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Special to the Capital-Star

Special to the Capital-Star

Her daughters are U.S. citizens. Title 42 won’t let this Guatemalan mother enter the country

By: - May 23, 2022

By Uriel J. Garcia Every morning for the past year, Emilsa and her two American-born daughters wake up on a mattress in a storage room inside a migrant shelter in Ciudad Juárez. For breakfast, they usually eat eggs and potatoes or whatever food people donate to the shelter. After eating, the 39-year-old from Guatemala will […]

Pa. schools have doubled their solar power use since 2020

By: - May 22, 2022

Only 2 percent of schools in the state, which is a total of 108, produce their own solar power.

Pa. Primary 2022: LGBTQ candidates ran across Pa., to mixed results | Analysis

By: - May 22, 2022

Some high-profile candidates lost their contests, but other legislative candidates saw electoral success.

Thousands in Philly have arrests, convictions hurting job chances

By: - May 21, 2022

The legal clinics will be conducted by Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity (PLSE) Community Legal Services (CLS) and the Defender Association of Philadelphia.

Some states already are targeting birth control | Analysis

By: - May 20, 2022

Republican lawmakers in a handful of states have attacked funding for IUDs and Plan B.

Republican Scheller likely to get rematch with Democrat Wild in Lehigh Valley congressional race

By: - May 18, 2022

The race has national implications, as Republicans look to flip the U.S. House in November.

Historic report on federal Indian boarding schools finds more than 400, including 3 in Pa.

By: - May 14, 2022

‘This has left lasting scars for all Indigenous people,’ Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland said.

McSwain tops latest fundraising among Pa. GOP governor candidates with $5M from one group

By: - May 11, 2022

The former federal prosecutor's campaign was boosted by a group that supports school choice.

The scene of a deadly mass shooting at an Airbnb party in Pittsburgh’s Deutschtown neighborhood

New Pgh youth programs get a boost from state gun violence-prevention funding

By: - May 11, 2022

The local groups who received funding took a variety of approaches to providing positive support.

National addiction treatment locator has outdated data and other critical flaws

By: - May 11, 2022

'It’s scary, because if you go to use the site, it’s got invalid information,' one physician said.

Philly schools are screening middle schoolers for weapons

By: - May 10, 2022

'We understand that there are mixed emotions about this,' district spokesperson Monica Lewis said of the move.

Pennsylvania oil lobby keeps abandoned wells unplugged

By: - May 10, 2022

The oil and gas industry could jeopardize federal funding to clean up the state’s thousands of abandoned and leaking wells.