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Pa. officials worry about new voting machines, new law in 2020 elections

Is Pennsylvania ready for its upcoming April 28 primary?
By Ivey DeJesus/PennLive

In Pa., less than 5% of teachers are people of color; the lack of diversity is hurting kids and schools

The gap between the state’s students of color (33 percent) and teachers of color remains among the most disparate in the country.

By Ivey DeJesus/PennLive

Pa. sees a small uptick in the number of abortions, but still markedly lower rates than previous peak counts

The majority of abortions - 88 percent - were performed to unmarried women.
By Ivey DeJesus/PennLive

Pa. second lady Gisele Fetterman: From ‘invisible’ undocumented immigrant to loud, proud advocate

Her experience informs everything she does. Growing up in a home headed by a single mom who struggled to make ends meet, she is guided by the desire to offer programs that might help single and working moms, and low-income families.

By Ivey DeJesus/PennLive

Diocese of Harrisburg pays out $12 million to victims of clergy sex abuse

The diocese launched its compensation program in February. Those wishing to apply for compensation had to do so by mid-May.

By Ivey DeJesus/PennLive

One year after scathing report on clergy sex abuse of children in Pa., much has changed and much has not

“I know why legislation is being held up and it’s infuriating.”
By Ivey DeJesus/PennLive

Wolf administration: Only Washington can shut down Berks County immigrant detention center

“Governor Wolf urges the Trump Administration to shut this center down."
By Ivey DeJesus/PennLive

Deadline looms for victims of clergy sex abuse to file for compensation settlements with Harrisburg Diocese

Private settlements to individual victims will be determined by the fund administrator.
By Ivey DeJesus/PennLive

Rocked by gay clergy issues, closures and mergers, the United Methodist Church is ‘in turmoil’

"You have many destabilizing forces affecting Methodist life generally at the same.”
By Ivey DeJesus/PennLive

Star Barn venue bars gay weddings over owner’s religious beliefs

Owner David Abel, a Roman Catholic who describes his wife, Tierney, as a “charismatic evangelical on fire,” cited his constitutional right and protection to religious freedom and the exercise thereof.

By Ivey DeJesus/PennLive