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At home in Scranton, facing a fight in D.C., Biden pitches his sprawling domestic agenda

BY: - October 20, 2021

'This has been declared dead on arrival from the moment I introduced it,' Biden said. 'But I think we’re going to surprise them because I think people are beginning to figure out what’s at stake.'

Businesses in two central Pa. counties to be inspected for Spotted Lanternfly quarantine compliance

BY: - October 20, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday that it would begin permit and inspection record checks for businesses in Cumberland and York counties on Oct. 25 as the state looks to quell its Spotted Lanternfly infestation. 

Pa. judges hear arguments in two mask mandate court challenges

BY: - October 20, 2021

Opponents of the mask mandate argue that it’s invalid because it did not go through the regulatory review process, violates religious freedom, and interferes with the right to free public education.

Pa. Supreme Court allows lawsuits over local gun ordinances to move forward

BY: - October 20, 2021

Now, individuals can challenge a city's firearm restrictions even if they haven't yet violated the law.

Kids ages 5 to 11 next in line for COVID-19 vaccines as White House rolls out plans

BY: - October 20, 2021

Making another age group eligible for vaccines could be significant in preventing another spike in infections this winter.

Pa. Health Dept.: 3,500 new COVID-19 cases; More than 3K hospitalized

BY: - October 20, 2021

The department also confirmed 134 new deaths attributed to COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths attributed to the virus to 30,721 since the start of the pandemic. 

Pa. GOP lawmaker vowed transparency, but negotiations for election probe are private

BY: - October 20, 2021

Because the General Assembly does not have to follow the same procurement practices as executive branch offices, Sen. Cris Dush, R-Jefferson, has no legal obligation to publicize engagements with third-party vendors for the election investigation.

COMMENTARY

Five Questions with Sen. Nikil Saval: From community organizing to the Capitol | Wednesday Coffee

BY: - October 20, 2021

'You just walk around the building and people are like 'Senator, how are you?' It's a ridiculous title. A Roman title,' the first-term, Philadelphia Democrat said in a recent interview.

COMMENTARY

Think a mild case of COVID-19 is no big deal? Think again | Trish Zornio

BY: - October 20, 2021

New research shows concerning effects of the virus, even in asymptomatic cases.

COMMENTARY

The unseen cost of healthcare transparency bill: Partner notifications would be public | Opinion

BY: - October 20, 2021

Making that information public will discourage people from getting tested for HIV, other STIs, making it harder to stop the spread of these infections.

Pa. Health Dept.: Nearly 3,900 new COVID-19 cases; More than 3K hospitalized

BY: - October 19, 2021

As of Tueday, Pennsylvania’s positivity rate was 9.7 percent, and 70.8 percent of Pennsylvanians 18 or older were fully vaccinated, the Health Department said in a statement.

‘It’s time to end this outdated test’: Pa. Senate votes to exempt newer vehicles from emissions inspection

BY: - October 19, 2021

An estimated 2.1 million vehicle owners qualify for the exemption.