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Senate committee advances bill to increase tax credit caps for scholarship funds

BY: - January 19, 2022

Opponents argue the legislation will hurt public schools and lead to higher taxes. Democrats on the committee opposed it.

New Planned Parenthood of W.Pa CEO says she’s ready to fight for abortion rights

BY: - January 19, 2022

Sydney Etheredge, the first new CEO in nearly 40 years, warns Pittsburghers not to become complacent.

Lebanon Co. students tapped to build hardware for NASA and International Space Station

BY: - January 19, 2022

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

BY: - January 19, 2022

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

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Pa. Senate bills aim to aid name changes for transgender Pennsylvanians | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 19, 2022

Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. A cadre of Democratic lawmakers in the state Senate are seeking their colleagues’ support for a package of bills aimed at lifting the legal barriers that they say bar LGBTQ Pennsylvanians from living as their authentic selves. In a series of ‘Dear Colleague‘ memos circulated last week, Sens. Timothy P. Kearney and Amanda […]

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We’re Pa. small city mayors. Fair legislative maps will aid our recovery | Opinion

BY: - January 19, 2022

For the first time, the Legislative Reapportionment Commission’s House map recognizes the importance of our cities and our residents.

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The Big Lie is undermining our democracy. Both parties need to to defeat it | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - January 19, 2022

Americans are legitimately worried about the future of democracy.

Advocates call for further investigation after Allegheny Co. Jail officials deny abuse allegations

BY: - January 18, 2022

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

BY: and - January 18, 2022

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

BY: - January 18, 2022

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

BY: - January 18, 2022

Police say better forensics capabilities should result in more arrests and prosecutions of fatal shootings plaguing the city.

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The seven states to watch, including Pa., in the fight over voting rights | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: and - January 18, 2022

Although Pa. Republicans didn't score a win in 2021, the GOP is sticking with its efforts to restrict voting in the Keystone State.