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Pennsylvania health officials say no current plans for new mask mandate

In light of climbing rates of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, state health officials on Thursday urged Pennsylvanians to get vaccinated. Pennsylvania exceeded 1,000 daily COVID-19 cases for the first time since May — the state reported 1,088 new cases of COVID-19 on July 29. The seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases in the commonwealth is 710 — a 62% increase compared to last week.
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Pennsylvania sees boost in COVID-19 cases

Pennsylvania recorded its highest number of new COVID-19 cases since late May as the delta variant continued to spread across the nation. The state Health Department announced 1,110 new virus cases, the highest number since May 24, when 1,168 new cases were announced, data shows. The increase isn’t playing out...
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Road Trippin @ Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

A visit to the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum is like stepping back in time, where you'll experience an educational ride on one a restored streetcar. Although popular in the early 1900s, streetcars faced some competition with the automobile. "Some individuals got together in the late 1940s and realized that an era...
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Report: Pa. Has At Least An $8 Billion Annual Funding Deficit, Proposes To Replace Gas Tax

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pennsylvania has a serious transportation problem without the funding mechanism to fix it. That’s the conclusion of the Transportation Revenue Options Commission, which delivered its 40-page report to Governor Tom Wolf on Friday. “Right now, we are looking at an $8 billion (annual) gap in what we need,” said PennDOT’s Executive Deputy Secretary Melissa Batula. It’s not hard to see how Pennsylvania has fallen behind in repairing its roads and bridges, along with underfunding public transit, waterways, trains and other modes of transportation. But the problem is exacerbated by the number of state-maintained roads in this state compared to...
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PA prisons release dashboard tracking race, populations

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania released a new public dashboard of real-time prison and parole population data Friday, with hopes that making the information available to researchers and legislators can lead to data-driven policies in the future. The dashboard is designed by the group Recidiviz, a tech nonprofit that partners with...
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Will Pennsylvania evictions spike despite rental help?

A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after President Joe Biden’s administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool keeping millions of tenants in their homes. Many of them lost jobs during the coronavirus pandemic and had fallen months behind on their rent.
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Tracking Pennsylvania’s pandemic spending, by the numbers

Spotlight PA is an independent, nonpartisan newsroom powered by The Philadelphia Inquirer in partnership with PennLive/The Patriot-News, TribLIVE/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and WITF Public Media. Sign up for our free newsletters. Spotlight PA’s tallying of Pennsylvania’s pandemic-related spending led us to the state’s emergency procurement program — a faster and, critics say,...