April 24-30 Explained: GOP Vaccine Hesitancy, PPS's Busing Quagmire & PGH Mayor's Race Gets Heated
Nearly one-third of Pennsylvanians who have not been vaccinated say they don’t plan to get the shot, according to recent polling by Muhlenberg College. Republicans, the research found, are more hesitant than other groups, fueling new efforts to persuade conservatives to change their minds. WITF reporter Brett Sholtis has been following the push to get GOP voters vaccinated.
With just a few weeks until the May primary, things are heating up in Pittsburgh’s mayoral race between incumbent Bill Peduto and one of his challengers, Democratic state rep. Ed Gainey. Government and accountability editor Chris Potter has the latest on the campaigns, including several pro-Peduto mailers challenging Gainey's progressive bona fides.
Pittsburgh Public Schools has been slowly bringing groups of students back after more than a year of remote learning. Next week, another 10,000 students are slated to return to the classroom. But as education reporter Sarah Schneider reports, a bus driver shortage means that some kids won’t have a way to get there.