Colin Deppen

Colin Deppen

As Spotlight PA’s newsletter editor, I showcase vital public service journalism and deliver it to readers each morning.

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Group of GOP lawmakers seek to ban Pa.’s transgender student athletes from playing women’s sports

The proposal is part of a nationwide wave of legislation advocates say has the potential to harm transgender children and adults, especially amid the ongoing pandemic.

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Partisan Pa. websites masquerading as local news threaten trust in journalism, new report finds

Both Republican and Democratic groups are seeking to exploit the growing void in local news through outlets that fail basic journalistic standards, according to a report by NewsGuard.

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5 things to know about the minimum wage debate in Pa.

While Republican support for raising the minimum wage was already low, the pandemic makes it even less likely to change.