Oh baby! These were the most popular boys and girls baby names in Pa. in 2020 | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 17, 2021

Having a baby this year? From the Social Security Administration, these are the most popular boy and girl names in the Keystone State.

Live Coverage: The latest on the 2020 Pennsylvania primary election

BY: - June 2, 2020

Happy Election Day, all. The Capital-Star’s staff reporters and our crew of regional correspondents are fanning out across Pennsylvania to bring you the very latest on a very unusual primary election day. Please keep checking back through the day for updates, and stay with us tonight as results, such as they are, become available.

Voters have until Tuesday to apply for mail-in ballots in Pa. Here’s how to do it

BY: - May 21, 2020

If you want to join the 1.5 million Pennsylvanians who plan to vote by mail for the June 2 primary election, your deadline is fast approaching. 

Ahead of primary, taxpayers bankroll questionable COVID ads

BY: - May 12, 2020

Democrats defended the posts, saying “this is simply how a modern legislature strives to connect with real people in their daily lives,”

COVID-19 in Pa: Wolf signs bill moving Pa. presidential primary to June 2

BY: - March 27, 2020

In addition to moving the date of this year’s primary election, the bill allows counties to begin processing and tabulating mail ballots beginning at 7 a.m. on Election Day, rather than after the polls close at 8 p.m.

Pa. House advances bill changing state’s primary date; half of votes cast from outside Harrisburg

BY: - March 24, 2020

The votes also marked the first time lawmakers casted a floor vote en masse from outside of the state's capital in the nearly 350-year history of the legislative body

Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, an ‘extremist,’ and challenger Timko, a ‘clown,’ face off in intra-party brawl

BY: - February 21, 2020

A messy primary fight between a former Congressional hopeful and an arch-conservative Harrisburg veteran is brewing north of Pittsburgh.

Pipeline politics put Chester County incumbents in peril

BY: - January 19, 2020

Two first-term Democrats ushered in during 2018’s blue wave — Reps. Danielle Friel Otten and Kristine Howard — have primary challenges running against them who cite the tumult over the Mariner East pipeline for their runs.

Readshaw announces retirement, clearing the way for progressive challenger

BY: - January 7, 2020

Progressive Jessica Benham, a local advocate for people with disabilities and first-time candidate for office, wished Readshaw well in retirment.

Braddock official launches primary against progressive Democrat Summer Lee

BY: - December 2, 2019

Chris Roland, a North Braddock councilman and Allegheny County employee, told the Capital-Star last week that he was primarying Democratic Rep. Summer Lee. 

Pittsburgh Dem Ravenstahl attracts primary challenger in Bellevue’s Marburger

BY: - September 5, 2019

Marburger said she particularly wants to highlight Ravenstahl's previous opposition to abortion access — but he now says he is "pro-choice."