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The governing board of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association has voted unanimously to withdraw from its national counterpart, after the larger group requested federal help to address increasing harassment and threats of violence against school board members.
The University of Pittsburgh’s 3,300 faculty members will join the United Steelworkers union after they completed a successful unionization drive on Tuesday. Preliminary results show overwhelming support for the union.
Speakers at the Eradicate Hate summit, being held this week in Pittsburgh, condemned the recent rise in hate crimes and offered solutions to stop hateful and violent acts before they take place.
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Pennsylvania’s state Senate is again launching a bipartisan bill to overhaul how probation is carried out.
A package of legislation would, among other things, require clearer policies about sexual consent and information on counseling and protective services for victimized students. Middle and high schools would also have to provide anti-sexual violence education.
The agency said the three-year plan would prevent this class of toxic chemicals from being released into the environment and speed up the cleanup process.
A day after longtime U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle announced his retirement, state Rep. Summer Lee — a champion of the progressive movement — gets into the race to replace him.
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Speakers at the first annual Eradicate Hate Summit debated the role of technology and social media in fostering and extinguishing extremism across the world.
President Joe Biden will travel to Scranton on Wednesday, the White House says, as the Democrat works to rally support in Congress for a social services and climate change package that had been a 10-year, $3.5 trillion proposal.
On Nov. 2, voters will elect a slew of new judges who will play key roles in shaping policy for at least the next decade on three statewide appellate courts.
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