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An optimistic Seth Grove looks to begin bipartisan talks on election reforms | Analysis

By: - June 19, 2022

Gov. Tom Wolf’s office says the GOP House State Government committee boss has ‘no credibility on election issues’

Juneteenth in Philadelphia: A list of events celebrating the holiday

By: - June 18, 2022

By Chanel Hill Community events, concerts and a parade are just some of the activities that will be taking place Sunday in Philadelphia to celebrate Juneteenth. “Juneteenth is the celebration of freedom,” said Tamara Staley, president and CEO of The Philadelphia Juneteenth Family Inc. “The holiday was first celebrated in Texas with food, music and […]

Judicial candidate Zachary Cohen, right, holds hands with his wife, Virginia, while awaiting results of the final ballot count Thursday in the Lehigh County Government Center in Allentown (Photo by Donna Fisher/Armchair Lehigh Valley)

Cohen wins Lehigh County judicial election by 5 votes

By: - June 17, 2022

The count was delayed for seven months while the ballot challenge went through the courts.

A man shoots AR-15 rifles and other weapons at a shooting range during the “Rod of Iron Freedom Festival” on October 12, 2019 in Greeley, Pa. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images).

Few states seem ready to raise the age to buy semi-automatic rifles

By: - June 16, 2022

As with buying alcohol, lawmakers consider gun limits for people under 21.

Lawsuit alleges ‘brutal treatment’ of people with psychiatric disabilities at Allegheny County Jail

By: - June 14, 2022

The motion alleges severe and systemic violations of the U.S. Constitution and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Transit agencies, including SEPTA, dangle discounts and perks to woo riders | Analysis

By: - June 14, 2022

Part of the problem is that millions of Americans have transitioned to telework; they may be commuting fewer days or not at all.

Does tutoring + culturally relevant lessons + double math periods = math proficiency?

By: - June 11, 2022

Pgh school leaders look for solutions to alarmingly low math proficiency especially among Black students.

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As he heads for the exit, Philly schools chief Hite reflects on his 10-year tenure

By: - June 11, 2022

By Chanel Hill PHILADELPHIA — When William Hite Jr. was named the superintendent for the School District of Philadelphia in 2012, he arrived during a financial crisis that was caused by the end of federal stimulus funds and state budget cuts. “At the time I arrived here, the Obama stimulus money was expiring and that […]

Latino community urges reopening of Pittsburgh’s immigration court

By: - June 10, 2022

Many families who need to go to immigration court must now travel to Philadelphia or find a virtual alternative.

‘A declaration of war’: GOP lawmakers eviscerate PennDOT’s bridge tolling plan

By: - June 9, 2022

Lawmakers and business leaders have called on the Wolf administration to end the plan.

Abortion rights advocates. (Photo by Astrid Riecken/Getty Images).

Abortion care on wheels: How a Minnesota group is protecting reproductive health care access

By: - June 7, 2022

Just the Pill, which is pioneering its novel approach, soon could be expanding its services to Pennsylvania.

How Philly’s Pride march captured the politics of the moment | Analysis

By: - June 7, 2022

Nearly three years since the last in-person Pride, this year's event began with a march and a show of solidarity.