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GOP-controlled state House votes to bar shutting down churches in disasters

The chamber voted 149 to 53 for the proposal, which the Democratic leader called a solution in search of a problem.
By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Pennsylvania high court turns down lawmakers’ bid to end shutdown

“We express no opinion as to whether the governor’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic constitutes wise or sound policy."
By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

State Supreme Court to decide lawsuit seeking end to disaster order

The Supreme Court announced it will decide the case filed by Senate Republicans, seeking to enforce a resolution that both chambers passed last week to end the state of disaster emergency imposed by Gov. Tom Wolf in March.

By The Associated Press

‘The calm before the storm’: Emergency departments brace for patient surge

“We are doing everything humanly possible to prepare [for] what’s coming in the next one to two weeks.”
By Nina Feldman/WHYY

Three Mile Island wants to end siren tests, radiation monitoring as part of reduced emergency planning role

If the request is granted, the 10-mile evacuation zone surrounding TMI would cease to exist.
By David Wenner/PennLive

Non-English speakers say city kept them in the dark at South Philly fire site

The three-alarm blaze that tore through several rowhouses in South Philadelphia last Thursday left some non-English speaking residents critical of how emergency services disseminate information in times of disaster.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY