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U.S. Steel's Clairton Coke Works

Allegheny Co. Health Department fines U.S. Steel $300K for 2022 summer violations

By: - July 15, 2023

The fines relate to violations at the company's Clairton Coke Works.

Mental health respite facilities are filling care gaps in more than a dozen states

By: - July 14, 2023

They offer a short-term, homelike environment for people who are experiencing a mental health crisis but don't need immediate medical care.

Principals are leaving their jobs at an accelerating rate in Pa.

By: - July 12, 2023

Pennsylvania schools with more than 93.7% students of color had an average principal attrition rate of 23.1%.


Pittman: Hundreds of millions in state funding could be at risk without more budget bills

By: - July 12, 2023

Meanwhile, the leader for House Democrats urged the Senate to advance an already-passed $45.5B spending plan.

10 things to know about Pennsylvania’s budget impasse

By: - July 12, 2023

Gov. Josh Shapiro's spending plan is currently stuck in legislative limbo. Here's where things stand right now.

Meet the people deciding how to spend $50B in opioid settlement cash

By: - July 10, 2023

State councils, as unique as the states are from one another, wield immense power over how the cash is spent.

Philly officials share results of report on anti-violence initiative

By: - July 9, 2023

'I am proud of what this pilot program achieved right out of the gate as a first of its-kind program,' Mayor Jim Kenney said.

In Philly, prospective LGBTQ+ parents receive guidance on adoption, other issues from local experts

By: - July 9, 2023

The annual Paths to Parenthood program, put on by Philadelphia Family Pride, runs until July 27.

Thousands of Pa. kids sought mental health treatment last year, according to a new report.

Medical Exiles: Families flee states amid crackdown on transgender care

By: - July 6, 2023

Missouri, Florida, and Texas are among at least 20 states that have limited components of gender-affirming health care for trans youth.

School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Tony Watlington Sr., left, and Board of Education President Reginald Streater speak with students at a school selection process rally in front of district headquarters in March.

New report recommends changes to Philly’s school selection process

By: - July 3, 2023

More than half of students surveyed said they want the district to drop its lottery system altogether.

Why this prize-winning CMU team says experimentation will improve education

By: - July 3, 2023

Norman Bier and John Stamper hope their award-winning tool will improve learning for students inside and outside of the university.

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether a web designer can refuse to create wedding websites for same-sex couples. (Photo illustration by Iowa Capital Dispatch with images via Canva)

Philly reacts to U.S. Supreme Court siding with anti-LGBTQ+ wedding designer

By: - July 2, 2023

The ruling provides a 'green light' for businesses to discriminate, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said.