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Barletta signs anti-tax pledge in GOP campaign for governor

Sep. 20, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Lou Barletta, the former congressman seeking the Republican nomination for governor of Pennsylvania, has signed a pledge from a conservative anti-tax Washington-based group that commits him to oppose tax increases. The pledge, sponsored by...

The Latest: Alaska Gov: Biden’s vaccine order 'un-American'

Sep. 10, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy said President Joe Biden’s effort to require millions of U.S. workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 is “ill conceived, divisive, and un-American.” “At a time in which we are called to work together, forced medical...

Nursing home overhaul bill would boost staffing, oversight

Aug. 10, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to the ravages of COVID-19 in nursing homes, senior Democratic senators Tuesday introduced legislation to increase nurse staffing, improve infection control and bolster inspections. The bill, from a group led by Sens. Ron Wyden of Oregon and...

A WWII 'Rosie' takes on new struggle making pandemic masks

Aug. 07, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

LEVITTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Having helped vanquish the Nazis during World War II, Mae Krier, 95, of Levittown, Bucks County, went to work fighting COVID-19, proving there’s not a scourge that the overachievers of the Greatest Generation won’t take on. It’s a story that...

Biden to bring infrastructure sales pitch to Pennsylvania

Jul. 23, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Joe Biden will head to the Allentown area Wednesday as he fights for passage in the Senate of a nearly $1 trillion infrastructure measure that a bipartisan group of senators brokered with him. The White House is billing Biden's visit to...

Ex-federal prosecutor seeks Trump backing in governor's race

Jul. 13, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The top federal prosecutor in Philadelphia appointed by Donald Trump has written to the former president to seek his endorsement in a crowded Republican primary race to run for governor in next year's election. William McSwain's letter, dated...