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Heinz Memorial Chapel windows illuminate significant women in history

Poet Emily Dickinson, American Red Cross founder Clara Barton and warrior Joan of Arc are among the women depicted in colorful stained glass windows at the Heinz Memorial Chapel in Oakland.

By Katie Blackley/WESA

Facebook unveils new Pittsburgh office, with mission to ‘level playing field’ with avatars

Facebook opened its new Reality Labs office in the Strip District Thursday, with the capacity to house 250 workers.

By An-Li Herring/WESA

Split ticket: How health care proposals divide voters in western Pennsylvania

Polling shows that health care is a top concern for voters across the country, and voters in Western Pennsylvania are no exception.

By Lucy Perkins/WESA

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‘They have slowly poisoned the public school system’ — school board calls for charter funding overhaul

Currently, publicly funded charter schools operate independent from the city school district and receive a student’s tuition money from the student’s home district.
By Sarah Boden/WESA

Protesters call on Pennsylvania AG to ‘show mercy’ and commute more life sentences

“These rallies are spotlighting (Josh) Shapiro who has been a consistent person voting against commutations,”
By Cynthia Fernandez/Spotlight PA

Pittsburgh literary anthology centers stories of black women

“tender” features stories, poems and artwork by 19 African-American women and girls of various ages and backgrounds, all from the Pittsburgh region. 

By Bill O'Driscoll/WESA

Rallies planned in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia to urge state Attorney General Shapiro to support more commutations

"We want him to show some mercy and really give the thought that people need redemption. People change.”
By An-Li Herring/WESA

Western Pa. school for students with visual impairments calls attention to chronic teacher shortage

Last year, Pennsylvania issued only 15 new certificates for teachers of the visually impaired. The state’s department of education considers it a shortage area because that number has fluctuated over the years, but has consistently remained low.

By Sarah Schneider/WESA

Learning how to use opportunity zones in Pittsburgh

Some of the first opportunity zone projects across the country have used the new tax law to build luxury condos and expensive office towers. Many worry the first wave of investments is indicative of what’s to come, while others note investors will always go for low-hanging fruit first.

By Margaret J. Krauss/WESA