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Pittsburgh’s federally funded clinics say low-income patients are more at risk for COVID-19

These clinics specialize in serving low-income patients, who are more likely to rely on public transportation and work outside the home, or have family members working outside the home.

By Sarah Boden/WESA

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New Philly work program offers alternative to panhandling

Three years ago, the city surveyed almost 130 panhandlers in Philadelphia. It learned that most people asking for money were keeping regular hours and treated it like a traditional job.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY

Five of the country’s most economically segregated school district borders are in western Pa.

A national study identified Western Pennsylvania as an “inequality belt” where several districts’ students are isolated in a high-poverty school district and a neighboring affluent community is supported by a healthy local economy.

By Sarah Schneider/WESA

Smart Talk: Middle class shrinking in PA?

By Scott LaMar