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With the coal industry dying, public officials are promoting fracking and petrochemicals. Activists are working to demonstrate that the region’s real economic future is green. Read more

Energy and the Environment

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Erie—a struggling corner of Pennsylvania’s struggling economy—appears to be back in the Democratic column, but how can we be sure? Read more


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Investment firms have created consolidated hospital empires across America, leading to closures, higher prices, and suffering. Read more

Health and Social Policy


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The former Pennsylvania governor's long track record makes it too easy to unearth examples of his own hypocrisy. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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Thousands are expected to rally Thursday against the closing of Hahnemann University Hospital, a 171-year-old facility in Center City Philadelphia. Read more

Health and Social Policy


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Trump has been inviting carnage, and now he has it. Read more

Law and Justice


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Republicans’ loss in a Pennsylvania case may signal a turning point in the redistricting wars. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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A conversation with former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter Read more

Law and Justice

Can you have a model city in a left-behind region? Read more

Working in America


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But will the legislature—more Republican than ever—overplay its hand? Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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A walk with Planned Parenthood in the Philadelphia suburbs Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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Increasingly nationalized politics and media coverage scramble traditional allegiances in Pennsylvania’s senatorial and attorney general primaries. Read more

Money, Politics and Power