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An-Li became a reporter while completing her law degree at Stanford. In law school, she wrote about housing affordability, criminal justice and economic development, among other topics. She also served as the intern to NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg in Washington, DC, helping Ms. Totenberg to cover the U.S. Supreme Court and other legal matters. Originally from Pittsburgh, An-Li interned with the investigations team at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette before joining 90.5 WESA in August

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Wolf warns voters that emergency powers ballot questions would make it ‘a lot messier, slower’ to manage crises

With the primary election less than a week away, Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday urged Pennsylvanians to reject two ballot initiatives that would significantly curtail the executive’s powers during emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Toomey ‘perplexed’ by U.S. Steel’s cancellation of $1.5B upgrade to Pennsylvania plants

Local labor and industry are still reeling from U.S. Steel’s decision to scrap major upgrades to its plants in the Mon Valley.

By An-Li Herring/WESA

Infrastructure plan would reduce Pennsylvanians’ household costs and create jobs, White House says

The measure already faces staunch GOP opposition. Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey blasted it as “a massive tax increase.”

By An-Li Herring/WESA

Pittsburgh area police Facebook group leads to amplified calls for independent oversight

Democratic state Rep. Austin Davis, of McKeesport, has introduced a measure to require municipal forces to participate in citizen police review boards.”

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Allegheny County judge sued for allegedly blocking virtual access to court proceedings

Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Anthony Mariani was sued in federal court Tuesday for allegedly barring volunteer court observers from virtually attending hearings in his courtroom.

By An-Li Herring/WESA

Former western Pa. nursing home administrator indicted on federal fraud, conspiracy charges

A federal grand jury has indicted the former administrator of a local nursing home, alleging that the administrator directed employees to over-report their hours in order to satisfy federal staffing requirements.

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Solitary confinement, no-knock warrants come closer to appearing on May ballot in Allegheny County

The Alliance for Police Accountability announced Tuesday that it had submitted enough signatures to county elections officials to place both measures on the May 18 primary ballot.

By An-Li Herring/WESA

Report: Life sentences create ‘larger, older, sicker, more expensive’ prison population

In Pennsylvania, people can be convicted of felony-murder if they participate in a felony such as robbery or kidnapping that results in death.

By An-Li Herring/WESA