Charles Thompson, PennLive

Thompson has covered state government for The Patriot since 1999. Prior to that, he had covered various Cumberland County municipalities and school districts. Thompson lives in Carlisle with his wife, Beth, and their two children.

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John Fetterman: Pa. lieutenant governor’s appearance vs. reality might surprise you

“I made the choice at that point in ’95 that I didn’t want to spend the rest of my career just making my circumstances even better than they were."
By Charles Thompson, PennLive

24 years after a horrific tragedy, a family gets a chance to exhale

The news simultaneously triggered a rush of painful memories, conflicting reactions and, in some corners, rejoicing, over the latest twist in a sad case that has lodged for 24 years in the collective conscience of the greater Harrisburg community for a laundry list of reasons.

By Charles Thompson, PennLive

Who is Bryan Cutler, and why should you care?

It caps a long climb marked by perseverance that saw him work his way through college and law school as an X-ray technologist, and later run for office out of disgust over the 2005 legislative pay raise
By Charles Thompson, PennLive