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Lucy Perkins is a reporter/producer for 90.5 WESA’s Government and Accountability team. Before joining the 90.5 WESA newsroom, Lucy was an NPR producer in Washington, D.C., working on news programs like All Things Considered and Weekend Edition. She also helped produce the Hidden Brain podcast and NPR’s 2016 election night special coverage. Lucy joined NPR as a Kroc fellow after interning with Michigan Radio. Lucy is a proud Midwesterner, from the tip of Michigan’s pinky finger.

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Parnell again denies hurting his sons as child-custody case continues

The court also heard testimony from a woman who has cared for the family for more than a decade, who said she never witnessed any physical abuse.

By Lucy Perkins/WESA

U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle is retiring from Congress after more than a quarter-century in office

The longtime lawmaker said he hopes his early decision will encourage others to run.

By Lucy Perkins/WESA and Chris Potter/WESA

The field of Senate candidates is crowded. Who has the most financial support from Pa. voters?

How much a candidate raises isn’t the only number to pay attention to. It’s also important to look at where the money comes from.

By Lucy Perkins/WESA

As Biden’s plan struggles, Rep. Lamb pushes for more moderate infrastructure bill

U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb is playing a key role in crafting a more moderate proposal with the hopes of getting bipartisan buy-in.

By Lucy Perkins/WESA

At tele town hall, Toomey reiterates opposition to Biden’s broad infrastructure plan

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is part of a small group of GOP senators who has been working with the White House about infrastructure spending proposals. But as Democrats threatened to move ahead without Republican support on Tuesday, Toomey told voters during a telephone town hall that there are still enormous differences between the political parties.

By Lucy Perkins/WESA

In Senate campaign stop, Arkoosh visits Pittsburgh to talk infrastructure

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Val Arkoosh visited Hazelwood Green to learn about Allegheny County’s infrastructure plans.

By Lucy Perkins/WESA

After saying he didn’t want to litigate 2020 election, Parnell says he supports audit of Pennsylvania results

Republican Sean Parnell hopes to win the U.S. Senate race in 2022, but it’s not clear whether he believes Pennsylvanians should trust the outcome of the last major election. Just a few weeks after saying he didn’t want to relitigate past results, he said on a conservative podcast that he supported a “forensic audit” of the 2020 election in Pennsylvania.

By Lucy Perkins/WESA and Chris Potter/WESA

Architect behind World Trade Center memorial to redesign Tree of Life synagogue

Tree of Life Rabbi Jeffrey Myers said the new space is the beginning of the synagogue’s efforts to create a “Makom Kodesh,” a safe space for the community.

By Lucy Perkins/WESA

Allegheny County election officials outline plans ahead of May primary

As of Tuesday, the county had received about 90,000 mail ballot requests, compared with the 300,000 it received by this point last year.

By Lucy Perkins/WESA

Fetterman raises nearly $4 million, announces new endorsements

Rob Parker and Dee Scales, two members of the borough’s seven-member council, backed Fetterman, along with Rankin Mayor Joelisa McDonald. Until Thursday, Fetterman had not been endorsed by any elected officials.

By Lucy Perkins/WESA