Stories tagged: "Joe Biden"


Rachel Levine, nominated to be an assistant secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services, testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (Caroline Brehman/Pool via AP)
US Sen. Rand Paul Criticized for Transphobic Question of Dr. Rachel Levine

Pennsylvania’s former Secretary of Health could be the first Senate-confirmed transgender official in the nation’s history.

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.

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Feds: Lebanon County Lawyer Threatened to Kill Senate Democrats

A Pennsylvania lawyer threatened to kill Democrats in the US Senate and was on his way to Washington, D.C., with firearms and a “large amount of ammunition” when he was stopped by state police.

Nominee for EPA Administrator, Michael Regan, speaks at the Queen theater on December 19, 2020 in Wilmington, DE.  (Photo by Joshua Roberts/Getty Images)
Michael Regan Could Become the First Black Man to Head Up the EPA

Pennsylvania generates more coal ash than any other state. Michael Regan—who's poised to become the next Administrator of the EPA—has a history of cleaning up coal ash pollution.

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Biden’s Next Big Challenge: How to Deal With Trump’s Takeover of the Courts

“If somebody believes they are a victim of discrimination in their workplace, the final say on whether our civil rights laws are properly enforced is a lower court judge,” Daniel Goldberg, legal director of the nonprofit advocacy group Alliance for Justice, told COURIER.

Gov. Tom Wolf talks about his economic agenda for 2021, including increasing the minimum wage. (Flickr/Office of Gov. Tom Wolf)
Wolf Pushes $15 Minimum Wage While Introducing Economic Agenda

While announcing his proposed Pennsylvania state budget, Wolf argued the state should increase its minimum wage to $15. He tried to combat the argument that the increase would hurt businesses.

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019 file photo, Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa. from Pennsylvania's 10th U.S. Congressional District, appears before reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Perry is running for re-election in 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Perry Claims He Just ‘Obliged’ Trump With Introduction to Lawyer

Scott Perry admitted he introduced a Department of Justice official to President Trump. Trump and that official discussed overturning Georgia's election results.