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Free fishing licenses as part of mental health recovery among bills that should pass

Tolling I-83 South Bridge could wind up saving people time and money: PennDOT official

Local lawmakers say Wolf grant program not enough to deal with losses of SCI-Retreat, White Haven Center

Berks lawmaker’s bill to bring back vehicle registration stickers passes state committee

GOP state Rep. Jeff Pyle, citing health reasons, retires

State Rep. Jeff Pyle retires for health reasons, says hardest part is ‘I didn’t think I was done yet’

Coronavirus – COVID-19

The Philly suburbs will get a regional vaccine clinic, the Wolf administration says, but it’s unclear how many people it can vaccinate

Pa. health official says all Phase 1A appointments should be scheduled by March 31

Pa. health officials to streamline COVID vaccine distribution to meet March 31 appointment deadline

Two Pa. prisons have vaccinated more than 70% of inmates. An incentive program may be making a difference.

Nearly 75% of LGBTQ people say COVID-19 has harmed their mental health, poll finds

Mass vaccination site coming to Pocono Raceway

Completed COVID vaccinations pass 35,000 in Berks County

State reports 3,000 new cases

53 new COVID-19 cases reported in county on Tuesday

Montgomery County records 148 coronavirus cases, two deaths in daily report

Here’s how I got my COVID-19 vaccination: I drove to Cleveland

While docs treat COVID, he helps keep Lower Bucks Hospital safe. Ike Irby is a ‘hidden’ hero of the pandemic

Ohio lowers age limit for vaccine to 16 years old and up


Wolf nominates veteran attorney Suzanne Estrella to run Office of Victim Advocate


Federal, state agencies probing Shell’s Falcon ethane pipeline after whistleblowers’ allegations

Another delivery: Amazon to open sortation center in Findlay business park

Holding out for justice

On verge of strike, United Steelworkers rally outside ATI’s Brackenridge facility

Many Pa. indoor venue owners say Wolf’s easing of restrictions isn’t enough

New Dollar General to open in Freeport

Instagram will ban adults from messaging children that don’t follow them

As St. Patrick’s Day arrives, Lehigh Valley pubs and restaurants reflect on challenging COVID year


Deadly force investigation continues in fatal shooting by police in Berks home

74-year-old man shot neighbor, self over water pipe dispute in Moore Township, police say

Inmate Mental Health: The other public  health crisis in Pa.’s prisons and jails | Opinion


Schools weigh whether to seat students closer together

Charter schools are public schools. Why doesn’t Wolf’s budget treat them that way? | Opinion

More than 30 COVID cases stem from Wilkes U student gatherings

Allied Services establishes Lackawanna College nursing scholarship


Retired veterinarian wins Democrats’ blessing to seek open Senate seat

Health Care

Tyler Memorial Hospital workers picket over treatment

Local News

Lackawanna County sues Scranton to recoup $208,000 in fees paid for government center renovation

Scranton poised to replace legacy IT systems with modern digital platform

Kutztown Folk Festival goes virtual for 2nd year due to COVID pandemic

Reading Area Water Authority expands lead pipe abatement program

Reading looks to update its land development ordinance

Legal action looms over DA vacancy

Flood authority, Duryea might work together on levee upgrades

Commissioners to declare Westmoreland a ‘Second Amendment County’ in favor of gun rights

National News

Atlanta-area shootings leave 8 dead, many of them women of Asian descent; suspect captured

White supremacist propaganda surged in 2020, Anti-Defamation League report says

Child tax credit changes could get tricky for some divorced parents

Firearm deaths among U.S. children have increased. Preventing gun violence must start at home. | Opinion

2 dead after ‘commercial grade’ fireworks explode in California house, sparking massive fire


As vaccine distribution ramps up, so do efforts to care for Philly’s vulnerable immigrants

Developer in N. Philly eviction case has a history of complaints and a controversial project in the works

Some Philly jail locks can be easily disabled, staff warn, as violence continues

In Philadelphia, nearly a third of customers are past due on their water bills

Federal stimulus package could bring $1.4B to city coffers

The Philadelphia Water Department’s proposed rate hike is bad for consumers | Opinion

City offers $87K settlement to West Philly family teargassed by police during last year’s civil unrest

Emma Chappell, founder of United Bank of Philadelphia, dies at 80

Philly says ‘desperately needed’ stimulus funding will help avert painful budget cuts

Daughter of a paralyzed gunshot survivor pens a children’s book to help families through trauma | Helen Ubiñas


Within Black community, trust in public health was needed to overcome vaccination apprehension

Pitt’s carbon-neutral plan is at the right speed

McKees Rocks sues Alcosan to stop construction near public housing, shopping center

UPMC, Penguins holding drive-up vaccination clinic in Cranberry today

Allegheny County Executive Fitzgerald vetoes paid sick leave bill passed by council

Fitzgerald vetoes Allegheny County paid sick leave bill

Pittsburgh represented at international forum against anti-Semitism

Allegheny County’s covid hospitalization number drops to October level

Allegheny County Health Department adds new vaccination sites

State News

Pa. Capitol building will reopen to the public next week

Pension ‘error’: What’s $25 mil among friends?

Pennsylvania guidelines for legal foot-hold and other trap usage


Bedford County bridge demolition to close turnpike section this weekend


Biden says ‘help is on the way’ as he kicks off campaign to sell the $1.9 trillion stimulus outside Philly

Joe Biden came to Chester, and Chester came to see Uncle Joe | Maria Panaritis

President Joe Biden rolls out ‘Help Is Here’ campaign at stop in Chester

President Biden highlights Black-owned businesses during first official trip to Philly area as president

At hearing on housing, Toomey and Democrats spar over reforms to boost affordability

FBI says Wilkes-Barre woman filmed inside Capitol on Jan. 6

Swoyersville woman charged in connection with Capitol insurrection

Dr. Rachel Levine will have a positive impact as Assistant Secretary for Health | Opinion