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One year and six arrests later, Bucks County still debating its part in Jan. 6 insurrection

Over the past year, simmering political conflicts and resentments boiled over in the wake of Jan. 6 have cropped up repeatedly in Pennsylvania.

By Katie Meyer/WHYY

Pennridge schools pause diversity initiatives; NAACP calls it ‘slap in the face’

Board Vice President Joan Cullen — who has said on social media that she does not believe in systemic racism, homophobia or sexism — defended this week’s action as a way for a new committee to address the issue with fresh eyes.

By Emily Rizzo/WHYY

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High court gives Bucks County OK to delay eviction cases while tenants wait for rental relief

Advocates hope the move will prompt other counties to issue similar orders, guaranteeing that tenants won’t lose their homes while waiting for help.

By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

State court decision reignites debate over Neshaminy School District’s team name

The new development could restart a tense, yearslong conflict over whether the Neshaminy School District’s symbolism is racist and harmful to Native Americans.

By Katie Meyer/WHYY

Bucks County parents divided over schools ditching mask mandate

A feud between those valuing personal freedom and those prioritizing health concerns has been building for the past year. Now, it’s at boiling point.

By Emily Rizzo/WHYY

All politics is national — Pa. voters driven to engage with local races amid larger polarization

Voters say political lines drawn during the COVID-19 pandemic, protests for racial justice and presidential campaigns have seeped into contests for school board, judicial positions and other seats.

By Alanna Elder, Laura Benshoff/WHYY and Katie Meyer/WHYY

Two Pennsylvania women charged with trying to vote for deceased mothers

f provisions relating to absentee and mail-in ballots.

By The Associated Press

Prosecutor demoted for DoorDash moonlighting during work

Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub announced the punishment Thursday against deputy prosecutor Gregg Shore. Weintraub says Shore had been working for DoorDash and delivering food during work hours from October to February.

By The Associated Press

‘This is something that we weren’t taught’: How a brand-new nurse learned to treat an unknown disease

Just as Julia Smith was beginning to learn how the hospital worked and getting to know her colleagues, the floor began flooding with COVID-19 patients. Smith found her education was of little use.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY