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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.

‘It is a strong state name’: Pa. State System announces new identity for western regional campus

By: - October 14, 2021

It’s the new name for the three consolidated state-owned universities included in the western portion of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education redesign.

Pa. Republicans unveil lobbying reform package to address ‘most pressing loopholes’ in law

By: - October 13, 2021

The reform package would impose new requirements for lobbyists and political consultants.

Penn State to require COVID-19 vaccine for all University Park employees

By: - October 13, 2021

All employees at the Penn State's University Park campus, regardless of whether they work on a federal contract, must provide proof of vaccination by Dec. 8.

Val Arkoosh is vying for Pa.’s open U.S. Senate seat. And she’s prioritizing women in the workforce

By: - October 12, 2021

If elected to fill the seat left vacant by Lehigh Valley Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, Val Arkoosh would not only be the first woman to represent Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate but the first female physician from either party.

National, state Democrats attempt to intervene in lawsuit over Pa.’s vote-by-mail law

By: - October 11, 2021

The Democratic National Committee and Pennsylvania Democratic Party requested to intervene in a lawsuit filed in August by 14 legislative Republicans who asked the Commonwealth Court to declare the law unconstitutional.

The Pa. municipal election is weeks away. What to know before casting your ballot on Nov. 2

By: - October 10, 2021

With an Oct. 18 deadline to register to vote and an Oct. 26 cutoff to apply for a mail-in or absentee ballot, here’s what you need to know before Election Day.

Your statewide voters guide for the 2021 general election in Pennsylvania

By: and - October 10, 2021

Every year is an election year in Pennsylvania, and that includes 2021.

Health Department responds to ‘bullying’ accusation, says lawmaker took information out of context

By: - October 7, 2021

“The letter in question has been used since the beginning of the pandemic — nearly 20 months — and is sent to close contacts — or their parent [or] guardian with quarantine instructions only in situations where the individual is uncooperative and refuses to quarantine."

These Pa. legislative districts have the highest, lowest COVID-19 vaccination rates

By: - October 7, 2021

The Department of Health launched an online database at the end of September that tracks coronavirus vaccination rates by state legislative districts and U.S. Congressional districts.

Senate panel proceeds with election bill hearing despite Department of State absence

By: - October 5, 2021

The Senate State Government Committee met for 25 minutes on Tuesday.

Good gov’t advocates, voters request to join lawsuit to block Senate election investigation

By: - October 5, 2021

The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania filed a motion to intervene on behalf of the state chapters of Common Cause, the League of Women Voters, and Make the Road, as well as eight voters, to join Attorney General Josh Shapiro's lawsuit against Senate Republicans.

As Pa. lawmakers evaluate the future of electric vehicles, this company is thinking strategically

By: - October 5, 2021

“This is the future, and I think we need to get ahead of this from a commonwealth perspective and realizing the potential this has to bring jobs and economic growth to our region,” Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Wayne Langerholc, R-Clearfield, said.