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Updated: June 1, 2020 | 6:51 pm

Your questions about voting in the Pennsylvania primary, answered

Here are answers to commonly asked questions about voting changes for the 2020 primary, background on what led to some of the major changes, and what Pennsylvanians might expect to see changed for the Nov. 3 general election. 

By Emily Previti

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

Updated: April 27, 2020 | 10:02 am

Symptoms, spread, testing and terminology: Answering your coronavirus questions

Here are some answers to common questions.

By Lisa Wardle

Updated: February 25, 2020 | 1:51 pm

His hair is sacred. But to get out of solitary confinement, his jailers say he must cut it off.

A Rastafarian inmate has been in solitary confinement for a year. The jail’s warden said he can get out if he cuts his hair.
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

This mental health law passed with broad support. Why aren’t counties using it?

One county mental health administrator said the way the law was written makes it 'impossible' for counties to take advantage of it.
By Brett Sholtis

Cough, cough! What’s up with the air quality alerts?

A Context reader seeks answers through our Listening Post
By Russ Walker

Listening Post: Is it legal to display a public sign containing profanity?

A PA Post reader asked, so we answered
By Ed Mahon

Have you been locked up during winter? We want to hear about your experience

We want you — or your loved ones — to let us know about living conditions in jails and prisons in Pennsylvania.

By Staff

Why we watch how campaigns are waged

The staff at PA Post knows we are heading into a contentious election year. While our focus is on covering policy and how government actions affect Pennsylvania citizens, we’ll also be watching the messages and campaign tactics of both parties.

By Russ Walker and Emily Previti