Harris Wofford convinced presidential candidate John F. Kennedy to place a sympathy phone call to a jailed Martin Luther King Jr. in 1960, then circulated the news on blue leaflets in black communities. Many historians credit this as an important contribution to Kennedy's narrow victory.
As Joe Biden considers another run for president, some in Scranton say they feel protective of their native son, expressing concern about the toll of another campaign. And, like many Democrats across the country, others are torn over their desire for new leadership.
A year into his tenure, Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, is looking for a reset: He has enacted a number of liberal policies but clashed with lawmakers from his own party over high-profile issues like the state budget and his efforts to legalize recreational marijuana.
An audit ordered by Gov. Phil Murphy and released Wednesday found problems in the state agency that oversees tax incentives, including a program that steered more than $1.5 billion to companies that agreed to stay in or relocate to the long-struggling city of Camden.