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Julia Zenkevich is a general assignment reporter for 90.5 WESA. She first joined the station as a production assistant on The Confluence, and more recently served as a fill-in producer for The Confluence and Morning Edition. She’s a life-long Pittsburgher, and attended the University of Pittsburgh. She can be reached at jzenkevich@wesa.fm.

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Thanksgiving travelers can expect busy airports, longer lines, and fuller flights this year

According to airport officials and AAA, holiday travel at airports could be up 80% this year, compared to 2020.

By Julia Zenkevich/WESA

Updated: November 10, 2021 | 2:06 pm

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Arkoosh calls for end to fracking in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania gas wells produced about 7.1 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in 2020 — the largest volume of natural gas ever produced in the state in a single year.

By Julia Zenkevich/WESA

UPMC officials say parents shouldn’t hesitate to get kids vaccinated

At a press conference on Friday, UPMC officials emphasized the benefits of vaccinations for younger kids. They were adamant that the real health risks come from people choosing not to get vaccinated.

By Julia Zenkevich/WESA

More than 80% of American Jews say antisemitism has increased over the past five years

“It’s a deeply disturbing thing. Psychologically, that’s really dangerous that American Jews feel not safe in their own home.”

By Julia Zenkevich/WESA

As Pennsylvania hate crimes increase, Homeland Security Secretary touts help at summit

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, there were 82 hate crimes committed in Pennsylvania in 2020 — double the number from 2019. Roughly 75% of the attacks were motivated by hatred for a particular race, ethnicity, or ancestry.

By Julia Zenkevich/WESA

New portion of Pennsylvania Turnpike to open to public on Friday

The 13-mile section of road lies between U.S. Route 22 and Interstate 79 and leads to the county line between Allegheny and Washington counties.

By Julia Zenkevich/WESA