Stories tagged: "women"


FILE - Pennsylvania state Rep. Summer Lee speaks to supporters before being endorsed by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., as the Democratic Party nomination for the state's 12th Congressional District during a campaign stop in Pittsburgh on May 12, 2022. In Pittsburgh, Democrats were concerned about potential voter confusion because the Republican running against Lee is named Mike Doyle, the same name as the city's longtime Democratic congressman, who is retiring at the end of the year. Lee won the race and will become the first Black congresswoman from Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Rebecca Droke, File)
Here Are All the Democratic Women Who Were Elected in Pennsylvania

So far, 44 out of the 75 Democratic women who ran in the commonwealth have won their respective elections. The only race that’s still to be called as of this writing featuring a female Democrat is between Democrat Melissa Cerrato and incumbent Republican Todd Stephens in the 151st House district.  

Jacqueline Romero (US Attorney's Office)
Jacqueline Romero Confirmed as US Attorney for Eastern District of PA

Romero is the first woman of color to lead Pennsylvania’s eastern district.

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Biden Nominates Linda Fagan to Lead US Coast Guard

Fagan could be the first woman appointed to lead a branch of the military.

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Pennsylvania to Extend Postpartum Coverage Under Medicaid

The American Rescue Plan provides states with the ability to expand Medicaid coverage for postpartum depression from 60 days to one year. Pennsylvania has opted in and will extend its coverage starting April 1.

Victoria Schade with her dogs Millie and Olive. (Courtesy Victoria Schade)
Meet the PA Woman Who Coaches the Dogs of the Puppy Bowl

Bucks County’s Victoria Schade uses her powers of puppy persuasion to get the dogs of the “Puppy Bowl” ready for action.

Jennifer Bastidas (Courtesy Jennifer Bastidas)
Organizing Life One Home at a Time in the Lehigh Valley

Jennifer Bastidas turned her knack for organizing into a career, leaving behind a job in the medical field to provide a different type of “treatment” that starts at home.

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.