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Accidental email told Montgomery County voters their ballots were in the mail when they weren’t

Montgomery County officials, who have borne the brunt of these voters’ confused calls, say they are worried it’s damaging trust in an already-contentious election.

By Katie Meyer

Ahead of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, activists in Philly suburbs call for more than marching

After a summer of protests, a group of racial justice activists in Montgomery County is pushing for changes to school curricula, among other demands.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY

Montgomery County-based Inovio hits speed bump in coronavirus vaccine effort

A local biotech company says it has to delay its coronavirus vaccine trials after an FDA inquiry into the device it would use to administer the vaccine.

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

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Coalition calls on Montgomery County commissioner to resign or be removed from office

“One cannot simply pledge allegiance to the flag, and then turn around and then brand neighbors and fellow citizens as terrorists because they are marching in protest."
By Zachariah Hughes/WHYY

Parent in Pennsylvania charged in admissions case, agrees to guilty plea

Robert Repella is the 55th person to be charged in the college admissions bribery scandal
By The Associated Press

Federal support ends for coronavirus testing sites as pandemic peak nears

Local hospitals have their own testing sites set up now, but it’s not yet clear if they will be able to handle the extra testing now that the federal help is being withdrawn.

By Jeff Brady/NPR

Pennsylvania National Guard troops called to help with COVID-19 testing site in Montgomery County

Guard spokesman Lt. Colonel Keith Hickox said the soldiers assigned to the testing site will screen patients, take samples, and direct traffic.

By Rachel McDevitt

Parents keep kids busy during pandemic with theme days, couch-to-5k plans, and Play-Doh

More than 1.7 million public and private school children in Pennsylvania are home for the rest of the month after Gov. Tom Wolf ordered schools to close for two weeks as the number of COVID-19 cases continued to climb.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY