Pennsylvania

poverty

School District that Threatened Parents over Kids’ Lunch Debt: "It Did Work"

School officials told parents with lunch debt that their kids could ultimately be placed in foster care if they didn't pay up.
Kelly Vinett
7.22.19
climate change

Trump Downplayed His Love of Coal. It's Because He Needs Florida.

"Trump’s re-election campaign is really a Florida-first strategy."
Alex Lubben
7.10.19
politics

Drug Addiction Used to End Political Careers, but That's Finally Changing

Around the country, candidates for local office are opening up about their histories of drug use.
Nick Keppler
4.4.19
politics

The Sessions Where Working-Class Democrats Learn to Take Down the GOP

The National Democratic Training Committee offers assistance to people who want to run for office, but aren't sure where to begin.
Gavin Jenkins
2.19.19
The Nice Guide to Right Now

Check Out This Dude's 'Emotional Support Gator'

He loves chicken wings, head rubs, and watching 'Gator Boys' on TV.
Allie Conti
1.25.19
Pennsylvania

PA Cops Underestimate How Many People Will Volunteer to Get Drunk for Free

“WE HAVE HAD AN OVERWHELMING RESPONSE FOR THIS AND AT THIS POINT WE HAVE ENOUGH VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS TRAINING”
Jelisa Castrodale
1.18.19
Clergy sex abuse

Catholic Church in Illinois knew about sex abuse allegations against 500 priests but didn't tell anyone

“The dioceses also often found reasons to discredit survivors’ stories of abuse by focusing on the survivors’ personal lives,” the report notes.
Carter Sherman
12.20.18
Clergy sex abuse

Names of 11 predator priests will be kept secret, Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules

The 11 priests were kept anonymous because they contested the allegations, and the Court decision said identifying them would raise due process issues.
Miranda Levingston
12.3.18
she's running

Florida elected its first Iranian-American lawmaker to the state House

Democrat Anna Eskamani was profiled in the "She's Running" video series — watch it here.
VICE News
11.7.18
Pittsburgh Shooting

Gab booted off the internet after Pittsburgh shooting

Hours before a shooter burst into the Tree of Life synagogue during Saturday morning Shabbat services armed with multiple guns, he’d posted on Gab.
Tess Owen
10.29.18
Synagogue Shooting

At least 11 dead in mass shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue

A man armed with an assault rifle and multiple handguns attacked a Shabbat service Saturday.
Tess Owen
10.27.18
Catholic Church

The U.S. Catholic Church is facing an unprecedented wave of sex abuse investigations

On Wednesday, Virginia became at least the 15th state where officials have announced a plan to investigate sex abuse allegations within the Catholic Church.
Carter Sherman
10.25.18
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