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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.

Hundreds attend ‘Bans Off Our Bodies’ rally in Harrisburg

By: - 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: - 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: - 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: - 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: - 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, […]

With court expected to strike down Roe v. Wade, Pa.’s governor race could determine abortion access

By: - May 3, 2022

With Pennsylvania's primary election two weeks away, the battle over reproductive rights will continue on the ballot while one Democrat and nine Republicans seek their party's nomination.

Pa’s K-12 school nurses treat more than scrapes and bruises. And they’re asking lawmakers for help

By: - May 1, 2022

One per 1,500. That’s the nurse-to-student ratio for K-12 schools in Pennsylvania — one of a handful of states to set staffing requirements in the law. Karla Coffman, a nurse in the York Suburban School District, is about 250 students away from reaching that threshold as the certified school nurse for the high school and […]

Campus-based child care has helped student-parents; Democrats evaluate expansion, affordability

By: - April 28, 2022

In Pennsylvania, the average annual cost of infant care is $11,842 — $987 per month — according to data from the Economic Policy Institute. The estimated care for a 4-year-old costs $9,773 — $814 each month. 

Still a topic in 2022, here’s what GOP U.S. Senate candidates say about certification, moving on

By: - April 27, 2022

Republican candidates faced questions this week about whether their party should move on from the 2020 election and if they would have voted to certify Pennsylvania's Electoral College results, confirming now-President Joe Biden's victory against former President Donald Trump.

Where GOP U.S. Senate candidates stand on abortion access, COVID-19, 2020 election, immigration

By: - April 26, 2022

Kathy Barnette, Mehmet Oz, Dave McCormick, Carla Sands, and Jeff Bartos debated for one hour on Monday night, answering questions about abortion access, immigration, COVID-19, and the 2020 election.

U.S. Senate Dems agree on abortion access; divided on court expansion, abolishing Electoral College

By: - April 26, 2022

All four candidates — U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, and Jenkintown Borough Councilmember Alex Khalil — shared a stage in a 90-minute debate Monday night.

‘Carpetbagger’ accusations continue in Pa.’s GOP U.S. Senate race

By: - April 25, 2022

With weeks to go until the May 17 primary election, five Pennsylvania Republicans campaigning for U.S. Senate faced off Monday night in their first debate since former President Donald Trump endorsed a GOP hopeful in the crowded and costly race.