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U.S. Air Force Academy names airfield in honor of Tuskegee hero

November 8, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein (far right) stands with Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett (second from right), relatives of Gen. Benjamin O. Davis Jr.,  Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Kaleth O. Wright (far left),  Air Force Academy Superintendent Jay B. Silveria, and other…

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DMVA, PA Guard Announce Keystone State Challenge Academy for At-Risk Youth

November 8, 2019

Maj. Gen. Anthony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s adjutant general and head of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA), recently announced the new Keystone State ChalleNGe Academy (KSCA), which formally establishes the National Guard Bureau’s Youth ChalleNGe Program in Pennsylvania.  In 2022, the KSCA will welcome its first class of at-risk youth ages 16-18 and provide…

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Sen. Hughes touts Act 76, which brings innovation to Pa. schools by changing “vocational-technical schools” to “career and technical schools”

November 8, 2019

State Sen. Vincent Hughes recently praised Act 76 of 2019, which expands access to career and technical education and workforce development opportunities and takes the important step of changing “vocational-technical schools” to “career and technical schools.” The provision to change the term “vocation-technical schools” to “career and technical schools” was cosponsored by Sens. Hughes and…

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Senator Haywood, fellow elected officials, and advocates share the Poverty Tour Report in news conference

November 1, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO:  State Sen. Art Haywood (Photo: Shutterstock) Harrisburg – State Sen. Art Haywood joined the Wolf Administration, fellow elected officials, state agencies, and advocates for a press conference announcing the completion of the Poverty Report. Since completing the five-stop Poverty Listening Tour this spring, Sen. Haywood’s office and the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus have…

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Teacher who called parent racist slur in parking lot resigns

November 1, 2019

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) — A White Pennsylvania teacher who was captured on video calling a Black parent a racist slur following a fender bender has resigned. The Upper Darby school board voted unanimously Tuesday to accept Drexel Middle School teacher Renee Greeley’s resignation, effective Oct. 17. Greeley was placed on administrative leave after parent…

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Pennsylvania to get $53M in opioid treatment drug settlement

November 1, 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is in line to receive more than $53 million as part of a nationwide settlement with a British company that once distributed a drug used to treat opioid addiction. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said last Thursday that the money is to settle allegations that the company defrauded Medicaid and…

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John Conyers, longest serving black congressman, dies at 90

October 28, 2019

By Corey Williams DETROIT (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. John Conyers, one of the longest-serving members of Congress whose resolutely liberal stance on civil rights made him a political institution in Washington and back home in Detroit despite several scandals, has died. He was 90. Conyers, among the high-profile politicians toppled by sex harassment allegations…

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Hold the liquor: Sober bars growing in Pittsburgh

October 25, 2019

By Nicole C. Brambila, Tribune-Review PITTSBURGH (AP) — Before social media dramatically changed the way Americans interact, the local bar was where people gathered to unload about the day’s events and get together with friends.  These days, though, a growing number of people are looking for an alternative to a mid-week hangover. “The younger generation…

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