Hempfield School District Superintendent Michael Bromirski speaks during a state Senate Education Committee hearing about the state Department of Health's order for all students and staff to wear masks in schools. (Screenshot)
Stuck in the Middle: PA Schools Dealing With the Fallout From the Mask Order

Politics, not science, is driving the fight over masks in schools, with educators and administrators bearing the brunt of the fallout.

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 file photo, Chester County election workers process mail-in and absentee ballots for the 2020 general election in the United States at West Chester University in West Chester. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
PA Election Bill Proposes Reforms, Transparency Without Restricting Voters’ Rights

While some Republican lawmakers continue to support a controversial “investigation” of the 2020 general election and stricter voting laws, recently proposed improvements to the election code have garnered bipartisan support.

Learning support teacher Sabrina Werley holds the bottle of hand sanitizer for a student at Cumru Elementary School in Berks County. (Reading Eagle Photo via Getty Images/ Ben Hasty)
PA GOP Fights School Mask Safeguard as COVID Cases Continue to Rise

As coronavirus case numbers continue to climb, especially among school-aged children, Republicans want to end the mask requirement in schools and daycares.

Joyce Massucci, right, holds hands with her friend "Smiling Dave" as they listen to "Soulful Femme" on the first day of the Franklin Blues & Barbecue Festival, Saturday, June 19, in Franklin, Pa. The annual festival with free music, returned after being canceled last year due to COVID-19, uses proceeds from vendors and sponsors to support the music programs in the local public schools. The festival helped celebrate the first Juneteenth celebration in the city.(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Post-Pandemic Life: Handling the Emotions and Changes We’ve All Been Waiting For

How are you dealing with getting back to "normal." It's natural to feel stress about returning to normal, according to experts.

Alicia Duque, a 35-year-old mother of three and volunteer organizer for the progressive group, Action Together listens to Claudia Glennan at the Edwardsville Pierogi Festival in Edwardsville, Pa., Friday, June 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Permanent Child Tax Credit Would Take Pennsylvania Children Out of Poverty

Starting July 15, families will start getting monthly checks thanks to the expanded child tax credit included in the American Rescue Plan. That could be a big deal for Pennsylvania families.

The Heller Dam in Lycoming County, seen in this September 2019 file photo, is almost 50 years old and is deemed a high hazard dam. It stores drinking water for over 50,000 people and more than 2,600 residents would be at risk if it ever failed. (Mark Nance/Sun-Gazette via AP)
Dams Are Forgotten Infrastructure—Until They Fail

Pennsylvania has nearly 3,400 dams. Many of them could benefit from funding in President Biden's infrastructure plan.

An acid mine drainage well was located on the bank of a tributary to Montgomery Creek. DEP successfully plugged the abandoned well. (PA Department of Environmental Protection)
Why Are Abandoned Wells Such a Problem in Pennsylvania?

Sealing off abandoned oil and gas wells throughout the commonwealth might sound like a boring topic, but it could bring thousands of jobs to the state while helping the environment.