Explainers

  • July 20, 2017

    Refugee education lawsuit will cost Lancaster schools more than $600K next year

    The city of Lancaster resettles a lot of refugees for a community of its size, and various stakeholders have long collaborated with the district for s...
  • June 27, 2017

    Why is Pennsylvania called a commonwealth?

    Ever wonder about something you see or hear in the region that you wish our reporters would explore? Now's your chance!
  • June 7, 2017

    Push to eliminate Pa. property taxes would have major implications for schools, prioritizing homeowners

    School property taxes are often a sore subject for Pennsylvania homeowners, who've seen rate increases grow faster than the state's economy ...
  • June 5, 2017

    Thousands of Pa. voters disenfranchised?

    Thousands of Pennsylvanians who filed voter-registration applications last year may have been unable to vote in the presidential election because the ...
  • June 5, 2017

    In Pennsylvania, cities struggle to provide safe, clean drinking water

    More than 30 percent of the state’s water systems aren’t as resilient as they need to be.
  • May 31, 2017

    When grappling with racial tension: Is York 'everytown'?

    York County is one community where racial tension flared around the 2016 presidential election.
  • May 31, 2017

    Grapple episode 18: Coal miners, no relic of the past

    Pennsylvania is the nation’s fifth largest coal producer. Counties in the western, central, and even eastern parts of the state are home to coal mines...
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