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Harrisburg’s buffer zone ordinance is being challenged in court again

Two anti-abortion activists who say Harrisburg is improperly applying its law banning protests within 20 feet of a healthcare facility argued their case Thursday at the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

Why are book bans taking place?

Book challenges in America aren’t new — but over the past year, they’ve reached a peak. In particular, Pennsylvania is second on a PEN America’s list of states with the highest number of banned books. In Pennsylvania, there are 456 bans across nine districts and the school district with the most bans across the nation can be found in the state as well.

By Aniya Faulcon

Harrisburg settles with ACLU over conditions for climate event

Better Path Coalition and the ACLU of Pennsylvania sued Harrisburg over what they say was a lack of transparent standards and fixed permit fees as the group tried to organize a climate action march in June.

By Rachel McDevitt/StateImpact Pennsylvania

5 Pennsylvania newsrooms fighting alleged First Amendment violations in York County

5 Pennsylvania newsrooms filed a federal civil rights lawsuit that seeks to end the York County Clerk of Courts practice of reviewing and redacting records before they are released to the public.

By Jamie Martines/Spotlight PA

Updated: 2021-05-28 16:17:43

Pa. Sen. Doug Mastriano unlikely to face consequences over newly released Jan. 6 videos at the Capitol

Legal and political circumstances favor and may even reward the Adams County Republican for what the footage appears to show.

By Sam Dunklau

Free speech case involving Pa. cheerleader goes to Supreme Court

Pennsylvania’s population growth lagging behind the nation

By Merideth Bucher/WITF