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Suburban Philly lawmakers demand answers on vaccine rollout after state officials abruptly reschedule meeting

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Pennsylvania’s backward sentencing policies

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pa. won’t soon follow Texas, Mississippi in lifting mask mandate, COVID-19 business restrictions

A year later, defeating COVID-19 proves to be an evolutionary war with more battles to come

Pennsylvania’s longest year: How the COVID-19 crisis changed our way of life

Mass clinics and mobile vaccine sites: How Pa. plans to vaccinate school employees against COVID-19

How vaccine clinics will work for Pa. teachers

‘Good news for our schools,’ Montgomery County official praises plan to vaccinate teachers

Where’s the COVID vaccine? These 11 Pennsylvania counties got more than half of doses in last 2 weeks

Work underway to get COVID shots to school, child care center workers, Pa. says

Berks officials reveal potential location of community COVID vaccination center

Pennsylvania reports 50 covid deaths, cases rise, hospitalizations fall

Region sees 12 more deaths from COVID-19

Luzerne County ranks high in state for vaccine distribution

Medical consortium: If offered a vaccine, take the one available first

Westmoreland County covid cases, deaths, hospitalizations remain stable

Berks County registers 189 COVID cases in unusual spike

Got questions about Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine? We have answers

The website may be a better way to get a COVID-19 vaccine appointment

Why COVID-19 vaccination has become an issue for some who oppose abortion

Scranton Bishop gives faithful green light on vaccines

Scranton bishop encourages COVID vaccines

Catholics: Have a clear conscience with vaccine


A business owner’s guide to Pa.’s next wave of COVID-19 relief grants

Could bartenders, waiters and others from displaced businesses help struggling manufacturers fill jobs? Speaker at Pa. workforce briefing thinks so


Mercer County woman indicted in U.S. Capitol riot case

Off-duty Allentown policeman charged with putting handgun to the head of Berks man

Allentown police officer removed from duty after pointing loaded gun at man’s head during domestic dispute, officials say

Two shot at funeral for shooting victim


Chester Upland School District says millions of dollars are missing. The DA has launched a probe.

Luzerne County Head Start re-opening 20 classrooms

After submitting resignation, Gilmartin decides to stay president of Scranton School Board

Shippensburg University president leaving to take over Wisconsin university


Open 48th Senatorial District seat draws interest from 13 candidates

Democratic Party will commit extra resources to help Rep. Susan Wild in 2022–20210304-xr6ukiejfvavjho3a2gg6fibxi-story.html

Health Care

Pa. reports slower flu season due to mitigation measures

Local News

Reading Parking Authority embarks on project to expand off-street parking

Berks County denies Reading Eagle request seeking details about residential center proposal

Report: Berks detention center may reopen as women-only migrant facility

New Kensington’s Knead Cafe to receive $25K grant from Northwestern Mutual

Tarentum approves buying police SUV, policies on rifles, cameras

$3.5M in grant funding to be available to county hospitality businesses

Allentown City Council urges Lehigh County to do more to stop COVID-19 contagion in jail

National News

Cuomo aides rewrote nursing home report to hide higher death toll

GOP state lawmakers using Biden’s arrival as reason to push hard to nullify federal gun limits


9,000 Philly teachers have been vaccinated and thousands more are eligible as some schools prepare to open Monday

Fires and demolitions threaten Strawberry Mansion block where historic John Coltrane house struggles for survival | Inga Saffron

Philadelphia nonprofit home-care firm pays $2.1 million in back wages for overtime

Philly District Attorney Larry Krasner’s rival tries to pick off a big group behind his win

PhilaPort breaks ground on new $42 million distribution center

Philly school board unanimously rejects five new charter schools

City Council passes bill to reform vaccine transparency after Philly Fighting COVID scandal

Philadelphia’s City Council urges U.S. Congress to designate Juneteenth as a national holiday

Philly’s small businesses face hurdles in winning contracts

Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium’s 24-hour clinic is not a feel-good story | Opinion

Should local election boards be nonpartisan? | Pro/Con

Philly city leaders need to support this crucial deportation defense program. Here’s why | Opinion


Giant Eagle, Steelers extend dates for Heinz Field vaccination clinic

Giant Eagle extends Heinz Field covid vaccine clinic

Just under half of eligible Allegheny County Jail workers received COVID vaccine, deputy warden says

Allegheny County Jail administration defends covid-19 testing policy

One Chatham Center contractor walks off job after not being paid

Pittsburgh comedians, clubs laughing through the pain during pandemic

Pittsburgh Public Safety promotes firefighters, EMS personnel

Mayor Bill Peduto, challenger Tony Moreno agree to run civil campaign; Ed Gainey silent on issue

State News

50 years later, an historic act of civil disobedience in Delco is finally getting its due | Will Bunch

Practical steps to cut the biggest parts of home energy use

Billions of cicadas are about to emerge from the ground

PLCB’s semiannual return in licensing fees to local communities tops $1.5M


Road deaths spiked 8% in 2020 despite 13% drop in miles driven, National Safety Council reports

Interstate 80 toll proposal adds costs for local companies

Not so surprisingly, PA Turnpike comes in as most expensive toll road in the world, study finds


Senate votes to debate Democrats’ $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill

Senate Democrats will end weekly $400 COVID-19 unemployment in August, not September