Criminal Justice

Capitol Beat

PA State Police announce body camera pilot program

Troopers in Carlisle are testing out the body cameras ahead of a statewide rollout.

Criminal Justice

Allegheny County Jail Oversight Board sued – by one of its own

Allegheny County Councilmember Bethany Hallam is demanding fellow board members attend meetings rather than send a surrogate

Capitol Beat

Five for Friday: Legislators’ fall focus

What issues Harrisburg lawmakers left on the table for the fall

General Assembly

Opinion: The probation system failed my son – it’s not too late to save others

Pam Sedia writes that Senate Bill 838 will save lives and save families.

General Assembly

Opinion: 10 ways to improve your disability hiring practices

There are numerous effective ways to improve inclusivity in the workplace – but commitment to change is key.

Health Care

Opinion: Policymakers should change course on xylazine

Peer support should be encouraged as an inexpensive intervention for addiction.


Philadelphia’s $6.2 billion budget – by the numbers

City Council gave initial approval to the budget Thursday, setting the stage for final approval of the term-limited mayor’s eighth and final budget.

Criminal Justice

Bills combating porch pirates and unknown AirTags advance out of Senate committee

The state Senate Judiciary Committee advanced three bills Tuesday morning.

Capitol Beat

Sex abuse victims call on state Senate to pass statute of limitations reforms

State Rep. Mark Rozzi and victims from the Amish and Mennonite communities recounted their abuse experiences outside the state Capitol Monday.

Capitol Beat

Shapiro puts ‘tranq’ on the controlled substances list

The governor also reaffirmed his opposition to safe injection sites.

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Interviews & Profiles

Derek Green has a family-focused approach to running for mayor of Philadelphia

The former City Councilmember says his parenting and political experience drives his campaign for the city’s 100th mayor.

Interviews & Profiles

‘Pragmatic progressive’ Maria Quiñones Sánchez on finding her niche in a crowded Philly mayor’s race

The former City Councilmember won four terms in office without support from Democratic party leaders.


How a group of nonprofits offers a nontraditional approach to stemming violence in Philadelphia.

Advocates in the arts and culture sector are calling attention to their programs as a solution to curbing the chaos.

News & Politics

PA House approves measures to provide legal relief for sex abuse victims

The vote brought a contentious week in the state House to a close, but leaves more uncertainty for abuse survivors.

Philadelphia Mayor's Race 2023

Rebecca Rhynhart is running to be Philly’s 100th mayor – the first female to lead the city

The former city controller has made her mastery of the city’s finances a leading message throughout her campaign.

Criminal Justice

Josh Shapiro calls on General Assembly to abolish the death penalty

The governor said he would grant a reprieve to any capital punishment warrant that comes across his desk.

News & Politics

Bill to end medical co-pays for incarcerated Pennsylvanians to be reintroduced

State Rep. Amen Brown sponsored the same bill in last year’s legislative session, which ultimately failed.