Shown is a paper ballot during a demonstration of the ExpressVote XL voting machine at the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia, Thursday, June 13, 2019. AP Photo/Matt Rourke

Suit filed in Pa. court challenges widely used electronic voting machine

The latest lawsuit claims 11 violations of Pa.’s state constitution and election code
By Emily Previti


On verge of impeachment vote, first-term, moderate Democrats weigh a political risk

Moderates in the freshman class of the House of Representatives will find out in the coming year whether their vote on impeaching the president will cost them their seats in the 2020 elections.

By Claudia Grisales/NPR

Democratic presidential candidates largely agree on education issues in Pittsburgh forum

The Public Education Forum in Pittsburgh was the first televised forum with presidential candidates focused specifically on education.

By Sarah Schneider/WESA

FCC approves plan for 3-digit suicide prevention number similar to 911

The proposed number, 988, would link callers to an already existing network of crisis centers around the country set up by the Department of Health and Human Services.

By Colin Dwyer/NPR

Ever hear of a nurdle? The western Pa. ethane cracker could bring this new form of pollution to the Ohio River

The plant being built near Pittsburgh will produce potentially trillions of little plastic pellets every year. Some will escape into the environment.

By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front

Pennsylvania’s air was a little fresher in 2018, state data shows

“I think these kinds of not a particularly high bar.”
By Sarah Boden/WESA

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