‘We are held.’ At the end of a grief-shadowed pregnancy, an echo, then a life.
I didn’t want to be a sad mom, growing a son in a womb full of grief. But only by making peace with loss could I open up to motherhood.
PPS school board candidates take united stand on most topics at pre-primary forum
Three to four of the nine seats on the Pittsburgh Public Schools board will change hands next year, and candidates in the May 16 primary election for those posts gathered on Thursday for the fifth annual Pittsburgh School Board Candidate Forum organized by five local groups. Led by 412 Justice, the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers,…
Teen girls work to address their mental health crisis, and tell Pittsburgh: ‘Our voices matter.’
Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the Community Engagement Center in Homewood welcomes a handful of high school girls from the nearby Westinghouse Academy of Pittsburgh Public Schools [PPS]. On a Monday afternoon in March, the girls had a long and rough day at school. Amber Taylor, a senior at Westinghouse, was told by a teacher…
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Updated: Allegheny County Board of Health sends bid to tap Clean Air Fund to public comment phase
The Clean Air Fund receives penalties paid by polluters. The county wants to access more of that money to cover the operations of its Air Quality Program, potentially limiting the amount that goes to community initiatives.
‘By us, for us.’ PPS students make decisions on how to spend ESSER funds
Wayne Walters, superintendent of Pittsburgh Public Schools [PPS], calls himself “unapologetically student-first.” In an attempt to elevate student voices, Walters has introduced an initiative that will allow PPS students to have a say in how a fraction of the state-received…
Fentanyl test strips are finally legal, but the deadly drug is already widespread
Carter Graves regularly used meth in 2014 and wanted to be able to test their drugs for fentanyl, an extremely strong and addictive opioid that can be laced into various drugs. But fentanyl test strips, when they could be found,…
Pittsburgh’s push for rental registration nixed by appeals court
The case is a clash of laws dating back to an ordinance passed by Pittsburgh City Council in 2015.
If I’m ‘the demographic corporate America wants so desperately,’ why am I constantly sidelined?
Get the degree, dress for the interview, show up early, write legislation, run for office — none of that seems to be enough when you’re a pretty, dark-skinned Black woman.
Public art vs. property rights: Artist and property owner face off over a mural in Wilkinsburg
The scope of a federal statute that protects the visual work of artists has fallen into question after a property owner and Pittsburgh-born artist clash over a particular community mural in Wilkinsburg.
How news and technology are influencing young minds | S4, Ep. 11
In this episode, we dive into the intersection of news and technology and how it’s shaping the awareness of teen culture. The minds behind this episode: young people who attended a journalism workshop co-hosted by PublicSource and Saturday Light Brigade…
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