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Philadelphia

Philadelphia attempts to put accessibility at the forefront of disability data

The city’s disability map can help policymakers deliver more inclusive and accessible services for those living with disabilities

News & Politics

Philadelphia judge dismisses all charges against police officer Mark Dial

A Philadelphia judge ruled Tuesday that prosecutors had not presented evidence that Dial had committed a crime when fatally shooting Eddie Irizarry in August

News & Politics

PA senators call on Bob Menendez to resign

U.S. Sens. Bob Casey and John Fetterman are in the vanguard of Democrats seeking to get their colleague to step down

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

Shapiro weighs in on Trump indictment: ‘Our democracy survived’

The governor addressed the former president’s latest charges during a visit to Northeast Philadelphia

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.

News & Politics

Opinion: The deadly serious consequences of illegal employee misclassification

Low wages and employee misclassification often go hand-in-hand with unsafe job sites where safety rules are sometimes ignored.

News & Politics

East Palestine was ‘H.G. Wells War of the Worlds stuff’

The February train crash along the Pennsylvania-Ohio border has people worried about their health and the future of their communities.

News & Politics

Mike Zabel faces calls to resign following sexual harassment allegations

An SEIU lobbyist and an anonymous state representative have accused Zabel of harassment.

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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.

Education

Philly’s Board of Education mayoral appointment process: A City & State analysis

Philadelphia’s school board is appointed, not elected – for better and for worse.

Capitol Beat

State Senate postpones Larry Krasner’s impeachment trial indefinitely

The trial, originally set to begin Jan. 18, is up in the air following a Commonwealth Court ruling.

Donald Trump

What we know about Scott Perry and Doug Mastriano’s involvement in January 6

Two PA Republicans played a role in casting doubt on the election results and helped further efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

Campaigns & Elections

A timeline of Scott Perry’s texts following the 2020 election

Perry’s texts with former President Donald Trump’s White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows outline baseless conspiracy theories and a plot to investigate the 2020 election results

Opinion

In Pennsylvania, voters decide, not politicians

Even as some politicians continue to sow doubt about elections, communities fight back.

Philadelphia

House GOP announces articles of impeachment against Larry Krasner

The move comes just two days after the committee investigating his office released a report that did not recommend impeachment.