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PHILADELPHIA— Councilmember Helen Gym (At-Large) will hold a hearing on the state of Philadelphia’s public schools. Parents and advocates will testify on school communities’ major funding priorities for this budget season in order to continue recovery from the devastating Corbett budget cuts. Over the past year, community demands for school investments have ramped up, with parents, teachers, […]

As a child, the kitchen table talk in Sam Doctor’s house wasn’t the score of his latest arithmetic test — it was the hard math of his parent’s next collective bargaining agreement. Combined, his mom and dad have 56 years of service at AK Steel outside of Butler, Pennsylvania — about 40 miles north of […]

By Matt Miller | mmiller@pennlive.com A divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Friday that a man who lost his job can get unemployment compensation even while he was serving a part-time prison sentence for an unrelated crime. That decision hinged on the court’s interpretation of the words “incarceration” and “during.” As Justice Kevin M. Dougherty noted […]

By Katie Meyer, WITF April 27, 2019 When legislative districts are drawn, inmates are counted as residents of the community where they are housed, despite the fact that they cannot vote or participate meaningfully in civic life. (AP Photo) Inmates can’t vote. But they can be counted as part of the population in the counties […]

LACRETIA WIMBLEY Pittsburgh Post-Gazette lwimbley@post-gazette.com APR 29, 2019 6:45 AM Cries for changes to longstanding laws that govern policing are expected to take more concrete form Tuesday as Democratic state lawmakers finalize proposed new laws and activists try to rally support. Members of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus are pushing five bills that aim to […]

BY CARLOS AVILA TRENTON–As a celebration of Latino Heritage and in conjunction with Minor League Baseball’s “Copa de la Diversion” initiative, the Trenton Thunder will become “El Trueno de Trenton” for three games this June 2019. “Trenton is home to approximately 30 thousand Hispanic and Latino residents, which accounts for about 35% of the city’s […]

HAMILTON-Pedro Medina Asistente Alguacil del Condado de Mercer presentó un interesante discurso ante los padres de familia del programa “Head Start”, con el fin de motivar a los padres como figura paterna a tener una relación cercana con sus hijos e hijas para lograr un buen desarrollo físico y emocional. El evento se realizó el […]

LINDA WILSON FUOCO AND RICH LORD Pittsburgh Post-Gazette APR 26, 2019 3:12 PM On the same day that the National Aviary, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, five other nonprofit organizations and eight municipalities were approved to get $1.9 million in grants, officials learned that receipt of the money will be postponed indefinitely because of […]

Por Michelle Andrews y Julie Appleby Kaiser Health News Cuando Drew Calver, de 44 años, sufrió un ataque cardíaco el año pasado, su plan de salud pagó casi $56,000 por su estadía de cuatro días en el St. David’s Medical Center en Austin, Texas, un hospital que era parte de la red de su plan. […]

Por Samantha Young | California Healthline Cuando el presidente Donald Trump exige un muro fronterizo o amenaza con deportar a jóvenes indocumentados, una de las voces más fuertes de la oposición proviene de un hijo de inmigrantes mexicanos, que también es uno de los destacados abogados de California. El demócrata Xavier Becerra, el primer fiscal […]