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A Keystone Election: Meet the 2021 candidates for Pittsburgh mayor
Mayor Bill Peduto has three challengers for the Democratic nomination this time around, all of whom are shining a spotlight on the two-term mayor’s record.
As Congress starts sprint on COVID relief bill, Pa.’s Casey, Evans push minimum wage hike | Tuesday Morning Coffee
‘How can we be the greatest country when our essential workers aren’t being protected?’ one worker asks as the Fight for $15 intensifies.
Year in Review: Your Top 10 most-read stories of 2020
The stories listed here were the most viewed stories on our site, according to Google Analytics.
Meet the Pa. Commonwealth Court judges who’ve recently sided with Republicans on election rulings, only to be overturned by higher courts
Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court has been a big player in the ongoing attempts by the Trump campaign and other Republicans to overturn the state’s election results or invalidate ballots.
Ziccarrelli continues to say certain mail-in ballots shouldn’t be counted, even after courts disagree
“They’re saying these Westmoreland County voters should be disenfranchised,” a Democratic attorney said. “Senator Brewster is urging for those votes to be counted.”
Levine: Younger adults now make up 45 percent of Pa.’s COVID-19 cases
Mirroring trends in other states, adults aged 19 to 49 now make up an increasing share of Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 cases, state Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said Monday, as she issued an urgent warning for residents to remain vigilant and to wear a mask when they’re out in public. “If you’re in a situation where […]
Pa. missed the boat on gerrymandering reform. Here’s how voting rights suffered | Thursday Morning Coffee
Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. With the Legislature officially on summer recess, and with it, any chance to pass meaningful redistricting reform pretty much out the window, a new report drives home the damage that partisan gerrymandering can inflict on voting rights. The report, by the progressive Center for American Progress, is the latest in a series examining […]
This back to school event in Philly is touching. It’s also what’s wrong with how we pay for schools | Wednesday Morning Coffee
Yes, Pa.’s per-pupil expenditure is huge. Yes, the system is also still broken. And there’s still so much more work left to be done.
With COVID-19 cases on the rise, Allegheny Co. mulls new dining restrictions
“I leave this open to change depending on our cases,” Health Director Dr. Deborah Bogen said. She said she expects to release the new order by Wednesday afternoon.
‘Demanding justice’: Issues group run by former Wolf aide launches first salvo at GOP Legislature | Thursday Morning Coffee
Whoever said there were no second acts in American life didn’t spend any time in politics. Former Wolf aide J.J. Abbot’s new shop aims to lift progressives.