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First Read – Jan. 9, 2024

William Penn statue will not be removed … Biden’s Valley Forge speech focuses on democracy … Astrobotic attempts to go to the moon … and more

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First Read – Jan. 5, 2024

Legal battle waged over Farm Show milkshake … Education funding advocates are ready to return to court … D.C. police officer Michael Fanone visits Harrisburg … and more

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First Read – Jan. 4, 2024

Innamorato announces wage increases for county employees… Violent crime drops in Philadelphia… Solomon picks up endorsements in AG race … and more

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First Read – Jan. 2, 2024

Parker to be inaugurated as Philadelphia’s 100th and first female mayor… Fetterman says he worried depression treatment would end political career … Shapiro administration returns electric dog door … and more

News & Politics

Politics

Our picks for stories of the year

City & State’s most popular stories and what they mean to our coverage

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First Read – Dec. 29, 2023

Increase in older adult deaths following an abuse or neglect complaint… City & State’s Winners & Losers of the Year … Lawmakers seek increased penalties for bringing a loaded gun to an airport … and more

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First Read – Dec. 28, 2023

Biden to visit Philly on Jan. 6 … Shapiro spends to update Harrisburg residence … Legislature to study 911 system and mental health crises … and more

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First Read – Dec. 27, 2023

Lafayette College prepares for ‘iconic’ 2024 moment … Voter registration numbers shift … Lawmakers get an automatic pay bump … and more

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First Read – Dec. 22, 2023

Biden weighs in on U.S. Steel sale … Poll: dead heat for prez … A new low for fracking … and more

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First Read – Dec. 21, 2023

Fetterman says he’s a very strong Democrat … Parker names more administration picks …  Prokopiak chosen as Democratic nominee in House District 140 … and more

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First Read – Dec. 19, 2023

Fetterman and Casey criticize U.S. Steel deal … Parker announces staff appointments … Pittsburgh City Council approves $845M budget … and more

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First Read – Dec. 18, 2023

Democrats issue 2024 statewide endorsements, with one exception … Shapiro signs probation reform bill … Schmidt talks elections … and more

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First Read – Dec. 15, 2023

Galloway resignation brings House to 101-101 split … New Clean Slate reforms signed into law … Protestors block I-76 in Philly … and more

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First Read – Dec. 13, 2023

Shapiro returns to national spotlight … Daniels deploys AI campaign calls … Penn names new interim president … and more

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First Read – Dec. 8, 2023

Leaky Capitol roof could further delay state budget … McCormick gives speech in Philadelphia … Penn president faces pressure over congressional testimony … and more

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First Read – Dec. 7, 2023

Shapiro shows support for Philadelphia falafel shop … Allentown City Council approves no confidence measure against mayor … Penn president faces criticism after congressional hearing … and more