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Reading City Council removes head of redevelopment authority over racial slur

Ernest Schlegel used the term in an email exchange over the city’s plans to become a land bank.
By Anthony Orozco

Berks County primary election faces technical problems, errors and criticism

Voters, elected officials and candidates in Berks county experienced problems during Tuesday’s primary election.

By Anthony Orozco

Berks, Chester and Montgomery counties approve the creation of the Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority

Berks, Chester and Montgomery counites. with the help of Amtrak, hope to restore passenger train service connecting Reading, Phoenixville, Pottstown, and Philadelphia.

By Kenny Cooper/WHYY

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Berks Republican lawmaker doesn’t seek another term in redrawn district

The long-time lawmaker’s coverage area was significantly changed to be more Democrat and diverse.

By Anthony Orozco

Berks, Montgomery and Chester counties consider a new passenger rail authority

Montgomery, Chester, and Berks counties are taking the first steps toward bringing back passenger rail line to Philadelphia.

By Emily Rizzo/WHYY

Renters in parts of Pa. shut out of rent relief as counties elsewhere sit on millions in unused aid

The inefficiency was caused by state lawmakers who chose to distribute most of the money by population rather than the actual number of renters in each county.

By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

Berks County reports 35 late bilingual ballots, most due to late post office delivery

Only a handful of bilingual ballots that came with incorrect voting instructions were sent in late by voters but the damage could be more than late ballots, voter advocates say.

By Anthony Orozco

Leaders call on Berks ‘to honor’ incorrect voting deadline sent to voters as county establishes new proofing protocol

The county does not have the power to extend the deadline, so groups are asking election officials to hold on to late ballots for a future investigation.

By Anthony Orozco

El condado de Berks pretende corregir información electoral incorrecta enviada a los votantes.

Algunos grupos han acusado al condado de privar potencialmente a los votantes latinos de sus derechos.

By Anthony Orozco