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Pa. man with ties to GOP lawmaker — and Trump ally — Sen. Doug Mastriano arrested for Jan. 6 involvement

BY: - July 27, 2021

Federal agents arrested Samuel Lazar, a 35-year-old Lancaster County resident, on Monday for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol.

Wolf admin. officials push for tick-borne illness awareness

BY: - July 27, 2021

“This summer, don’t let a tick make you sick,” acting Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson said Tuesday.

Philly’s transgender and nonbinary icons to be honored with new murals

BY: - July 27, 2021

By Michele Zipkin PHILADELPHIA —  Two murals celebrating transgender and nonbinary Philadelphians will soon be installed in the city — one on the facade of Philly AIDS Thrift in Queen Village and the other on the side of Cake Life Bake Shop in Fishtown. The murals are the culmination of a partnership between Mural Arts’ […]

As federal eviction moratorium ends, state officials tell Pennsylvanians to apply for rental assistance

BY: - July 26, 2021

Pa. received approximately $569 million in federal funds to assist renters, landlords and utility companies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Also found at the edge of space | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - July 24, 2021

The western Pa. Democrat, who's running for U.S. Senate, announced that he'd raised $2.5 million during the second quarter.

Pa. House lawmaker facing misdemeanor theft charges, to resign immediately

BY: - July 22, 2021

Rep. Margo Davidson, of Delaware County, is accused of filing fraudulent reimbursement requests, Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Thursday.

Report: In a shift, Wolf says he’d support ‘reasonable’ voter ID requirements

BY: - July 20, 2021

The revelation was part of an interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer published Tuesday, in which Wolf said he had previously drawn a line in the sand on bills containing voter ID language. 

How will consolidation affect Pa. State System athletics? The NCAA has yet to decide

BY: - July 20, 2021

With the green light given on consolidation, the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education is preparing for the most transformative redesign in its 38-year history, but it’s unclear what that means for athletics. State System Chancellor Daniel Greenstein testified before the Senate Appropriations and Education committees on Tuesday, reiterating the need for consolidating six schools […]

Philly sees ‘small but real increase’ in COVID-19 cases, city’s top doc says

BY: - July 20, 2021

Philadelphia is averaging 56 new cases of COVID-19 per day over the last two weeks, according to city health officials.

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What’s powering Mastriano’s ‘audit’ crusade? | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - July 17, 2021

So far, two Pa. counties have said they won't cooperate with a GOP state lawmaker's attempt to launch an audit of the 2020 election.

Pa.’s unemployment rate fell to 6.9 percent in June, still above national rate

BY: - July 16, 2021

Dropping for the fourth consecutive month, Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate fell to 6.9 percent in June, down one-tenth of a percentage point from May, according to new state Labor & Industry data..  The new data, which the agency released on Friday, showed that the commonwealth’s unemployment rate was down 6.4 percentage points from June 2020 when […]

York Co. raises objections to Pa. Sen. Mastriano’s election audit request

BY: - July 15, 2021

Just a day after Tioga County announced it would deny a request for access to election documents and equipment from a Republican state lawmaker, another county has raised objections to the request.  On Thursday afternoon, York County Commissioners – two Republicans and one Democrat – responded to a letter mailed last week by state Sen. […]