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Biden to pardon all federal offenses for simple marijuana possession, review criminalization

BY: , and - October 6, 2022

'Sending people to prison for possessing marijuana has upended too many lives and incarcerated people for conduct that many states no longer prohibit,' Biden said.

DACA ruled unlawful by federal appeals court, but program continues for now

BY: - October 6, 2022

The case has been returned to a lower court, which will decide the legality of the program that includes more than 600K undocumented people.

SEPTA strategy aims to connect vulnerable individuals to services

BY: - October 6, 2022

The plan details SEPTA's "strategy for addressing safety, security, and the challenges of the vulnerable population on its system."

Democratic U.S. Senate nominee John Fetterman (L) and Republican U.S. Senate nominee Mehmet Oz (R) Campaign file photos

Oz, Fetterman announce third quarter fundraising numbers in Pa. U.S. Senate race

BY: - October 6, 2022

The Democratic and Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania announced substantial fundraising numbers in the third quarter of 2022, further establishing the high-profile race as one of the most contentious and costliest this election cycle.

A heron is perched on a piling at sunrise on the Chesapeake Bay in Chesapeake Beach.

States, including Pa., off pace to meet Chesapeake Bay cleanup goals | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 6, 2022

Pa. will fall short, but has 'momentum,' according to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. 

Report: Many utilities are slow-walking clean energy goals

BY: - October 6, 2022

Overall, 56 percent of the utilities examined improved their scores, 9 percent made no progress and 35 percent got worse grades.

U.S. Rep. Susan Wild, D-7th District

In a bellwether Pa. seat, Democrat Susan Wild touts record as she pursues third term

BY: - October 6, 2022

She's facing Republican Lisa Scheller in a rematch in the redrawn 7th Congressional District.

‘Tired of talking’: Advocates call on Legislature to address environmental justice issues

BY: - October 5, 2022

From transportation infrastructure to historic redlining and illegal dumping, experts and advocates told state lawmakers that they were “tired of talking” and instead wanted action to address environmental justice issues that disproportionately affect communities of color. 

Pa. Democrats introduce legislation protecting out-of-state patients, nurses for abortion services

BY: - October 5, 2022

Now that states have authority over abortion with the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, Democrats in the Republican-controlled General Assembly are working to protect the procedure and its legality as out-of-state patients seek care in Pennsylvania.

Medical staff tend to a COVID-19 patient. Courtesy of University Hospitals

Study: More Republicans than Democrats likely died of COVID-19

BY: - October 5, 2022

Research shows that there were 14,146 vaccine-preventable deaths in Pennsylvania.

As session nears end, Pa. counties urge Legislature to act on mental health funding

BY: - October 5, 2022

Officials want lawmakers to spend $100M in one-time federal funds to shore up the state's 'crumbling' system.

For offshore wind aspirations to become reality, transmission hurdles must be cleared

BY: - October 5, 2022

Right now, there aren’t many incentives for developers to share interconnection and transmission infrastructure, one expert said.