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Lawyers: Asylum seekers whose claims were rejected under illegal rules should get another chance

Lawyers representing families detained at the Berks County Residential Center say Immigrations and Customs Enforcement may deport two families as soon as this weekend.

By Alanna Elder

Updated: November 10, 2020 | 10:00 pm

Election day mishap in Berks County highlights need for culturally competent poll workers

Poll workers at one Reading polling location could not locate Spanish last names

By Anthony Orozco

Berks County judge: Man cannot be retried in 1996 slayings of 2 cousins

The judge last month dismissed the charges against 44-year-old Roderick Johnson, saying his initial trials were unfair and trying him again for the same crimes would violate federal double jeopardy laws, the Reading Eagle reported.

By The Associated Press

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Corridor Counts series: She could lose her home. She can’t vote. But, she says, ‘I am an activist’ for this Reading community

The election affects not only Americans, but also millions of immigrants. One mother in Reading is doing what she can to change her community. 

By Anthony Orozco

Employee at Berks County immigration detention center tests positive for COVID-19

An employee at Berks County Residential Center received a positive test result for COVID-19 on Oct. 16, a week after last working in the building, according to a letter sent to families detained there.

By Alanna Elder and Laura Benshoff/WHYY

Pence: ‘The road to victory runs right through Pennsylvania’

The vice president urged voters to support his ticket and midstate Republican candidates.

By Anthony Orozco

Voting rights advocates in Pa. recruit interpreters, multilingual poll workers

Berks, Lehigh, and Philadelphia counties are required to recruit additional poll workers who can interpret for Spanish-speaking voters, as campaigns across the country urge people to help avert shortages.

By Alanna Elder

Berks district attorney: police justified in shooting Reading woman

Investigators say police used reasonable force in firing 16 shots at Roxanne Moore, critically wounding her.

By Anthony Orozco

Kutztown University reopened, COVID spiked, and now a wary college town wonders: What’s next?

Kutztown University, a college of about 8,000 students in Pennsylvania’s state-run system, made the fraught decision to open its campus this fall. Since then, it’s become a coronavirus hotspot. In about a month, the university logged 280 positive cases among students and another three among staff.

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

Pennsylvania Latinos use Hispanic Heritage Month to address pressing issues

City with large Latino populations try to find ways to celebrate the month while also tackling civic responsibilities.

By Anthony Orozco