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Leader of Pa. state universities delivers blunt message: Reorganize or ‘dissolve the system’

In wake of Georgia killings, Pa. officials speak out against violence targeting Asian Americans

Should the state raise the cap on its film-production incentive?

Pennsylvania still has a problem with mail ballot deadlines and it could be worse than 2020

Stop the bickering: Pennsylvania lawmakers must help victims of clergy sex abuse

Redistricting must include public

Petition to rename Route 981 after late State Rep. Mike Reese gains traction

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pennsylvania ranks 2nd in COVID-19 vaccinations, improves provider map

Pennsylvania pares COVID-19 vaccine providers by more than two-thirds

Pennsylvania updating provider map as it moves to centralized COVID vaccine distribution

State will focus vaccine distribution on a more narrow list of providers

More COVID-19 rental assistance is coming to tenants in Pennsylvania and New Jersey

‘Here’s some websites and phone numbers, good luck with that’: Group demands better covid vaccine plan in Westmoreland County

Berks County commissioners approve COVID vaccination clinic in Muhlenberg Township

Boyertown pharmacy gets Pa. nod to go bigger for vaccine clinics

5,000 covid-19 vaccine appointments to open at 2 pharmacies in Penn Township and Indiana Co.

Allegheny, Westmoreland counties covid cases, deaths stable; Pennsylvania surpasses 12% fully vaccinated

78 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths reported in county on Thursday

How COVID-19 has compelled the Lehigh Valley’s retired health care workers to give up time with the grandkids for scrubs and gloves

Joe Biden says the U.S. will hit his goal of 100 million virus vaccinations weeks ahead of the target date

New analysis suggests COVID-19 began earlier


Child dies in ‘tragic’ treadmill accident, Peloton says

Wawa customers could get $5 or $15 gift cards to settle a class-action suit. Is that fair for consumers?

Wawa hiring 5,000 full- and part-time employees during spring hiring campaign–and-part-time-employees-during-spring-hiring-campaign/article_8aaae2db-fb12-53a8-8ef3-5f2f319db5dc.html

In hard-hit restaurant industry, hiring more staff is tall order in Western Pa.

SeatPeeps help to maintain social distancing

Local companies receive funding to support economic development

What it’s like to be a convenience store manager in Berks County during the pandemic

‘It is a heavy load to carry’: New Brookings report recommends pay hikes, labor reforms for essential workers | Friday Morning Coffee


East Pittsburgh woman said man threatened to shoot her before taking baby that prompted Amber Alert, police say

West Chester police form task force to better diversify department


Pa. to provide over $1B in benefits for children who missed out on free, reduced-price meals

Pennsylvania families will get money to make up for lost school meals, but not for weeks

State vaccinates 2,325 teachers and school staff in the region at special clinic in Kingston


USPS finds ‘no evidence’ of mail ballot fraud in Erie case cited by top Republicans

Myth replaces ‘check is in mail’

Westmoreland commissioners select in-state company to handle mail-in ballots


Report: Pennsylvania casino revenues down slightly in February

Local News

Scranton partners with Lackawanna College to help struggling restaurants get online

Secret deal in Sunshine Week: ‘We forgot’

A top Bucks County prosecutor was demoted after being caught working as a DoorDash driver on county time

High-profile Bucks County Assistant DA demoted over DoorDash job

Bucks County coroner challenges commissioners over budget, says it will run out of funds April 30

Tenants of condemned West Reading apartments still searching for permanent housing

Community cleanup planned in New Kensington

Free trees to be offered to Tarentum residents to combat canopy loss

GLO Harrisburg offers safe haven for LGBTQ+ youth of color in central Pa.

BREAKING: Luzerne County DA vacancy challenge to be filed Friday

Salavantis to file for court injunction in DA vacancy dispute

After announcing two big deals, what will the new, smaller PPL look like? And what does it mean for Allentown?

National News

Atlanta police on shooting probe: ‘Nothing is off the table’

A mass shooting in Atlanta stirs the toxic, apocalyptic stew of America after Trump, COVID-19 | Will Bunch


‘We are not learning enough’: In marathon meeting, Philly school board gets an earful

Borderline illegal’: Courtesy tows remain Philly’s persistent parking nightmare

Man, 27, killed in Southwest Philly shooting

A man was killed on Philadelphia prison grounds shortly after he was released on bail

After subway beating, transit workers’ union says it lacks confidence SEPTA can protect employees

Keir Bradford-Grey to resign as Philly’s chief public defender

Hartford point guard couldn’t save his brother from Philly’s gun violence but he’s trying to help others through his new summer camp | Jenice Armstrong

Mayor Kenney’s new gun briefings must be more than police press conferences | Opinion

Black clergy group unveils plan to address gun violence

City Council proposes $5M for neighborhood improvement, job programs

‘The victims are Asian American’: Philly communities ‘on edge’ after Atlanta-area shooting

As looming personal debt crisis emboldens collectors, Philly’s small claims court needs a bigger role | Editorial

As killings surge, Philly Mayor Jim Kenney has few solutions


Asians and Asian Americans living in Pittsburgh fear harassment and violence

Western Pa. community leaders fear mounting intensity of anti-Asian hate, xenophobia

Pittsburgh religious leaders offer prayers, comfort and encouragement during COVID memorial service

Tree of Life hosts virtual interfaith covid-19 memorial service

Joe Starkey: The end of Pitt basketball (as we knew it)

Pittsburgh’s unemployment rate rose to 7.6% in January

Homewood-based Landforce receives $200,000 U.S. EPA grant

Pitt expects most fall classes to be in person, but warns things could change

Free light rail trips from North Shore to Downtown Pittsburgh to be extended another year

Port Authority proposes 25-cent fare increase to $2.75 for ConnectCard users

Port Authority to hire chief strategy officer to oversee long-range finances

Penguins score win: Minority, women business participation plan approved as part of arena redevelopment

Google announces expansion of Bakery Square campus

PNC closing 3 more Pittsburgh-area branches

State News

Pennsylvania follows IRS in delaying the tax deadline to May 17

Ryan Costello campaigns against cancel culture as he threatens to sue Twitter critics

Green energy is healthier for the environment and for humans | PennLive letters


86 miles of Pa. Turnpike will be closed this weekend for bridge demolition

PennDOT announces traffic restriction on Tarentum Bridge next week


Rep. Cartwright asks to save mine reclamation program

Ross woman charged in Capitol riot

Yes, Capitol insurrectionists were armed. Here are the weapons prosecutors say they used