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In first-ever hearing on legalizing cannabis, House GOP focuses on Pa. gun owners

BY: - June 3, 2019

"I think there's going to be a lot more discussion and conversation over the next few years prior to acting on any of those pieces of legislation," one Republican said.

Pennsylvania Department of Education Secretary Pedro Rivera.

Harrisburg city school district may soon be under state control, as Pa. Education department petitions for receivership

BY: - June 3, 2019

The county court has seven days to hold a hearing on the petition, and then 10 days to file a decision on receivership, the Department of Education said in a press release.

‘That could be any of us’: Senate Dems propose $10M safety grant program for Pa. houses of worship

BY: - June 3, 2019

"Event after event has unfolded across our commonwealth," one of the proposal's backers said. "We have to act on this."

Tameka Davis cries with joy after her uncle Robert Wideman's application for clemency was approved by the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons. His case now goes to Gov. Tom Wolf for final approval. (Capital-Star photo by Stephen Caruso)

‘It’s a light at the end of the tunnel’: Ex-offenders and lifers seek a second chance from Pa. pardons board

BY: - June 3, 2019

It’s been 13 years since Kimberly Crespi was arrested in York County on child endangerment and harassment charges — the result, she says, of leaving her 11-year-old child in their house while she confronted an abusive partner outside. Crespi refused to plead guilty to a lesser charge and served three months in York County prison. […]

Meet the 3 Pa. Republican rookies who have Trump’s back in a hostile House

BY: - June 3, 2019

There are some frustrations that come with being in the House minority.

Ahead of rumored run for Congress, DePasquale drops campaign cash on Facebook ads

BY: - June 2, 2019

The York County Democrat is well positioned to take advantage of a buffet of ballot alternatives  — from governor to senator to congressman — over the next few years.

Who needs a gift ban? | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - June 1, 2019

Lawmakers annually report tens of thousands of dollars in gifts from those who have business before state government. But show no inclination to change their ways.

‘The woman should make the choice’: Wolf, allies rally for abortion access in suburban Philly

BY: - May 31, 2019

Wolf, a former Planned Parenthood escort, condemned abortion bans in other states.

This program in rural Pennsylvania is teaching kids about robotics

BY: - May 31, 2019

Timothy Heffernan is the gifted support teacher at Franklin Area High School in Venango County, a rural part of northwest Pennsylvania. Each year, he lets his students tell him what they’re interested in and designs their learning around that topic. Four years ago, it was robotics. So he did what any good teacher would do, […]

The teacher strike is off, but Harrisburg’s senator is still calling for state control

BY: - May 31, 2019

“I’ve learned to say, ‘what else can go wrong?’” John DiSanto said. “The last thing I thought we would have is a strike, and now there’s a strike... I think a lot can continue to go wrong.”

At town hall, U.S. Rep. Dean says ‘enough is enough,’ calls for Congress to open impeachment inquiry

BY: - May 30, 2019

"I think we are faced with the most indecent president of our lifetime,” Dean said on the campus of Montgomery County Community College.