Lancaster Co. lawmakers, hopefuls prepare for renewed debate on gun violence reduction bills
By: Lauren Manelius - May 26, 2022
'There is no safety as long as any of us lives in fear,' Democratic House candidate Ismail Smith-Wade-El told the Capital-Star.
Lancaster Co. House candidate loses Dem endorsements in confusion over abortion stance
By: Lauren Manelius - May 16, 2022
Janet Diaz says she supports the right to choose; but the lawmakers had 'no specific recollection of endorsing' her.
As abortion rights come under attack, Lancaster County residents demand action
By: Lauren Manelius - May 5, 2022
'Most every trained physician agrees that women’s healthcare requires access to safe and legal abortion services,' Dr. Laura Hatchman said.
Lancaster residents call for workers’ rights on May Day
By: Lauren Manelius - May 2, 2022
The event was 'a launching point for a larger arc of action to demand a fair deal for everyday working people in Lancaster County,' organizers said.
Lancaster Co. residents advocate for citizen input on spending American Rescue Plan Act funds
By: Lauren Manelius - October 21, 2021
The advocacy group, Lancaster Stands Up, will hold an online town hall on Thursday night at 7 p.m.
Lanc. Co. EMS faces funding deficit, the latest in a trend of statewide EMS funding woes
By: Lauren Manelius - September 23, 2021
The money is needed to hire new employees -- 30 of the positions at LEMSA are currently unfilled -- and provide fund wage increases for its 155 workers.. Ultimately, however, it’s to prevent LEMSA from having to reduce its service area for the first time in its history.
New mass vaccination clinic in Lancaster Co. administers 500 doses on its first day; as officials look for increased supply
By: Lauren Manelius - March 11, 2021
More than 3,000 people have asked to volunteer or work for the effort, Dr. Ripchinski later told the Capital-Star.
Protesters seeking justice, reform ask “Where is the love?” on Valentine’s Day in Lancaster
By: Lauren Manelius - February 15, 2021
Marchers called for reforms to law enforcement and the county's prison system, they also handed out food and winter clothing to people experiencing homelessness.
Amid pandemic, advocacy group wants Wolf, Legislature to extend Medicaid to all
By: Lauren Manelius - October 5, 2020
“We’re very concerned the upcoming state budget will even include cuts to Medicaid,” an organizer said during a Saturday protest in Lancaster.
In Lancaster, criminal justice reform advocates say $1M bail was meant to ‘punish or deter’ protests
By: Lauren Manelius - September 17, 2020
The groups, Lancaster Stands Up, SafeHouse Lancaster, Green Dreamz, ACLU PA, and the Lancaster NAACP, denounced what they described as a “broken criminal justice system.”
‘We’ve seen the devastating effects of gentrification’: Lancaster protest focuses on housing equity
By: Lauren Manelius - August 6, 2020
The central Pennsylvania city is becoming a hipster maven. But not everyone is sharing in that new prosperity, some are losing their homes.
Berks County needed PPE: How four volunteers came together to help fill the gap
By: Lauren Manelius - May 11, 2020
The Berks PPE Resource Network is one of the many community groups around the state looking to do its part during the pandemic.