Ethan Dodd

Ethan Dodd

Correspondent Ethan Dodd covers western Pennsylvania for the Pennsylvania Capital-Star. Follow him on Twitter @ethandasaxman.

EPA ruling could shutter W. Pa power plant ahead of schedule

By: - January 26, 2023

The Keystone-Conemaugh plant was one of six sites tagged by federal regulators.

Hispanic immigrants bused to Philadelphia won’t stay, even when the state needs them

By: - December 29, 2022

Since Nov. 16, just under 300 immigrants have arrived at Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station, said Amy Eusebio, director of the City’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. They were bused from Texas, adding Philly to the list of so-called “sanctuary cities” to which the Lone Star State’s Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has sent thousands of immigrants in […]


How Democratic U.S. Rep-elect Chris Deluzio assembled a coalition for a surprising win

By: - November 16, 2022

'So many of us feel very much like he will fight for us in Congress, like he fought for us when he was in war,' one Democratic activist said.


In PGH, John Fetterman rallies the base in U.S. Senate race’s closing hours

By: - November 8, 2022

PITTSBURGH – On Election Day Eve, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate John Fetterman returned home to western Pennsylvania, rallying the base, and reminding them of the “stark choice” they will face at the polls on Tuesday. “Almost two years ago today, John launched his campaign from our home in Braddock,” Fetterman’s wife, Gisele Barreto Fetterman said […]

In W. Pa., Trump teases 2024 bid; claims the state is being ‘totally destroyed’ by Dems

By: - November 6, 2022

'We’re gonna win in ‘22, which is a few days. We’re gonna win in ‘24. We’re going to take back that beautiful house,' Trump said.

In W. Pa.’s 12th Congressional District, a hard-fought race, with historic consequences

By: - November 6, 2022

Democratic state Rep. Summer Lee, of Allegheny County, could become the first Black member of Congress from Pennsylvania.


In W.Pa’s 17th Congressional District, a nail-biting race goes down to the wire

By: - November 1, 2022

Republicans are looking for a referendum. They might not get it.

For Pa.’s Fetterman, a post-debate show of strength — and solidarity

By: - October 27, 2022

 “How many … of you have had your own personal major health challenge? … There's a lot more of us to be rooting against Dr. Oz," he said.

Dr. Michael Aziz (R) called GOP U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz a 'doctor in name only,' during a news conference in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, 10/26/22. Aziz and Dr. Dr. Todd Wolynn (L) are supporters of Democratic Senate nominee John Fetterman (Capital-Star photo by Ethan Dodd).

GOP Senate hopeful Oz used his TV show to ‘profit to the detriment of … viewers,’ physicians say

By: - October 26, 2022

Doctors backing Democrat John Fetterman offered their own analysis of Mehmet Oz's bedside manner.