A voter lines up in a polling place to cast a ballot for the 2020 general election in the United States, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Springfield, Pa.  Matt Slocum / AP Photo

It’s Primary Day in Pennsylvania. Here’s what voters need to know

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

Voters around the commonwealth will pick representatives from their parties to put on the ballot for the November general election.

Top House Republican (and potential witness) opposes bipartisan commission to probe Capitol insurrection

Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's opposition undercuts his own member's agreement with the Democratic chairman and gives cover to other House GOP lawmakers to vote against it.
By Deirdre Walsh/NPR

‘We don’t want chaos in 2022’: Pa. battle over new congressional map stalled over data lag

It’s one of the biggest, most contentious responsibilities lawmakers have, involving a lot of high-stakes negotiation.

By Katie Meyer/WHYY

Nationally watched questions on pandemic, race on Pa. ballot

Republican lawmakers across the country are rolling back the emergency powers that governors wielded during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Pennsylvania is in the unique position of being the first to take the question to voters.

By The Associated Press

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Tuesday, May 18 at 7pm

Join WITF, StateImpact Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Parks & Forests Foundation for a documentary screening and panel discussion in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the state’s Environmental Rights Amendment. 

Watch clips from the WITF original documentary Straight Talk: The Ralph Abele Story and the StateImpact Pennsylvania original documentary Generations Yet to Come: Environmental Rights in Pennsylvania.

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Thursday, May 27 at 7pm

WITF’s Toward Racial Justice explores the impact of George Floyd’s death and how it has shaped the past year. During this discussion, hear from individuals who are working to establish criminal justice reform and where we go from here.