COVID-19

Extending a hand to LGBTQ community, Pa. seeks to dispel COVID vaccine myths, misinformation

The fourth panel of the series, hosted by the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs on Thursday and dubbed “Vax Facts: Afternoon Tea on LGBTQ Health,” discussed vaccine safety for LGBTQ communities. 

Pa. General Assembly votes to terminate Wolf’s COVID-19 emergency declaration

(*This story was updated at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, 6/10/21, to include comment from Rep. Kevin Boyle, D-Philadelphia.) For the first time in 15 months, Pennsylvania is no longer operating under a COVID-19 emergency declaration. Using...

Senate advances ‘vaccine passport’ bill with new measure to restrict health secretary; Wolf will...

Three weeks after voters limited the emergency powers of Gov. Tom Wolf and his successors, the Pennsylvania state Senate has moved to impose similar restrictions on the state health secretary. The GOP-controlled chamber voted 29-20...

Join us on June 13 in HBG to recognize these education heroes of the...

I commend every student who kept it together despite the difficulties many students faced, especially at a very young age.

Pa. House votes to permanently end Wolf’s COVID-19 disaster emergency

Using the powers that Pennsylvania voters gave to the Legislature during last month’s statewide referendum vote, the lower chamber voted 113-90 along party lines to permanently end Wolf’s COVID-19 disaster emergency, and the executive powers that come with it. 

Pa. GOP lawmakers threaten state funding for Penn veterinary program over vaccine policy

A group of House Republicans are threatening to withhold almost $32 million in state funding for Philadelphia’s largest private employer over its employee vaccine policy.

Philly launches COVID vaccine lottery with a chance to win $50K

The Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium will be promoting the sweepstakes in the 20 targeted ZIP codes.

For these U.S. Army War College students, a graduation like no other | Charles...

I hope that our student cohorts will appreciate their demonstrated agility and resiliency after completing a unique year.

As the pandemic raged, so did drug overdose deaths | The Numbers Racket

Largely overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic, drug overdose deaths climbed by more than 20,000 from 2019 to 2020. 

After a year of Zoom and telework, Capitol staff make steady return to Harrisburg

Pennsylvania is on pace to normalcy. And for some Capitol staff, that means heading back to the office. Statewide COVID-19 mitigation measures have been lifted, so offices can operate at full capacity — meaning that...