What to do to make sure your mail-in,…

by Marley Parish, Pennsylvania Capital-Star With Election Day only one week away, Pennsylvania voters planning to cast their ballot by mail or absentee should return them by hand to make sure it arrives on time,…

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Report: U.S. government failed to properly count deaths…

The Dept of Justice failed to enforce the Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2013, which requires states that receive federal funding to report prison and jail deaths to the agency by Ariana Figueroa, Pennsylvania Capital-Star…

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In debt and underfunded, Pa.’s student debt crisis…

by John L. Micek, Pennsylvania Capital-Star President Joe Biden’s announcement last month that the administration will forgive some of the student loan debt carried by millions of current and former federal borrowers provoked fresh debate over the spiraling…

What Killed “Equity” in Pine-Richland?

The Pine-Richland School District was working toward a policy that would protect marginalized students. Then came parent protests and the firing of a popular coach. By Colin Williams The Pine-Richland School District occupies a rectangle…

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Law firm accuses Allegheny Common Pleas judge of…

By Jordana Rosenfeld, Pittsburgh City Paper A local public interest law firm has filed 62 complaints against a county judge, who it accuses of “impatient, undignified, and discourteous” behavior and bias against Black men, older people,…