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Soaring temperatures make local crops wilt and farmers wither

Adrian Galbraith-Paul, the farm manager, has been working at Heritage Farm for six years. In the past three, he’s noticed that weather patterns have made farming more difficult.

By Naomi Brauner, WHYY

Hundreds of Pa., N.J. women tout Trump’s presidency, vow to support him in 2020

“We couldn’t ask for a better man and I pray to God every night to keep him safe.”
By Ximena Conde, WHYY

In a change of heart, a Berks County commissioner moves to oust ICE

"There is a fear that the federal government is changing the immigration landscape in a negative way."
By Katie Meyer

Overbrook residents defiant after shooting disrupts a cookout attended by hundreds

Overbrook neighborhood resident Leah Small is worried the shooting over the weekend at Baker Playground is only going to reinforce a stigma that paints the neighborhood as a violent area.

By Ximena Conde, WHYY

Retired cheerleading coach continues tradition of remembering Montoursville Flight 800 victims

“It was so impressive, so touching to the girls it was something we decided we would do every year."
By John Beauge, PennLive

ICE to deport Irish father-of-three after a decade in Pa.

"We just didn't think it would happen to us."
By Laura Benshoff, WHYY

Some Pa. superintendents have been quietly armed in schools — and parents probably don’t know it

“In my opinion, it should be done out in the light of day, so citizens know, ‘Here’s what’s going on in our schools.'”
By Jen Kinney, Keystone Crossroads

Gerrymandering in Pa.: Why the risk is (still) real — and higher than in most other states

Pennsylvania’s current map was put in place last year by the state Supreme Court after it ruled the old map was an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. But nothing’s changed about the redistricting process in the state.

By Emily Previti

Ten years later, is Chester better now with a soccer stadium?

"A lot of people (were) like, 'Nobody in Chester is going to see soccer.' "
By P. Kenneth Burns, WHYY

Minor league baseball salaries hover at poverty level while major league teams earn big profits

“I played in front of 10,000 people a night, and I wouldn’t have enough money to go get food.”
By Daniel Gallen, PennLive