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Former western Pa. nursing home administrator indicted on federal fraud, conspiracy charges

A federal grand jury has indicted the former administrator of a local nursing home, alleging that the administrator directed employees to over-report their hours in order to satisfy federal staffing requirements.

By An-Li Herring/WESA

Allegheny County Police will get new leader, critics say community should’ve helped choose him

News of the appointment caught some county officials by surprise, especially at a time when the nation continues to grapple with strained relations between marginalized communities and the police.

By An-Li Herring/WESA

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How southwestern Pennsylvania is rethinking transportation

The coronavirus pandemic may mean a significant shift in how southwestern Pennsylvania’s planning agency approaches its work.

By Margaret J. Krauss/WESA

Under half of COVID-19 vaccine doses in Allegheny County have been administered. Where are the rest?

State data show that more than 180,000 doses of the COVID vaccine have been distributed to Allegheny County facilities—yet less than half of those doses have been administered to county residents.

By Sarah Boden/WESA

$600 grants for Pennsylvania childcare workers go quickly

The new childcare grant program will distribute a total of $19.8 million to 33,000 employees, according to the state.

By An-Li Herring/WESA

How one Pittsburgh area school district is trying to reach its 650 Nepali families

This school year the Baldwin-Whitehall district is piloting the Talking Points smartphone app that allows teachers to send translated text messages.

By Sarah Schneider/WESA

Top labor leader praises Biden’s early moves, says unions are key to preparing for uncertain future

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka predicted that Biden would continue to advance key policy priorities of organized labor.

By An-Li Herring/WESA

Allegheny County to continue prioritizing health care workers despite state vaccine expansion

Fewer than 20,000 doses of vaccine per week were delivered to health care providers, organizations and pharmacies in the county over the last few weeks. This figure does not include doses that went to the Federal Pharmacy Partnership to vaccinate residents in long-term care facilities.

By Kiley Koscinski/WESA

Brewster takes Pa. Senate seat after GOP sued to undo election

Sen. Jim Brewster, D-Allegheny, made no mention of the fight during his brief swearing-in ceremony in the Senate chamber or in a later statement.

By The Associated Press