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,…

Jail officials across Pa. sound alarm as mental…

A statewide survey of county jails by Spotlight PA and the Pittsburgh Institute for Nonprofit Journalism revealed many facilities openly admit they are not equipped for the growing mental health crisis by Brittany Hailer of…

Rushdie and Free Speech, from Tehran to Pittsburgh

by Jody DiPerna, Belt Magazine Literature isn’t just under attack in Iran, China, or El Salvador Since the attempted assassination of the Anglo-Indian author Salman Rushdie as he prepared to speak at the Chautauqua Institution…

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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…