Monday, March 2, 2015
Pennsylvania
Tom Wolf

Pennsylvania Governor Orders Moratorium On Executions

Tom Wolf has blocked the use of capital punishment in the Keystone State.

February 13, 2015
Philadelphia

Philadelphia Will Host 2016 Democratic National Convention

Democrats have announced the location of their 2016 convention.

February 12, 2015
Fracking

Congressman Widens Inquiry Into Fracking Waste In Northeast And Midwest

Meet the congressman who’s taking on the energy industry.

December 11, 2014
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Democratic Convention Will Be In Columbus, New York, Or Philadelphia

The competition for the 2016 Democratic convention is down to three cities.

November 24, 2014
Tom Wolf

Democratic Challenger Wolf Topples Pennsylvania Gov. Corbett

Learn more about Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial election.

November 4, 2014
Pocono police

Suspected Cop-Killer Frein Taken Into Custody

Get the latest on the case that has paralyzed the Poconos.

October 31, 2014
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‘Physician-Scientists’ Transform Health Care For Amish, Mennonite

A clinic run from a cornfield in Pennsylvania is making a big difference in identifying rare diseases.

October 14, 2014
Tom Wolf

Clinton, Christie Rally Pennsylvania For Wolf And Corbett

Hillary is back on the campaign trail — and Tom Corbett’s time is running out.

October 10, 2014
Jim Ferlo

Endorse This: ‘I’m Gay. Get Over It.’

See state Senator Jim Ferlo come out in the most direct and inspiring way.

September 24, 2014
oil pipeline

Major New Pipeline Proposed Next To Enbridge Line That Ruptured In 2010

By David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News The wild grass is only now beginning to hide the scar left by the giant ditch digger that gouged a trench though Ron Kardos’ Oceola Township, Michigan, pasture last year for an oil pipeline — but already Kardos is preparing for another onslaught of construction. Last week Kardos got a […]

July 2, 2014
Gay Marriage

Methodist Minister Defrocked After Officiating At Son’s Same-Sex Wedding Wins Appeal

By Maya Srikrishnan, Los Angeles Times A Pennsylvania Methodist minister, who was defrocked six months ago after officiating at his son’s same-sex wedding, on Tuesday won his appeal to have his religious credentials restored. The Rev. Frank Schaefer had been suspended for 30 days on Nov. 18, after a jury of Methodist pastors convicted him of […]

June 25, 2014
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Obama Pitches Innovation To New Businesses In Pittsburgh Appearance

By James P. O’Toole, Tracie Mauriello and Deborah Todd, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette PITTSBURGH—President Barack Obama came to Pittsburgh Tuesday to promote innovation in manufacturing. He also called for some innovation in Washington’s approach to governing, but he seemed a lot more optimistic about the former than the latter. On a stop at Bakery Square’s TechShop, the president […]

June 18, 2014
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WATCH LIVE: Obama Delivers Remarks On The Economy

At 1:45pm, EST, President Barack Obama will deliver remarks on the economy at TechShop Pittsburgh, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Live video of the president’s speech will be available below: JOIN THE LIVE CHAT VISIT WHITEHOUSE.GOV AFP Photo/Brendan Smialowski

June 17, 2014
Charlie Dent

GOP Congressman Breaks With Party On Marriage Equality

In Pennsylvania, the tide is turning on same-sex marriage. Earlier this week, U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent (R), who represents Pennsylvania’s 15th congressional district, announced his support of same-sex marriage in a statement released by his office. “I suspect that that view will prevail over time, so much so that I suspect that in a few decades people […]

May 29, 2014
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Philadelphia Student’s Death Raises Concerns About School Funding

By Kristen A. Graham and Aubrey Whelan, The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA — Perhaps it will never be clear to Melissa Wilde whether a 7-year-old boy who died this week after falling ill at a South Philadelphia school would have lived had a full-time nurse been present. But the question still haunts Wilde, a Jackson Elementary School […]

May 23, 2014
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Pennsylvania Governor Abandons Appeal On Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times Pennsylvania will not appeal a federal court ruling that overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, ending the battle over the issue in the Keystone State, Governor Tom Corbett announced Wednesday. The decision, announced in emails to reporters, means that Pennsylvania will continue to be the 19th state in […]

May 21, 2014
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Poll: Support For Marriage Equality Hits All-Time High

The number of Americans who believe that same-sex marriages should be legally recognized has hit an all-time high, according to a new Gallup poll. The poll finds that 55 percent of Americans now think that marriages between same-sex couples should be recognized by the law as valid, with the same rights as traditional marriages; 42 […]

May 21, 2014
Gay Marriage

Federal Judge Strikes Down Pennsylvania Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriages was toppled Tuesday in a federal ruling that is the latest in a string of victories for gay rights advocates since the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling overturning parts of the federal Defense of Marriage Act last year. U.S. District Judge John Jones […]

May 20, 2014
Tom Corbett

How A Lot Of Money Helped Vault A Pennsylvania Primary Candidate To The Top

By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times There are a host of primaries on Tuesday in states across the country, but for one that shows just how effective money can be in politics, look no further than Pennsylvania. Four Democrats are competing to run against Republican Governor Tom Corbett, widely thought to be one of the […]

May 19, 2014
Tom Wolf

How A Refreshing ‘Business Candidate’ Succeeds Where Many Others Failed

Tom Wolf is not the typical businessman-turned-politician. By most accounts, the previously little-known executive from York, Pennsylvania, is going to win the upcoming Democratic gubernatorial primary and cruise to victory over embattled GOP governor Tom Corbett in the November general election. That prospect alone separates him from other businessmen and women who seek public office […]

May 16, 2014
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Lesbian Couple Urge U.S. Judge To Overturn Pa. Ban On Their Out-Of-State Union

By Jeremy Roebuck, The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA — The legal fight over marriage equality arrived in a Philadelphia federal courtroom Thursday, as a lesbian couple urged a U.S. judge to overturn parts of a 1996 state law barring recognition of their out-of-state union. But as U.S. District Judge Mary McLaughlin weighed arguments Thursday, her interest seemed […]

May 16, 2014
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Watch: The Craziest Political Ad Of 2014?

Iowa Senate hopeful Bob Quast may have been dethroned as the star of the craziest 2014 political ad. That honor may now belong to the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) local 1776, a Pennsylvania union that represents wine and spirits workers in the state. A new ad paid for by the UFCW explains — […]

May 2, 2014
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Motions Filed For Summary Judgment On Pennsylvania Same-Sex Marriage Ban

By Rich Lord, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette PITTSBURGH — There may be no need for a trial to decide whether Pennsylvania’s same-sex marriage ban is constitutional, according to court filings Monday which indicated that the facts aren’t contested, though the law still is. The plaintiffs, who include a widow, 11 gay couples and two teenage children of one […]

April 22, 2014
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Community Holds Rally For School In Wake Of Knife Attack

By Lexi Belculfine, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette MURRYSVILLE, Pa. — On Tuesday, Fatima Ahmad returned to Franklin Regional High School and found an unwelcome surprise. The junior from Murrysville traveled familiar hallways to her locker, hoping to grab books so she could study before she and her classmates returned to school Wednesday. When the metal locker door swung […]

April 16, 2014
School Shooting

Teen Suspect In PA School Stabbings Said To Be Shy, Quiet

By Robert Zullo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette MURRYSVILLE, PA — He always seemed to be “the shy kid in the corner,” a classmate said. Hours after a startling and savage attack Wednesday morning that left 21 students and a security guard wounded, that was the picture that began to emerge of 16-year-old Alex Hribal, a sophomore at Franklin […]

April 10, 2014