Updated: September 28, 2020 | 4:56 pm

US judge orders stop to Postal Service cuts, echoing others rulings

“In a pandemic, states are even more reliant on the mail, especially when it comes to administering elections."
By Maryclaire Dale/The Associated Press

Smart Talk Thursday: Why doesn’t the non-voter vote?; Surprise medical bills

Non-voters were broken down into the apathetic, the obstructed, the incapable and the conditional non-voter

By Scott LaMar

Puerto Rican community in Pa. displaced by Hurricane Maria eager to vote in 2020

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the Puerto Rican population in the United States grew by more than 200,000 from 2017 to 2018. In Pennsylvania, the increase was nearly 32 thousand – more than for any state except Florida.

Displaced Puerto Rican voters are among the half-million Latinos eligible to vote in the commonwealth, a presence that could prove critical as both President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden see Pennsylvania as in their grasp in November.

By Alanna Elder

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Smart Talk Tuesday: Dem Congressional candidate Eugene DePasquale; Green Treasurer candidate Tim Runkle

Smart Talk continues conversations with candidates
By Scott LaMar

Lancaster finds itself in the spotlight after police officer shoots and kills knife-wielding man

A police officer fatally shot a man with a knife after his sister said she called police to get him involuntarily committed, leading to street protests and vandalism in what the mayor of Lancaster called a “heartbreaking day.”

By The Associated Press

Smart Talk Thursday: Paid sick and family leave?; Coin shortage

Under the governor’s proposal, paid sick leave can be used to recover from an illness, for medical appointments, to care for a family member, or to seek help from abuse or violence.

By Scott LaMar

Lawyers: NFL concussion awards discriminate against Blacks

“The use of a deliberate, explicit, racial classification....is a blatant violation of the law."
By Maryclaire Dale/The Associated Press