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Special to the Capital-Star

Special to the Capital-Star

ICE ordered her deportation. Instead she’s spent the last year living in a Va. church

By: - July 22, 2019

Abbie Arevalo-Herrera is one of two women living in Virginia churches to avoid deportation by ICE, which has a policy of not arresting people in locations it deems “sensitive.”

AFL-CIO president will host NAFTA town hall in Pittsburgh

By: - June 12, 2019

By Derek Robertson The president of the nation’s largest labor union announced Tuesday that he will hold a series of town halls about “union members’ struggles under NAFTA, and what working people want to see from the administration’s proposed USMCA [United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement].” The AFL-CIO’s Richard Trumka will travel to Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michigan over […]

At town hall, U.S. Rep. Dean says ‘enough is enough,’ calls for Congress to open impeachment inquiry

By: - May 30, 2019

"I think we are faced with the most indecent president of our lifetime,” Dean said on the campus of Montgomery County Community College.

Protesters target Michigan operation of Pennsylvania anti-abortion group

By: - May 29, 2019

By Derek Robertson A Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit is blanketing this week’s Mackinac Policy Conference with accusations that a family planning group opposed to abortion is misusing state taxpayer dollars. The nonprofit Equity Forward is accusing that group, Harrisburg-based Real Alternatives, of waste and misattribution of funds in its partnership with Michigan, which began in 2013 […]

High stakes for Pa. as Supreme Court grapples with census citizenship question

By: - April 25, 2019

The high court's eventual decision could have significant consequences for Pennsylvania’s federal funding and political representation.

In speech to new U.S. governors, Gov. Tom Wolf shares Pa.’s experience fighting opioid abuse

By: - April 9, 2019

In a speech to governors from 33 states and territories, Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf said fighting opioid abuse cuts across party lines.