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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 […]

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 […]

RFI  – El gobierno de Venezuela distribuyó este lunes medicinas y alimentos en una zona fronteriza con Colombia, cuando Juan Guaidó, líder opositor reconocido como presidente interino por medio centenar de países, redobla su campaña para hacer entrar ayuda humanitaria estadounidense. Liderados por él, los opositores marcharán este martes para pedir a la Fuerza Armada […]