Thomas Breth, left, a lawyer for Fulton County, Pa., stands with other county officials and explains that the state Supreme Court had just put their voting machine inspection on hold before it started in McConnellsburg, Pa., Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Marc Levy)
Court Puts GOP Inspection of Fulton County Voting Machines on Hold

The high court decision came hours after a state judge rejected attempts by the Wolf administration to block the inspection — inspired by former President Donald Trump's baseless claims about fraud in the 2020 election — without certain agreements in place.

President Joe Biden talks to reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, in Washington. The Biden administration is increasing federal support for COVID-19 testing for schools in a bid to keep them open amid the omicron surge. The White House said Wednesday the administration is making a dedicated stream of 5 million rapid tests and 5 million lab-based PCR tests available to schools starting this month. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Biden Redoubling Focus on Testing Amid Shortages, Confusion

The White House announced Wednesday that a dedicated stream of 5 million rapid tests and 5 million lab-based PCR tests will be made available to schools starting this month to ease supply shortages and promote the safe reopening of schools.

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2020, file photo, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during a news conference in Harrisburg. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
Wolf: Strategy to Fight COVID-19 Is Vaccines, Not Shutdowns

The Health Department is pushing more residents to get vaccinated and taking steps to support hospitals hit by severe staffing shortages and a growing tide of COVID-19 patients.

Chester County, Pa., election workers check mail-in and absentee ballots for the 2020 General Election in the United States at West Chester University, Nov. 3, 2020, in West Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Court Won’t Block Entire Election ‘Investigation’ Subpoena

A officials and Democratic lawmakers did not persuade judges that the subpoena issued by a GOP-controlled Senate committee had no legitimate legislative purpose.

An Amtrak train departs 30th Street Station in Philadelphia in October 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
NEPA Lawmakers: Scranton-to-NYC Passenger Rail Service Makes Perfect Sense for Our Region

"Amtrak’s passenger rail service from Scranton to NYC would enhance job growth and tourism for the region."

Rep. Joanna McClinton, D-Philadelphia (Courtesy PA House of Representatives)
New Bill Aims to Strengthen Voter Access and Security in PA

While PA Republicans continue to amplify Trump’s ‘Big Lie,’ state Rep. Joanna McClinton is proposing a voter bill to fortify the election process for all.

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo rioters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington. People charged in the attack on the U.S. Capitol left behind a trove of videos and messages that have helped federal authorities build cases. In nearly half of the more than 200 federal cases stemming from the attack, authorities have cited evidence that an insurrectionist appeared to have been inspired by conspiracy theories or extremist ideologies, according to an Associated Press review of court records. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
66 Pennsylvanians Couldn’t Help Topple Democracy: The Capitol Insurrection, One Year Later

Democracy didn’t die in Washington, DC last Jan. 6, despite the efforts of the 66 Pennsylvanians who have been arrested for their role in the deadly attack on the US Capitol.

Emily Leone Honhart pictured at her shop Wandering Spirits in in Ligonier, Westmoreland County. (Courtesy Emily Leone Honhart)
A Bonfire Bitch-Fest Turned a Pennsylvania Woman Into an Independent Liquor Store Owner

After complaining about the lack of Pennsylvania-brewed liquor options offered at state stores, Emily Leone Honhart set out to change things and emerged from her pandemic bubble as an independent liquor store owner.

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