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Recent articles by Michael:

Driller charged over contamination in ‘Gasland’ town

Driller charged over contamination in ‘Gasland’ town → Read More

Wolf asks Pennsylvania Supreme Court to uphold shutdown

Republican majorities in the House and Senate, with a few Democrats in support, voted this week to end the state’s emergency disaster declaration. → Read More

Gov. Tom Wolf asks Pennsylvania Supreme Court to uphold shutdown

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Friday to intervene in his dispute with legislative Republicans who are trying to end pandemic restrictions he imposed in March to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. → Read More

Wolf, lawmakers in legal clash over emergency declaration

HARRISBURG — The executive and legislative branches girded for a legal clash Wednesday over the emergency disaster declaration Gov. Tom Wolf issued at the… → Read More

‘We need help’: Small cities face fiscal calamity from virus

Unfilled potholes, uncollected trash, unmown grass and, most significantly, fewer police on the street are some of what Allentown says it’s contemplating unless Washington helps it plug a multimillion-dollar budget hole left by the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

‘We need help’: Small cities face fiscal calamity from virus

Unfilled potholes, uncollected trash, unmown grass and, most significantly, fewer police on the street are some of what Allentown says it’s contemplating unless Washington helps it plug a multimillion-dollar budget hole left by the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Trump: No change at bases named for Confederate officers

Supporters of disassociating military bases from Confederate Army officers argue that they represent the racism and divisiveness of the Civil War era and glorify men who fought against the United States. → Read More

Best Buy to reopen more than 800 stores

Starting Monday, the chain will begin allowing a limited number of people inside its more than 800 locations. → Read More

Pa. Legislature moves to up penalty for boating under influence

PITTSBURGH — Pennsylvanians caught boating under the influence could face stiffer penalties as support for stricter laws grows in the state Legislature. → Read More

Amazing drone video shows 64K turtles nesting

Researchers have captured beautiful aerial footage of thousands of green turtles on the edge of Australia's Great Barrier Reef during the nesting season. → Read More

'We need help': Small cities face fiscal calamity from coronavirus

“This is not a downtown Allentown problem,” Santo Napoli said. “This is a Main Street everywhere problem.” → Read More

Pennsylvania orders hospitals to protect workers from virus

With unionized nurses raising the alarm about hazardous working conditions, Health Secretary Rachel Levine pledged to “deliver a safer environment” for health care workers on the front lines of the → Read More

Pennsylvania orders hospitals to protect workers from virus

Pennsylvania hospitals will be required to replace soiled or damaged respirators on request, require universal masking and take other steps to protect health care workers from the new coronavirus under an order issued Tuesday by the state health secretary. → Read More

Police, regulators target businesses flouting Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's shutdown order

Police and state regulators are cracking down on a handful of Pennsylvania businesses that are supposed to remain shut down during the pandemic but have instead thrown open their doors. → Read More

Governor eyes lifting of many more pandemic restrictions

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Some counties in Pennsylvania could see practically all of the state's pandemic restrictions on business activity and gatherings lifted in the coming days, other than... → Read More

Some Pennsylvania counties continue on path to defy governor’s orders to stay closed

A western Pennsylvania county plans to defy Gov. Tom Wolf and operate under looser shutdown guidelines being allowed elsewhere in the state → Read More

Authorities: Pa. man threatened Gov. Wolf over business closures

According to court documents, Rocco Naples called Wolf’s former business, Wolf Home Products, on Friday. → Read More

Wolf: 'Cowardly' counties 'choosing to desert' virus fight

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is attacking local elected officials making plans to reopen in defiance of his shutdown orders as cowards deserting the pandemic battlefield → Read More

Businesses open in defiance of Pennsylvania coronavirus shutdown

“I had to save my business,” Julie Potter, who owns a hair salon in East Freedom. “I couldn’t let it end like that.” → Read More

Businesses open in defiance of Pennsylvania shutdown

As swaths of Pennsylvania prepare for a limited reopening Friday, some fed-up business owners are jumping the gun and have resumed serving customers in defiance of Gov. Tom Wolf's shutdown order. → Read More