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Free speech and firearms raise tensions in suburban Pennsylvania

A protest last week in Wyomissing was an example of how fear — fear of Black Lives Matter protesters and Antifa, fear of an authoritarian police state, fear of neighbors who may sympathize with the “other” — has driven Americans to arm themselves.

By Anthony Orozco

Updated: June 30, 2020 | 12:30 pm

Activists seeking closure of ICE detention facility turn focus to Berks County’s lone Latino commissioner

Shut Down Berks Coalition brings message to Commissioner Michael Rivera’s home during Monday night protest
By Anthony Orozco

Mothers, midwives and doulas fight to keep Reading Birth Center open

Losses due to coronavirus prompt Tower Health to consider closure or consolidation
By Anthony Orozco

Updated: June 12, 2020 | 6:44 am

Pennsylvania releases data on COVID-19 deaths among Latinos

Counties vary in approach to tracking the virus’s impact on ethnic groups
By Anthony Orozco

After the protest is over: Reading town hall lifts Black voices in wake of #GeorgeFloyd

Focusing on the experiences and healing of the Black community living in a Latino-majority city
By Anthony Orozco

Updated: May 21, 2020 | 4:16 pm

Lancaster, Reading transit workers call for more pay, coronavirus protections

“We’re at a big risk, we’re dealing with the community. I’m not only concerned about the health of the riders, but I’m concerned about myself.”
By Anthony Orozco

Reading nonprofit steps in to deliver news, information to Spanish speakers

Centro Hispano Daniel Torres evolves its community outreach
By Anthony Orozco