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Pa. Court: Allegheny Co. must release autopsy report of man who died in jail

By: - July 17, 2023

By Jordana Rosenfeld Allegheny County administrators must release the autopsy report of a man who died in the custody of the Allegheny County Jail in late 2020, according to a new court ruling. In a 6-1 vote, Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court determined that the county had unlawfully denied Pittsburgh-based reporter Brittany Hailer access to an autopsy […]

Kingsessing mass shooting reinforces need for mental health services, experts and advocates say

By: - July 17, 2023

‘No matter what you look like or where you live, every Pennsylvanian deserves to be safe and feel safe in their community,’ Lt. Gov. Austin Davis said

Q&A: Pa. House Health Committee Chairperson Dan Frankel

By: - July 17, 2023

The Allegheny County Democrat spoke ahead of the Greater Pittsburgh Healthcare Summit.

Magdalene Sanchez’s “Homesick.”

Art exhibit by LGBTQ+ college students graces the walls of Pa. governor’s residence

By: - July 16, 2023

'These shows are important to queer artists so that we have our own space,' art student Magdalene Sanchez said.

Temple U. panel explores impact of Supreme Court’s affirmative action decision

By: - July 15, 2023

‘There is going to be a drop off at the undergraduate level and at the graduate level because as good as race-neutral measures are, they simply are not a replacement for race-conscious,’ an administrator said.

U.S. Steel's Clairton Coke Works

Allegheny Co. Health Department fines U.S. Steel $300K for 2022 summer violations

By: - July 15, 2023

The fines relate to violations at the company's Clairton Coke Works.

Mental health respite facilities are filling care gaps in more than a dozen states

By: - July 14, 2023

They offer a short-term, homelike environment for people who are experiencing a mental health crisis but don't need immediate medical care.

Principals are leaving their jobs at an accelerating rate in Pa.

By: - July 12, 2023

Pennsylvania schools with more than 93.7% students of color had an average principal attrition rate of 23.1%.


Pittman: Hundreds of millions in state funding could be at risk without more budget bills

By: - July 12, 2023

Meanwhile, the leader for House Democrats urged the Senate to advance an already-passed $45.5B spending plan.

10 things to know about Pennsylvania’s budget impasse

By: - July 12, 2023

Gov. Josh Shapiro's spending plan is currently stuck in legislative limbo. Here's where things stand right now.

Meet the people deciding how to spend $50B in opioid settlement cash

By: - July 10, 2023

State councils, as unique as the states are from one another, wield immense power over how the cash is spent.

Philly officials share results of report on anti-violence initiative

By: - July 9, 2023

'I am proud of what this pilot program achieved right out of the gate as a first of its-kind program,' Mayor Jim Kenney said.