In bellwether Northampton County, Wagner makes his case for governor

In bellwether Northampton County, Wagner makes his case for governor

Of the 17 statewide races held over the past decade, the winner of Northampton County has carried Pennsylvania in 15 of them.

The two who didn’t go on to win? Both native sons — including former Northampton County Executive John Brown in the 2016 auditor general’s race, and Former District Attorney John Morganelli in the 2008 attorney general’s race.

“If [Northampton County] likes a candidate, they will pick them up and drag them across the finish line,” Lee Snover, chairwoman of the county’s Republican Committee, said.

Sunday, July 8, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Tweets of the Week - Fourth of July Edition

Tweets of the Week - Fourth of July Edition

Check out the week as described by Tweets from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.

Friday, July 6, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
VIDEO: 3 under 3!

VIDEO: 3 under 3!

Check out this week's three events in under three minutes! 

Friday, July 6, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Cost, clemency zeroed in on in state capital punishment report

Cost, clemency zeroed in on in state capital punishment report

A long awaited report from the Joint State Government Commission released late last month has opened a fresh round of contention over the use of capital punishment in the commonwealth.

Commissioned seven years ago by a Senate resolution, the report took no stance on formally banning capital punishment — on which Gov. Tom Wolf already ordered a moratorium in his first year in office.

Thursday, July 5, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Former assistant Allegheny County DA, public defender to challenge Zappala in 2019

Former assistant Allegheny County DA, public defender to challenge Zappala in 2019

Former Allegheny County assistant district attorney and chief deputy public defender Turahn Jenkins is challenging incumbent DA Stephen Zappala for his seat in 2019.

The announcement comes on the heels of the death of Atwon Rose Jr. who while unarmed was shot in the back by an East Pittsburgh police office. While Zappala is seeking a murder charge against the officer, a history of poor police-community relations has led up to Jenkins' announcement.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
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