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News: Monday, Mar. 1

The centennial dollar coin, featuring Christina Hess’s design. (Source: U.S. Mint)

The centennial dollar coin, featuring Christina Hess's design. (Source: U.S. Mint)
The centennial dollar coin, featuring Christina Hess's design. (Source: U.S. Mint)


Pa. House GOP to make announcement regarding Wolf administration's handling of long-term care facilities: House Republicans will make what they're calling an "accountability action" at noon today at the Capitol; it pertains to how the state handled nursing homes and long-term care facilities during the pandemic. (Source: ABC 27) Former state Health Secretary Rachel Levine was questioned about data discrepancies from those facilities during her federal confirmation hearing. (Source: Spotlight PA)

Despite Covid-19 infection, the Amish don't plan on making radical changes: “For the Amish, the church and the community are of utmost importance. And they also see things as happening according to God’s will, if the Amish believe that many of them have already been exposed, or have been infected with COVID. They may not see a need to even take the vaccine,” said Erik Wesner, the founder and editor of (Source: ABC 27)

New Covid-19 grants for small Pa. businesses aim for inclusivity, but can't track success: Applications open this month for $145 million in state grants for small hospitality businesses. There has been a significant change by lawmakers intended to ensure the money is more accessible to low-income and minority owners shut out from some relief last year. (Source: Spotlight PA)

PCA&D educator designed the U.S. Mint's women's suffrage coin: Christina Hess, a Philadelphia-based artist and chair of the illustration department at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, designed the coin in honor of the 100th anniversary of the ramification of the 19th Amendment. (Source: LNP)

National roundup: Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine available in coming days. (Source: Reuters) New U.S. Covid-19 cases lowest since Oct. (Source: UPI) Trump tears into Biden, critics during CPAC address. (Source: USA Today) Senate Dems drop minimum wage plan from $1.9 trillion Covid-19 bill. (Source: Reuters) Fauci urges Americans to get any Covid-19 available once eligible. (Source: NBC)