'; } // return array of supporters (Supporter,Link), selected randomly function randomSupporters($limit = false) { $sql = "Select * from ActiveSupporters"; if ($limit) $sql .= " limit $num"; $result = mysql_query($sql); $res = array(); if ($result) { while ($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($result)) { $link = trim($row['Website'] != ''?$row['Website']: ($row['FacebookFollowing']?$row['Facebook']: ($row['TwitterFollowing']?$row['Twitter']: ($row['GooglePlusFollowing']?$row['GooglePlus']: ($row['OtherSocialMedia']?$row['OtherSocialMedia']:false) ) ) ) ); if ($link && strncasecmp($link,'http:',5)) $link = 'http://'.$link; $res[] = array('Supporter'=>$row['GroupName'],'Link'=>$link); } } return $res; } // return Weekly Audience Average function weeklyAudienceAverage() { $sql = "select * from BrochureGeneral where Dname='WeeklyAudienceAverage'"; $result = mysql_query($sql); $row = mysql_fetch_array($result); if ($row) return $row['DValue']; } ?> Public News Service Newscasts https://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php Public News Service The Public News Service provides reporting on a wide range of social, community, and environmental issues for mainstream and alternative media. 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Wolf Proposes PA Charter-School Reforms Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-08-16/education/gov-wolf-proposes-pa-charter-school-reforms/a67476-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-08-16/education/gov-wolf-proposes-pa-charter-school-reforms/a67476-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Children's Disabilities Education Poverty Report Highlights Role for Farming in Slowing Climate Change Mon, 12 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-08-12/climate-change-air-quality/report-highlights-role-for-farming-in-slowing-climate-change/a67426-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-08-12/climate-change-air-quality/report-highlights-role-for-farming-in-slowing-climate-change/a67426-1 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says rising temperatures and severe weather are putting pressure on land, and methods of land use - including agriculture - can help remove carbon from the air. ...(Read More)]]> Climate Change/Air Quality Environment Hunger/Food/Nutrition Rural/Farming Sustainable Agriculture Explosion Sparks Calls for More Pipeline Scrutiny Fri, 09 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-08-09/energy-policy/explosion-sparks-calls-for-more-pipeline-scrutiny/a67419-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-08-09/energy-policy/explosion-sparks-calls-for-more-pipeline-scrutiny/a67419-1 (Read More)]]> Climate Change/Air Quality Energy Policy Environment Immigrant Advocates Challenge New Fast-Track Deportation Rule Thu, 08 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-08-08/immigrant/immigrant-advocates-challenge-new-fast-track-deportation-rule/a67405-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-08-08/immigrant/immigrant-advocates-challenge-new-fast-track-deportation-rule/a67405-1 (Read More)]]> Civil Rights Human Rights/Racial Justice Immigrant Social Justice EPA Moves to Weaken Coal-Ash Rules Wed, 31 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-31/environment/epa-moves-to-weaken-coal-ash-rules/a67334-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-31/environment/epa-moves-to-weaken-coal-ash-rules/a67334-1 wants to roll back coal-ash regulations put in place four years ago to protect public health and the environment. ...(Read More)]]> Energy Policy Environment Health Toxics Water Candidates Pressed for Clean Water Policies Fri, 26 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-26/water/candidates-pressed-for-clean-water-policies/a67281-2 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-26/water/candidates-pressed-for-clean-water-policies/a67281-2 Healing Our Waters Great Lakes Coalition. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Environment Rural/Farming Toxics Water New Law Gives PA Foster Kids a College Boost Fri, 26 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-26/education/new-law-gives-pa-foster-kids-a-college-boost/a67281-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-26/education/new-law-gives-pa-foster-kids-a-college-boost/a67281-1 (Read More)]]> Children's Education Poverty Youth Survey: Almost 1 in 10 in PA Scammed by Robocalls Thu, 18 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-18/consumer/survey-almost-1-in-10-in-pa-scammed-by-robocalls/a67191-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-18/consumer/survey-almost-1-in-10-in-pa-scammed-by-robocalls/a67191-1 (Read More)]]> Consumer Report: Big Losses in PA if ACA is Repealed Wed, 17 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-17/health/report-big-losses-in-pa-if-aca-is-repealed/a67180-2 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-17/health/report-big-losses-in-pa-if-aca-is-repealed/a67180-2 A new report outlines severe consequences for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. The Trump administration wants a federal appeals court to uphold a ruling that says the Obama administration's signature health-care law is unconstitutional. ...