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A plea to President Biden: Please help suburban Philadelphia get vaccinated. Its 2.5 million people are underserved. | Maria Panaritis

Delaware County ranks 53rd in vaccine doses while rural Elk County is 2nd. An Inquirer analysis of Pa. Health Department data shows Philadelphia collar counties getting less than their fair share.

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A Lansdale gymnastics mat maker is on the ropes, and so is U.S. manufacturing | Maria Panaritis

Mancino Manufacturing is a family-owned business battered by the pandemic. Their story is not unlike the global chip shortage that has U.S. leaders concerned about U.S. strength.

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#blueforMatthew in this Delco town shows love and kindness trump all in our darkest hour

On a sad one-year anniversary, the Marple Township father of seven-year-old Matthew Wzorek urges, “Just be kind.”

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The pressure is on to reopen public schools. But can it really happen? | Maria Panaritis

Nearly 11 months into the COVID-19 pandemic, has the time finally come for pragmatic solutions to school closures? Let's hope so.

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Sex-abuse law blunder on Kathy Boockvar’s watch is a titanic mess for Pa. child victims | Maria Panaritis

For years, Pa. Republicans stalled on expanded rights to sue abusers. Now “human error” by Democratic Gov. Wolf’s administration has derailed a long-awaited law.

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Beware the little guy getting really, really angry | Maria Panaritis

GameStop and the vaccine drama at an elite Philadelphia school show ordinary people sick of getting the shaft.

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A vaccine site in Delaware County shows how you keep promises in a pandemic. | Maria Panaritis

Republicans left Democrats no health department but Delco Dems are showing how you fix what bad government broke.

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Joe Biden is the president whose heart and soul we desperately need right now | Maria Panaritis

In calling for unity, our new Democratic president shows the power of empathy in healing a nation in peril.

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Three Amish-country pols have dumped the GOP with a courage lacking in Congress | Maria Panaritis

After the Capitol riot, three officials including Lancaster County's onetime Republican Party leader said good-bye. They say reform must come from beyond their badly broken ranks.

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To save America, Republicans must show the way away from Trump. Some have begun. | Maria Panaritis

"You can’t believe a word that comes out of Donald Trump’s mouth," Bucks County GOP Commissioner and longtime state pol Gene DiGirolamo said after the insurrection. More ranks must break.