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Pa. lawmakers urge sweeping reform after Delco youth facility closure

Officials call for swift action on Lima detention facility

Pennsylvania lawmakers look to limit redistricting chair’s political ties

Pa. House bill would give repeat DUI offenders harsher penalties

Bill advances to ban handheld devices while driving in Pa.

Bill giving municipal police use of radar speeds through Pa. House committee

Radar for municipal police in Pennsylvania: ‘It’s time to get this done,’ chief says

Burnt out and beleaguered, county elections officials ask lawmakers for help ahead of this year’s election season

Westmoreland official tells Pa. election committee tighter deadlines needed to apply for mail-in ballots

Westmoreland commissioner says county voters want end to no-excuse mail-in ballots, another disputes that

Gun control advocates, including mother from Butler, stress their priorities

Pennsylvania leaders want to pass these gun-control laws. What happens next

I’m a member of the ‘Mass Shooting Generation.’ Pa. lawmakers need to pass tougher background checks on gun purchases | Opinion

She’s a hunter from rural Pa. who supports gun reform. Will lawmakers finally listen? | Wednesday Morning Coffee

Rally will call for Halcovage resignation; Argall will talk to Senate lawyers

Sen. Mike Regan suffers injuries, undergoes surgery after motorcycle crash

Yudichak wants state to promote tax credits tied to natural gas production

Limiting governor’s powers is foolish

Let’s finalize the RGGI rule now | PennLive letters

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Philadelphia parents of kids with disabilities aren’t eligible for the vaccine. But they would be if they lived elsewhere in Pa.

Local pharmacies cut off from COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccination allotments increase in Delco

COVID-19 is again rising fast in North Jersey, the Shore, and the Poconos

Allegheny County and state seeing rise in new cases

Allegheny County, Pennsylvania see covid hospitalizations go up again

COVID-19 cases back on the rise, but deaths decline

Berks County gets 148 more COVID cases in Pa. health department report

Editorial: Be careful out there — COVID positivity rates are on the rise—-covid-positivity-rates-are-on-the-rise/article_4b142d14-2ae5-57f0-96d9-b82332f73488.html

Sources: Wright Center improperly billing for office visits for COVID-19 vaccine

Getting vaccinated is hard. It’s even harder without internet, family or transportation.

Families of COVID victims will soon be able to apply for federal reimbursement for funeral expenses

Sick of pandemic precautions? So were Americans in 1918. Here’s what happened when they eased up.

Treasury secretary and Federal Reserve chair say more is needed to promote recovery from the pandemic

Hong Kong halts use of Pfizer vaccine, cites defective lids


Wolf’s human services secretary leaving; replacement chosen

Snead nominated to lead Pa. Department of Human Services

Pa. Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller is resigning


As thousands of unemployment claims expire, Pa. residents refile, wait on federal benefits

More help for the jobless

Businesses can now get money for some health costs, but there are downsides

As a small biz owner, paying $15/hour is my moral obligation | Opinion


Former Chester County sheriff enters no-contest plea in theft from K-9 unit


After a year of pandemic ‘learning losses,’ here’s how schools plan to help kids catch up

More than 100,000 educators in Pa. vaccinated through state initiative

Penn State recommends COVID-19 testing for all students in 3 more dorms, as cases continue to rise

Albright College plans to build an innovation hub in northeast Reading

Cal U offers tuition discounts to Westmoreland Community College grads


Lackawanna County commissioner eyes Republican nomination for vacant state Senate seat

Pennsylvania had more poll workers than it could handle last year. Where’d they go?

Armstrong County commissioner throws hat in the ring for former state Rep. Pyle’s seat

Local News

Industrial plans for golf course nixed

New Scranton clerical union contract increases wages

Reading names coordinator for downtown initiative

Reading youth commission finally up and running

Hyde Park canoe launch grows into river recreation gem

Wolf’s move means Sanguedolce becomes Luzerne County DA

DA dispute settled after Wolf, county council actions

Changes to Hempfield’s EMS underway, Rescue 14 to close next week

COVID-19 caused Lehigh Valley housing prices to skyrocket. Planners worry what this will mean for low- and middle-income families.

Good Shepherd is exempt from Allentown’s business privilege tax in most cases, appellate court reiterates

National News

Suspect in Colorado mass shooting is a 21-year-old man who bought assault rifle six days earlier, authorities say


Why a Free Library staff diversity training ‘missed the mark’

Kensington protests closing of SEPTA’s Somerset El station, a lifeline for a battered neighborhood

Philly is canceling thousands of improperly made vaccine appointments at Convention Center

Report: Black women account for 73% of Philadelphia’s pregnancy-related deaths

Philadelphia’s city payroll system’s errors can leave some with hefty bills

Antique doors stolen off their hinges from Spring Garden apartment building

Another $1 billion for GoPuff as out-of-town capital floods Philly firms

New labs and offices to rise at Navy Yard as part of recently chosen team’s first $400M phase of development

Philly parks are already underfunded. What will more cuts do? | Opinion

Philadelphia sets April 30 as date to possibly ease some coronavirus restrictions


Oakland apartment project gains approval after developer, Family House reach deal

All PPS students to have chance to return to classroom by May 3

VA Pittsburgh drops age requirement for veteran vaccinations

Allegheny County Council cancels meeting due to COVID-19 ‘outbreak’

Ownership of alligators, crocodiles and red-eared slider turtles banned in Pittsburgh

Westinghouse Academy will host first in-person debate between Pittsburgh mayoral candidates

In Pittsburgh, a push to prioritize restaurant, hospitality workers for covid vaccines

Pittsburgh residents ask officials to support campaign to cut national defense spending

Legendary Fallingwater cook Elsie Henderson dies at 107

Women’s Board of Pittsburgh raises $90,000 for children’s programs

State News

I-83 South Bridge virtual public meeting/comment period will end March 29: PennDOT


At the gate: Airlines authorize more spending on airport modernization as cost increases


I’m a Trump Republican. Here’s why I went to Joe Biden’s White House | Opinion