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‘They can do it too:’ redistricting groups hope to set examples for lawmakers with publicly-sourced maps

Two groups say political boundaries they produced included input from people who all want their voices heard.

By Sam Dunklau and Gabriela Martínez

Puerto Rican community in Pa. displaced by Hurricane Maria eager to vote in 2020

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the Puerto Rican population in the United States grew by more than 200,000 from 2017 to 2018. In Pennsylvania, the increase was nearly 32 thousand – more than for any state except Florida.

Displaced Puerto Rican voters are among the half-million Latinos eligible to vote in the commonwealth, a presence that could prove critical as both President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden see Pennsylvania as in their grasp in November.

By Alanna Elder

‘I don’t think it has hit me yet’ — DACA decision a cause for celebration

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program protects about 5,000 immigrants in Pennsylvania.
By Anthony Orozco/PA Post

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Making a difference for Pa’s most vulnerable children

In 2017, there were more than 20 thousand children’s cases brought before Dependency Court. Adjudicating foster care cases is a lengthy process. On average, a child will spend nearly two full years in foster care while their case is determined.

By Merideth Bucher