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OPINION: Reflections on the Election and the White Working Class.

Reflections on the Election and the White Working Class.  And Some Links Worth Reading (Stephen Hertzenberg) from the Pennsylvania Budget Read More & Comment

Pittsburgh immigrants fearful in wake of Donald Trump’s election victory

Pittsburgh immigrants fearful in wake of Donald Trump’s election victory from the Pittsburgh City Paper“The community feels unsafe, we don’t Read More & Comment

Pittsburgh City Council advances plans for police cameras, addresses affordable housing

Pittsburgh City Council advances plans for police cameras, addresses affordable housing from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"Pittsburgh City Council forged ahead Monday Read More & Comment

Updated: 11/23/16, 9:25 pm

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REPORT: The Template For Sustainable Development

The Template For Sustainable Development (Evan Pittak) from the Pittsburgh Quarterly"It’s called People, Planet, Place and Performance, p4 for short, Read More & Comment

How the Climate Movement Can Still Make Headway in the Trump Era

How the Climate Movement Can Still Make Headway in the Trump Era from the Allegheny Front"... I think it has Read More & Comment

REPORT: Too many low risk inmates jailed

Too many low risk inmates jailed from the New Pittsburgh Courier"Dangerous criminals should be in jail, but 64 percent of Read More & Comment

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Pittsburgh workers walk off jobs and rally Downtown to protest for higher wages

Pittsburgh workers walk off jobs and rally Downtown to protest for higher wages from the Pittsburgh City Paper"On Nov. 29, Read More & Comment

A. Phillip Randolph Institute wins $400k workforce grant

Randolph Institute wins $400k workforce grant from the New Pittsburgh Courier"Due in no small part to its seven years of Read More & Comment

EDITORIAL: When jail fails: The push for alternatives must get stronger

When jail fails: The push for alternatives must get stronger from the Editorial Board of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette"For years, Read More & Comment

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