Barbara Coleman speaks during a Zoom call about the minimum wage on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. Coleman earns less than $15 per hour as a certified nursing assistant in a nursing home, a position in which she helps residents shower or bathe, get ready for meals, go out for walks, and do other basic life tasks. (Screenshot)
Pennsylvania Democrats, Labor Leaders Not Giving Up on $15 Minimum Wage

State legislators and members of Pennsylvania's congressional delegation are working to garner support for different pieces of legislation that would raise the minimum wage.

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2021, file photo, people wait in line at a 24-hour, walk-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic hosted by the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium at Temple University's Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. At least for now, U.S. health authorities say after being vaccinated, people should follow the same rules as everybody else about wearing a mask, keeping a 6-foot distance and avoiding crowds even after they’ve gotten their second vaccine dose. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Only 6% of Black Americans Have Been Vaccinated. Here’s How Biden Is Trying to Change That.

Medical experts say it will take a concerted effort to meet the challenges of rebuilding trust and ensuring vaccine access for communities of color.

Officials with Pennsylvania's Department of Health criticized Geisinger's decision to vaccinate employees' family members. Above is one of Geisinger's facilities in Danville. (Shutterstock)
State Rebukes Geisinger for Vaccinating Employee Family Members

Geisinger Health Systems allowed employees' family members to skip the COVID-19 vaccine line, raising questions of fairness at a time of strong public demand and scarce supply.

A woman holds an iPhone that shows a list of spam calls
COVID-Related Scams Are Spreading Fast. Here’s What to Watch Out For

Since January 2020, Pennsylvania consumers filed almost 14,000 COVID-related complaints and victims lost $21.8 million. The median loss was $444.

In this Nov. 5, 2020 file photo, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington.  The Supreme Court will take up challenges to controversial Trump administration policies affecting family-planning clinics and immigrants, even though the Biden administration has announced it is reviewing them. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Supreme Court Rejects Trump Election Challenge Cases

The handful of cases included two cases from Pennsylvania.

State representative Malcolm Kenyatta, a Black man, wears a gray suit and tie, and holds his right hand over his heart as he sings the National Anthem.
State Rep. Kenyatta to Run for US Senate in 2022

Kenyatta, the grandson of the late civil rights activist Muhammad I. Kenyatta, is the latest candidate to join what is likely to be a crowded race.

A pile of discarded syringes
How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Enabling Opioid Addiction

State officials anticipate 2020 opioid overdose death totals will exceed those of each of the past three years, including 2017, a year many consider the height of the opioid crisis.

Acting state Secretary of Health Alison Beam speaks during a news conference on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. (Screenshot)
Screwup Leads to Moderna Vaccine Shortage in Pennsylvania

The mistake will affect tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians who will have to wait an extra week or two to get their second dose of the vaccine.