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Top stories of 2022: As 988 hotline goes live, Pa. counties brace for increase in calls

The suicide prevention line helps save lives — but counties need steady funding for it to work.
By Brett Sholtis

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Updated: 2023-01-04 15:05:55

Top stories of 2022: End of Roe v. Wade puts abortion access on the ballot in Pennsylvania

Reproductive rights advocates say there is more to be done to ensure patients have access to abortion and to expand the availability of maternal health services.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

Top stories of 2022: School policies targeting trans youth

This year, at least seven districts in Pennsylvania have dealt with public complaints and legal challenges related to LGBTQ issues.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

Top Stories of 2021: COVID-19 vaccine offers hope, while misinformation undermines public health

For many, the vaccine promised an end to the pandemic. But falsehoods about the virus and about public health measures worked against efforts to save lives.

By Brett Sholtis

Top Stories of 2021: How Pa. election misinformation helped inspire an insurrection, investigations and policies

The Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol attack and conversations around voting law changes were partially inspired by the same thing: disproven allegations of widespread problems and fraud.

By Sam Dunklau