(Read More)]]> Consumer Health Poverty Senior Climate Justice Group Calls for Local Solar Jobs Wed, 17 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-17/climate-change-air-quality/climate-justice-group-calls-for-local-solar-jobs/a67180-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-17/climate-change-air-quality/climate-justice-group-calls-for-local-solar-jobs/a67180-1 (Read More)]]> Climate Change/Air Quality Energy Policy Environment Environmental Justice Livable Wages/Working Families Social Justice PA Vigils Planned Tonight to Protest Trump Immigration Policies Fri, 12 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-12/immigrant/pa-vigils-planned-tonight-to-protest-trump-immigration-policies/a67150-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-12/immigrant/pa-vigils-planned-tonight-to-protest-trump-immigration-policies/a67150-1 Lights for Liberty" rallies are a response to continued reports of inhumane conditions and family separations. Twenty-six vigils are scheduled across Pennsylvania. ...(Read More)]]> Human Rights/Racial Justice Immigrant Social Justice New Report Spotlights State-Level Divides on Abortion Policy Fri, 05 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-05/reproductive-health/new-report-spotlights-state-level-divides-on-abortion-policy/a67078-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-05/reproductive-health/new-report-spotlights-state-level-divides-on-abortion-policy/a67078-1 Guttmacher Institute on abortion access in the United States puts the state-level divide on abortion policy front and center. In the face of a more conservative U.S. ...(Read More)]]> Civil Rights Health Reproductive Health Women's WWII Veteran: Ignorance, Indifference Greatest Threats to America Thu, 04 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-04/civic-engagement/wwii-veteran-ignorance-indifference-greatest-threats-to-america/a67048-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-04/civic-engagement/wwii-veteran-ignorance-indifference-greatest-threats-to-america/a67048-1 (Read More)]]> Civic Engagement Report Shows Continuing Decline of Manufacturing Jobs Tue, 25 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-25/livable-wages-working-families/report-shows-continuing-decline-of-manufacturing-jobs/a66901-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-25/livable-wages-working-families/report-shows-continuing-decline-of-manufacturing-jobs/a66901-1 report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce said in the 1940s, almost a quarter of all jobs were in manufacturing, and those jobs were concentrated in just 15 states - including Pennsylvania. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Education Livable Wages/Working Families Poverty Civil-Rights Watchdogs Question Necessity of Marcy’s Law Fri, 21 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-21/criminal-justice/civil-rights-watchdogs-question-necessity-of-marcys-law/a66879-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-21/criminal-justice/civil-rights-watchdogs-question-necessity-of-marcys-law/a66879-1 Marcy's Law passed in the Senate for the second time on Wednesday, but must be approved by voters in the General Election before it can go into effect. ...(Read More)]]> Criminal Justice Human Rights/Racial Justice EPA Power Plant Rules Called Bad for PA Thu, 20 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-20/climate-change-air-quality/epa-power-plant-rules-called-bad-for-pa/a66869-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-20/climate-change-air-quality/epa-power-plant-rules-called-bad-for-pa/a66869-1 Trump administration plan, finalized Wednesday, sets no targets for carbon emission reductions from energy production. ...(Read More)]]> Climate Change/Air Quality Energy Policy Environment Toxics Report Shows Gains for PA Children, Need for More Improvement Mon, 17 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-17/childrens/report-shows-gains-for-pa-children-need-for-more-improvement/a66829-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-17/childrens/report-shows-gains-for-pa-children-need-for-more-improvement/a66829-1 The Annie E. