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$10 million available to support Pennsylvania’s food system

$10 million available to support Pennsylvania’s food system

$10 million is now available for Pennsylvania businesses that have worked to maintain access to fresh, healthy food throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. “Pennsylvania’s food retailers stepped up to the plate to protect those putting food on the shelf, to think outside of...

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Legislators join Gov. Wolf in call for masking

Legislators join Gov. Wolf in call for masking

HARRISBURG — State and federal officials joined Gov. Tom Wolf in reminding Pennsylvanians to wear a mask to reduce the likelihood of spreading COVID-19. “As we increasingly resume public activities in our commonwealth, we need to remain vigilant about taking...

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State arts council distributes $2.3 million to arts groups

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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Hearing focuses on needs of frontline workers

Hearing focuses on needs of frontline workers

Maureen Casey, a registered nurse at the Hershey Medical Center, has treated COVID-19 patients and was recently quarantined for 14 days when she showed signs of the illness. At a state Senate Democratic Policy Committee online hearing on Tuesday, Casey recalled a...

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Mt. Lebanon hears from officials regarding COVID-19

Mt. Lebanon hears from officials regarding COVID-19

The Mt. Lebanon Board of Commissioners were joined in their online meeting last week by Rep. Conor Lamb, D-Mt. Lebanon, who discussed the virus with the board by phone. “The situation is dire, particularly when it comes to our hospitals,” Mr. Lamb said. “I wish I had...

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State preparing for coronavirus; no documented cases in PA yet

State preparing for coronavirus; no documented cases in PA yet

HARRISBURG – While there have been no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Pennsylvania, state and local officials are preparing for the arrival of the virus, Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said Tuesday. She said health officials are monitoring an undisclosed number...

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Philadelphia Mayor: Museum Should ‘Strengthen’ Sexual Harassment Policy

Philadelphia Mayor: Museum Should ‘Strengthen’ Sexual Harassment Policy

Mayor Jim Kenney of Philadelphia called for the Philadelphia Museum of Art to “strengthen” its sexual harassment policies in response to allegations of misconduct against one of the museum’s former managers.

In his comments, made to The Philadelphia Inquirer on Wednesday, Mr. Kenney — who holds an ex officio position on the museum’s board — said the institution should “review and strengthen its policies regarding anti-fraternization and sexual harassment, and require training for all staff.” The museum’s building is owned by the City of Philadelphia.

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Peters Township Police Department earns state accreditation

Peters Township Police Department earns state accreditation

A special guest at Peters Township Council’s Jan. 6 reorganization meeting made an interesting observation about local law enforcement. “It’s always been a great police department, and now we’re making it official.” Tom Ogden, chief of police at Carnegie Mellon...

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