These railroad tracks could be getting more use if Amtrak's plan goes through.
All Aboard, Pennsylvania: Restoring Passenger Rail Service from Reading to Philadelphia

A new study shows not only that reviving passenger rail service in Reading is financially possible and economically profitable, but it has the support of Amtrak and President Biden.

In this Saturday, May 16, 2020, photo, a family walks their field in the Mennonite Valley of Lancaster County, Pa. (AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski)
COVID and the Amish: How the Plain Communities View the Pandemic

Pennsylvania health officials worked with the state's Plain populations at the beginning of the pandemic. The task is harder now that the vaccines are available.

Dr. George Garrow, the chief medical officer for the Primary Health Network in Western Pennsylvania, holds a dose of the coronavirus vaccine. (Screenshot. Graphic treatment by Rebecca Russ)
Logistics Isn’t the Only Problem to Vaccinating Rural Pennsylvania

Health experts say the vaccine rollout is going slower in rural areas, in part, because rural residents don't trust the government.

An unidentified man smokes a cigarette during the coronavirus pandemic. (Shutterstock Photo/Sergii Sobolevskyi)
Pennsylvanians Who Light Up Can Now Line Up for the COVID Vaccine

Smokers are in Phase 1A of the state’s vaccine rollout plan, putting smokers ahead of non-healthcare frontline workers.

Registered nurse Emily Shearer gets the coronavirus vaccine on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, at Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College, Centre County. (Courtesy of Mount Nittany Medical Center)
Front-Line Workers in Pennsylvania Say They Feel Safe With Coronavirus Vaccine

As more and more front-line workers are inoculated against the novel coronavirus, the essential work force has stepped up once again to let people know the vaccine is safe.