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Hearing focuses on needs of frontline workers

Hearing focuses on needs of frontline workers

Maureen Casey, a registered nurse at the Hershey Medical Center, has treated COVID-19 patients and was recently quarantined for 14 days when she showed signs of the illness. At a state Senate Democratic Policy Committee online hearing on Tuesday, Casey recalled a...

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Mt. Lebanon hears from officials regarding COVID-19

Mt. Lebanon hears from officials regarding COVID-19

The Mt. Lebanon Board of Commissioners were joined in their online meeting last week by Rep. Conor Lamb, D-Mt. Lebanon, who discussed the virus with the board by phone. “The situation is dire, particularly when it comes to our hospitals,” Mr. Lamb said. “I wish I had...

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State preparing for coronavirus; no documented cases in PA yet

State preparing for coronavirus; no documented cases in PA yet

HARRISBURG – While there have been no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Pennsylvania, state and local officials are preparing for the arrival of the virus, Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said Tuesday. She said health officials are monitoring an undisclosed number...

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Philadelphia Mayor: Museum Should ‘Strengthen’ Sexual Harassment Policy

Philadelphia Mayor: Museum Should ‘Strengthen’ Sexual Harassment Policy

Mayor Jim Kenney of Philadelphia called for the Philadelphia Museum of Art to “strengthen” its sexual harassment policies in response to allegations of misconduct against one of the museum’s former managers.

In his comments, made to The Philadelphia Inquirer on Wednesday, Mr. Kenney — who holds an ex officio position on the museum’s board — said the institution should “review and strengthen its policies regarding anti-fraternization and sexual harassment, and require training for all staff.” The museum’s building is owned by the City of Philadelphia.

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Peters Township Police Department earns state accreditation

Peters Township Police Department earns state accreditation

A special guest at Peters Township Council’s Jan. 6 reorganization meeting made an interesting observation about local law enforcement. “It’s always been a great police department, and now we’re making it official.” Tom Ogden, chief of police at Carnegie Mellon...

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Sen. Iovino announces state grants

Sen. Iovino announces state grants

State Sen. Pam Iovino, D-Mt. Lebanon, announced two separate state grants that will improve opportunity for young people and families in and around the 37th Senatorial District. The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, which operates 16 locations in the district,...

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Panelists discuss fight against drug overdose epidemic

Panelists discuss fight against drug overdose epidemic

Some good news came out of the Open House On Addiction hosted recently in Bridgeville. “In Allegheny County, we’ve had a 40 percent drop in fatal overdoses,” Stacie Brown reported, for 2018 compared with the previous year. The certified recovery specialist with the...

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Adult Changing Station Bill Awaits Action in PA House

Adult Changing Station Bill Awaits Action in PA House

Harrisburg, PA (WENY)-- A Bill sitting in the Pennsylvania Legislature would allow people caring for loved ones with disabilities to more easily and conveniently change them in public. Representative Dan Miller (D-Allegheny) says a lack of access to public bathrooms...

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