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Trump looms large in Pennsylvania’s GOP primaries in 2022

Trump looms large in Pennsylvania’s GOP primaries in 2022

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With Pennsylvania’s wide-open races for governor and U.S. Senate taking shape, Republican candidates with strong ties to Donald Trump are running and considered strong contenders for the party’s nominations — a powerful sign of the former president’s enduring popularity within the GOP. Within a few days of each other, Sean Parnell entered the race for U.S. ...

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Pa. restaurant owners say lifting of COVID-19 restrictions doesn’t mean return to normal’

Shops reopening with new social distancing rules following Coronavirus closures. 'Open' sign in shop window on a bright sunny day.

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf chose Memorial Day to lay to rest the last of his COVID-19 restaurant and bar restrictions, with a return to full capacity. But beleaguered restaurant owners said it will be a long time before their industry returns to anything close to 100 percent, following the coronavirus pandemic that made dining and drinking in pubic unthinkable to ...

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Anxiety high as Pa. begins overhaul of unemployment computer system

Application for employment benefits form with computer keyboard and pen on white background. Unemployment rate has risen sharply in United States due to closed business caused by corona virus outbreak

HARRISBURG — The unemployed in Pennsylvania — pregnant people, parents unable to pay child support, nursing students, and adult children caring for disabled parents, among many others — have spent months over the last year waiting to receive benefits they are entitled to from the state Department of Labor and Industry, to little avail. And depending whom you ask, some ...

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From job cuts to online commerce, virus reshaped US economy (access required)

WASHINGTON (AP) — At first, it was expected to be brief. At least that was the hope. Instead, a once-in-a-century pandemic has ground on for a year, throwing millions out of work and upending wide swathes of the American economy. Delivery services thrived while restaurants suffered. Home offices replaced downtown offices. Travel and entertainment spending dried up. Continue Reading

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Lawmaker calls for halt to PennDOT plan to toll nine bridges (access required)

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The chair of Pennsylvania’s Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday said he wants to halt plans to toll nine major bridges on interstates and, at the very least, require those plans to undergo more scrutiny and a vote by lawmakers. Senate Transportation Committee Chair Wayne Langerholc, R-Cambria, said he opposes the proposals by Gov. Tom Wolf’s Department ...

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AMI Expeditionary Healthcare to partner with Pennsylvania to disseminate 94,600 COVID-19 vaccines to schoolteachers (access required)

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 11, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — AMI Expeditionary Healthcare announces its partnership with the state of Pennsylvania and for its special initiative to help vaccinate all schoolteachers, child-care worker and school staff. Pennsylvania expects to receive an initial allocation of 94,600 doses of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) single-dose vaccine this week and AMI Expeditionary Healthcare will begin ...

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