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COVID, 1-year later: How the pandemic led to an election fight, masks and calls for impeachment

Budget hearing explores Pa. Education Department’s pandemic response

We’re talking about generational loss:’ How Pa.’s Education Department is sizing up post-pandemic life

Pa. lawmaker seeks to crackdown on ex-felons found with illegal guns to make communities safer

Gag order isn’t about workers’ ethics

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Gov. Wolf raises capacity limits on event spaces, rescinds travel restrictions

Wolf lifts restrictions as new COVID-19 cases, deaths decline

4 federal lawmakers call on Gov. Wolf to review and improve state’s vaccination plan

New Pa. rules mean fans at sporting events and concerts while N.J. expands vaccines to teachers and essential workers

Pennsylvania admits vaccine undersupply in Philadelphia suburbs, promises to fix it with extra doses immediately | Maria Panaritis

Public health experts say equity requires long-term commitment

Elderly couple, bumped by Geisinger for vaccines, find alternative

COVID-19, one year later: For each person who has died, dozens are left to grieve

Scammers working overtime during COVID crisis, Pa. attorney general says

Minimum wage hike all but dead in big COVID-19 stimulus bill

States easing virus restrictions despite experts’ warnings


COMMENTARY: Why Spotlight PA is spending a year investigating the state’s redistricting process


Matthew Winkler: Pandemic proves the value of raising the minimum wage

PNC to close four branches in Pittsburgh region

United Steelworkers to seek strike authorization at ATI

Relaxed occupancy restrictions not a game changer for some local venues

A year into the pandemic, Pa. restaurant owners question when they are ‘getting off this ride’

Report: Pa.’s fossil fuel industry got $3.7B in tax breaks in 2019

What’s really driving coal power’s demise? It’s not what you think | Analysis


A teenage murder suspect, and his alleged victim’s family, have waited a year for the case to be heard due to COVID-19

Central Pa. trio linked to Capitol riot through their Facebook posts from the breach

‘Not a them problem’: Surge in methamphetamine use concerning law enforcement in Bucks County and beyond


Pa. teachers could move to vaccine’s phase 1A distribution, task force says

Pennsylvania considers COVID-19 vaccine clinics for teachers set up by PEMA and National Guard

Frustrating’: Pine-Richland parents, students rally for schools to fully reopen

Scranton School Board delays hybrid learning, moves to synchronous lessons

Wilkes-Barre Area Board OKs 3 dozen teacher layoffs for consolidation

Wilkes-Barre Area votes to furlough up to 37 teachers

Schuylkill school districts see increase in student failure during pandemic

Allentown School District forbids searches of students that expose private parts

Slippery Rock University announces in-person fall semester; Pitt still mulling plans

Dempsey out as Binghamton men’s basketball coach


Welcome to Pennsylvania’s very progressive 2022 Democratic Senate primary

Pa. Republicans rebuke Pat Toomey over Trump impeachment vote — but don’t censure him

Censure of Sen. Toomey for Trump impeachment vote falls short at the state level


Bettors have chance to give back at Live! Casino Pittsburgh

Health Care

All of Tower Health could be acquired in new push for rescue of the troubled health system

Local News

Berks residential center’s fate not known, and county officials are not talking

After years of protest, the Berks County immigration center is empty, but advocates remain wary of family detention

Grant will help Opportunity House of Reading transform blighted property into affordable housing

Fired Reading solicitor sues the city and asks court to reinstate her

Police officer cleared in fatal shooting of sword-wielding man, Montgomery County DA says

Chester County DA says the shooting of a man who attacked police was justified

Luzerne County Council set to vote on election board seats

National News

Irv Cross, former Eagles cornerback and pioneering Black TV analyst, dies at 81

Calls for Cuomo’s resignation increase as a third accuser emerges

Kansas House gives first approval to bill giving college athletes more ways to make money

Georgia House passes elections bill that would limit absentee and early voting

Natural Gas

Revolution pipeline back in service as Energy Transfer and regulators reach yet another deal

New Jersey

N.J. General Assembly passes bill to eliminate mandatory minimum sentences on nonviolent offenses

N.J. schools must teach diversity, inclusion under new law


Philadelphia School District is reopening. Here’s the plan for students and teachers returning.

District, teachers union reach deal to reopen 53 Philly schools March 8

As Philadelphia educators get vaccinated, Black district teachers remain underrepresented

Equity is driving force behind Philly’s new transit plan | Editorial

Fired after organizing, Starbucks baristas turned down a payout and took their bosses to court

All of the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium’s vaccine clinics will now be walk-up

Philly’s first federal COVID-19 mass vaccination site already is having to fend off people who aren’t eligible

DA Larry Krasner says four people will be charged in a string of West Philly shootings, including one that injured an 8-year-old boy

Why my fight against anti-Asian discrimination had me confronting racist mac and cheese in Philly | Opinion


Penguins, Pirates set to host fans after Gov. Wolf lifts some restrictions

AIU hires director of diversity, equity and inclusion

Crash victim found shot on the South Side

Home & Garden Show postponed until fall

Small conveniences make a difference

Ed Gainey campaign chief, Pittsburgh political activist nearly come to blows at political event

Pittsburgh Democratic chair responds to photo with Moreno, then slings mud at Peduto

Pittsburgh officials advance plan for new steam heating system

Covid cases continue to climb at Allegheny County Jail

State News

Victims of unemployment fraud in Pa. are blindsided by tax documents

Feds authorize $52M for abandoned mine cleanup and economic development in Pennsylvania

Free the nipple — and free moms from breastfeeding pressure | Opinion


Wilkes-Barre workers busy patching as pothole season begins


If Democrats’ voting bill is signed into law, it would usher in the biggest overhaul of U.S. elections law in at least a generation

Force platforms to buy news

Pa. GOP Congressman Mike Kelly votes against COVID relief by proxy, goes to CPAC conference in person