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Recent articles by Charles:

FBI delivers subpoenas to several Pa. Republican lawmakers: sources say

While official spokesman for the House and Senate leaders declined to confirm that subpoenas were received, other sources familiar with the situation said the subpoenas center around U.S. Scott Perry, R-Pa., and his involvement with the Stop the Steal movement. → Read More

Court upholds no-excuse, mail-in voting in Pennsylvania

The state Supreme Court has overturned a lower-court ruling that had put the state's two-year-old voting system in question. → Read More

Doug Mastriano touts 3-part plan to fight opioid abuse, including harsh sentence

Senator and gubernatorial nominee calls for 25-year mandatory minimums for fentanyl sales resulting in death; an overdose tracking system, and public funding for faith-based treatment centers. → Read More

GOP objectors call Mastriano a ‘traitor’ for Trump election activities, in 1st attack ad of general campaign

Republican nominee took softer blows during primary, but none that directly confronted him over the former president's election claims. → Read More

U.S. Senate candidate David McCormick concedes in tight Pennsylvania primary

Latest counts show Dr. Mehmet Oz up by nearly 1,000 votes. → Read More

Oz declares ‘presumptive win’ in Pa. GOP’s U.S. Senate primary

If recount confirms current result, two men who rocketed to fame in unlikely ways will battle for what could be a game-changing seat in Washington, D.C. → Read More

Oz-McCormick update: Pa. tells counties to process undated mail-in ballots as part of U.S. Senate race count

Oz currently holds a paper-thin lead over McCormick in a race that appears to be headed for a recount. → Read More

Oz or McCormick? 33K mail-in ballots could decide Pa.’s Republican U.S. Senate race

Oz is currently up by about 2,600 votes in the race for Republican nomination to U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania. → Read More

McCormick - Oz race for GOP Senate nomination too close to call

Both candidates were at 31.2 percent of the vote, and both were sounding noted of optimism to the faithful gathered at their respective watch parties. → Read More

Penn State sets 3.5% hike in room, meal rates for 2022-23 school year

University cites inflation and ongoing dorm renovations as cost drivers. → Read More

Progressive activists ask Wolf Administration to bar Jan. 6 “insurrectionists” from GOP primary ballots

Letter seeks a bar for former President Trump and state Sen. Doug Mastriano, and an investigation of U.S. Rep Scott Perry. → Read More

Ex-Lehigh Valley radio morning host Ken Matthews goes national with pro-Right views

WHP 580's Ken Matthews is about to see how his style plays on a national platform; midstate listeners can still hear him on 580. → Read More

Penn State University chooses president from Louisville to replace Eric Barron: reports

Dr. Neeli Bendapudi is expected to be elected at a board of trustees meeting later today. → Read More

Gov. Wolf vetoes “Constitutional carry” gun bill for Pennsylvania

Bill sought to end the requirement of a special permit to carry a gun concealed on one's person or in a car. → Read More

Jake Corman, top Republican in Pa. Senate, is running for governor

The Senate president pro tempore brings the longest public service resume into the crowded GOP field. → Read More

Wendy’s is starting to bring its singles, doubles and triples to Walmart

Nation's No. 8 restaurant chain is among players filling in-store market being vacated by McDonald's. → Read More

Pa. Legislature ends Gov. Wolf’s pandemic disaster emergency declaration

Majority Republicans use powers won in May's primary; Democrats say it's a rushed move that could have bad consequences for state's most vulnerable. → Read More

Fear of law changes keep gun sales soaring in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania background checks system sets record for third straight quarter. → Read More

‘Ghost guns’ banned by Pa.’s largest gun show promoter

As of Friday, Eagle Arms Productions has halted the sale of 80% receiver kits at its gun shows, becoming the first gun show promoter in the nation to stop the sale of these unserialized 80% receivers that are criminals' 'weapon of choice.' → Read More

Censure of Sen. Toomey for Trump impeachment vote falls short at the state level

Toomey was one of seven Republican senators to vote to convict former President Donald Trump for incitement of an insurrection, may still be criticized for his vote in a forthcoming statement from the Republican State Committee. → Read More