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FDA panel backs COVID-19 booster shots only for elderly and high-risk Americans

BY: - September 17, 2021

The Biden administration had hoped that states could begin rolling out a wide national booster shot campaign as soon as Monday, and the Food and Drug Administration advisory committee’s decision threw up a roadblock for that goal.

Two is the limit as Pa.’s state-run liquor stores tackle supply chain disruptions, shortages

BY: - September 17, 2021

The 43 rationed beverages include specific champagnes, bourbons, tequilas, cognacs and whiskeys, according to the AP report.

Pa. General Assembly’s disaster response faces first test with Hurricane Ida

BY: - September 17, 2021

Wolf asked that the Ida declaration be extended until Nov. 29. Such an extension must be approved by a majority vote of the Pennsylvania House and Senate.

Pa. unemployment rate dropped slightly in August

BY: - September 17, 2021

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate has decreased for the sixth consecutive month, to 6.4 percent in August, according to state data released Friday. That’s 1.2 percent higher than the national rate of 5.2 percent. Department of Labor & Industry data confirmed that the commonwealth’s unemployment rate was 3.8 percentage points lower than its August 2020 level. The […]

Capital-Star Q+A: RINO hunter Joe Gale wants to make sure conservatives are energized for 2022

BY: - September 17, 2021

After an aborted run for Lieutenant Governor in 2018 — he was too young to hold statewide office — Gale is now running for the Republican nomination for governor. Though a magnet for controversy, he argues his uncompromising ideology and equal disdain for both party’s institutions make him the right man for the job.

Ag. Sect’y Redding announces ‘return’ of Pa. Farm Show in 2022

BY: - September 16, 2021

The 106th Farm Show will be held at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg from Jan. 8 - 15, 2022, the Department of Agriculture confirmed. The theme for the 2022 Farm Show will be “harvesting more.”

Pa. Health Dept: More than 5,786 new COVID cases; 2,323 hospitalized

BY: - September 16, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 5,786 new cases of COVID-19 as of midday Thursday, while the commonwealth saw a slight drop in the number of hospitalizations due to the virus. The new cases bring the statewide total to more than 1.36 million confirmed cases since the pandemic began last March. Hospitalizations decreased slightly Thursday, […]

Half of LGBTQ workers have faced job discrimination, new report finds

BY: - September 16, 2021

The Williams Institute study states that over 8 million workers in the U.S. identify as LGBT. The study stipulates that “Employment discrimination and harassment against LGBT people has been documented in a variety of sources and found to negatively impact employees’ health and well-being and to reduce job commitment and satisfaction.”

Report finds 2M Pennsylvanians struggled with food insecurity during the pandemic

BY: - September 15, 2021

In 2020, nearly 1 in 20 Pennsylvanians were “newly food insecure,” meaning they did not have reliable access to adequate, nutritious meals during the pandemic. 

Pa. adds more than 4,800 new COVID-19 cases; more than 2,300 hospitalized

BY: - September 15, 2021

Pennsylvania’s increase in COVID-19 infections continued unabated Wednesday, with the state adding 4,812 new cases, an increase of more than 1,000 cases over Tuesday’s tally of 3,732 new cases, according to new state Health Department tracking data. Statewide, 2,333 people were hospitalized, up from Tuesday’s total of 2,308 people. There were 564 people in hospital […]

To kick off election investigation, Pa. Senate GOP subpoenas voters’ social security numbers

BY: - September 15, 2021

The legal requests are the opening shots in what could be a long, messy fight over legislative Republicans efforts to review former President Donald Trump’s reelection loss.

Can vaccine refusers who lose their jobs still collect unemployment? Experts explain

BY: - September 15, 2021

'The Legislature must take action to protect,' this 'basic human right of deciding what goes into their body,' two GOP senators argue