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Pa. Health Dept.: More than 4,100 new COVID-19 cases; More than 2,800 hospitalized

BY: - October 27, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 4,178 new cases of COVID-19 in the commonwealth on Wednesday, up from Tuesday’s tally of 3,742 new cases. That brings the total number of cases to more than 1.54 million since the start of the pandemic. As of midday Wednesday, 2,838 individuals were hospitalized with the virus, an increase […]

Voter Registration Update: Latest data shows a strong summer for the GOP

BY: - October 27, 2021

As of last week, Pa. had 4 million registered Democrats and 3.4 million registered Republicans.

Pa. judge grants request to join lawsuit against Senate GOP subpoena, election investigation

BY: - October 27, 2021

A Commonwealth Court judge granted a request to join the lawsuit to block the subpoena issued as part of the Pennsylvania Senate election investigation.

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Three years since Tree of Life. All that’s changed are the names of the dead | Wednesday Coffee

BY: - October 27, 2021

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and his allies have made a renewed call for passage of anti-gun violence bills. The Legislature won't vote on them. Again

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The pandemic has made it harder for 1 in 3 Americans to buy healthy, affordable food | Analysis

BY: - October 27, 2021

Unemployment, coupled with surging gas and food prices, made a hard situation harder for millions of Americans.

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Here’s why you should decline an invitation to any party eating its own | Opinion

BY: - October 27, 2021

When will legacy media ditch its habit of hearing out anti-democratic views masquerading as the familiar?

Senate approves legislation to increase penalties for people who evade arrest on foot

BY: - October 26, 2021

Under the proposal, violators fleeing for an underlying offense would face a third-degree felony if another person suffers serious bodily injury and a second-degree felony if someone dies as a result of the violation.

Deep-pocketed donors pour money into Pa. Supreme Court race

BY: - October 26, 2021

Charter school advocate Yass, Philadelphia trial lawyers among top spenders this cycle.

VIDEO: On eve of Tree of Life anniversary, Wolf, allies call for passage of anti-gun violence bills

BY: - October 26, 2021

The call came as the GOP-controlled Legislature considers bills preempting local gun ordinances.

Pa. Health Dept.: More than 3,700 new COVID-19 cases; More than 2,700 hospitalized

BY: - October 26, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 3,742 new cases of COVID-19 in the commonwealth on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases to more than 1.54 million since the start of the pandemic. As of midday Tuesday, 2,798 individuals were hospitalized with the virus, a nominal increase over Monday’s tally of 2,786 people. Of that […]

‘Just ban gifts’: Pa. House panel unanimously approves gift ban bill

BY: - October 26, 2021

State lawmakers may currently receive unlimited gifts under Pennsylvania’s current Ethics Act, including from lobbyists, as long as they report gifts worth more than $250 on annual forms disclosing financial interests

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Criminal justice reform is on the Nov. 2 ballot. What you need to know | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 26, 2021

It's not just judges. Prosecutors and sheriffs are on the ballot across Pennsylvania next week.