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State arts council distributes $2.3 million to arts groups

Gov. Tom Wolf announced Monday that 309 nonprofit arts organizations will receive grants totaling $2.3 million to help with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds from the federal CARES Act support staff salaries, facilities costs and fees for artists or...

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Eviction ban nears an end with renter aid still in pipeline

Eviction ban nears an end with renter aid still in pipeline

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Federal emergency aid for renters in Pennsylvania hit hard financially during the pandemic is still in the pipeline as Gov. Tom Wolf's ban on foreclosures and evictions nears an expiration. The application period for aid begins Monday to the...

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Montco health, government leaders: ‘COVID-19 not over’

Montco health, government leaders: ‘COVID-19 not over’

Montgomery County could potentially see a coronavirus spike, especially since fewer residents in the county caught the virus and developed COVID-19, in comparison to Philadelphia and other densely-populated areas, health and government officials are warning. Once...

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Freedom Fighters March in Wilkes-Barre

Freedom Fighters March in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — Peaceful protests of police violence and brutality continued in Wilkes-Barre, as the 2020 Freedom Fighters held a march down Main Street to Public Square. A crowd of protesters and allies gathered at the old Volunteers of America thrift store on Main...

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Dozens march for Black Lives Matter in W-B

Dozens march for Black Lives Matter in W-B

Dozens of people converged at the Volunteers of America Family Thrift Store on Saturday afternoon for a rally and march in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Carrying banners saying, “No justice, No peace” and “Black Lives Matter,” a crowd of about 75 people...

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Voters must demand real police reforms

Voters must demand real police reforms

Democrat and Republican leaders are proposing police reform legislation in the aftermath of nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd and other killings of unarmed African Americans by police. Top Democrats vow that the House will pass the proposed Justice in...

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Plan to reopen PA gets a closer look in the Senate

Plan to reopen PA gets a closer look in the Senate

The plan to reopen Pennsylvania is getting a closer look as members of the Senate met in a remote hearing Monday that included testimony from multiple leaders including PA Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine.

The meeting follows Governor Tom Wolf’s announcement last week that 24 counties in the northwest and north-central regions of the state will transition out of the ‘red’ phase into the ‘yellow’ phase beginning at 12:01 a.m., Friday, May 8.

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PA House and Senate leaders advocate for worker’s rights

PA House and Senate leaders advocate for worker’s rights

Pennsylvania House and Senate leaders joined together for workers rights. In a virtual news conference Monday morning, members discussed advocacy for paid sick leave, better workplace protections, and other efforts to help PA workers during the coronavirus pandemic....

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Callers discuss virus outbreak with Haywood, Evans

Callers discuss virus outbreak with Haywood, Evans

U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans and Dr. Scott Goldstein recently joined state Sen. Art Haywood for a digital town hall meeting to discuss the novel coronavirus. “Right now we are at a lull before the storm and hopefully we can keep everyone’s anxiety at a very low level,” said...

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