• PennFuture says include methane in talks about greenhouse gases

    Environmental Protection Agency officials will hear public comments in Pittsburgh tomorrow on the agency’s proposal to limit carbon dioxide emissions, mostly coming from coal-fired power plants.

    Photo by Molly Duerig / PublicSource

  • Pittsburgh Passion claim women’s football championship

    We knew all along that the Pittsburgh Passion would win the Independent Women’s Football League championship when we profiled their defensive line coach this spring.

    To celebrate the volunteer team’s undefeated season, there will be a rally at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the courtyard of the Allegheny County Courthouse.

    Take a look at Jeffrey Benzing’s story and Martha Rial’s photos here.

    Photo by Martha Rial / PublicSource

  • Pittsburgh’s South Side has had largest number of violent crimes for four years running

    For four years, the South Side Flats has had the largest number of violent crimes in Pittsburgh, and the situation has become so bad that the Public Safety Department has created a new position to help cut crimes against patrons of bars and nightclubs there.

    Photo by Greg Dunlap / flickr

  • Thousands of disabled workers in PA paid far below minimum wage

    About 13,000 disabled Pennsylvanians are earning an average of $2.40 an hour in a legal use of subminimum wages.

    The majority work almost solely with other disabled people, in a world tucked away from the mainstream labor market.

    Photo by Martha Rial / PublicSource

  • Corbett has spent $1.7 million on TV ads since the primary

    Gov. Tom Corbett, trailing opponent Tom Wolf by 20 to 25 points in the polls, has poured $1.66 million into television ads blanketing the state in July, according to FCC reports.

    That’s more than one-third of the $4.8 million in campaign funds Corbett had left over from the primary.

    Photos by Pennsylvania National Guard and Tom Wolf / flickr

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