COVID-19

Ag. Secretary Redding: Buying Pa. Preferred is an easy way to support Pa. farmers...

In an effort to support Pennsylvania-based farmers this holiday season, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is asking shoppers to purchase “PA Preferred” products at their grocery stores. 

Pa. Gov. Wolf announces stay at home ‘advisory’ to combat COVID-19 spread; orders bars,...

(*This story was updated at 8:49 a.m. on Tuesday, 11/24/20 to correct the Wolf administration's guidance on alcohol sales) With Pennsylvania reaching "a precarious place" in the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wolf administration announced Monday that...

As COVID-19 cases surge, Black Philadelphians remain vulnerable

Eight months after the first COVID-19 case was reported in Philadelphia, Black residents face the same health care-related challenges that led to the virus hitting them hardest.

‘Caravans of Mourning’ in Pa., elsewhere to honor COVID-19 dead | Monday Morning Coffee

The Dr. Rev. William Barber says he wants to remind Americans of what we've lost during the pandemic -- and how we can fix the divides that it's exposed.

Pew Study: Contact tracing efforts face skepticism, participation challenges | The Numbers Racket

An October study by the Pew Research Center found that while most Americans are aware of contact tracing efforts nationwide, there are many challenges tracers face, including participation, skepticism about the process of data collection and spam concerns. 

Washington at a standstill, as states face the loss of federal help amid ‘the...

The expiring provisions from the $2 trillion CARES Act and subsequent executive orders will mean reductions in unemployment benefits for those struggling to find work, the loss of eviction protections, and a restart to monthly student loan bills that had been suspended.

Some holiday alternatives | Five for Your Weekend

Happy weekend, everyone I hope you all are safe and well. As we all are facing the reality of a Thanksgiving without members of our extended family, limiting our celebrations of gratitude to our household,...

AIDS Memorial Quilt launches nationwide virtual tour during another world health crisis

On December 1st we will honor World AIDS Day as our community has done for over 30 years. However, as part of the new normal of COVID-19 related shutdowns, this year’s events have gone virtual. One of those virtual representations includes the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. It is considered to be the world’s largest piece of community folk art, weighing in at some 54 tons.

Amid COVID in Capitol, Pa. General Assembly finishes budget with no new taxes, no...

The spending plan passed in a nearly empty Capitol, as the majority of the 203-member House of Representatives were sent home due to at least one presumed positive COVID-19 case in the House Republican caucus.

Pa. Rep. Gregory tests positive for COVID-19 in the second House case this week

State Rep. Jim Gregory, R-Blair, has COVID-19, a statement from his office confirmed Friday.  Gregory is the second state lawmaker this week to test positive for the virus after Philadelphia Rep. Jordan Harris announced he...