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In Franklin Co., a murder charge shines light on the issue of prosecutorial discretion

An interview with The Appeal's Joshua Vaughn
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

‘They put me in solitary for having oranges’ — Muslim inmates struggle during Ramadan

A lawsuit in Franklin County highlights challenges faced by Muslim inmates during Islam's holy month
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

Family members say Franklin County Jail inmates are staging hunger strike over coronavirus concerns

Inmates drafted a letter demanding basic hygiene supplies last Thursday
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

Speaking Mam in MAGA country: Immigration, education and the teenage boy in the middle

The work of immigrants — who are often more willing to perform low-wage, manual labor jobs — undergirds the economy in Franklin County. But a dependence on cheap labor puts stress on other institutions.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

Pa. Public Utility hearings scheduled to review controversial power line project moved to October

A proposed multi-million dollar above-ground transmission line project, which would go through Franklin and York counties, will financially affect all Pennsylvania ratepayers, but by how much still remains a mystery.

By Jana Benscoter/PennLive

Election upgrades could come with hidden costs for Pa. taxpayers

Already facing $100M+ in upfront costs for machines, counties struggle to pin vendors down on pricing for software updates
By Emily Previti