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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

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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

‘Pandemic changed nothing’: Manufacturing workers voice concerns over COVID safety

Employees at a large manufacturer in Berks County say they’re not informed when coworkers contract COVID-19 and are punished for taking time off due to the illness.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

Updated: August 18, 2020 | 4:32 pm

Berks County Commissioner tests positive for COVID-19

Berks County Commissioner Michael Rivera has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a statement from the county.

By Anthony Orozco

Public money granted for midstate woman’s defense in kid’s deaths

Lisa Snyder is charged with first- and third-degree murder, child endangerment, and evidence-tampering.
By The Associated Press

Berks State House candidate and Biden campaign surrogate apologizes for past tweets

State Rep. candidate Manuel Guzman Jr.'s hopes to court the Latino vote may be affected by past misogynist and racist comments.
By Anthony Orozco/PA Post

Free speech and firearms raise tensions in suburban Pennsylvania

A protest last week in Wyomissing was an example of how fear — fear of Black Lives Matter protesters and Antifa, fear of an authoritarian police state, fear of neighbors who may sympathize with the “other” — has driven Americans to arm themselves.

By Anthony Orozco/PA Post