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The Latest: Democrats claim victory in another Philly suburb

Nov. 6, 2019 12:32 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Pennsylvania's election results on Tuesday (all times local): 12 a.m. Another suburban Philadelphia county has flipped to Democratic control. Democrats declared victory late Tuesday night in races for the Chester County board of commissioners, beating two Republican...

Pennsylvania settling close races for judge, county control

Nov. 5, 2019 11:47 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's municipal elections Tuesday featured two statewide appellate judge seats, as well as some potential firsts in local races as most counties debuted new voting systems. Ballots were still being counted at about 11:30 p.m. in many closely watched contests across...

Mayors for Pete: Buttigieg hunts for support in city halls

Oct. 31, 2019 6:46 AM EDT

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As Pete Buttigieg works to prove the leader of a city of roughly 100,000 people is ready to assume the American presidency, he's relying on help from politicians who would know best: his fellow mayors. The South Bend, Indiana, mayor has amassed a network of roughly 60 "Mayors...

Ballot question, judge races highlight state's Nov. 5 voting

Oct. 28, 2019 6:09 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A victims' rights constitutional amendment question (for which the votes may or may not end up counting) and a pair of vacancies on an appeals court are the only contested statewide elections in Pennsylvania this year, as voters also sort through thousands of local and county...

Report: Philadelphia inspector facing sex assault charges

Oct. 24, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

A Philadelphia police inspector is facing charges he sexually assaulted three female officers, the latest development in a department plagued by sexual misconduct allegations that fueled the police commissioner's recent resignation. A grand jury probe determined that Inspector Carl Holmes, 54, abused his power...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Oct. 23, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: Gov. Wolf should step on the gas to clean up PA's power sector, labeled the 5th dirtiest in the nation Harrisburg Patriot News/Pennlive.com Oct. 20 Now that Gov. Tom Wolf has signed an executive order for Pennsylvania to join...

Bill requires youth organizations to accommodate trans kids

Oct. 3, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia is poised to require youth organizations to accommodate transgender and gender-nonconforming kids next year, including allowing them to wear clothing and use bathrooms consistent with their gender identity. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports City Council on Thursday...