Commentary

The debate over the Emergency Powers Amendment, explained

During the May 18 primary, voters will be asked to approve a constitutional amendment limiting the governor's emergency powers.

These are the greenest states in the U.S. How’d Pa. do? | Friday Morning...

A big part of President Joe Biden's infrastructure plan calls for a cleaner environment and a pivot away from fossil fuels. Some states already are moving on their own.

Will Pa. lawmakers pass local police radar bill — or let it pass them...

The Pennsylvania State Troopers Association, the union representing members of the Pennsylvania State Police, added its support this year for the first time.

Nearly 60M Americans don’t drink their tap water, research suggests. Here’s why that’s a...

New research finds that tap water avoidance is on the rise in the US, especially among minorities. An expert on water and health calls for better public education about water quality and testing.

Poll: Pa. residents think worst of the pandemic is behind us, but still worried...

Respondents to the new Muhlenberg College poll give President Joe Biden high marks, but are sharply divided over Gov. Tom Wolf's handling of the pandemic.

Older drivers and Public Safety: Preserve their independence by improving public transit | Ray...

Senior-friendly ride-sharing services, more neighborhood amenities, the potential for driverless cars – all offer alternatives that can help Pennsylvania’s growing older population avoid isolation.

Chesapeake Energy’s settlement doesn’t far enough. This chronic polluter must be shut down |...

Chesapeake readily admits to damming streams and filling in wetlands here in Pennsylvania. It’s clear the company sees these violations, and the fines that come with them, as merely the cost of doing business.

In the Poconos, calls for justice for Pa. teen fatally shot by State Police...

Christian Hall, 19, was suffering from mental health issues, his family says, when he was fatally shot on an I-80 overpass last December.

Yes, the politics of a Capitol riot commission are tough. But it’s work that...

If a 1/6 Commission is not established, it will signal that an organized effort to terrorize a branch of government for the purpose of overturning the legitimate election of a president is only a crime of political passion.

Wolf’s COVID-19 disaster declaration authority permits crucial food assistance for Pa. | Teresa Miller

In Pennsylvania, the constitutional amendment questions on the ballot this May could put all of this money for food, and all of the families who rely on it, at risk.