Schumer on U.S. Senate floor condemns ‘rank antisemitism’ amid Israel-Hamas war

BY: - November 29, 2023

The New York Democrat also made clear his comments weren’t meant to rebuke protesters for speaking out on behalf of civilians who have been under siege in Gaza or those who have legitimate criticisms about the Israeli government.

PA Society’s annual gathering returns to NYC on Thursday

BY: - November 29, 2023

The 125th annual dinner of the Pennsylvania Society is scheduled for Saturday evening at the New York Hilton Midtown.

Pennsylvania redesigns its mail-in ballots for the 2024 election

BY: - November 29, 2023

Pennsylvania’s Act 77 —which allows "no-excuse" mail-in voting—  made voting by mail a popular option in 2020, but there have been numerous challenges and disputes over how to consider ballots with return envelopes that are filled out incorrectly.

PJM, which coordinates the flow of electricity from power generators to utility companies in 13 states and the District of Columbia, is facing complaints about how it ensures it will have enough capacity to keep the electricity flowing during a winter storm or summer heat wave. (Photo by fhm/Getty Images)

Energy price changes coming on Dec. 1, PUC reports

BY: - November 29, 2023

The rate changes taking effect next month include all PUC-regulated electric utilities and vary depending on the energy distribution company. 

Gun violence as a public health crisis explored by U.S. Senate Democrats

BY: - November 29, 2023

"We are turning into a nation of traumatized survivors,” said Megan L. Ranney, dean of the Yale School of Public Health.

Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Opinion: Time to move on fracking safety measures

BY: - November 29, 2023

By Molly Parzen For years, advocates have been calling on Harrisburg to implement commonsense safety regulations to mitigate harmful health impacts of fracking – particularly for children and other vulnerable populations.  Gov. Josh Shapiro has taken a step forward in delivering for these impacted communities. Now, it’s time for the state legislature to do the […]

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner takes questions from reporters after a press conference in Harrisburg on Friday, 10/21/22. (Capital-Star photo by Marley Parish)

Pa. Supreme Court justices question GOP effort to impeach Philly DA Larry Krasner

BY: - November 28, 2023

Chief Justice Debra Todd suggested articles of impeachment, like other unfinished legislation, die when the General Assembly's session ends.

Pa. Rep. Craig Williams joins GOP attorney general race

BY: - November 28, 2023

York County District Attorney Dave Sunday and former Delaware County District Attorney Kat Copeland are also seeking the GOP nomination for Pennsylvania AG.

Pennsylvania Auditor General DeFoor announces reelection bid

BY: - November 28, 2023

He was endorsed for a second term by the Pennsylvania Republican Party at its 2024 endorsement meeting.

Koch network’s Americans for Prosperity PAC endorses Nikki Haley for president

BY: - November 28, 2023

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) Action, the Koch-based super PAC, announced in February that it was looking for a candidate to challenge Trump and has been running digital ads against the former president since June.

Environmental group sues Allegheny County Health Dept. over failure to issue Clean Air Act permits

BY: - November 28, 2023

The suit, filed by Washington D.C.-based Food & Water Watch earlier this month, seeks to force the county agency to act on Title V permitting requirements outlined in the federal Clean Air Act. 

Mike Lindell’s conspiracy-fueled pillow company fights to survive his election obsession 

BY: - November 28, 2023

At MyPillow headquarters in Chaska, Minnesota, religion, politics, pillows and a kinetic CEO combine for a never-ending, rollicking tornado.