What’s holding up Harrisburg lawmakers from making to-go cocktails permanent?

BY: and - June 11, 2021

A top Senate Republican had a fundraiser at the home of someone who’d stand to benefit from private sales of canned cocktails this week.

GALLERY: Harrisburg’s newest monument honors voting rights, Old 8th Ward

BY: - August 26, 2020

Half an hour before the dedication ceremony, the line to be some of the first to see the monument wrapped around the south end of the Capitol lawn. 


Wolf marches for Black lives, but crowd demands more answers

BY: - June 3, 2020

“George Floyd could not breathe,” Wolf, Pennsylvania’s chief executive, said in a brief address to protesters. “When that happened it meant that none of us could breathe.”

Harrisburg’s new monument a testament to 15th and 19th amendment and the old 8th Ward

BY: - January 27, 2020

The new monument will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the passage of the 15th amendment and the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, which granted the right to vote, respectively to African Americans and women.

Harrisburg School Board director Carrie Fowler collects signatures for nomination petitions at Harrisburg's Broad Street Market in March. Seven candidates petitioned to challenge five incumbents, all Democrats, in the May 21 primary. Photo source: Citizens to elect Jayne Buchwach to School Board.

Should the state take control of the Harrisburg School District, or should democracy run its course?

BY: - April 27, 2019

Lawmakers are urging state Education Secretary Pedro Rivera to petition Commonwealth Court to take control of the struggling district.


This is how we ‘break the chainz’ on criminal justice reform | Opinion

BY: - February 20, 2019

A bill now before the Pennsylvania Senate, co-sponsored by a Philadelphia Democrat and a western Pennsylvania Republican, is a first step toward a more just system.

In its quest for safer streets, Harrisburg budgets $60K for Capitol lobbying muscle

BY: - February 19, 2019

An effort to reduce pedestrian fatalities in Pennsylvania’s capital city may soon have a new, high-powered ally. Harrisburg City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a 12-month, $60,000 contract with Maverick Strategies, a prominent lobbying shop and GOP campaign consultant. Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse told councilors last month that he wants Maverick to guide […]

‘Fake Emergency’: In Harrisburg, protesters push back against Trump’s grab for wall funds

BY: - February 18, 2019

From PennLive: “A group of protesters carried signs and gathered on the steps of the federal building in Harrisburg on President’s Day to voice their opinions against President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to secure funding for the border wall. “We were about 100 people out here today speaking out about President Trump’s declaration of […]


Here’s what your uHaul rental tells us about Pa.’s importance in 2020 | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 11, 2019

It's a very different kind of immigration debate.