Criminal Justice


The new chair of Philly City Council’s tech committee wants to use data to help reduce gun violence

Councilmember Rue Landau pushes to modernize Philly’s search for solutions

Campaigns & Elections

Republican Party endorses David Sunday for state attorney general

The York County District Attorney will look to be the first GOP AG elected since 2008

Capitol Beat

5 takeaways from Jordan Harris’ PA Press Club speech

The House Appropriations Committee Chair talked about the state budget, education funding, tax policy and more in Harrisburg.

Capitol Beat

Five for Friday: Gun control bills passed through House committee

The bills would still need to pass through a GOP-controlled Senate

Interviews & Profiles

Q&A with Dan Laughlin

The Republican state senator outlines why he supports expanding the scope of the adult-use cannabis market.

Interviews & Profiles

Q&A with John Fetterman

The first-term U.S. Senator discusses cannabis law and what’s holding up federal legalization

Interviews & Profiles

Q&A with Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin

The longest-serving district attorney in the history of the county discusses the development of cannabis laws and local enforcement

General Assembly

The search to solve the cannabis conviction conundrum continues

Why cannabis advocates say social equity needs to be front-and-center in the legalization conversation.


As another neighboring state moves forward on recreational marijuana, Pennsylvania remains stuck in neutral

With Ohio joining the ranks of sales-friendly states, advocates for doing the same in Pennsylvania are ramping up efforts.

Philadelphia Mayor's Race 2023

Cherelle Parker and David Oh face off in one-and-only Philly mayoral debate

Thursday morning’s debate offered candidates a rare chance to take jabs and spar over policy proposals

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Campaigns & Elections

5 takeaways from Monday’s Philadelphia mayoral town hall

Cherelle Parker and David Oh answered voters’ questions in a rare forum before the Nov. 7 election

Criminal Justice

Opinion: It’s long past time to fully fund PA’s indigent defense systems

Pennsylvania remains one of two states that fails to provide funding for indigent defense.

Campaigns & Elections

Working Families Party endorses McCaffery in Supreme Court race

The endorsement comes amid an influx of contributions to the race from groups across the political spectrum who see the state’s highest court as a significant battleground


Opinion: Lawmakers have a chance to improve our broken probation system

Tonie Willis writes that state lawmakers should pass probation reform legislation when they return to session.


Google makes largest donation to date to Philadelphia reentry nonprofit

The funding will support services for women at Ardella’s House

Criminal Justice

Two years later, Marc Fogel remains in Russian prison

The Pennsylvania teacher’s case and lawmakers’ attempts to bring him home

Criminal Justice

The state Senate needs to rework probation reform legislation

A former public defender who is now with the ACLU explains why the chamber’s approach to the flashpoint issue is in need of a reboot.