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. GOP U.S. Senate primary race headed for a recount
By: Marley Parish - May 25, 2022
Unofficial results for the contest from all 67 counties show Oz with 419,365 votes and McCormick with 418,463 votes.
With GOP U.S. Senate results still unknown, Pa. election officials issue guidance amid litigation
By: Marley Parish - May 24, 2022
On Tuesday morning, McCormick's campaign filed an application for emergency relief in the case, asking Commonwealth Court to immediately order county election boards to count mail ballots without a handwritten date.
Pa.’s GOP U.S. Senate race still too close to call. Here’s what to know
By: Marley Parish - May 19, 2022
Pennsylvania election law requires a recount if the difference between the final two candidates for a statewide office is 0.5 percent of the vote or less.
Pa. GOP U.S. Senate race likely to trigger a recount
By: Marley Parish - May 18, 2022
With less than a percentage point separating Trump-endorsed celebrity heart surgeon Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund CEO David McCormick as they vie for the Republican Party’s nomination for U.S. Senate, the race is likely to see a recount. As of 5 p.m. on Wednesday, unofficial and incomplete results show the candidates within the 0.5 […]
Following a stroke, Lt. Gov. Fetterman says he’s fit to resume duties next week
By: Marley Parish - May 18, 2022
Lt. Gov. John Fetterman submitted a formal declaration to the Legislature on Wednesday, informing House and Senate leaders that he is fit to serve, effective in four days.
Fetterman projected winner of Pa.’s Democratic U.S. Senate race
By: Marley Parish - May 17, 2022
Fetterman, 52, defeated U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb and state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, advancing to the November general election.
Election Day is May 17. Here’s a look at who’s running for U.S. Senate, Lt. Gov. in Pa.
By: Marley Parish and Cassie Miller - May 15, 2022
With GOP U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey retiring from public office, Democrats see this as one of the few chances to gain a seat and build on what’s now a narrow majority in the upper chamber.
Hundreds attend ‘Bans Off Our Bodies’ rally in Harrisburg
By: Marley Parish - May 14, 2022
With “bans off our bodies” as their rallying cry, organizers and lawmakers urged Pennsylvanians to voice opposition to a series of proposed restrictions on abortion circulating the Republican-controlled General Assembly and vote in the current election cycle.
‘Bans off our bodies’ rally planned for Pennsylvania, nationwide
By: Marley Parish - May 13, 2022
The “Bans Off Our Bodies” event organized by Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania, Planned Parenthood Keystone, and Planned Parenthood Western Pennsylvania will join nationwide efforts to defend abortion access on Saturday at 1 p.m. on the Capitol steps.
Eligible Pa. families to see relief after COVID-19 disrupted school meal programs
By: Marley Parish - May 11, 2022
The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved the P-EBT plan for the 2021-22 school year, the state Department of Human Services announced Wednesday.
Here’s what to know before voting in the May 17 primary election
By: Marley Parish - May 10, 2022
Candidates for U.S. Senate, governor, lieutenant governor, and legislative races are on the ballot in Pennsylvania.
Advocates, Democrats energized by possibility of U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade
By: Marley Parish - May 4, 2022
Anna Tova Levin is not pro-abortion, and the procedure saved her life. “In an ideal world, abortion would never be needed,” the 36-year-old mother of three and attorney told the Capital-Star on Tuesday. Rape and incest would not happen; people would have access to accurate information about pregnancy prevention and options for free birth control, […]