Acting state Secretary of Health Alison Beam speaks during a news conference on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. She said that the pause in administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is "out of an abundance of caution." (Screenshot)
Pennsylvania Joins National Pause on J&J Vaccine

Health officials said the pause is being made “out of an abundance of caution.”

Travelers boarding a train at Amtrak's Penn Station, Aug. 6, 2020, in New York. If Congress moves and approves President Joe Biden's plan to increase Amtrak funding, folks at Penn Station could one day board a train to Scranton. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
The Little City That Could: How Proposed Amtrak Rail Could Boost Scranton

Native son President Joe Biden could help the Electric City by boosting funding for Amtrak in his American Jobs Plan.

Downtown Coudersport in Potter County. The county is one of those that are struggling with their vaccination numbers.  (Shutterstock Photo/Nolichuckyjake)
These Seven Counties are Lagging Behind the Rest of Pennsylvania When It Comes to COVID Vaccinations

As Pennsylvania continues to improve its coronavirus vaccination efforts, several counties continue to lag behind.

Social distancing and COVID-19 guidelines are posted at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Monday, March 22, 2021. The Capitol reopened to the public this month for the first time since December, albeit with social-distancing requirements, no events scheduled inside and a stepped-up police presence following the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
More Than 1 Million Pennsylvanians Have Tested Positive for the Coronavirus Since Pandemic Began

More than 1 million Pennsylvanians have now tested positive for the coronavirus, according to state health data.

Rachel Levine fist bumps Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., at the end of her confirmation hearing before a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (Caroline Brehman/Pool via AP)
Senate Confirms Levine, Who is Now the Nation’s Highest Ranking Transgender Official

Former Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine has become the first openly transgender person confirmed to a government position in the nation’s history.

In this image from video, Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-Pa.) speaks during a debate in the US House of Representatives on Jan. 7, 2021. (House Television via AP)
These Eight PA Reps Voted Against the Violence Against Women Act

Even without their votes, the bill had bipartisan support in the House of Representatives and is moving on to the Senate.

State Rep. Jessica Benham is sworn in on Jan. 5, 2021. Benham is the first openly queer woman and openly autistic person elected to the state Legislature. (Courtesy of Pennsylvania House of Representatives)
More Women Than Ever Are in the PA Legislature. That’s Still Not Enough.

Women make up approximately 51% of the state population, but just under 29% of the state Legislature. Several groups are working to change that.