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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 […]

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 […]