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Child sex abuse survivors in Pa. denied legal relief as emergency effort fails

Emergency constitutional amendment fails for child sex abuse lawsuits

Pa. Senate leader nixes emergency amendment expanding window for child sex abuse victims

Pittsburgh area police Facebook group leads to amplified calls for independent oversight

Democrats step in to counter GOP fracking suit

House approves DA succession bill; not clear if Wolf will sign it before Salavantis resignation takes effect

Fate of Luzerne County DA vacancy in governor’s hands

Pa. House passes bill to loosen rules on substitute teachers

From lawyer to breaking glass ceilings: Pa. House Minority Leader Joanna McClinton is ‘going places’

10 things to know about House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton: Zumba enthusiast, Eagles fan, former youth minister

Phasing out Pa.’s gas tax creates a new challenge: What comes next? | Editorial

Our Opinion: Gun waiting periods should be required in Pa.

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pennsylvania closing in on 1 million covid cases as numbers continue to creep upward

State reports nearly 4,000 new virus cases

46 new COVID-19 cases reported in county on Monday

Berks remains among 25 counties where the risk of spreading COVID is substantial

Increasing cases pushes Chester County out of ‘low risk’ virus category

‘An incentive for everyone to get fully vaccinated’: Pennsylvania eases indoor mask mandate for those fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Pa. updates mask guidance for fully vaccinated residents

POTS is a mysterious disorder with a striking resemblance to long-haul COVID-19. Pandemic research may provide treatment clues for both.

U.S.: AstraZeneca may have used ‘outdated’ info in vaccine trial

Germany extends its coronavirus lockdown until mid-April as variant leads to more cases


Ballot questions should be clear, but two written by the Wolf administration don’t pass the test

Pa. solar energy initiative to supply 50 percent of state government power by 2023


Owners planning hotel at Montage Mountain Ski Resorts

Berks restaurant and bar owner shares behind-the-scenes story of operating during COVID pandemic

Mack Trucks’ parent company Volvo to slow truck production amid semiconductor shortage

To help Black developers, programs start with access to capital

Amusement parks brace for another season in the shadow of COVID-19: ‘We’re better prepared than ever’


A former Delco child services caseworker got probation for coercing a client into sex work


For Hazleton Area students in distress, schools plan rescues

Pa. high school girls compete in wrestling championship as efforts to sanction their sport

Almost 100 people come out to protest university consolidation plan involving Lock Haven: Report

The NCAA women’s tournament landed in the spotlight for inequity | Mike Jensen


Special election to replace former state Rep. Jeff Pyle to be May 18

Former U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain is taking a step toward running for Pennsylvania governor next year

Poll shows Barletta favored by GOP voters to run for governor

Health Care

Court settlement pushes Highmark Health ‘profit’ to $1 billion for 2020

Highmark boasts $490M operating gain in 2020 — better than pre-pandemic

Pa. residents will see expanded healthcare through the American Rescue Plan. Here’s how | Opinion

Local News

Scranton to assist city residents stressed by pandemic with housing costs

Popular festivals planning return after COVID cancellations last year

Reading Redevelopment Authority hiring of a solicitor raises concerns

Honesdale police file labor complaint over staffing order

Allentown Council members vow to wage ‘war on slumlords’; news conference leads to shouting match with Center City landlord

York sewer plant sale: Inside the 3-year rate freeze & what it means for suburban customers

A cautionary tale

National News

Colorado marks latest mass tragedy after 10 killed

Evanston, Ill., approves nation’s first reparations program for Black residents

USDA extends pandemic SNAP, child hunger benefits while federal officials assess food aid programs’ future

As issues ease a bit, states begin to debate improvements to ‘broken’ unemployment systems


Mobile vaccine clinics ramp up efforts to reach Philly’s most vulnerable communities: ‘Let’s bring vaccine to them’

Shawn Bradley, once the Sixers’ gentle giant, now faces a tragic challenge | Mike Sielski

Five charged with deed fraud involving North and West Philly properties

Philadelphia should fund sidewalks like it funds streets | Opinion

House call heroes’ can get more people vaccinated in Philly and beyond | Opinion


Article on local police officers prompts discussions about tightening social media policies

Cops’ posts to Facebook group called Pittsburgh Area Police Breakroom show hostility, hate

Pittsburgh is among the top U.S. cities where buying a home beats renting

Some PPS parents want faster reopening of schools

Sharpsburg’s Kayla Portis becomes borough’s first Black councilperson

Bird-control company, Frick Building managers face animal cruelty charges

Annual ‘Furry’ convention canceled in Pittsburgh for 2nd straight year

State News

State promising spring discounts for products sold at Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores


Evidence in Capitol attack investigation trending toward sedition charges, departing chief says

White House prepares massive infrastructure bill with universal pre-K, free community college, climate measures