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American aluminum plants are bigger polluters than some abroad. Why?

By: - December 27, 2022

Inflation Reduction Act could spur revitalization of declining U.S. aluminum industry that is critical to national security.

ER doctors call private equity staffing practices illegal, seek to ban them

By: - December 24, 2022

Doctors, consumer advocates, and some lawmakers are looking forward to a California lawsuit against private equity-backed Envision Healthcare. The case is part of a multistate effort to enforce rules banning corporate ownership of physician practices.

Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs Inc., which is based in Williston, Fla., is hoping to break ground in March on its new campus that will be located on this 102-acre property along Beagle Club Road in Robinson Township (Herald-Standard photo).

Nonprofit building campus to train service dogs for veterans | Helping the Helpers

By: - December 23, 2022

By Mike Jones A nonprofit organization based in Florida that specializes in training service dogs to help military veterans is preparing to build a new $20 million campus in Washington County. Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs Inc. is hoping to break ground in March on its new campus that will be located on a 102-acre […]

A portrait of Suzanne Pascal in The Dunbar Historical Society. Pascal was a world-renowned glass sculptor who sourced her most famous piece, “Seated Torso,” from an abandoned factory in Dunbar, PA Wire and Glass (Herald-Standard photo).

Dunbar Historical Society houses glass sculptor’s most famous piece | Helping the Helpers

By: - December 22, 2022

'There is no other place where you can see her work like this,' Donna Myer, of the Dunbar Historical Society, said.

A man prepares to inject himself with heroin (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images).

As fentanyl use spikes, feds urge states to ease methadone rules

By: - December 22, 2022

A new national survey shows rapidly expanding use of methadone to fight opioid use disorder.

Pittsburgh’s Fern Hollow Bridge to reopen at the end of December, less than a year after collapse

By: - December 21, 2022

'This is not just a city of Pittsburgh celebration or victory,' Mayor Ed Gainey said. 'This is a state victory because we got it up quicker than ever before.'

Report: Philly’s city government workforce starting to look like the people it serves

By: - December 21, 2022

The report by the City Controller's office hailed 'significant' progress at diversifying the ranks of city employees.

Area veterans spend the day together, touring the monuments in Washington, D.C., during a trip sponsored by Honor Flight Pittsburgh. The 100% volunteer nonprofit, founded in Pittsburgh in 2016, is part of a national organization that began in 2005 (Herald-Standard photo).

Honor Flight Pittsburgh: Serving veterans in a meaningful way | Helping the Helpers

By: - December 21, 2022

Twice a year, the nonprofit takes veterans to Washington D.C. to visit monuments and share their experiences.

States are having trash troubles. Here’s why that matters to you

By: - December 20, 2022

Across the nation, the pandemic has exposed problems with getting trash collected.

Shakira and Jeffrey Johnson created the Johnson-Shaw Foundation to help people reintegrate into society after leaving jail (Herald-Standard photo).

Johnson-Shaw Foundation looks to help people re-enter society after prison | Helping the Helpers

By: - December 20, 2022

'I would like people to understand the perspective that people re-entering (society) really do need guidance and assistance,' Shakira Johnson said.

New Pa. graduation requirement has five pathways to diploma, career readiness

By: - December 19, 2022

The standards apply to the state's high school seniors.

Dress for Success Pittsburgh’s mobile boutiques provide women with professional clothing, including scrubs and other specialty items, to help them on their journey toward economic independence

Dress for Success helps women achieve economic independence | Helping the Helpers

By: - December 19, 2022

By Karen Mansfield WASHINGTON, Pa. — The mission for Dress for Success Pittsburgh, including its Washington County branch, goes far beyond providing clothing for women: the nonprofit empowers women who are entering and returning to the workforce. In addition to providing attire, Dress for Success provides a continuum of services and long-term solutions to help […]