Government & Politics

With reopening nearing, Pa. closing in on 2,200 COVID-19 fatalities

BY: - April 29, 2020

As state officials assess what counties may be able to loosen their stay-at-home orders and allow businesses to reopen starting May 8 some restrictions should remain in effect. 

COVID-19 in Philly: Death toll from pandemic passes 500 fatalities

BY: - April 29, 2020

Of the 516 deaths, 288 were long-term care facility residents. "This epidemic continues to hit nursing home residents particularly hard.” officials said.

COMMENTARY

The real reason a right-wing group is suing Pa. to scrub its voter rolls | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 29, 2020

Critics say the effort by the conservative group Judicial Watch in an effort that critics say deliberately targets Democrats and voters of color.

COMMENTARY

Pandemic politics: What if Biden and Trump tie in the Electoral College? History provides a guide | Mark O’Keefe

BY: - April 29, 2020

What would happen if the election is decided by rogue voters in the Electoral College? it could lead to the worst split since the Civil War.

COMMENTARY

Wolf wants us to trust the experts. But too many questions are unanswered | Opinion

BY: - April 29, 2020

It's increasingly likely that the ‘science’ behind Wolf’s economic catastrophe isn’t medical or economic, but rather political. That makes it hard to trust.

Pa. Rep. Dwight Evans calls for targeted coronavirus testing efforts in African American communities

BY: - April 28, 2020

“The high diagnosis and death rate from the coronavirus have revealed just how devastating the crisis has been to Black, brown and poor communities,” Evans wrote in a letter to Mayor Jim Kenney and Gov. Tom Wolf.

COMMENTARY

These are the states where it’s hardest to social distance – and where Pa. ranks | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 28, 2020

With more states headed for reopening, this may explain a lot, according to a new nationwide analysis.

COMMENTARY

COVID-19 exposed the cracks in our system. We have to fill them, not just paper them over | Opinion

BY: - April 28, 2020

We must to commit to to overcoming the inequities in our political community revealed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

COMMENTARY

‘New normal’ gives opportunity to create a better normal | Opinion

BY: - April 28, 2020

Our frontline workers are risking their lives every day to keep us safe and comfortable. This is the least we can do to keep them safe and comfortable too.

Wolf: ‘Lack of statistics’ hinders state Health Disparity task force’s efforts

BY: - April 27, 2020

Earlier this month, Gov. Tom Wolf announced the creation of the COVID-19 Response Task Force for Health Disparity to address how COVID-19 affects Pennsylvania’s minority populations, but, so far, unreported race data threatens its progress. 

Plan to turn Erie nursing home into COVID-19 recovery center is now on hold

BY: - April 27, 2020

Guardian Elder Care, which operates Twinbrook Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center announced last week it was turning the facility into a recovery center.

In Pa.’s closely watched 10th CD race, Republican Perry jumps out to early fund-raising lead

BY: - April 27, 2020

The GOP incumbent had more cash on hand during the first quarter of 2020. The Democratic candidates are sparring over an alleged violation.