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Pittsburgh city officials have taken up legislation to strengthen a coronavirus eviction moratorium currently in place.

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The Pennsylvania Department of Health has order providers to administer 80% of first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine they receive within seven days. The directive comes after criticism of Pennsylvania’s slow vaccination rate.

Matt Slocum / AP

The Pennsylvania Health Department says many vaccine doses coming from the distributors have either not been shipped, or have been incomplete over the past three days due to winter storms.

Andrew Medichini / AP

Each afternoon, we'll be sharing a roundup of the day's latest updates and headlines around the coronavirus pandemic and vaccine rollout in Allegheny County and across Pennsylvania. 

 

Thurdsay, Feb. 18, 2021

A significant bottleneck will delay thousands of Pennsylvanians from getting the second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

Part of the reason that providers might have mistaken second-dose allotments for first doses is because the packaging is the same.

Matt Rourke / AP

Each afternoon, we'll be sharing a roundup of the day's latest updates and headlines around the coronavirus pandemic and vaccine rollout in Allegheny County and across Pennsylvania. 

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021

Pennsylvania is facing a temporary shortage of booster shots of the Moderna vaccine after providers mistakenly used them as first doses.

Gene J. Puskar / AP

Each afternoon, we'll be sharing a roundup of the day's latest updates and headlines around the coronavirus pandemic and vaccine rollout in Allegheny County and across Pennsylvania. 

  

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021

According to state data, more than 10% of Allegheny County residents have gotten at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Katie Blackley / 90.5 WESA

Each afternoon, we'll be sharing a roundup of the day's latest updates and headlines around the coronavirus pandemic and vaccine rollout in Allegheny County and across Pennsylvania. 

Monday, Feb. 15, 2021  

Armando Franca / AP

The 17 new deaths reported Friday include information from the state electronic data system, some of which date back to Jan. 2.

Patrick Semansky / AP

Dr. Anthony Fauci predicts by April it will be “open season” for vaccinations in the U.S., as supply boosts allow most people to get shots to protect against COVID-19.

Jae C. Hong / AP

Each afternoon, we'll be sharing a roundup of the day's latest updates and headlines around the coronavirus pandemic and vaccine rollout in Allegheny Count and across Pennsylvania. 

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021  

The first case of the U.K. variant of COVID-19 has been reported in Allegheny County. Studies suggest the U.K. variant spreads much more easily than other variants of COVID-19.

Lynne Sladky / AP

Each afternoon, we'll be sharing a roundup of the day's latest updates and headlines around the coronavirus pandemic and vaccine rollout in Allegheny Count and across Pennsylvania. 

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021  

The Pennsylvania Department of Health launched a new website Tuesday to help residents understand when they can receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The “Your Turn” tool will alert users when they can schedule a vaccination appointment.  

You can also mail a check to:

 

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To the listeners and members of 90.5 WESA,

The building housing WESA’s transmitter suffered water damage early Sunday afternoon, causing the transmitter to shut down.

WESA is presently operating at low power on its main signal. Our translators on 92.3 FM in New Baltimore and on 104.1 FM in Ligonier and Somerset are also affected by this outage.

We’re working hard to restore that service. Meanwhile, our transmitter in Johnstown, on 100.5 FM, is unaffected. There are several ways you can still listen to WESA if you cannot receive 90.5 FM or the other translators.

90.5 WESA is following the latest updates and COVID-19 case numbers in Allegheny County and across Pennsylvania. 

We'll be updating this post as we get information. Check back often for updates. 

Election 2020 Live Blog

Nov 2, 2020

We'll be following the lead-up to Election Day and news as it happens on Tuesday as voters cast their ballots. Check back often for updates. 

Todo Acerca Del Voto Por Correo Y La Votación En Persona En PA

Oct 29, 2020
Lucy Perkins / 90.5 WESA

Existe mucha información errónea y confusión en torno a las elecciones generales de 2020. Los reporteros de WESA responden preguntas comunes sobre el registro de votantes, la votación por correo y la votación en persona.

¿Tienes una pregunta? Envía un correo electrónico a news@wesa.fm con “pregunta acerca de la votación” en el asunto y haremos todo lo posible para responderla.

Nota del editor: Esta publicación se actualizará a medida que recibamos y respondamos más preguntas acerca de la votación.

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Election Day is November 3rd, but casting a ballot will look different this year. WESA reporters have compiled a list of candidate profiles, issues and legal updates.

We've also answered your questions on Pennsylvania mail-in ballots and voting in person.

Lucy Perkins / 90.5 WESA

There’s plenty of misinformation and confusion surrounding the 2020 general election. WESA reporters are answering common questions about voter registration, mail-in ballots, and voting in person.

Erin Keane Scott / 90.5 WESA

News on the coronavirus pandemic, protests, 2020 election and more from around Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and southwestern Pennsylvania. 

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Editor's note: This post will be frequently updated with the latest news.

5:58 p.m. - Pa. farmers say the pandemic has exacerbated some of the stress they’ve been facing

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News on the coronavirus pandemic, protests, 2020 election and more from around Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and southwestern Pennsylvania. 

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Editor's note: This post will be frequently updated with the latest news.

 

6:00 p.m. - First mail-in ballots sent out to voters in Allegheny County

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News on the coronavirus pandemic, protests, 2020 election and more from around Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and southwestern Pennsylvania. 

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6:06 p.m. - Allegheny County will continue to enforce its size limits on gatherings, despite last week’s ruling in US Federal District Court

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News on the coronavirus pandemic, protests, 2020 election and more from around Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and southwestern Pennsylvania. 

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5:50 p.m. - Pennsylvania nears launch of new health insurance website

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News on the coronavirus pandemic, protests, 2020 election and more from around Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and southwestern Pennsylvania. 

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5:09 p.m — City, PPS partner for safer routes to school for children

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News on the coronavirus pandemic, protests, 2020 election and more from around Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and southwestern Pennsylvania. 

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2:48 p.m. — PIAA wants Wolf to allow more fans at sporting events

High school football kicks off tonight in many communities.

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News on the coronavirus pandemic, protests, 2020 election and more from around Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and southwestern Pennsylvania. 

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1:08 p.m. - Pennsylvania court gives Democrats wins in mail-in vote case

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News on the coronavirus pandemic, protests, 2020 election and more from around Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and southwestern Pennsylvania. 

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2:25 p.m. - PennDOT begins reissuing REAL IDs

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News on the coronavirus pandemic, protests, 2020 election and more from around Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and southwestern Pennsylvania. 

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2:45 p.m. - Pa. closer to joining regional effort to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants

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News on the coronavirus pandemic, protests, 2020 election and more from around Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and southwestern Pennsylvania. 

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4:48 p.m. — Steelers will remember Antwon Rose, Jr. this season

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News on the coronavirus pandemic, protests, 2020 election and more from around Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and southwestern Pennsylvania. 

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6:10 p.m. - McKeesport COVID-19 testing site opens Tuesday

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News on the coronavirus pandemic, protests, 2020 election and more from around Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and southwestern Pennsylvania. 

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5:51 p.m. - Trump, Biden to visit Flight 93 Memorial tomorrow

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