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Special to the Capital-Star

Special to the Capital-Star

A top Pa. Senate Republican has a primary. Who’s running against him?

By: - April 26, 2022

Jarrett Coleman, a suburban Allentown school board member, is challenging Senate Approps Chair Pat Browne.

Biden taps openly LGBTQ attorney as top federal prosecutor for the Philly region

By: - April 25, 2022

Jacqueline C. Romero Romero is one of five nominees for U.S. Attorney positions President Joe Biden put forth last week.

Community College of Philadelphia, Philly Housing Authority team up to offer student housing

By: - April 25, 2022

'We are doing everything in our power to ease the burdens our students face,' college President Donald Generals said.

Federal attempts to legalize marijuana flail, even as public support grows | Analysis

By: - April 25, 2022

A majority of voters in all 50 states support the idea, but the U.S. Senate doesn’t.

Philly’s economy is rebounding from pandemic, but challenges remain, Pew analysis finds

By: - April 24, 2022

The 2022 State of Philadelphia report focused on three main areas including public health, public safety and jobs and the economy.

What we know about Philly Pride 2022. Your questions answered

By: - April 23, 2022

'We are standing on the shoulders of our Queer and Trans ancestors, working diligently to make them proud,' organizers said.

Pa. Rep. Evans floats multi-billion dollar plan to fight gun violence in Philadelphia

By: - April 21, 2022

The multi-pronged, multi-billion dollar initiative would be funded through the Build Back Better Act, the Philadelphia lawmaker says.

A spiking thermometer against a bright sky and hot sun

Department of Interior announces funding opportunity for tribal communities to address climate change

By: - April 20, 2022

By Shondiin Silversmith Tribal nations across the country have the opportunity to receive funding to address the unique impacts climate change has within their communities. “As the effects of climate change continue to intensify, Indigenous communities are facing unique climate-related challenges that pose existential threats to Tribal economies, infrastructure, lives, and livelihoods,” Interior Secretary Deb […]

Judge declares mistrial in federal bribery trial of Philly Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson

By: - April 20, 2022

"You have failed to reach a verdict, but you have not failed," U.S. District Judge Gerald McHugh told jurors.

Some cities, states say Big Oil should pay for climate damage | Analysis

By: - April 20, 2022

If some cities and counties are successful, advocates expect a deluge of others to file suits.

Businesses react to return of Philadelphia’s mask mandate

By: - April 19, 2022

But while some are supportive, several businesses and residents have filed suit in state court in Pennsylvania seeking to overturn Philadelphia’s renewed indoor mask mandate.

A Q+A with state Rep. Summer Lee: ‘I’ve learned that there’s a different way to do politics’

By: - April 19, 2022

After shaking up Harrisburg, the Pittsburgh Democrat has her sights set on Congress in the May 17 primary.