Gene J. Puskar
“Police are concerned about a tainted, potentially deadly batch of drugs in the community,” the Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety said in a statement.
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‘This year is about moving forward’: Two years after Maria, Puerto Rican community sends a message in Philly
For Karen Rodriguez, Sept. 20 — the anniversary of when Category 5 Hurricane Maria hit her native land of Puerto Rico — brings back difficult memories.
- Kimberly Paynter
More than 100 people gathered on the steps of the state capitol in Harrisburg Friday to call for action on climate change.
“It’s not fair that I have to do this, just to be slapped in the face constantly with this case, over and over and over again,” Maureen Faulkner, 62, told The Associated Press this week. “I’m in a mental prison.”
With lawmakers returning to Harrisburg from a nearly three-month break this past week, Wolf called those moves “conversation openers” to inject momentum into a second-term agenda the Democrat insists can get done this fall in an often-skeptical Republican-controlled Legislature.
DELCORA’s board of directors unanimously approved a deal this week to merge with Bryn Mawr-based Aqua Pennsylvania Wastewater Inc. for $276.5 million. The proposed deal still needs approval from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.
- Matt Rourke
Robert F. Bukaty
The number of AR-15 and AK-47s in the U.S. is estimated at a staggering 16 million, creating logistical challenges to take them out of circulation.
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Ng Han Guan
Applications from China fell 6 percent this fall at Lehigh University. The school hired a recruiter this month to help bring in more students from India, and it also has been taking more interest in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Junia Howell, urban sociologist at the University of Pittsburgh, said these statistics signal that black residents can leave Pittsburgh for virtually any other U.S. city and immediately have better health outcomes.
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The mother of killer Dylan Klebold spoke about her memoir at Penn State Harrisburg
The decision puts into limbo the hospital owners’ hopes for an infusion of funds to satisfy creditors and maintain minimal operations as the institution winds down.
Also, Pa launches Community HealthChoices program
Explore Pennsylvania’s contribution to country music from the songs of the coal miners to today’s country artists from our region.
By Joe Ulrich
National security refers to the ability of the country to survive a myriad of threats. The threats can come in the form of physical, economic or diplomatic challenges that the nation must prepare to manage or neutralize
New report: Countries must triple climate emission cut targets to limit global heating to 2 degrees celsius
The United in Science report says it is still possible to reduce the gap and keep global heating to a safe level, but it would require an urgent shift in commitments and action.
By Adam Morton, The Guardian
‘I want to understand’: Pittsburgh teen questions how climate change is taught — or isn’t — in schools
Kayonia Sowell says, “Though everyday weather isn’t climate change, I want to understand how the weather is changing, and what that is going to mean in the future. My future.”
Those who support nuclear worry that without tax breaks, the plants will be shut out of a competitive energy market
By Katie Meyer
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- Philadelphia Inquirer
This controversial legal mechanism allows police departments and district attorney offices to profit from property seized during arrests, even if a suspect is never convicted of a crime. This property — which is often tied to drug suspects — ranges from cash, cars and homes to jewelry and flat screen televisions.
Gov. Wolf introduced a charter reform proposal this summer, which included specific measures that could limit cyber charter school growth.