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A university graduate student holds a female blue jay in her open hand to release it in Silver Spring, Md., after removing it from a mist net used to capture birds for banding or other research projects. A mysterious ailment has sickened and killed thousands of songbirds in several mid-Atlantic states since late spring. (AP File Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
EXPLAINER: What’s Killing Mid-Atlantic Songbirds?

A mysterious ailment has been killing fledgling blue jays, American robins, European starlings, and common grackles.

Then-state Rep. Margo Davidson during a debate on the 2019-20 budget. (Courtesy of Pennsylvania House of Representatives)
Democratic State Rep. Margo Davidson Charged With Theft, Resigns

Davidson said she will pay $6,900 in restitution.

A "Welcome to Pennsylvania" sign in downtown Easton. (Shutterstock/Andriy Blokhin)
Pennsylvania Is the Best State for Many Reasons. Here Are the Top 10.

It’s Pennsylvania Day! We have many reasons to be proud to call Pennsylvania home.

(Keystone Graphic/Morgaine Ford-Workman)
The Keystone’s Summer Reading: The Classics

Looking for something to read? Our state has a rich literary history, from Louisa May Alcott to August Wilson. Check out some of the state's best classics.

The Heller Dam in Lycoming County, seen in this September 2019 file photo, is almost 50 years old and is deemed a high hazard dam. It stores drinking water for over 50,000 people and more than 2,600 residents would be at risk if it ever failed. (Mark Nance/Sun-Gazette via AP)
Dams Are Forgotten Infrastructure—Until They Fail

Pennsylvania has nearly 3,400 dams. Many of them could benefit from funding in President Biden's infrastructure plan.

Sayre and Athens, in Bradford County. (Shutterstock Photo/JC Ryan)
Which Five Pennsylvania Counties Have the Lowest Percentage of Fully Vaccinated People?

Five Pennsylvania counties have fully vaccinated 25% of their populations or less.

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)
Wolf to Lift Mask Requirement No Later Than June 28

Pennsylvania will drop its mask mandate on June 28, Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam said Thursday morning.