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Special to the Capital-Star

‘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.

Philly native gets top Interior Dept. appointment

By: - June 6, 2022

'I realized at a very young age that anything is possible, as long as you want to be better,' Kevin M. Sligh Sr. said

The site of a Shell ethane cracker plant, shown under construction in 2018, in Monaca, Pa.

W.Pa. residents, advocates urge state lawmakers to take action against fracking

By: - June 6, 2022

'As a politician, you can’t be pro-industry and pro-health, you have to pick one,' an advocate told lawmakers.

The Fairness Act has bipartisan support. So what’s holding it up in Harrisburg? | Analysis

By: - June 5, 2022

As many celebrate Pride month, LGBTQ Pennsylvanians are continuing the fight for protections from discrimination.

Philly lawyer found his higher calling by starting an org to combat addiction stigma

By: - June 5, 2022

'Addiction is a family disease caused by ineffectively managed emotional pain,' Kevin Hyer said.

Philly’s North Broad Street project offers a new view of corridor

By: - June 4, 2022

This summer, Philadelphians will be able to experience a renaissance of augmented reality along North Broad Street.

A heron is perched on a piling at sunrise on the Chesapeake Bay in Chesapeake Beach.

EPA names director for its Chesapeake Bay Program

By: - June 3, 2022

Dr. Kandis Boyd will be the first person of color to hold a leadership position on government Chesapeake Bay policy.

State Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, attends the Senate Education Committee Hearing held at the Pennsylvania Capitol on May 24, 2022 in Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Doug Mastriano’s largest donor is Shake Shack’s bread maker

By: - June 3, 2022

Has Martin’s potato roll become the MAGA burger bun?

PAC linked to billionaire Jeffrey Yass donated heavily to Coleman’s 16th Senate campaign

By: - June 2, 2022

Citizens Alliance for Pennsylvania gave more than $376,885 in donations and in-kind contributions.

A sheep takes a break from munching on vegetation at the Nittany 1 solar array in Pennsylvania. (Photo courtesy of Lightsource BP)

Sheep among the panels: Using solar sites for pastureland

By: - June 2, 2022

Solar grazing has blunted the concerns of those rattled by the conversion of farmland to energy production