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50th anniversary of the Pentagon Papers

Anna Callahan, Copy Editor June 13, 2021

June 13 this year marks the 50th anniversary of the publishing of the Pentagon Papers.  The Pentagon Papers were a series of articles published in the New York Times about a top-secret study about...

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May 18 primary voters pass limit on PA Governor’s power during an emergency

Talon Smith, Editor-in-Chief May 20, 2021

TheBroadcaster · May 18 primary voters pass limit on PA Governor’s power during an emergency Pennsylvania voters were asked to select party representatives for several positions including state Supreme...

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class David Tuil, assigned to the Preventive Medicine Department at Naval Health Clinic Hawaii (NHCH), administers one of the first Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines at NHCH to Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Gage Finn, a member of the COVID-19 Expeditionary Testing Team at NHCH, Dec. 16, 2020.  Pfizer has earned approval from the FDA for its vaccine for 12-15 year olds.  (U.S. Navy photo by Macy Hinds/CC BY 2.0)

Pfizer/BioTech Covid-19 Vaccine approved by FDA for 12-15 year olds

Allyson Lin , Reporter May 11, 2021

Pfizer sought and earned emergency authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration for its COVID-19 vaccine for use with 12 to 15 year olds. This is the first Covid-19 vaccine in the United States...

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf addresses the media on March 16, 2020.  Wolf and Secretary of Health Levine are expected to release details for a statewide contact tracing program on May 1, 2020.  (Governor Tom Wolf/CC BY 2.0)

Pennsylvania hits 1 million COVID-19 cases

Allyson Lin , Reporter April 6, 2021

Pennsylvania has become the eighth state in the U.S to exceed 1 million cases, according to The Morning Call. Recently, the state of Pa has added more than 3,600 Covid-19 cases on Thursday, March 25. March...

Pennsylvania announces plan to produce 50% of state government electricity through solar energy

Pennsylvania announces plan to produce 50% of state government electricity through solar energy

Ella Yurick, Reporter March 29, 2021

Governor Tom Wolf announced on March 22, 2021 a major clean energy initiative with a goal of producing approximately 50% of state government energy by 2023. Currently, just 4% of the commonwealth’s...

This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) scientist reviews a plate with serological test samples. Serological testing is used to detect antibodies, which indicate past infection with the virus that causes COVID-19, and is important to the understand of disease prevalence within a population. (CDC/ James Gathany/Public Domain)

PA becomes 8th state to exceed 1 million COVID-19 cases

Allyson Lin , Reporter March 29, 2021

Pennsylvania has become the eighth state in the U.S to exceed 1 million cases, according to The Morning Call. Recently, the state of Pa has added more than 3,600 Covid-19 cases on Thursday, March 25.  According...

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf addresses the media on March 16, 2020.  Wolf and Secretary of Health Levine are expected to release details for a statewide contact tracing program on May 1, 2020.  (Governor Tom Wolf/CC BY 2.0)

Governor Tom Wolf increases gathering size limits

Allyson Lin , Reporter March 29, 2021

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced that indoor  and outdoor events may increase their gatherings to 75% of capacity.  This change impacts a variety of businesses including gyms, entertainment venues,...

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Explainer: What the US can learn from how Australia battled COVID-19

Adrianna Malena, World News Editor March 29, 2021

Australia was  able to essentially defeat the coronavirus, but how did they do it? How are they able to now hold mass concerts and sports events, with nobody wearing a mask? These are questions that if...

This graphic demonstrates to the public the most effective ways to prevent infection through the use of double masking. Double masking recommendations come as increased variants of the virus emerge. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Double Masking: When and How Should it be Done?

Keela Delves, News Editor March 26, 2021

TheBroadcaster · Double Masking: When and How Should it be Done? As the Covid-19 Pandemic continues, many people are very much still concerned about potentially getting infected with the virus. The...

This sign has examples of Covid-19 restrictions currently used in many public locations.  Five states including Texas, Mississippi, Iowa, Montana, and North Dakota have lifted their mask mandates despite lingering concerns over the Covid-19 virus. (Daniel Lobo/Public Domain)

Multiple States Lifting Mask Mandates

Caroline Glus, Video Producer March 26, 2021

TheBroadcaster · Multiple States Lifting Mask Mandates Five states including Texas, Mississippi, Iowa, Montana, and North Dakota have lifted their mask mandates despite lingering concerns over the...

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Video explainer: Where do prisons come from?

Abigail Lee, Science and Technology Editor March 25, 2021

Mass incarceration is a defining feature of the United States. It’s one of the biggest problems we face, with 2.3 million people incarcerated in the U.S. Despite making up just 4% of the world population,...

Equality Act Passed in US House to Provide LGBTQ Protections

Talon Smith, Editor-in-Chief March 3, 2021

Passed in the House on Thursday 25, the Equality Act is to provide landmark protections against discrimination for LGBTQ Americans. One of the pieces of legislation President Joe Biden pledged to sign...

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