10 years after ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell,’ a new world for LGBTQ servicemembers

BY: - September 19, 2021

Wiskowski, an officer in the U.S. Air Force Reserve at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, served four tours overseas during her 20 years in the military. She now lives in Montgomery County and works as a senior manager at Comcast NBCUniversal. She credits the end of “Don’t ask, don’t tell,” with allowing her to “be a better and more present leader, as I can fully integrate my civilian and military lives.”

Pa. fall foliage reports to debut Sept. 30 | Five for the Weekend

BY: - September 18, 2021

Fall foliage reports and the top 5 stories from this week.

How Congress will attempt the biggest expansion of U.S. social programs since FDR | Analysis

BY: and - August 15, 2021

Here's what happened last week, what the bills would do if they become law, and what we know about what will happen next.


Lyme disease protection: No vaccine yet, but an antibody shot could soon provide immunity | Opinion

BY: - August 5, 2021

By Mark Klempner Lyme disease has become an insidious epidemic in the United States. Caused by bacteria transmitted through the bite of an infected tick, it can lead to heart problems, meningitis or arthritis if left untreated. It is the most common tick-borne illness in the United States, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that around 475,000 people likely […]

Philly sees ‘small but real increase’ in COVID-19 cases, city’s top doc says

BY: - July 20, 2021

Philadelphia is averaging 56 new cases of COVID-19 per day over the last two weeks, according to city health officials.

Allegheny Co. studying feasibility of multi-use trail along the Turtle Creek Valley

BY: - June 16, 2021

The goal is to connect the Westmoreland Heritage Trail in Trafford to the Great Allegheny Passage, leading to Downtown Pittsburgh and beyond.

At Temple Univ., students prep for a return to in-person classes this fall

BY: - March 24, 2021

During the fall 2020 semester, Temple held all of its classes online. While the majority of spring the semester classes remain online, the university has expanded the number of courses with an in-person component.

Big uptick in vaccine supplies for states expected soon, industry execs tell Congress

BY: - February 24, 2021

Executives from five COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers have told Congress that they expect to significantly boost the number of shots delivered to states in the coming weeks.

Year in Review: Your Top 10 most-read stories of 2020

BY: - December 28, 2020

The stories listed here were the most viewed stories on our site, according to Google Analytics. 

Pittsburgh advocacy groups and distillery hand out meals for families and pets just before Christmas

BY: - December 23, 2020

412 Food Rescue is teaming up with the Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team and local distillery Maggie’s Farm Rum to distribute 420 grocery boxes and 400 bags of dog and cat food at the Heinz Field Gold Parking Lot 1 from 12-2 p.m. on Dec. 23.

Christmas during COVID: LGBTQ community adjusts to shifting holiday plans

BY: - December 12, 2020

On Monday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, who currently serves on the White House Coronavirus Task Force and was recently named as Chief Medical Adviser to the President by the incoming Biden Administration, reminded Americans that upticks in Covid-19 infections could become worse during the Christmas travel season. 

Good Vibes Only | Five for the weekend

BY: - December 12, 2020

Happy Weekend, all. It’s been a long week and well, a long year. If, like me, you’re craving some good vibes and positive thoughts for the weekend ahead, take a look at a few headlines that promise to put some good vibes out into the ether. Science: Listen to the Superfluid MIT Scientists Have Modeled to […]