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State Sen. Judy Schwank joins online platform to foster civic engagement

Pa. House passes bill to let Philly suburbs run their own mass vaccine clinics, a bipartisan rebuke of the state’s rollout

Pa. House panel vets PennDOT’s bridge tolling proposal

Deana’s Law passes first hurdle in state House

Saylor to schools: Offer in-person classes or forfeit state funding

With the Fight for $15 in a holding pattern, do two new bills point the way to a deal? | Thursday Morning Coffee

DA controversy continues with questions about special election this year

Pa. can save lives with an easy policy change: Legalize syringe exchange state-wide now | Editorial

Let’s support these three, commonsense gun violence measures | Opinion

To combat coronavirus controversy, Pa. needs a ‘reality czar’ | John Baer

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Wolf administration refuses to release details of wasted COVID-19 vaccine doses

New Jersey’s vaccine rollout is mostly working. In Pennsylvania, it’s more complicated.

Delco announces ‘Homebound Vaccination Program’

Bucks County COVID-19 vaccine tracker: 9% people fully vaccinated

Allegheny County adds 498 covid cases, highest total since mid-January

Berks County’s COVID case surge continues

Coronavirus positivity rate, hospitalization numbers ‘going the wrong way’ in Montgomery County

Covid vaccine recipients celebrate getting 2nd doses in New Kensington

Experts encourage Berks residents to get COVID vaccine

Washington County personal care home says it’s ready to accept visitors

In wake of data woes, AstraZeneca now says its COVID vaccine is 76% effective

State News

Deaths and drugging are common in Pennsylvania’s racetracks. It’s all been propped up by $3 billion in subsidies. Gov. Wolf wants to end that.

Lawsuit: Staff at Lima juvenile facility held ‘private parties’ where young people were sexually abused

Delco juvenile justice center should stay closed permanently | Opinion

Bid to restore monthly cash assistance payments nixed by state court

Bald eagle populations soar in lower 48 states, report says. You can help count them in Pennsylvania.

We need federal help for infrastructure

Pennsylvania’s energy market needs restructuring | Opinion

Cleaner cars will move all Pennsylvanians forward | Opinion


Chesapeake to pay $1.9M for damage to wetlands, waterways

Chesapeake agrees to pay $1.9M to settle Pa. natural gas-related stream damage litigation

Lola Energy nabs former EdgeMarc oil and gas assets as Revolution pipeline restarts

Comcast commits $1 billion to help close the digital divide as Americans increasingly rely on the internet

Mystery bidder offers $30 million to $40 million to buy The Morning Call


Former Old Forge school director to face charges in Capitol riot


Financial projections show challenges, need for tax increases in Scranton School District

PIAA looking at return to normal spring championships

Working parents sweep up the broken pieces of a pandemic year as kids return to school full time | Maria Panaritis

State System chancellor’s words worsen enrollment woes facing Pa.’s state universities, faculty union charges

Some colleges in Lackawanna County plan for full return in fall

Criminal charges expected for ousted Temple dean in rankings scandal, lawyers say

Obvious solution for tons of NCAA bubble laundry … Put a Delco guy in charge | Mike Jensen


Mastri out of Senate race

Local News

Landfill responds to DEP for final time, expansion decision imminent

Reading to hold a gun buyback program in April

The daughter of a Berks man killed by police tries to make sense of what happened

Allentown politicians bicker over proposed campaign contribution limits in future city elections

$24 million in emergency COVID relief available for hamstrung Lehigh County renters

Clairton native with passion for the city aims remake deteriorating Century Townhomes complex

Murrysville, Export, Delmont trash contracts all set to expire this year

Luzerne County DA-to-be Sanguedolce discusses career, future

Luzerne County Transportation Authority stops life insurance for sitting board members

Pinwheels planted at city hall for child abuse awareness

National News

Shootings never stopped during the pandemic: 2020 was the deadliest year for gun violence in decades

Gun violence deaths: How the U.S. compares with the rest of the world

Man arrested after taking 5 guns, body armor into Publix store in Atlanta

Delaware marijuana legalization bill heads to House floor despite governor’s ‘concerns’


Philly launches $1.5M initiative to restore pandemic-wracked businesses and cultural vitality

‘This is a crisis’: Philly principals say student needs are increasing and the district needs to get more dollars into schools

New program promotes safe return of Philly’s workers and visitors

Sneaker giveaway in Center City shows there’s a run on charity


Allegheny County to get COVID-19 registration system as cases rise

Allegheny County to launch new vaccine registration system next week

Taking shape: I-579 ‘cap’ project starting to look like a park near former Civic Arena

Hundreds turn out for Oakland rally to support Asian Americans while condemning violence

Rally for Solidarity held in Pittsburgh’s Oakland section

Pitt reports case of U.K. variant as Oakland campus infections spike

Taking reservations: Downtown’s William Penn Hotel to reopen next week

Man critically wounded in Perry South shooting

2 Pittsburgh eaglets hatch same day; 3rd eaglet a possibility

Former Pitt employee charged with stealing over 13,000 masks at start of pandemic


Biden taps VP Kamala Harris to handle border crisis

Women’s soccer stars team with Bidens to promote ‘Equal Pay Day’

U.S. Senate confirms former Pa. Health Secretary Rachel Levine, a transgender doctor, for key post

U.S. Senate confirms Rachel Levine as assistant health secretary, despite Pat Toomey voting against her

LGBTQ groups mobilize against bill sponsored by Pa. Rep. Kelly targeting same-sex adoptions

How long, oh Lord?