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Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum spoke at the Iowa Capitol on Jan. 25, 2022. (Photo by Katie Akin/Iowa Capital Dispatch)

Pa.’s Santorum to visit Iowa State Fair, advocate for constitutional convention

By: - August 18, 2022

By Robin Opsahl Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum will be at the Iowa State Fair  Thursday with the Convention of States Action group. The Pennsylvania Republican visited Iowa earlier this year with the same group, rallying at the Iowa State Capitol for the state to join calls to convene a constitutional convention to amend the U.S. Constitution. […]

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State attorneys general are uniting against robocalls

By: - August 18, 2022

A new task force is focusing on robocalls that originate overseas.

Activists seek changes to Philly Health Department’s monkeypox messaging and vax rollout

By: - August 17, 2022

'Anyone regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity is at risk for infection,' city officials said.

In Philly, Roosevelt Boulevard anti-speeding program ruled a success

By: - August 16, 2022

'The evidence is clear. Automated speed enforcement saves lives,' a city official said.

Pa. legislators stall emissions regulation

By: - August 16, 2022

The state risks health and highway funding if it doesn’t pass regulations on oil and gas pollution.

Hours after latest jail death, Allegheny Co. inks contract for ‘historical review of fatalities’

By: - August 15, 2022

Ronald James Andrus, 78, died in the Allegheny County jail Sunday, the 5th fatality of the year.

Pa. back-to-school spending at all-time high amid inflation, supply chain concerns

By: - August 15, 2022

The state's back-to-school shoppers are expected to spend $814 per child for clothing and supplies.

Advocates look for new ways to fill city ‘food deserts’ | Analysis

By: - August 15, 2022

An estimated 53.6M people live outside an easy walk or drive to a full-service grocery store.

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Pittsburgh’s Hill District prepares for $11M infrastructure injection

By: - August 15, 2022

The historically Black neighborhood is one of 166 communities across the country selected for the federal RAISE Grants program.

Meth addiction remains an LGBTQ issue, especially among gay and bisexual men

By: - August 13, 2022

Side effects include decreased hunger, insomnia, anxiety, paranoia, hallucinations, and elevated heart rate and blood pressure.

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La Salle University to offer new minor in Black Studies

By: - August 13, 2022

Among the issues that will be explored in the program will be systemic racism, social justice, health and wellness, education, intersectionality, cultural contributions and anti-racist frameworks and scholarship, as related to members of the Black diaspora in the Americas.

In Pennsylvania, a scrappy interloper — New Jersey — dominates U.S. Senate race

By: - August 11, 2022

Democrat John Fetterman is going all out to attack Republican Mehmet Oz with a slur: New Jerseyan.