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For advocates, ‘a sense of relief’ with Chambersburg law banning discrimination against LGBTQ people

In a four-hour meeting on Monday, the borough council voted 7-3 to make it illegal to discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender identity in housing, employment and public accommodation.

By Gabriela Martínez

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

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