Pittsburgh schools could start the year entirely online
Online learning may be the way all Pittsburgh students attend school for at least the first nine weeks of the new school year.
Fighting through her grief, Duquesne University student’s mother searches for justice | Opinion
A Black mother’s grief is so profound because it validates the fear that most of them have every time their children leave the house.
Dialing for dollars: Allegheny Co. will make $4.3M from contract providing phone service to county jail inmates
The money headed into the county's coffers will be coming directly out of the pockets of incarcerated people and their families
In Pittsburgh, advocates want cops out of schools
The message from parents and advocates is simple: Kick out the cops and replace them with counselors, psychologists and social workers.
‘Feed The Hood’ providing free meals to honor Antwon Rose on 2nd anniversary of his death
Feed the Hood has 500 meals earmarked for Hawkins Village. After Friday’s event there are plans to keep it as a distribution site.
Live From Clairton: How a tiny W.Pa. mill town is rocking remote learning
While much larger districts have struggled to get distance learning programs up and running, Clairton Elementary is “The Little Engine That Could.”
Allegheny County is dramatically reducing its polling places over COVID-19 safety concerns
How do you balance public safety and public health against a freely functioning democracy? Allegheny County is finding out firsthand.
Panel looks at the state of policing and incarceration of Black people during COVID-19
By Atiya Irvin-Mitchel PITTSBURGH — A few weeks ago, prior to a trip to the grocery store with his family, Jerry Dickinson says he hesitated before wearing his face-mask out in public. On April 13, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that citizens wear face-masks out in public to slow the spread of COVID-19. […]
Pittsburgh public schools press forward with remote learning plans as finances deteriorate
With just weeks remaining in the school year, the Pittsburgh school board approved the purchase of more than 7,000 Chromebooks for students.
Despite pandemic, Blacks at Allegheny County jail face inequity in bookings, releases | Analysis
During the pandemic proportionally more black individuals were arrested and booked into the jail than during the same period last year, data show.
Fighting addiction in COVID-19: ‘We need the ability for families to say, this is really hard right now’
By Brittany Hailer PITTSBURGH — Angela attends as many as four Narcotic’s Anonymous (NA) virtual sessions a day. She calls into an outpatient program nine hours a week. She checks in with her sponsor, doctor, counselor, case workers, old friends, and her mother who currently has custody of her children. Angela relapsed after five years […]
In Pittsburgh, volunteers come together to help feed region’s Black residents
“Food insecurity is not a COVID-19 issue. It’s an issue that already exists, it’s just exacerbated,” one Pittsburgh volunteer said of the challenge she faces