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NEW YORK (AP, May 21) — Two dozen states and municipalities sued the federal government Tuesday to stop a new rule that lets health care clinicians decline to provide abortions and other services that conflict with their moral or religious beliefs. A Manhattan federal court lawsuit asked a judge to declare the rule unconstitutional and […]

On the 65th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Brown vs. Board of Education decision, Rep. Chris Rabb (D-Philadelphia) celebrated a school opening a new library. He also took time to discuss the need for fair funding for education. Rabb has introduced legislation to funnel all the education budget through the proposed “fair funding” formula. Currently […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Leticia Puente Beresford Nueva York, 19 de diciembre de 2018.- En 2018, las mujeres de este país demostraron que cuando se proponen algo lo hacen; que deben hacer visibles sus logros; que ya no temen denunciar ni decir lo que piensan y que las nuevas generaciones pueden vislumbrar un futuro diferente. Saben, también, que […]