Election officials hope Democrats and Republicans can finally agree on giving counties more time to process mail ballots before Election Day. Matt Smith / For Spotlight PA

Wolf admin sues Pa. Senate Republicans over bid to collect private voter information

By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA and Danielle Ohl/Spotlight PA

The complaint argues GOP senators are unlawfully pursuing a review based on “a disproven narrative” designed to undermine faith in the results of the 2020 election.


Dauphin, Bucks among counties to test out mental health pilot program

‘Assisted outpatient treatment’ is intended to give people structure and keep them out of jail.

By Brett Sholtis

Pa. lawmakers know a dementia care crisis is coming. Will they agree on a response?

“The problem is now. It’s today. It’s not coming, it’s here.”

By Colin Deppen/Spotlight PA

Shapiro remains lone Dem among crowded field for 2022 Pa. governor’s race

The Republican side of the race is especially competitive, with seven — and possibly more — candidates duking it out to capture voters’ attention.

By Katie Meyer/WHYY

Tamaqua school district that shunned mask mandate reverses decision

A Pennsylvania school district that openly flouted a statewide mask mandate for K-12 schools has reversed course and says it will require universal masking for students and others inside school buildings. The Tamaqua Area School Board voted 6-3 on Tuesday night to comply with the masking order from the state Health Department, which requires students, staff and visitors to cover their faces while indoors.

By The Associated Press

For advocates, ‘a sense of relief’ with Chambersburg law banning discrimination against LGBTQ people

In a four-hour meeting on Monday, the borough council voted 7-3 to make it illegal to discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender identity in housing, employment and public accommodation.

By Gabriela Martínez

State presses Philadelphia agency over elder abuse, neglect

Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration became so concerned about how three cases of neglect or abuse of older people were handled in Philadelphia that it is ordering improvements at an agency there.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

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