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2 out of 5 Asian Pacific American households in Pa. risk going uncounted in census

Roughly 40% of Pennsylvania’s Asian American and Pacific Islander community is at risk of going uncounted in the 2020 census, according to Governor Wolf’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs.

By Emily Scott/WHYY

A spring! A spring! A marvelous thing! Pa. hometown honors its Slinky

Historian Robyn Young proposed the historical marker because of the toy's popularity and the remarkable story of its matriarch.
By Peter Crimmins/WHYY

‘Finally at rest’: Unclaimed veterans buried with help from a former Pa. coroner’s office intern and reporters

Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Bucks County performs military burials for veterans whose remains were never claimed. This service for the “unattended” started almost a decade ago.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY

A squeeze and a vision: Why some Amish want to leave Lancaster County

For young Amish, in particular, the price of farming is out of reach.
By Rachel McDevitt

After shooting standoff, a sermon of hope and love for community rocked by gun violence

"We are not going to be scared because of one man’s action"
By Emily Scott/WHYY

Philly’s first woman police commissioner brings distinguished career — and disciplinary record

Mayor cites Christine M. Coulter's diverse experience in patrol operations, narcotics intelligence, and investigations.
By Ryan Briggs/WHYY and Max Marin/WHYY

After Philly police shooting, neighbors say there’s a lot of work to do

“There will be nothing normal about what happens going forward because you can’t just erase it as if it didn’t happen."
By Emily Scott/WHYY

‘I’m still not calm’: Exhausted neighbors unsettled after North Philly police shooting

“It was scary as hell. It was like something out of a movie.”
By Aaron Moselle/WHYY

Safe to join Boy Scouts? Some parents say policy upgrades help prevent abuse

Some parents have fashioned their own protocols to ensure their children’s safety. Others say Boy Scouts of America has learned from past mistakes and has itself instituted policies that will protect their children.

By Nicholas Pugliese/WHYY and Ximena Conde/WHYY