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Protesters from Pa., nationwide rally at U.S. Supreme Court as justices hear landmark abortion case

BY: - December 1, 2021

Supporters of abortion rights and abortion opponents jostled in front of the court, chanting and shouting through bullhornsbullhorns

Pa. reproductive rights advocates rally as U.S. Supreme Court reviews Mississippi abortion law

BY: - December 1, 2021

With a 6-3 conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court, a ruling could overturn Roe v. Wade and set a new precedent for abortion access in the United States.

Pa. Health Dept.: More than 7.6K new COVID-19 cases; More than 3.9K hospitalized

BY: - December 1, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 7,606 new cases of COVID-19 in the commonwealth on Wednesday, bringing the statewide total to more than 1.74 million since the beginning of the pandemic. A total of 3,939 people were hospitalized for treatment for the virus as of midday Wednesday. Of that total, 858 people were in hospital […]

Infrastructure law is ‘blue-collar blueprint to rebuild America’ Biden says in Minnesota

BY: - December 1, 2021

'We’re going to rebuild this economy from the bottom up,' Biden said in his first visit to the North Star State.

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Who you calling ‘sleepy?’ Suburban HBG neighborhood unites to fight development | Wednesday Coffee

BY: - December 1, 2021

What do you get when you take on a neighborhood filled with lawyers, engineers, and planners? More trouble than you bargained for.

COMMENTARY

The New White Flight: banning books that reveal uncomfortable truths | Opinion

BY: - December 1, 2021

Don’t remain silent when freedoms — including the freedom to access books that tell the truth about our nation and its people — are challenged.

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This Hanukkah, learn about the holiday’s forgotten heroes: Women | Opinion

BY: - December 1, 2021

The bravery of a young widow named Judith is at the heart of an ancient book that bears her name. The heroism of a second woman, an unnamed mother of seven sons, appears in a book known as 2 Maccabees.

SWPA Legal Aid provides assistance in PFAs, child custody and housing | Helping the Helpers

BY: - December 1, 2021

'People would call and say ‘Our landlord said they’re going to change the locks or shut off our utilities.’ We try to prevent that from happening.'

Democrats risk losses in 2022 if they give up on paid leave, advocates say

BY: - November 30, 2021

'I think people assumed this was a given, that why would you drop paid leave in a pandemic?' one advocate asked

Known best for hosting ‘Dr. Oz Show,’ celebrity doctor expected to enter Pa. U.S. Senate race

BY: - November 30, 2021

The 61-year-old, a longtime New Jersey resident, will appear on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show Tuesday night. Hannity teased the interview Monday by saying: “He has a huge announcement. Hint: Think midterm election.”

Pa. Health Dept.: More than 5.7K new COVID-19 cases; More than 3.7K hospitalized

BY: - November 30, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has confirmed 5,766 new cases of COVID-19 as of 11:59 p.m. Monday, bringing the statewide total to 1,736,920 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. As of Tuesday, 3,876 people were hospitalized due to COVID-19. Of those patients, 873 were in intensive care units and 498 are using […]

How to support Pa.’s veterans and service members this holiday season

BY: - November 30, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is encouraging Pennsylvanians to donate to nonprofit, tax deductible programs that support the commonwealth’s approximately 800,000 veterans and service members.