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Children's Poverty PA Family Care Act Gaining Support Fri, 14 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-14/senior/pa-family-care-act-gaining-support/a66804-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-14/senior/pa-family-care-act-gaining-support/a66804-1 (Read More)]]> Family/Father Issues Health Senior Poll Shows Broad Satisfaction with PA Public Schools Fri, 07 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-07/education/poll-shows-broad-satisfaction-with-pa-public-schools/a66719-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-07/education/poll-shows-broad-satisfaction-with-pa-public-schools/a66719-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Education Livable Wages/Working Families Report Says PA Charter Schools Underperforming Thu, 06 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-06/education/report-says-pa-charter-schools-underperforming/a66703-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-06/education/report-says-pa-charter-schools-underperforming/a66703-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Children's Consumer Education Youth Court Victory for Transgender Students Wed, 29 May 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-29/lgbtqia-issues/court-victory-for-transgender-students/a66617-2 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-29/lgbtqia-issues/court-victory-for-transgender-students/a66617-2 (Read More)]]> Civil Rights Education LGBTQIA Issues PA Efforts to Meet Clean-Water Goals Falling Short Wed, 29 May 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-29/environment/pa-efforts-to-meet-clean-water-goals-falling-short/a66617-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-29/environment/pa-efforts-to-meet-clean-water-goals-falling-short/a66617-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Environment Rural/Farming Water Survey Shows Broad Teacher Support for Pre-K Tue, 28 May 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-28/early-childhood-education/survey-shows-broad-teacher-support-for-pre-k/a66601-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-28/early-childhood-education/survey-shows-broad-teacher-support-for-pre-k/a66601-1 new report. The Pre-K for PA campaign and the Pennsylvania State Education Association surveyed kindergarten teachers about the value that access to publicly funded, high quality pre-k has in promoting school readiness. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Children's Early Childhood Education Education Report Calls Medicaid Expansion Good for PA Mothers, Infants Wed, 22 May 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-22/womens/report-calls-medicaid-expansion-good-for-pa-mothers-infants/a66572-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-22/womens/report-calls-medicaid-expansion-good-for-pa-mothers-infants/a66572-1 The report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, part of the university's Health Policy Institute, says the reduction in the rate of uninsured women of childbearing age in states that have expanded Medicaid is almost twice that of states that haven't, and those same states saw a 50% greater reduction in infant mortality. ...(Read More)]]> Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Children's Mental Health Poverty Reproductive Health Women's PA Could Benefit from New Federal Methane Bill Thu, 16 May 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-16/climate-change-air-quality/pa-could-benefit-from-new-federal-methane-bill/a66519-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-16/climate-change-air-quality/pa-could-benefit-from-new-federal-methane-bill/a66519-1 New federal legislation could help Pennsylvania reduce methane gas leaks from natural gas facilities. Methane is considered one of the most potent greenhouse gases, and roughly 520,000 metric tons of the gas is leaked by oil and gas facilities in the state each year. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Climate Change/Air Quality Energy Policy Environment Waste Reduction/Recycling Clean Air Advocates Say PA Needs Cleaner Cars Tue, 14 May 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-14/climate-change-air-quality/clean-air-advocates-say-pa-needs-cleaner-cars/a66469-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-14/climate-change-air-quality/clean-air-advocates-say-pa-needs-cleaner-cars/a66469-1 (Read More)]]> Climate Change/Air Quality Environment Health PA Lawmakers Consider Staffing of School Nurses, Counselors Mon, 13 May 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-13/education/pa-lawmakers-consider-staffing-of-school-nurses-counselors/a66452-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-13/education/pa-lawmakers-consider-staffing-of-school-nurses-counselors/a66452-1 (Read More)]]> Children's Education Health Mental Health Youth Study Shows Growing Teacher Wage Gap Mon, 06 May 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-06/education/study-shows-growing-teacher-wage-gap/a66378-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-06/education/study-shows-growing-teacher-wage-gap/a66378-1 Economic Policy Institute shows Pennsylvania teachers are paid an average of 13.5% less than similar college graduates in other fields. