Kim Lyons

Kim Lyons

Kim Lyons is a veteran western Pennsylvania journalist who has covered people and trends in politics and business for local and national publications. Follow her on Threads @social_kimly

Sara Innamorato elected Allegheny County Executive

By: - November 7, 2023

Former state representative Sara Innamorato is the new chief executive of Pennsylvania's second-largest county.

Pennsylvania House passes package of bills that would strengthen and expand the state’s anti-hate crime laws

By: - October 31, 2023

A package of bills that would strengthen and expand Pennsylvania's anti-hate crime statutes passed the state House on Tuesday.

U.S. Dept. of Education says Arcadia University failed to investigate sexual harassment allegations

By: - October 31, 2023

The Department of Education says the school had received multiple reports of a professor harassing female students, but did not take the proper action.

A proposed amendment to Pennsylvania’s constitution would change how the state considers pardons

By: - October 30, 2023

Pennsylvania's Board of Pardons must vote unanimously in order for a person to be recommended for a pardon. HB 1410 would change it to a simple majority.

On fifth anniversary of Pittsburgh synagogue shootings, lawmakers continue push for change

By: - October 27, 2023

Friday is the anniversary of the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 people dead and the Jewish community reeling, struggling to find answers in the wake of one the worst anti-Semitic attacks in the nation's history.

Pa. Senate passes ‘explicit content’ legislation after heated debate over whether it’s a book ban

By: - October 24, 2023

Democrats argued the measures are a de facto book ban, and a redundant effort to exclude content by and for marginalized communities.

Former WITF executive Blake Lynch launches bid for Congress

By: - October 24, 2023

He joins a crowded field of Democrats seeking to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Perry in the 10th District.

U.S. Rep. Dan Meuser says he’s out of the speaker race barely 24 hours after he got in

By: - October 23, 2023

Pennsylvania U.S. Rep. Dan Meuser (R-9th District) said Monday night he would not continue in the race to become the next Speaker of the House, a little more than 24 hours after he announced he was a candidate. “We must, this week, come together as Republicans and elect a new speaker and get back to […]

U.S. Rep. Dan Meuser of Pennsylvania says he’s a candidate for Speaker of the House

By: - October 22, 2023

Pennsylvania U.S. Rep. Dan Meuser (R-9th District) announced Sunday he was submitting his name for consideration as Speaker of the House.  Meuser was Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Revenue under then-Gov. Tom Corbett before he was elected to the House in 2018, and has been a staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump. Meuser was among the […]

Perry says Jordan had ‘nothing to do with’ death threats against members of Congress, calls them ‘a red herring’

By: - October 20, 2023

Several members of the House of Representatives reported receiving threatening messages amid the multiple rounds of votes for speaker.

Pa. Senate Education Committee advances bill to let parents review explicit material in schools

By: - October 19, 2023

Opponents, including the Education Law Center, say the bill amounts to a book ban that would discriminate against marginalized people.

Lt. Gov Austin Davis visits UAW picket line at Mack Trucks Middletown plant

By: - October 18, 2023

The workers walked off the job Oct. 9, after 73% of Mack's 4,000 UAW members voted to reject the company's tentative contract proposal.