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Special to the Capital-Star

The pressure is on Pa. as neighboring states legalize recreational cannabis

By: - May 9, 2022

Here's what a move to greener pastures might look like.

How the SCOTUS opinion could put the General Assembly in the driver’s seat on abortion rights

By: - May 8, 2022

Legislative leaders appear reluctant to act based on the draft opinion that's mobilized activists on both sides of the divide.

Rochelle Jackson, founder and director of the BWPA

New survey highlights inequities faced by Black women in Pittsburgh

By: - May 8, 2022

'We need folks to recognize that these reports and data, these statistics, these experiences, they are real,' advocate Rochelle Jackson said.

LGBTQ community leaders call for change after Philly nightclub death

By: - May 7, 2022

'We clearly need a change in how we look at ‘security’ for our community,' Sultan Shakir, president and CEO of the Mazzoni Center, said.

Philly Parking Authority drops demand that city schools repay $10.8M

By: - May 7, 2022

City Council President Darrell Clarke said he was pleased that the parking authority and the city resolved their financial dispute.

Mothers in Charge marches down Broad Street in Philadelphia to protest gun violence

In Philly, Mothers in Charge rallies for peace in the community

By: - May 6, 2022

'Too many mothers cannot even say goodbye to their children and give a kiss on their forehead in the casket because the damage is so severe,' an organizer said.

Mastriano-penned 2002 paper justifying civilian casualties raises eyebrows among war scholars

By: - May 5, 2022

The GOP gov hopeful, a vet, argued that the U.S. military’s 'hypersensitivity' to civilian deaths is an 'enormous weakness.'

This is the anti-violence expert advocates want on Allegheny County’s jail oversight board

By: - May 5, 2022

University of Pittsburgh professor, and anti-violence expert, Richard Garland says he's the man for the job.

Ex-offenders who complete reentry program eligible for Philly Housing Authority housing

By: - May 4, 2022

The program, which started in 2015, has been so successful that PHA officials made the decision to expand it.

Deadly bird flu sweeps states, including Pa., straining farmers | Analysis

By: - May 3, 2022

Pa.'s first case of avian influenza was confirmed April 16 on a Lancaster County farm.

Brother of 2 MOVE bombing victims calls for Philly to release their remains

By: - May 2, 2022

“They are my sisters. They are my immediate family,” Lionell Dotson Sr., said at a news conference outside City Hall last week. “They took them from me. They are holding them like they are trophies."

As it turns 125, an embattled W.Pa. borough looks to the future

By: - May 2, 2022

North Braddock, a Pgh suburb, has shed population and jobs. Community leaders are looking to rebuild.