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Consumer Education Livable Wages/Working Families Poverty PA House Committee Approves Private Schools Voucher Increase Fri, 03 May 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-03/education/pa-house-committee-approves-private-schools-voucher-increase/a66363-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-03/education/pa-house-committee-approves-private-schools-voucher-increase/a66363-1 will benefit the rich at the expense of public education, according to public-school advocates in the Commonwealth. The Pennsylvania House Education Committee this week voted to approve a $100 million increase for the Education Improvement Tax Credit, a school voucher program that pays tuition at private and religious schools. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Children's Early Childhood Education Education Youth Union Says Pennsylvania Needs Immigrants Mon, 29 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-04-29/immigrant/union-says-pennsylvania-needs-immigrants/a66316-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-04-29/immigrant/union-says-pennsylvania-needs-immigrants/a66316-1 American Dream and Promise Act." That bill could help hundreds of thousands of Dreamers and other immigrants participate fully in the workforce by removing the threat of deportation. ...(Read More)]]> Census Civil Rights Immigrant Livable Wages/Working Families Group Heads into Penn’s Woods This Weekend to Clean Wilderness Trail Thu, 25 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-04-25/public-lands-wilderness/group-heads-into-penns-woods-this-weekend-to-clean-wilderness-trail/a66277-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-04-25/public-lands-wilderness/group-heads-into-penns-woods-this-weekend-to-clean-wilderness-trail/a66277-1 Friends of Allegheny Wilderness (FAW) is looking for more folks to help – by hand – clearing and maintaining the 13-mile Hickory Creek Wilderness Trail in a roadless section of the Allegheny. ...(Read More)]]> Civic Engagement Community Issues and Volunteering Environment Public Lands/Wilderness Appeals Court Rejects PA Religion-Based Discrimination Wed, 24 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-04-24/lgbtqia-issues/appeals-court-rejects-pa-religion-based-discrimination/a66255-2 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-04-24/lgbtqia-issues/appeals-court-rejects-pa-religion-based-discrimination/a66255-2 ruling by a federal appeals court. Catholic Social Services in Philadelphia had claimed it has a constitutional right to use religious criteria to turn away qualified same-sex couples who wanted to open their homes to foster children. The ACLU of Pennsylvania represented the Support Center for Child Advocates and Philadelphia Family Pride, which intervened in the case. ...(Read More)]]> Children's Civil Rights Family/Father Issues LGBTQIA Issues Social Justice Youth PA Designates Official State Amphibian Wed, 24 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-04-24/environment/pa-designates-official-state-amphibian/a66255-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-04-24/environment/pa-designates-official-state-amphibian/a66255-1 (Read More)]]> Civic Engagement Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Water Youth PA Considering Carbon Cap and Trade Thu, 18 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-04-18/climate-change-air-quality/pa-considering-carbon-cap-and-trade/a66207-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-04-18/climate-change-air-quality/pa-considering-carbon-cap-and-trade/a66207-1 carbon cap-and-trade rulemaking petition for further study. ...(Read More)]]> Climate Change/Air Quality Energy Policy Environment Time Almost Up for Comments on Proposed Clean Water Act Changes Thu, 11 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-04-11/water/time-almost-up-for-comments-on-proposed-clean-water-act-changes/a66133-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-04-11/water/time-almost-up-for-comments-on-proposed-clean-water-act-changes/a66133-1 (Read More)]]> Environment Health Rural/Farming Water PA Seniors Rally for Reduced Drug Prices Wed, 10 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-04-10/senior-issues/pa-seniors-rally-for-reduced-drug-prices/a66118-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-04-10/senior-issues/pa-seniors-rally-for-reduced-drug-prices/a66118-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Consumer Health Poverty Senior 2020 Census Hiring Thousands of Workers Mon, 08 