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An-Li became a reporter while completing her law degree at Stanford. In law school, she wrote about housing affordability, criminal justice and economic development, among other topics. She also served as the intern to NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg in Washington, DC, helping Ms. Totenberg to cover the U.S. Supreme Court and other legal matters. Originally from Pittsburgh, An-Li interned with the investigations team at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette before joining 90.5 WESA in August

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In today’s job market, workers with criminal records are getting a chance

Amid the broader labor crunch in the U.S. economy, employers in other sectors have similarly opened up positions to people whose criminal pasts once might have shut them out of jobs.

By An-Li Herring/WESA

A western Pennsylvania Starbucks is the first in the state to unionize

Employees at a Starbucks location in Bloomfield have voted 20-0 to unionize making the store the global chain’s first Pennsylvania location to take such action.

By An-Li Herring/WESA

Yes, you can file your Pennsylvania income taxes online for free. Here’s how

This year’s deadline for filing personal income taxes is Monday, April 18.

By An-Li Herring/WESA

Three and a half years after Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh, lawyers differ sharply on when to begin trial

The defendant faces more than 60 federal charges for offenses ranging from hate crimes to obstruction of religious belief.

By An-Li Herring/WESA

Workers are fed up, and that’s a good sign for unions, national labor leader says in Pittsburgh

AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler said record number of Americans are quitting their jobs because they are fed up.

By An-Li Herring/WESA

Is southwestern Pennsylvania ready to compete for new industrial investment?

Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh-area officials say they are hustling more than ever to land business that will facilitate low-carbon and digitized industry. But amid fierce competition with the rest of the country, the region has lost out on some high-profile opportunities, and local leaders say a more aggressive playbook is needed.

By An-Li Herring/WESA

Add the Lenten fish fry to the list of supply chain casualties. Surging costs force some to cancel

The cancellation represents a significant blow to one fire station’s finances. it typically counts on its fish fries to generate tens of thousands of dollars annually.
By An-Li Herring/WESA

Workers are switching jobs more than ever, but here’s why your hairstylist might be stuck

Hairstylists are having trouble finding new jobs because many have to sign noncompete contracts.

By An-Li Herring/WESA

A Pennsylvania company becomes the first in the US to raise marijuana legally for medical research

Federal law stopped all private-sector companies from selling marijuana for medical research, but a York County-based business said it became the first in the country to bring a cannabis crop to market legally for scientific study.

By An-Li Herring/WESA

Pittsburgh ranks #2 for the growth of its ‘creative class,’ and the boom may be just beginning

Pittsburgh is becoming one of the nation’s emerging tech centers

By An-Li Herring/WESA