Two new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention studies shed additional light on the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color, with implications for vaccine distribution.
By Rachel Treisman/NPR
From sporting arenas to colleges and cruise ships, many businesses are planning to ask customers to prove they’ve had their shot. Smart phone apps may be coming soon.
By Allison Aubrey/NPR
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State health officials said Monday that the quicker rollout was enabled by “ongoing appointment availability” in many parts of the state. Gov. Tom Wolf says the accelerated timetable is necessary to keep up with increase coronavirus case counts and hospitalizations.
Workers in transportation and logistics, construction, public health, public safety, finance, legal services, media and several other industries in Phase 1C of the state’s vaccine rollout became eligible to sign up for the vaccine.
By mid-April, every Pennsylvanian will be eligible to get jabbed. As manufacturers continue to ramp up production, millions of doses of vaccine will flow into the commonwealth over the coming weeks.
By Kiley Koscinski/WESA
The Richard King Mellon Foundation announced it was awarding $500,000 to efforts to restore the National Negro Opera Company House.
J. Scott Applewhite
Authorities have charged a man accused of leaving a series of vulgar voicemails at the Pennsylvania district office of U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean as she worked as an impeachment manager in the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump.
Pennsylvania’s schools are short $1.4 billion for maintenance and upgrades.
By Josh Boak/The Associated Press
Organizers like 24-year-old Serena Ngoc Hanh Nguyen spoke about what it was like to grow up Vietnamese American in Lower Moreland and how she often felt othered by classmates who made fun of her for her noodle-based lunches or her eye shape.
Mark J. Terrill
The former Flyers star has played 16 years in the NHL with the last nine-plus seasons coming with the Kings, who he helped to a pair of Stanley Cup titles.
By Joe Reedy/The Associated Press
The Pennsylvania Department of State paid law firms over $3.4 million for work on election-related lawsuits. They came from at least three political parties.
By Julia Agos
Some in power are still mad that Pa.’s Supreme Court ruled on election law. Here’s why it matters now.
Several court watchers say the belief is more complicated than it seems, while political strategists say it’s part of a wider plan to make voting in Pennsylvania more difficult.
By Sam Dunklau
The announcement marks the culmination of a campaign promise Biden made when repeatedly pressed on whether he would expand the Supreme Court to pack it with justices more aligned with his worldview.
By Krishnedev Calamur/NPR
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The court had previously held that a petition signature could not be invalidated just because the voter’s address did not match their voter registration address.
Pa. lawmaker wants to compel Wolf administration to release details of wasted COVID-19 vaccine doses
The Health Department said just 1,589 of the more than 2.3 million doses administered as of Feb. 26 — or just .06% — were reported by providers as wasted, mostly due to vials broken in handling, syringe issues, such as bent or broken needles, or clients refusing after the vaccine dose was drawn.
By Ese Olumhense/Spotlight PA
Gene J. Puskar
In the wake of last year’s massive voter turnout, lawmakers across the country have proposed hundreds of bills to reform how their states conduct elections.
Police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright in Minnesota with ‘accidental discharge’ is identified
“It is my belief that the officer had the intention to deploy their Taser but instead shot Mr. Wright with a single bullet.”
By Becky Sullivan and Vanessa Romo/NPR
Va. attorney general investigating Windsor Police Department over traffic stop involving Black Army officer
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced an investigation into whether there has been an unlawful pattern of misconduct with these particular officers or more broadly with the Windsor Police Department.
By Matthew S. Schwartz and Emma Bowman/NPR
The discharge is not toxic, but it can hurt stream life. And people who live near the work site are fed up with a project one says moves ‘full steam ahead’ no matter the consequences.
Outdoor and in-person park programs have resumed and are limited to 40 participants per program.
The Green New Deal was never a hard-and-fast policy proposal; it was a nonbinding resolution that broadly called for an overhaul of the economy intended to benefit workers and the environment.
By Danielle Kurtzleben/NPR
Increasing rain, aging infrastructure lead growing number of municipalities to adopt stormwater fees
Supervisors in one Centre County township recently passed a stormwater fee, but not everyone thinks it was needed.
By Anne Danahy
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Green hydrogen is seen as a possible solution for industries with hard-to-cut emissions, like shipping and aviation
Health education in the community and in partnership with families
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