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PA is now hosting weekly conference calls with election officials

10.01.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar says mail-in voting requires an application. Voters also have the option of showing up at the polls on November 3rd, or casting a ballot early at their local election office.   She says mail-in and...

Fighting voting fraud this fall in Pennsylvania

10.01.20 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania Republicans are pushing for an election oversight committee to watch for voting irregularities during the general election. The resolution would establish a Select Committee on Election Integrity to investigate how the...

PA counties press lawmakers to allow ballot processing before Election Day

09.30.20 | Brandon Dickson

As election officials consider the prospect of waiting until polls open to dig into what could be 3 million or more mail-in ballot envelopes, they are seeking help. Allowing as many as 21 days to process mail-in ballots before November 3rd has...

Hazelton becomes first public SD in U.S. to use a fogging disinfectant machine

09.30.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Hazelton School District leaders stood in on a demonstration of the "Alta-Pure AP-4" on Tuesday. The " touchless" hospital-grade device will be used to protect students and staff from viruses, including COVID-19.

GOP lawmakers in PA ask U.S. Supreme Court to put 'hold" on a recent ruling

09.29.20 | Bob Price

That decision by the state Supreme Court extends the deadline to receive and count mail-in ballots. Pennsylvania congressman Glenn Thompson says the integrity of the election must be upheld. Two million mail-in ballots have already been sent...

Positive COVID tests in PA have come down for a 2nd consecutive week

09.29.20 | Terry Diener

The statewide positive test rate dropped to 3.2%, down from 3.7% last week.   In addition, fewer counties showed up in the administration’s list of counties to watch for COVID-19, a weekly update produced by the...

Removing the stigma of opiod addiction in PA

09.28.20 | Bill Price

That's the aim of the "Life Unites Us" campaign unveiled today in Pennsylvania. Governor Tom Wolf says the stigma associated with opiod addiction is the number one reason why folks don't seek treatment. Wolf says "65% of all drug overdoses in...

A former Republican PA governor plans to vote for Joe Biden in November

09.28.20 | Brandon Dickson

Tom Ridge announced his endorsement in a Philadelphia Inquirer op-ed Sunday. Ridge, who also served as the nation's first secretary of homeland security under George W. Bush, said this would be his first time casting a ballot for a Democratic...

Pennsylvania presents evidence to federal judge in suit against the U.S. Postal Service

09.25.20 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro says that evidence highlights an illegal attempt to make sweeping policy changes that could ultimately disenfranchise voters.   They say that moves to cut overtime, remove processing equipment...

PA's House has failed to override Gov. Wolf's veto of the high school sports spectator bill

09.24.20 | Bob Price

The legislation would have allowed local school districts to make their own decisions about how many fans could attend "prep" sports games. State Representative Clint Owlett says he and others will keeping to enable athletes' family members to...

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