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A bill that criminalizes spitting on Pa. police includes extra penalties for people who are sick

Mileage user fee? Vehicle sales tax? Panel begins work on finding new ways to pay for Pa.’s transportation needs

Upper Darby scraps decades-old anti-LGBTQ law, and looks for Pa. to do the same

Report: Black, Latino Pa. residents more likely to fall behind on utility bills, face shut-offs | Friday Morning Coffee

A Pa. Republican backed gun restrictions for domestic abusers in Harrisburg. He didn’t in Washington D.C.

Speed limits, traps

Set standards for EV charging

Right priority to replace gasoline tax

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Despite discontent in Harrisburg, Wolf says Pa. vaccine rollout is going well

Touting vaccine successes, Wolf visits Scranton Primary Health Care Center

Gov. Wolf hints that vaccination phases could fade in light of open eligibility goal

Pa. vaccine providers could lose doses if they don’t get 1A appointments scheduled, DOH warns

Pa. prohibits COVID vaccine providers from telling eligible candidates no appointments are available

COVID-19 cases are rising in Pennsylvania after months of a decline. What’s behind the increase?

As state surpasses 1 million COVID-19 cases, NEPA sees cases increase

Thursday update: Montgomery County reports 175 new coronavirus cases

Reading clinic getting $2.7 million to support COVID vaccinations and services

‘A wonderful surprise’: 91-year-old Residence at Hilltop resident hugs daughter for 1st time since joining facility

Up to $9,000 to be available to families of COVID victims for funeral reimbursement

How COVID-19 will change retail, home sales, travel and working from home


Alabama air filter maker says new plant in Arnold will create at least 120 full-time jobs


Police officers must police themselves

Suicide at Westmoreland jail disclosed months later, results in homicide case being dropped

Villanova football player accused of sexual assault faces more charges after third alleged victim comes forward

Scavo charged with four misdemeanors for role in Capitol riots; admits to being inside building

FBI: Scavo bragged he ‘stormed the (expletive) Capitol’

Warden, two officers suspended at Carbon County prison

Federal court papers reveal accused Democratic office shooter’s threats against state officials

Allentown police recruit more homegrown officers who speak Spanish. ‘It’s easier to build rapport with someone who can understand you’

Unique central Pa. police dog sniffs out phones, electronics people don’t want officers to find


Black and Hispanic students in Philly suburbs are disciplined more harshly than white peers, underrepresented in AP classes, report finds

2nd COVID vaccination clinic planned for Berks school employees

Community college in Pa. closes Friday due to threat ‘related to a former student’

Bucks County Community College lays off staff amid $5.5M deficit

Rutgers becomes the first college in the region — and possibly the nation — to require COVID-19 vaccines for students in the fall


GOP picks Chermak to run for 22nd seat

Former state Rep. Jeff Pyle’s staffer wins GOP nomination for special election, Dems choose Thursday night

Health Care

Rural health care just got an advocate in Pa.’s Levine. Five ways she and Biden’s team can help it thrive | Opinion

Local News

Scranton eyes collaboration with school district, others on stimulus spending

Lackawanna County controller withholding Wright Center bills pending review

Reading mayor presides over Greek flag-raising ceremony at City Hall to celebrate that nation’s independence day

Ground for $18 million Kennett Area Library will be broken this summer

Tree planting begins in Harrison, Brackenridge

‘A truly humbling experience’: Sanguedolce sworn in as DA

National News

Sweeping changes to Georgia elections signed into law by Gov. Kemp amid outcry

Mortgage rates hit 9-month high after rising for six weeks in a row

Can we stop mass shootings if we won’t talk about the crisis of America’s young men? | Will Bunch

Natural Gas

Pa. Supreme Court ruling erodes Marcellus Shale royalty cheating case


Philadelphia refinery fire report languishes in federal safety agency depleted by Trump

We won’t be silent anymore’: Hundreds rally in solidarity with Philadelphia Asian communities

More kids will be eligible to return to Philly schools in late April, district says

School District announces hybrid-learning plan for additional grades

City Council to probe how Philadelphia will use federal coronavirus funding

Philly DA Larry Krasner casts Carlos Vega as part of Team Trump

This Philly mother made a promise to her dead son. Can she keep it? | Helen Ubiñas

Five things to know as the Phillies welcome fans back to Citizens Bank Park

Wind gusts of up to 50 mph expected in Philly region Friday, and a century-old record in sight

Lila G. Roomberg, groundbreaking Philadelphia lawyer, mentor, and women’s advocate, dies at 93

Hundreds arrested in Philly uprisings may avoid prosecution through restorative justice

Temple will take over Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s Philadelphia location

Should Philly raise taxes to fix long-term budget woes? | Pro/Con


Pittsburgh community groups call for gun control legislation following mass shootings

Growth of Winchester Thurston School moving off campus

Allegheny County expands age requirements for vaccinations

Vaccine eligibility expanded at Allegheny County sites

Gunfire erupts outside Brighton Heights sports bar

Biden to visit Pittsburgh on Wednesday

New street lighting project starting on Walnut Street in Shadyside

State News

Pa. Supreme Court says PLCB has no right to prevent specialty wine shipments

Pa. dog wardens, spread thin, are seeking budget increase

High winds could cause scattered power outages throughout Western Pa.


Highway construction firms oppose PennDOT’s bridge toll plan


Biden says he might push for Senate procedure changes to pass his agenda

Pete Buttigieg pitches infrastructure needs to divided Congress

Rep. Mike Doyle tangles with Big Tech CEOs in hearing