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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.

Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

What legislative races the Capital-Star is watching on Nov. 8

By: and - October 23, 2022

Here’s a look at the legislative races the Capital-Star is watching in Pennsylvania ahead of the Nov. 8 general election.

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner takes questions from reporters after a press conference in Harrisburg on Friday, 10/21/22. (Capital-Star photo by Marley Parish)

Philadelphia DA condemns House committee investigation, expects impeachment before election

By: and - October 21, 2022

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner still showed up at the Pennsylvania State Capitol on Friday morning, condemning the select committee’s investigation and telling reporters that he expects the impeachment process could begin as early as next week.

Fetterman releases doctor’s letter, saying he can ‘work full duty in public office’

By: - October 19, 2022

Pennsylvania's Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate released a doctor's note on Wednesday, saying that he is recovering well since he suffered a stroke in May and can "work full duty in public office."

Pa. Senate unanimously approves legislation addressing breast cancer screenings, testing costs

By: - October 19, 2022

The Pennsylvania Senate on Wednesday approved two pieces of legislation that eliminate out-of-pocket costs for breast cancer screenings for high-risk patients and remove costs for genetic testing and counseling for hereditary cancers.

Pa. Senate committee advances bill proposing guidelines for transporting marked election ballots

By: - October 18, 2022

The bill authored by state Rep. Gary Day, R-Lehigh, would implement universal requirements for completed ballots, including sealing them in plastic containers with a list of contents to ensure security and documenting if — and why — seals are broken.

State Sen. Tim Kearney, D-Delaware, attends the Senate Education Committee Hearing held at the Pennsylvania Capitol on May 24, 2022 in Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Pa. lawmakers propose pilot program to plug ‘school-to-prison’ pipeline

By: - October 13, 2022

Youth courts are diversion programs where young people sentence their peers for minor crimes, offenses, or violations.

U.S. Supreme Court throws out lower court ruling that undated vote-by-mail ballots must be counted

By: and - October 11, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out a lower court’s ruling that Pennsylvania’s dating requirement for mail-in ballots violated a federal voting rights law. 

Pa. Department of State anticipates ‘several days’ worth of work’ to tally election results

By: - October 11, 2022

But “this delay does not mean anything nefarious is happening,” Pennsylvania acting Secretary of State Leigh Chapman told reporters during a virtual press conference on Tuesday.

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

Oz, Fetterman announce third quarter fundraising numbers in Pa. U.S. Senate race

By: - October 6, 2022

The Democratic and Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania announced substantial fundraising numbers in the third quarter of 2022, further establishing the high-profile race as one of the most contentious and costliest this election cycle.

Pa. Democrats introduce legislation protecting out-of-state patients, nurses for abortion services

By: - October 5, 2022

Now that states have authority over abortion with the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, Democrats in the Republican-controlled General Assembly are working to protect the procedure and its legality as out-of-state patients seek care in Pennsylvania.

Oz discusses policies during Pa. Chamber dinner while Fetterman sits out

By: - October 4, 2022

Republican nominee Mehmet Oz shared his plans for Pennsylvania if elected to the U.S. Senate during the Nov. 8 general election.

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

Crime, community safety become focal points in Pa. U.S. Senate race

By: - October 4, 2022

Mehmet Oz has repeatedly accused John Fetterman, who chairs the Board of Pardons, of being soft on crime as Pennsylvania experiences an increase in crime.