Author: Juliana

Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr Rachel Levine is poised to become the first openly transgender federal official. She’s been tapped by the Biden team for the number two spot at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The recent death of a 54-year-old inmate is raising questions about the Lehigh County Jail’s ability to protect more than 1,000 staff and inmates.

President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be assistant secretary for health, in a move that could make Levine the first openly transgender federal official to win Senate confirmation.

On Inauguration Day, the U.S. Capitol is traditionally dressed in American flags and red, white and blue bunting. But this year, it’s dressed in razor wire and concrete barricades.

The area’s largest healthcare provider has dropped out of a state program intended to prevent coronavirus outbreaks at long term care facilities to focus on vaccines.


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