Headed for a state park this Memorial Day Weekend? Get ready for the crowds | Five for the Weekend

BY: - May 29, 2021

Attendance is booming at Pa.'s state parks, officials say. But the usual pandemic rules stay in place.

U.S. House condemns Atlanta shootings and Asian American racism

BY: - May 19, 2021

House Republicans also argued that the Atlanta measure was partisan and that it blamed former President Donald Trump for the rise in attacks against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.


We must join together to stop the hate against Asian Americans. Here’s how you can help | Opinion

BY: - May 1, 2021

If you think that these violent acts just impact the targeted person or Asians, you are wrong. It affects us all.

‘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,” […]


We cannot speak loudly enough against anti-Asian hate | John A. Tures

BY: - March 21, 2021

Every American should realize that an attack on one Asian-American is an attack on all Americans.


In the Pa. Senate, an object lesson in how not to respond to a national tragedy | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 18, 2021

There were any number of ways that state Sen. Cris Dush, R-Jefferson, could have responded to a murderous rampage in Georgia on Tuesday night. He picked the worst one.


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.


Levine’s policies are fair game for criticism. Attacking her identity is vile bigotry

BY: - May 15, 2020

Speaking up and saying we condemn the hate in our midst is one thing. But unless there's the follow through with action, then it's only a half-measure.


Ahmaud Arbery’s death may spark a hate crimes law In Georgia | John A. Tures

BY: - May 12, 2020

Ahmaud Arbery’s tragic death while jogging may yet produce a new hate crimes law. All Georgians may benefit, as a result.


‘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.


COVID-19’s hidden symptom: Among some, it’s an excuse to give into bigotry | Opinion

BY: - March 15, 2020

It is scientific fact that coronavirus does not discriminate based on ethnic background or race.

Pa. awards $5M to help houses of worship, others protect against hate crimes

BY: - March 11, 2020

The grants are designed to prevent attacks such as the one that took place at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh in 2018.