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Marley Parish

Marley Parish

A Pennsylvania native, Marley Parish covers the Senate for the Capital-Star. She previously reported on government, education and community issues for the Centre Daily Times and has a background in writing, editing and design. A graduate of Allegheny College, Marley served as editor of the campus newspaper, where she also covered everything from student government to college sports.

Pa. educators, anti-hunger advocates push for no-cost school meals

By: - September 21, 2022

Sen. Lindsey Williams, D-Allegheny, and Rep. Emily Kinkead, D-Allegheny, want to create a permanent program to provide Pennsylvania K-12 students with free breakfast and lunch, dubbed the Universal School Meal Fund.

Democratic lawmakers, reproductive rights advocates rally in support of abortion access in Pa.

By: - September 20, 2022

Just one day before Democratic lawmakers, physicians, and reproductive rights advocates gathered on the Capitol steps to support keeping abortion legal and accessible, thousands of anti-abortion proponents attended the Pennsylvania March for Life.

Thousands attend Pa. March for Life in first event since Roe’s reversal

By: and - September 19, 2022

Busloads traveled to Harrisburg for the second March for Life, joining Republican lawmakers who have proposed anti-abortion legislation.

Democratic U.S. Senate nominee John Fetterman (L) and Republican U.S. Senate nominee Mehmet Oz (R) Campaign file photos

Where do Pa.’s U.S. Senate candidates stand on a proposed national abortion ban?

By: - September 15, 2022

The winner of the race between Democrat John Fetterman and Republican Mehmet Oz could determine which party controls the chamber next year.

Democratic U.S. Senate nominee John Fetterman (L) and Republican U.S. Senate nominee Mehmet Oz (R) Campaign file photos

Pa.’s U.S. Senate candidates could debate on Oct. 25. Here’s what to know

By: - September 14, 2022

The first televised debate, and likely only, between Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate candidates might take place two weeks ahead of Election Day.

‘We all have work to do’: Advocates voice opposition to Pa. amendment package

By: - September 14, 2022

The five-part amendment package includes language to state that the Constitution does not guarantee any rights to abortion.

Pa.’s top election official, Wolf administration stress participation in Nov. 8 general election

By: - September 13, 2022

Members of the Wolf administration urged eligible Pennsylvanians to participate in the upcoming November general election, reminding individuals that the right to vote should not be taken for granted.

Gift ban does not see House vote, but advocates say ‘there’s still time’

By: - September 12, 2022

After six years of advocacy efforts, the group was cautiously optimistic that legislation prohibiting lawmakers from accepting fits from lobbyists and special interest groups would go “farther than ever before” in the Republican-controlled Legislature on Monday.

Democratic U.S. Senate nominee John Fetterman (L) and Republican U.S. Senate nominee Mehmet Oz (R) Campaign file photos

Oz clarifies abortion views, Fetterman capitalizes on conflicting views in Senate race

By: - September 11, 2022

Pennsylvania’s position as an abortion battleground state is taking shape in the U.S. Senate race, with John Fetterman capitalizing on conflicting statements from Mehmet Oz.

Advocates optimistic gift ban will advance farther ‘than ever before’ as Pa. House returns

By: - September 9, 2022

And as MarchOnHarrisburg begins a 33-mile, 3-day march from York to Harrisburg on Friday, their first since May 2019, Pollack is optimistic that a proposed gift ban will go farther in the Legislature than ever before when the House of Representatives returns to session on Monday, he told the Capital-Star.

Democratic U.S. Senate nominee John Fetterman (L) and Republican U.S. Senate nominee Mehmet Oz (R) Campaign file photos

Fetterman says he’ll debate Oz once in Pa. U.S. Senate race

By: - September 8, 2022

The Fetterman campaign said he plans to debate Mehmet Oz in the middle to end of October.

Retiring GOP U.S. Sen. Toomey joins in calls for Fetterman to debate

By: - September 7, 2022

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and Mehmet Oz also questioned whether Fetterman — who suffered a stroke in May — is fit to serve in public office.