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Police vehicles are parked at Roxborough High School near where multiple people were shot in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Authorities have identified the 14-year-old youth killed in a shooting on Tuesday that also wounded several other teens as they walked away from a Philadelphia high school athletic field after a football scrimmage.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
WATCH: A Philadelphia Resident Talks About the Impact of Gun Violence in Her Community

Amy Wasersztein lives in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia, where a 14-year-old was recently killed after a high school football scrimmage in September.

State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta
WATCH: State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta on the Hypocrisy of Republican Leaders Over Gun Safety

Kenyatta pointed to the hypocrisy of Republican leaders who cite a mental health crisis as the root cause of school shootings, then vote against bills that would provide resources for mental health care.

AP Photo/Alex Brandon
Trump Wanted the IRS to Investigate His Political Enemies, According to His Former Chief of Staff

Former White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly told the New York Times that the former president wanted investigations into those he believed to be his enemies, including former FBI director James Comey and former FBI official Andrew McCabe. 

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner takes questions from reporters after a press conference in Harrisburg on Friday, 10/21/22. (Capital-Star photo by Marley Parish)
COMMENTARY: If Pa. Republicans were serious about crime in Philly, they’d actually fight it | Marc Stier

Instead, they’re pursuing the performative and partisan impeachment of District Attorney Larry Krasner.

(L-R) Keystone managing editor Patrick Berkery, state Rep. Melissa Shusterman, state Sen. Katie Muth, state Sen. Malcolm Kenyatta, and Lancaster City Council President Izzy Smith-Wade-El during the Keystone candidate forum at the Bok Building in Philadelphia, Oct. 19, 2022 (Photo: the Keystone).
‘They Aren’t Listening to You and They Don’t Care About Your Values’: PA Democrats Say Republicans in Harrisburg Are Hurting Pennsylvanians

At the Keystone’s candidate forum in Philadelphia, state Democrats cited Republican efforts to ban abortion and their hypocrisy on the issue of public safety as examples of how the GOP-majority are attempting to take away the rights of Pennsylvanians.

First term legislators of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives are sworn-in, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. The ceremony marks the convening of the 2021-2022 legislative session of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)
Find Out Who Your Pennsylvania State Legislator Is and How They Can Help You

Don’t know who represents you in the state House and Senate? We’re here to help you find the lawmakers who can help you with everything from cutting through bureaucratic red tape to getting a birth certificate.

Gov. Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania speaks at a news conference with Lt. Gov. John Fetterman in his Capitol reception room, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 in Harrisburg, Pa. The men announced that Fetterman will open a "conversation" about legalizing marijuana in Pennsylvania by scheduling a series of town hall-style sessions on it. (AP Photo/Marc Levy)
Wolf, Fetterman Launch Program to Pardon Low-Level Marijuana Convictions

The governor and US Senate candidate, both vocal advocates for the legalization of adult-use recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania, said the new pardon project will give residents with minor, non-violent marijuana convictions a second chance to improve their lives.