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FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2019, file photo, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks at Muhlenberg High School in Reading, Pa. Democrat Shapiro is being challenged by Republican Heather Heidelbaugh for the office.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Winning a 'row office' is a chance for GOP to pressure Wolf

Sep. 26, 2020 8:23 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf is raising money to help fellow Democrats in their quest to retake Pennsylvania's state House or Senate majorities, but there are other races that may have a bigger impact on his fortunes in his last two years in office. The three statewide contests for attorney...

President Donald Trump looks over at Pennsylvania congressional candidate, right, as he speaks at a campaign rally, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Moon Township, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Trump rallies flout virus rules, Pennsylvania governor warns

Sep. 25, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A day before a rally in Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday accused President Donald Trump of blatantly disregarding social distancing and mask requirements during his frequent campaign rallies in the battleground state, calling it dangerous and disappointing. Wolf, a Democrat,...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Sep. 24, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: Census Bureau needs more time, and Congress must act fast to make sure everyone gets counted The Philadelphia Inquirer Sept. 23 A pandemic that has killed more than 200,000 Americans, and the toxic politics of a...

More inmates accused of fraudulently seeking jobless checks

Sep. 23, 2020 1:30 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Eighteen inmates in Pennsylvania state prisons and two girlfriends of inmates on the outside have been charged in what authorities describe as a scheme to fraudulently obtain jobless benefits for ineligible prisoners, prosecutors said Wednesday. The 20 sets of charges were announced...

More Biden, Trump visits this week in fight for Pennsylvania

Sep. 21, 2020 10:41 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump will make his fourth and fifth appearances in September in Pennsylvania, flying into and out of rallies at two different airports this week. Tuesday's event is at Pittsburgh International Airport and Saturday's event is at Harrisburg International Airport....

FILE—In this file photo from Sept. 9, 2020, people attending an event with Vice President Mike Pence, pray before he took the stage to speak to Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, an anti-abortion group, at Cornerstone Ministries church, in Export, Pa. a Pittsburgh suburb. Trump's selection of Mike Pence to be his vice president has often been cited as a turning point in getting evangelicals, who make up about 1 in 5 voters, to rally behind Trump four years ago. (Alexandra Wimley/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP, File)

Evangelicals at base of Trump hopes for Pennsylvania repeat

Sep. 19, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s homestretch push to repeat his razor thin victory in Pennsylvania four years ago won't happen without white evangelicals, and there are signs that critical component of his coalition hasn't lost the faith. It's a group that has often made the...

FILE - In this May 29, 2020, file photo, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf meets with the media at The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) headquarters in Harrisburg, Pa. A federal judge on Monday, Sept. 14 struck down Gov. Tom Wolf’s pandemic restrictions that required people to stay at home, placed size limits on gatherings and ordered “non-life-sustaining” businesses to shut down, calling them unconstitutional. (Joe Hermitt/The Patriot-News via AP, File)

Wolf hits back after judge rules against virus restrictions

Sep. 15, 2020 2:59 PM EDT

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf vowed he wouldn't heed the “irresponsible demands” of President Donald Trump and Republicans in the state legislature concerning the state's coronavirus response, hitting back hard Tuesday after a federal judge appointed by Trump ruled many of Wolf's pandemic shutdown...

Cleveland's Catholic Diocese welcomes new bishop

Sep. 14, 2020 9:28 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland's nearly 700,000 Roman Catholics on Monday were welcoming a new bishop from Pennsylvania during an installation Mass at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. Bishop Edward Malesic, 60, served five years as bishop of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, until Pope Francis in July named...

FILE- In this file photo from Nov. 19, 2019, the dome of the Pennsylvania Capitol is visible through the trees in Harrisburg, Pa. There are 203 House seats and 25 of 50 Senate seats up for election on Nov. 3, when voters will decide whether to extend gains Democrats made two years ago or tighten the majority hold Republicans have long held over both chambers of the Pennsylvania Legislature. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Lawmakers take record before voters under new election rules

Sep. 12, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania voters will soon issue their verdict on the legislature’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic by either extending the gains Democrats made two years ago or further tightening Republicans’ longstanding grip on both chambers. The GOP-majority General Assembly...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Sep. 9, 2020 12:26 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: A misguided strategy Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Sept. 7 It seemed like such a great idea. Back on April 30, state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale agreed to audit the waiver process used to decide which businesses could...