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.

Pennsylvania's Democratic attorney general Josh Shapiro speaks to a crowd with the city behind him during his campaign launch address for Pennsylvania governor, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Who Will be the Next Governor of Pennsylvania? Meet the Candidates.

With current Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf unable to run due to term limits, the governor seat is up for grabs. As the last line of defense against policies that are detrimental to Pennsylvanians, the 2022 governor race is extremely important and affects every resident of the state.

Berks Country Pharmacann makes medical marijuana products. (Reading Eagle Photo via Getty Images)
PA Blunt About Legalizing Recreational Marijuana: Three Bills Introduced in 2021 Haven’t Been Passed

The majority-GOP state Legislature has not advanced any of the bills that would legalize recreational marijuana, even though studies show most Pennsylvanians support it.

Activists with Our Revolution hold $15 minimum wage signs outside the US Capitol complex in February 2021, to call on Congress to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. (CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images/Bill Clark)
Pennsylvania Republicans Refused to Advance Bills to Raise the Minimum Wage in 2021

The minimum wage in Pennsylvania has remained the same since 2009, despite state legislators introducing seven bills in an attempt to raise it.

Signs mark the entrances and driveways to Butler Memorial Hospital, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, in Butler, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
COVID Increased PA Hospitalization Deaths from Serious Medical Conditions by 25%, Doubled Costs

COVID-19 caused a significant increase in mortality rates and cost of care across Pennsylvania from October 2019 to September 2020, according to a recent report. The results only included the first wave of COVID hospitalizations and did not include the biggest wave of cases that started in late 2020.

In this May 12, 2021 file photo, Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at an event in Mechanicsburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Marc Levy)
Gov. Wolf Endorses Letter of Support for Passage of Federal Voting Rights Acts

Gov. Tom Wolf joined 17 other governors nationwide who endorsed a letter urging Congress to protect the rights of all voters by passing the Freedom to Vote Act and the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

Employees of the Allentown, Pa., streets department work under a street near Jordan Park in Allentown, Pa., Friday, May 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Pothole-Riddled Roads and Crumbling Bridges: What PA Projects Could Get Funding From the Infrastructure Bill?

Although not included in the final bill, 77 projects identified by Pennsylvania’s Congressional delegation in an earlier version of the legislation could potentially receive funding from the billions earmarked for transportation upgrades in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.