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Three candidates are trying to unseat incumbent Councilman Ricky Burgess in the 9th District Democratic primary.
Two challengers to Pittsburgh Councilman Ricky Burgess have unpaid taxes or liens and the third has a public corruption conviction.
There are 12 candidates — six Democrats and six Republicans — running for three open seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Five people with long-ago criminal convictions are challenging a state ban on their employment in health care facilities.
The Federal Election Commission is unlikely to be able to effectively enforce campaign finance laws, its chairperson says.
Vermont’s Sen. Bernie Sanders, an avowed socialist, has formally launched his campaign for the Democratic nomination for president.