Government & Politics

New project aims to identify, document, and preserve the history of Philly’s underrepresented communities

In a statement, Mayor Jim Kenney said the “history of Philadelphia is about more than the buildings we’ve built.”

Pgh controller’s audit shows select number of city cops rack up a disproportionate amount...

By Ryan Deto PITTSBURGH -- Out of more than 3,100 complaints about Pittsburgh Police officers to the city’s Citizen Police Review Board over the last decade, more than 6 percent of them came from just 1.2...

Oh baby! These were the most popular boys and girls baby names in Pa....

Having a baby this year? From the Social Security Administration, these are the most popular boy and girl names in the Keystone State.

Is Chris Christie pathetic, shrewd, or just pathetically shrewd? | Dick Polman

He’s so desperate for a piece of the action, so hungry for relevance, that he thinks he can have a bakery of cakes and eat them too.

Trivial Pursuit, the Pa. Edition | The Numbers Racket

In this week’s Numbers Racket we take a look at an olio of statistics about the Keystone State, courtesy of data from the Pennsylvania State Data Center. 

Lawmakers need to pass, and Gov. Tom Wolf needs to sign, this cost-effective measure...

While COVID-19 vaccination efforts are underway, we expect to see more patients with undiagnosed and untreated STIs.

Some struggled to adjust to pandemic learning. A Pa. Senate bill could address gaps

The legislation would give parents the power to decide if their child should advance to the next grade level.

Philly Council approves resolution opposing Pa. House GOP’s anti-transgender sports bill

By Michele Zipkin PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia City Council has approved a resolution sponsored by City Councilmember Katherine Gilmore Richardson asking Pennsylvania lawmakers to oppose a Republican-authored bill now before the state House prohibiting transgender athletes in...

Welcome aboard, Marley! | Five for the weekend

Happy Weekend, all. Before we adjourn for the weekend, I'm sure you noticed a new name and face on the Capital-Star page this week! Please join me in welcoming our newest staff reporter, Marley Parish, to...

All you need to know about school funding inequities in Pa. | Editorial Cartoon

Charter school enrollment shot up during the pandemic, punching a hole in school districts' budgets.