Working & The Economy

A Capital-Star holiday tradition: The WPXI-TV Yule log

BY: - December 25, 2020

It’s Christmas Day. And if you grew up in the tri-state area in the 1970s and 1980s, then the chance are pretty good that you remember the WPXI-TV Yule Log. And if you don’t, welcome to a treat.

Looking for a sense of belonging this holiday season? Consider safely helping your community

BY: - December 24, 2020

“I am confident that we will get through this – as a nation, as a commonwealth,” said Dr. Levine. “But we need to stand together.” 

Fayette County Association for the Blind assists visually impaired during pandemic | Helping the Helpers

BY: - December 24, 2020

Some of the items they provide are computers and closed circuit televisions, which have a magnifier with different magnification levels that can show those who have low vision what they can’t normally see.

180 Degree About Face helps women turn their lives around | Helping the Helpers

BY: - December 23, 2020

“My focus is the women and helping them get started,” she said. “It’s almost like I’ll have to restart after COVID.”

Spiritually remote: How the pandemic impacted already declining church attendance

BY: - December 23, 2020

Some ministers said Zoom fatigue has also started to hit, and enthusiasm for online worship has begun to decline again — and with it the attendance church leadership had been craving for years.

Helping Hands in Masontown needs help from new volunteers | Helping the Helpers

BY: - December 22, 2020

Greg Lofstead is worried about the ticking time bomb that may be facing people who have had a moratorium on unpaid utility bills during the pandemic.

Blacks fail to make inroads into high-paying, senior-level city jobs under Kenney

BY: - December 21, 2020

African Americans accounted for nearly 37 percent of the senior leadership positions, which include Kenney’s cabinet members, department heads, and commissioners.

Under Pressure: Many Americans spend more on holidays than they are comfortable with | The Numbers Racket

BY: - December 21, 2020

The holiday season comes with a lot of pressure. There’s the pressure of hosting dinner, finding the perfect gift, or even the pressure of looking your best for that trip to your relative’s house or those holiday card portraits. But this year, the holiday season looks a bit different. However, the pandemic hasn’t completely whisked away the pressures of the holidays. 

Former Central School to help women, children in need | Helping the Helpers

BY: - December 21, 2020

Typically, Joel 2 Missions would host fundraisers to help meet financial goals; however, like many other nonprofits, they found themselves unable to do anything in-person this year.


Four steps to navigate a physically distant holiday season if you’re struggling | Opinion

BY: - December 20, 2020

It's safe to say that the year 2020 has changed many of us. It has tested us, deprived us of memories and opportunities, and led to extraordinary suffering on a widespread scale.

Loving Daniel helps families through infant loss | Helping the Helpers

BY: - December 20, 2020

The nonprofit organization Loving Daniel, based in Uniontown, started with one family's devastating loss, but has led them to help hundreds of others through similar pain.


Pa.’s Shapiro joins states suing Google over alleged search manipulation | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - December 18, 2020

The action by nearly 40 states is the third anti-trust salvo fired at the Web giant.