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HOSPITAL BILL: As rural hospitals struggled to stay afloat during the pandemic, Pennsylvania-based health care giant UPMC claimed nearly a quarter of the federal money meant to sustain them — all while seeing surging profits itself, the Post-Gazette reports.
DEAL DELVE: Republicans pushing a contested and, critics say, unnecessary review of Pennsylvania's 2020 election have released a redacted copy of their quarter-million-dollar contract with the rookie vendor leading the charge. Capital-Star breaks it down.
PROBATION PERIOD: A judge handed down a stern rebuke but no jail time to a Philadelphia-area nursing home manager whose negligence was linked to three deaths in 2017, LNP reports. Chaim Steg was given probation and is still part-owner of nursing homes statewide.
MR. MAYOR: The sky appeared to be the limit after Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney's effortless reelection in 2019. Then the pandemic hit. Now, a former staffer is examining what the prolonged public health emergency might mean for "what's left of his legacy," via Philadelphia Magazine.
STRIKE STOP: Food giant Kellogg's has reached a tentative deal with striking workers, including hundreds in Lancaster County, per WGAL. A majority of union employees will need to back the deal to make it official. Voting was set to take place Sunday with a final tally expected on Tuesday.
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