Lebanon Co. students tapped to build hardware for NASA and International Space Station
By Q’Hubo News Team Students at Lebanon County Career and Technology Center (LCCTC) in Eric Tanager’s Industrial Machine Technology class have been tasked with making parts for NASA and the International Space Station (ISS). The LCCTC applied and was awarded to participate through a partnership with the High School Students United with NASA to Create Hardware or NASA HUNCHprogram. According to LCCTC […]
From Oregon to Pennsylvania, legislatures across country split on pandemic protocols | Analysis
In many states, as voting sessions resume for 2022, you’d hardly know that the U.S. is entering the third year of a pandemic
Advocates call for further investigation after Allegheny Co. Jail officials deny abuse allegations
County Councilor Bethany Hallam, a member of the county's jail oversight panel, is leading the push.
Pa. to get $1.6B in new bridge funding from feds, though toll plans still on amid funding shortfalls
Pennsylvania will get $1.6 billion in extra federal funding over the next five years to fix more than 3,000 bridges across the commonwealth. The funding comes from $26.5 billion in funds for distressed bridges authorized under the recent infrastructure law. The law will also waive the requirement that states and local governments provide matching funds, […]
In ‘paradigm shift,’ U.S. Forest Service to use logging, controlled burns to prevent wildfires
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will announce Tuesday it is using $3 billion from last year’s infrastructure law to revamp the federal approach to wildfire management, introducing a 10-year plan to deal with the large swaths of the West scientists consider most at risk of destructive blazes. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, a former Iowa […]
Philly cops get $5M funding boost for forensics office
Police say better forensics capabilities should result in more arrests and prosecutions of fatal shootings plaguing the city.
Kids who lost parents to COVID deserve help, advocates say
Last year, 14 states passed 36 bills to beef up children’s mental health services and expand mental health training opportunities for school resource officers and teachers.
Advocates for the poor slam Senate filibuster meltdown; call for action on voting rights
'We are in a crisis of democracy,” the Rev. William Barber said. 'We talk about the filibuster, about how it hurts Black people — the filibuster has hurt everybody in this country.'
Where to draw the lines in Black, Latino communities at center of Pa. legislative map fight
Some leaders in communities of color have raised concerns that the proposed House map may, intentionally or not, dilute their voices.
5 ways across 5 Pa. regions: How to give back on this MLK Day of Service
While there are plenty of in-person volunteer opportunities available statewide, there also are virtual volunteer opportunities to allow anyone to give back this year.
MLK Day 2022: Volunteering in the U.S., by the numbers | The Numbers Racket
Before the pandemic, approximately 63 million Americans - 25 percent of the adult population - volunteered, according to data from the Nonprofit Source, a marketing agency helping nonprofits expand their online presence.
Allentown Police in line to undergo active bystander training. We found out what it’s all about
It's all 'about people stepping up and stepping in if they see something that shouldn't be happening,' an official said.