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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. […]

Pa. Farm Show Complex to welcome guests again starting in September

BY: - July 15, 2021

Starting this September, the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg will once again start playing host to large events, officials said Thursday. The looming return of such events as sports tournaments and agricultural shows and competitions marks the end of a 16-month, pandemic-inspired hiatus that saw the sprawling building transformed into a […]

Rural Pa. county says it will not willingly hand over election materials for 2020 audit

BY: - July 14, 2021

A rural Republican county in north-central Pennsylvania decided Tuesday night to reject a Republican state senator’s request for the county’s voting machines, ballots, and other election materials in connection with his planned audit of the 2020 election. Tioga County’s solicitor said that a legal directive from the Department of State issued last week blocks the […]

Turning DelWaterGap into national park would have ‘many benefits,’ DCNR Secretary Dunn says

BY: - July 12, 2021

A proposal that would turn the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area into a national park has picked up support from the head of the state agency that oversees Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests. Members of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey chapters of the Sierra Club first suggested last week that the 40-mile stretch of […]

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All you need to know about the Pa. GOP’s election ‘audit’ in one cartoon | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - July 10, 2021

A Republican state senator says he wants to launch an Arizona-style audit of the 2020 election results in the Keystone State.