• October 31, 2014 |  POLICY & POLITICS

    Voter turnout trends lower in distressed cities, but Harrisburg and Erie are exceptions

    An analysis of Department of State data shows turnout in Pennsylvania's struggling communities in 2010 was down nearly 20 percent from 1994.
  • October 31, 2014

    With election near, still no Pa. test results; 2013 scores showed a downward trend

    Have standardized test scores declined for a third year in a row in Pennsylvania? We're not likely to find out before the gubernatorial election...
  • October 30, 2014 |  Dave Davies Off Mic

    Will Philly turn out for Tom Wolf?

    If polls are right and Democrat Tom Wolf is really 13 points ahead of incumbent Tom Corbett in the Pennsylvania governor's race, the Republican&#...
  • October 30, 2014

    The shifting landscape of gaming in the Philadelphia region

    Casinos are not the sure bet they used to be. In Atlantic City, four have shut this year and another is threatened. The three in Delaware are struggl...
  • October 30, 2014

    National conservatives back businessman MacArthur's quest for N.J.'s 3rd District seat

    As Election Day draws near, national conservative groups have spent nearly $2 million on ads in Philadelphia's expensive media market. Their goal...
  • October 30, 2014

    Pa. Sen. LeAnna Washington gives up seat, avoids jail in plea

    Pennsylvania state Sen. LeAnna Washington will resign her seat Friday as part of a plea bargain and serve three months under house arrest.
  • October 30, 2014

    In N.J. Senate race, Bell banks on a return to the gold standard

    Although it's been decades since the U.S. used gold to back its money, the idea of a gold standard has always been a hot topic in American politics.
  • October 30, 2014 |  listen

    76ers strategy: to get very good, you have to get very bad first

    The Philadelphia 76ers new season gets underway this week. Hope springs eternal, or does that apply in this case, coming off of last year's 19-63...
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