U.S. Sen. Bob Casey says he has prostate cancer but has an ‘excellent prognosis’
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., said Thursday that he was diagnosed last month with prostate cancer. Casey, Pennsylvania’s senior senator, said he has been given an “excellent prognosis” and has exceptional medical treatment and the unwavering support of his family. In a statement Thursday morning, Casey said he will undergo surgery in the coming months […]
Parties challenge ballots as counties keep counting votes in pivotal Pa. House races
Monday proved true what Melissa Cerrato said she told voters on thousands of doorsteps during her campaign for a Pennsylvania House seat in Montgomery County: Every vote counts. Cerrato, the Democratic candidate challenging Republican incumbent state Rep. Todd Stevens in the 151st Legislative District, held on to a 14-vote lead nearly a week after the […]
Being civil is a lost art – especially in politics. We need to get way better at it | Frank Pizzoli
Ever been asked by a plumber fixing your toilet what your politics are? I have. It's as awkward as you might think.
Feds: Small business loans to diverse owners increase across eastern Pa. | Thursday Morning Coffee
The U.S. Small Business Administration's Eastern Pennsylvania District, which is made up of 40 of Pennsylvania's 67 counties, reported that the SBA 7(a) loan, its standard small business loan program, saw "significant gains" in loans to underserved communities over the past year.
In Pgh., elected officials, environmental groups call for updates to Pa.’s recycling laws
'We know that Pa. has fallen behind on being the leader in waste recycling and reduction,' an advocate said.
New process for asylum cases at the border unveiled by Biden administration
The Biden administration announced Thursday steps to expedite asylum cases at the U.S.-Mexico border in an attempt to resolve a years-long backlog, but policy advocates worry the streamlined process could prevent asylum seekers from obtaining legal representation if their cases are denied.
Pgh bridge was a ‘preventable disaster’ as local officials call for action
Gov. Tom Wolf issued a disaster declaration, freeing the way for federal assistance .
A week in the headlines | Five for the Weekend
In the midst of a Supreme Court retirement, redistricting hurdles and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, here are some Pa.-centric headlines that you might have missed in the deluge.
5 ways across 5 Pa. regions: How to give back on this MLK Day of Service
While there are plenty of in-person volunteer opportunities available statewide, there also are virtual volunteer opportunities to allow anyone to give back this year.
Pitt disenrolls unvaccinated students as W.Pa. universities grapple with COVID requirements
Disenrolled students may apply for a tuition refund, and, if they choose to get vaccinated, will be allowed to re-enroll, according to a published report.
On eve of Jan. 6 anniversary, voting rights tops the U.S. Senate’s agenda
Democratic leader Schumer takes aim at filibuster as West Virginia's Manchin stands in opposition.
Candidates fighting 2020 misinformation run to administer local elections
Across the United States, people concerned with protecting democracy and the integrity of elections are putting their names on the ballot for local election administrator positions.