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Pa. Election 2022: Everything You Need to Know About Requesting, Filling Out, and Returning Your Mail Ballot

Pa. Election 2022: Everything You Need to Know About Requesting, Filling Out, and Returning Your Mail Ballot

| October 1, 2022

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s 2022 general election will give registered voters in the state the chance to pick the state’s next governor and U.S. senator as well as U.S. House lawmakers and those who serve in the legislature.

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Schools Like Penn State Self-Police Student-Athlete Endorsement Deals

Schools Like Penn State Self-Police Student-Athlete Endorsement Deals

| September 29, 2022

A unanimous 2021 Supreme Court decision opened the door to student-athletes earning money for their “name, image, and likeness” — often called NIL — while participating in college sports.

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Pa. Election 2022: How to Serve As a Poll Worker on Nov. 8

Pa. Election 2022: How to Serve As a Poll Worker on Nov. 8

| September 26, 2022

HARRISBURG, Pa. – When Pennsylvania holds its 2022 general election in November, thousands of poll workers will ensure that voting runs smoothly. You could be one of them.

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Amid Budget Crunch, Penn State Trustees Spent Nearly $318,000 on Meals, Lodging, and More for Meetings

Amid Budget Crunch, Penn State Trustees Spent Nearly $318,000 on Meals, Lodging, and More for Meetings

| September 25, 2022

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State’s Board of Trustees spent nearly $318,000 on its past six in-person meetings, covering the travel, lodging, food, and other expenses of attendees, according to newly released records.

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These Pa. Voters Haven’t Missed a Single November Election for at Least 50 Years

These Pa. Voters Haven’t Missed a Single November Election for at Least 50 Years

| September 23, 2022

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Gareth Biser of Gettysburg hasn’t missed a November election since he cast his first vote for a presidential contender named Dwight Eisenhower in 1956.

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Thousands of Older Pennsylvanians at Risk of Losing Property Tax Rebates Because of Legislative Inaction

Thousands of Older Pennsylvanians at Risk of Losing Property Tax Rebates Because of Legislative Inaction

| September 22, 2022

HARRISBURG, Pa. — It’s a conversation Diana Raph dreads.

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Pa. Election 2022: A Basic Guide to Vetting Candidates for U.S. Senate, Governor, and More

Pa. Election 2022: A Basic Guide to Vetting Candidates for U.S. Senate, Governor, and More

| September 21, 2022

HARRISBURG, Pa. — All eyes will be on Pennsylvania this November election as a number of contentious races on the ballot will determine the state’s political future.

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A Complete Guide to Spotlight Pa’s Investigations of Pennsylvania’s Flawed Medical Marijuana Program

A Complete Guide to Spotlight Pa’s Investigations of Pennsylvania’s Flawed Medical Marijuana Program

| September 20, 2022

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A series of investigative stories from Spotlight PA this year has uncovered serious flaws in Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program and prompted calls for change from doctors, patients, industry leaders, and policymakers.

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Skill Games Company Woos Pa. Lawmakers with Trips to Wild Wyoming Rodeo

Skill Games Company Woos Pa. Lawmakers with Trips to Wild Wyoming Rodeo

| September 19, 2022

HARRISBURG, Pa. — “It’s the sounds, the lights, the competition or the experience of a lifetime.

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Regular Private Meetings Among Top Penn State Trustees May Be Violating Pa.’s Transparency Law

Regular Private Meetings Among Top Penn State Trustees May Be Violating Pa.’s Transparency Law

| September 15, 2022

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – For more than a decade, some of the most powerful members of the Pennsylvania State University’s Board of Trustees have regularly met in private, actions that media law experts say may violate the state’s open meetings law.

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