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Explainer: What is the Texas abortion law?

Explainer: What is the Texas abortion law?

What is it? Why does it matter? How might it impact women's health?
Sophia Tunks, Reporter November 23, 2021

On September 1, 2021, A Texas law went into effect that banned most abortions after roughly six weeks of pregnancy—which is well before many women even recognize they are pregnant. Since the Supreme...

Global supply chain crisis brings empty shelves for the holiday season

Natalie Colarossi, Reporter November 8, 2021

An increase in demand for products and a decrease in employees created a global supply chain crisis, according to CNBC.Over the past three months governments across the world have scrambled to resolve...

Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan, is home to over 2.646 million people. The island country has recently faced intimidation from its neighboring country China. (Kent Fan/CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Tensions between China and Taiwan continue to rise

Ashley Bu, Reporter November 8, 2021

Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan, is home to over 2.646 million people. The island country has recently faced intimidation from its neighboring country China. (Kent Fan/CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Amid the growing...

CDC Clears Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccines for Children 5-11

Dan Hogan, Science and Technology editor November 6, 2021

The Food and Drug Administration authorized Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in the 5-11 age group on Friday, October 29th. Shots are expected to roll out in days as a Center for...

Infrastructure bills cause stalls and negotiations in Congress

Natalie Colarossi , Reporter November 3, 2021

Members of the United States Congress recently debated new infrastructure in Washington D.C. According to the Biden Administration, the infrastructure is split between two bills, the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan...

Daniel Ellsberg poses with a copy of It was all a lie by Stuart Stevens in 2020.  Ellsberg is credited with leaking the Pentagon Papers to reporters. (Christopher Michel/CC BY 2.0)

50th anniversary of the Pentagon Papers

Anna Callahan, Copy Editor June 13, 2021

June 13 this year marks the 50th anniversary of the publishing of the Pentagon Papers.  The Pentagon Papers were a series of articles published in the New York Times about a top-secret study about...

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May 18 primary voters pass limit on PA Governor’s power during an emergency

Talon Smith, Editor-in-Chief May 20, 2021

TheBroadcaster · May 18 primary voters pass limit on PA Governor’s power during an emergency Pennsylvania voters were asked to select party representatives for several positions including state Supreme...

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class David Tuil, assigned to the Preventive Medicine Department at Naval Health Clinic Hawaii (NHCH), administers one of the first Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines at NHCH to Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Gage Finn, a member of the COVID-19 Expeditionary Testing Team at NHCH, Dec. 16, 2020.  Pfizer has earned approval from the FDA for its vaccine for 12-15 year olds.  (U.S. Navy photo by Macy Hinds/CC BY 2.0)

Pfizer/BioTech Covid-19 Vaccine approved by FDA for 12-15 year olds

Allyson Lin , Reporter May 11, 2021

Pfizer sought and earned emergency authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration for its COVID-19 vaccine for use with 12 to 15 year olds. This is the first Covid-19 vaccine in the United States...

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf addresses the media on March 16, 2020.  Wolf and Secretary of Health Levine are expected to release details for a statewide contact tracing program on May 1, 2020.  (Governor Tom Wolf/CC BY 2.0)

Pennsylvania hits 1 million COVID-19 cases

Allyson Lin , Reporter April 6, 2021

Pennsylvania has become the eighth state in the U.S to exceed 1 million cases, according to The Morning Call. Recently, the state of Pa has added more than 3,600 Covid-19 cases on Thursday, March 25. March...

Pennsylvania announces plan to produce 50% of state government electricity through solar energy

Pennsylvania announces plan to produce 50% of state government electricity through solar energy

Ella Yurick, Reporter March 29, 2021

Governor Tom Wolf announced on March 22, 2021 a major clean energy initiative with a goal of producing approximately 50% of state government energy by 2023. Currently, just 4% of the commonwealth’s...

This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) scientist reviews a plate with serological test samples. Serological testing is used to detect antibodies, which indicate past infection with the virus that causes COVID-19, and is important to the understand of disease prevalence within a population. (CDC/ James Gathany/Public Domain)

PA becomes 8th state to exceed 1 million COVID-19 cases

Allyson Lin , Reporter March 29, 2021

Pennsylvania has become the eighth state in the U.S to exceed 1 million cases, according to The Morning Call. Recently, the state of Pa has added more than 3,600 Covid-19 cases on Thursday, March 25.  According...

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf addresses the media on March 16, 2020.  Wolf and Secretary of Health Levine are expected to release details for a statewide contact tracing program on May 1, 2020.  (Governor Tom Wolf/CC BY 2.0)

Governor Tom Wolf increases gathering size limits

Allyson Lin , Reporter March 29, 2021

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced that indoor  and outdoor events may increase their gatherings to 75% of capacity.  This change impacts a variety of businesses including gyms, entertainment venues,...

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