: School announcements

Pitt, Penn State, CMU, Duquesne to move classes online in response to COVID-19 outbreak

Pitt, Duquesne, Carnegie Mellon, Penn State among colleges nationwide canceling face-to-face classes over virus fears

Area colleges moving classes online, extending spring breaks because of coronavirus

Misericordia joins others in dropping in-person and going to remote learning

King’s College moves to online classes; resident students must leave campus by Saturday

Lincoln cancels face-to-face classes; Cheyney extends spring break

Coronavirus concerns cause Kutztown University to extend its spring break for students

Pittsburgh Public Schools employee self-quarantined because family member may have been exposed to coronavirus

Colfax Elementary in Squirrel Hill closed after 2 possible exposures to coronavirus

How area schools are planning to instruct thousands of students in the event of long-term coronavirus closures

Allentown School District shuts down Thursday and Friday, staff member being tested for coronavirus

Central Dauphin, Cumberland Valley schools send notice to parents, remaining open amid coronavirus concerns

HASD officials mull plan for educating outside classrooms

When should schools close for coronavirus?

Amid coronavirus pandemic, when is it too early – or too late – to close Pa. schools?

Facing coronavirus in Delaware County with no health department and high anxiety | Maria Panaritis

Sanofi exploring possibility of COVID-19 vaccine that would be produced in Pa.

Five surprising facts about COVID-19 from Dr. Nirmal Joshi

Trump ends all travel from Europe to the U.S.; NBA suspends season; Penn, Temple moving all classes online for rest of semester due to the coronavirus

Owner of Steelers bar in Rome on coronavirus: ‘Prepare for the worst and don’t underestimate this thing’

Large gatherings should be canceled due to virus outbreak, California Gov. Gavin Newsom says

Only staff, limited family at NCAA Tourney games

NBA suspends season until further notice, over coronavirus

Erie BayHawks season stops over coronavirus fears

Tom Hanks says he and his wife have coronavirus


Tackling gun violence: Gov. Wolf should consider special legislative session to address the issue


Steel CEO to Trump administration: Tariffs ‘loophole’ threatens Butler plant

Dick’s to stop selling guns, hunting supplies at 440 more stores this year


Four teens shot, two fatally, in Chester City

Officials: Man found dead near Fox Chapel murder suspect’s home died of gunshot to head


Tempers again flare between township commissioner and Muhlenberg School Board

Earned student credits down 2% at RACC, but enrollment ticks higer


What Biden’s blowout in Michigan means for Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania counties where Bernie Sanders won in 2016 are full of warning signs for him now

Reps. Mary Gay Scanlon and Madeleine Dean are endorsing a primary challenger to State Sen. Daylin Leach–20200311.html

Westmoreland County prepares for high volume of mail-in votes

Local News

Scranton officials honor man behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Mother of slain informant plans to sue DA’s office

Scranton City Council has power over its meetings

Bethel Township officials bow to opponents of Bowman development

Reading zoners allow relief for craft soda company to build warehouse

Harrisburg AIDS health services center set to mark its 35th anniversary

County made right call in rejecting ‘rain tax’ litigation

National News

Lawyer: Chelsea Manning attempts suicide in Va. Jail

2020 census has arrived. Here’s what you need to know.


One end of North Broad thrives; the other struggles. Can a revitalization plan bring them together?

Why the response to coronavirus looks much different than another Philadelphia ‘epidemic’ — gun violence | Helen Ubiñas

It’s not just Philly’s historic buildings that are crumbling. So are its historic records. | Inga Saffron

Mildred V. Jackson, former Rosie the Riveter at Navy Yard, and retail worker, dies at 96

Man shot dead in West Philly

How advocates helped free a Honduran mother from sanctuary after 18 months inside a Philadelphia church

Mayor Kenney’s community college plan is a rare win-win for Philadelphia | Opinion


Council gives nod of approval to Shakespeare Giant Eagle development

Land swap boosts plans for housing, shifts parking garage’s new site in Downtown cultural district

Civic group proposes improvements to Mon Valley transit options

Shooting in Wilkinsburg leaves female in critical condition

Alleged racial comments by Allegheny County Judge Tranquilli could make past, future cases complicated

Attendance up at Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show despite coronavirus fears

State News

Sisters of Charity, Chuck Cooper, George Romero to get state historic markers in Western Pa.

Former Westmoreland congressman, state Auditor General Donald Bailey’s life was driven by competition

‘Excuses to try to silence me’: Lawsuit alleges racial bias at Pa.’s anti-discrimination agency


Editorial: Obey speed limit in work zones or pay price


Congress acts to limit Trump on military action in Iran

Supreme Court allows Trump administration’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ asylum policy to continue

Congress needs to act on Dreamers as Supreme Court considers immigration program | Opinion