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Black Americans are more likely to be harmed by high drug prices. How one Pa. lawmaker is trying to help | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - July 13, 2021

Nearly 30 percent of people who take prescription medications struggle to afford them. The burden is disproportionately borne by Black Americans, a new report concludes.

Pa. Youth Congress hits Keystone State corporations for lack of LGBTQ support

BY: - July 10, 2021

Preston Heldibridle, the group's executive director, said that the organization has seen benefits from its work during Pride month.

GOP bill stripping powers from Secretary of Health, banning public vaccine checks advances through Pa. House

BY: - June 23, 2021

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf had already said he does not plan to implement restrictions on accessing government buildings or resources based on vaccination status — proposals colloquially called “vaccine passports.” 

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‘Some fights need more help than others’: NFL star adds his voice to battle against transgender sports bills | Frank Pizzoli

BY: - April 25, 2021

“I think we need to realize that some fights need more help than others and we all need to work together to create change." he said.

‘We all belong here’: House, Senate Dems rally against AAPI violence; call for passage of hate crimes bill

BY: - March 24, 2021

More than a week after a gunman in Atlanta killed eight people, six of them Asian-American women, Democrats in the state House and Senate rallied Wednesday in support of Pennsylvania’s Asian-American residents, and called for action on a long-sought package of legislation aimed at fighting hate crimes in the state. “Asians are asking who’s next,” […]

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The Legislature dashed hopes for LGBTQ equality in Pa. — again | Frank Pizzoli

BY: - February 3, 2021

Discrimination is bad for business and bad for our diverse communities, one advocate told the Capital-Star.

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With extremism resurgent, will Pa. finally pass a tougher hate crimes law? | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 22, 2021

'Hate crimes have become part of American life, the new normal in our country,' a Pittsburgh lawmaker, who's trying to turn the tide, says.

Pgh. Rep. Frankel wants Allegheny County to make it easier for businesses to build gender-neutral restrooms

BY: - September 22, 2020

Right now, businesses have to seek a variance to build a gender-neutral restroom. One Pa. lawmaker wants the county to change its rules.

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The Black Lives Matter movement is bigger than law enforcement | Opinion

BY: - August 26, 2020

This year will go down in history as one of the most painful and difficult in our lifetimes. But there is also an opportunity to embrace true change.

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So you’ve bought a new gun. Should you lock it up? It depends | Opinion

BY: - April 5, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is dangerous enough. Don't compound the risks by making their self-defense weapons too locked away to be useful in a crisis.

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‘A torrent of hate’: Pa.’s Asian-American community endures COVID-19 backlash | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 3, 2020

"We have been intimidated, spit on, physically attacked. Hundreds of people have come forward, but we know hundreds more go unreported,” advocate says.

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Let’s make 2020 the year of compassion and civility | Opinion  

BY: - January 22, 2020

We can come together right now and commit to being better people, with love for each other.