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Franklin County D.A. creates race and equity advisory board

The board advises the district attorney’s office on matters of race in criminal justice.

By Anthony Orozco

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

Chambersburg committee considering new anti-discrimination ordinance, local human relations commission

The group plans to make its recommendation in late July or early August, after hearing from outside experts and community members. 
By Alanna Elder

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Community vaccination site setting up in Franklin County

Franklin County Commissioners are signing on to an agreement to hd the facility in the former Burlington Coat Factory store in Greene Township.

By Julia Agos

In Franklin Co., a murder charge shines light on the issue of prosecutorial discretion

An interview with The Appeal's Joshua Vaughn
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

Owner of shuttered Franklin County dairy sentenced to 10 years in $60M fraud

Philip Riehl, the majority owner of Trickling Springs Creamery, ran a long-running Ponzi scheme that preyed on hundreds of Amish and Mennonite investors.
By The Associated Press

‘They put me in solitary for having oranges’ — Muslim inmates struggle during Ramadan

A lawsuit in Franklin County highlights challenges faced by Muslim inmates during Islam's holy month
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

Family members say Franklin County Jail inmates are staging hunger strike over coronavirus concerns

Inmates drafted a letter demanding basic hygiene supplies last Thursday
By Joseph Darius Jaafari