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-04-08/census/2020-census-hiring-thousands-of-workers/a66087-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-04-08/census/2020-census-hiring-thousands-of-workers/a66087-1 (Read More)]]> Census Civic Engagement Community Issues and Volunteering Livable Wages/Working Families Report: More Work Needed to Ensure Kinship Care in PA Thu, 04 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-04-04/childrens-issues/report-more-work-needed-to-ensure-kinship-care-in-pa/a66049-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-04-04/childrens-issues/report-more-work-needed-to-ensure-kinship-care-in-pa/a66049-1 Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children's 10th Annual State of Child Welfare report says between 2015 and 2017, referrals to general protective services increased 24% – the highest ever recorded – placing a strain on the state's foster-care system. ...(Read More)]]> Children's Family/Father Issues Youth Victory for PA Students with Disabilities, English Learners Thu, 28 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-03-28/education/victory-for-pa-students-with-disabilities-english-learners/a65976-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-03-28/education/victory-for-pa-students-with-disabilities-english-learners/a65976-1 settlement between the U.S. Justice Department and Pennsylvania's Department of Education will mean significant changes in the state's disciplinary education programs. ...(Read More)]]> Children's Civil Rights Disabilities Education Juvenile Justice Youth Broad Support for Raising PA Teachers' Minimum Pay Wed, 27 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-03-27/education/broad-support-for-raising-pa-teachers-minimum-pay/a65947-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-03-27/education/broad-support-for-raising-pa-teachers-minimum-pay/a65947-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Education Livable Wages/Working Families Poverty Critics Say State Police ICE Policy Undermines Public Safety Mon, 25 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-03-25/immigrant-issues/critics-say-state-police-ice-policy-undermines-public-safety/a65916-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-03-25/immigrant-issues/critics-say-state-police-ice-policy-undermines-public-safety/a65916-1 (Read More)]]> Civil Rights Human Rights/Racial Justice Immigrant Moms Tell EPA “Keep Clean Air Regs” Wed, 20 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-03-20/toxics/moms-tell-epa-keep-clean-air-regs/a65877-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-03-20/toxics/moms-tell-epa-keep-clean-air-regs/a65877-1 (Read More)]]> Children's Climate Change/Air Quality Environment Health Toxics Economists Urge PA to Raise Minimum Wage Fri, 15 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-03-15/livable-wages-working-families/economists-urge-pa-to-raise-minimum-wage/a65848-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-03-15/livable-wages-working-families/economists-urge-pa-to-raise-minimum-wage/a65848-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Livable Wages/Working Families Poverty Charter Appeals Board Challenged Thu, 14 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-03-14/education/charter-appeals-board-challenged/a65843-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-03-14/education/charter-appeals-board-challenged/a65843-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Children's Education Budget Proposal Would Decimate Chesapeake Bay Funding Wed, 13 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-03-13/environment/budget-proposal-would-decimate-chesapeake-bay-funding/a65831-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-03-13/environment/budget-proposal-would-decimate-chesapeake-bay-funding/a65831-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Environment Water Elevating Awareness of PA Social Workers Mon, 04 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-03-04/livable-wages-working-families/elevating-awareness-of-pa-social-workers/a65716-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-03-04/livable-wages-working-families/elevating-awareness-of-pa-social-workers/a65716-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Livable Wages/Working Families Mental Health Social Justice School Administrators Urged to Support Transgender Students Tue, 26 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-02-26/lgbtqia-issues/school-administrators-urged-to-support-transgender-students/a65653-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-02-26/lgbtqia-issues/school-administrators-urged-to-support-transgender-students/a65653-1 open letter to the Eastern Lancaster County School District supporting its policy allowing students to use facilities that match their gender identity. ...(Read More)]]> Civil Rights Education LGBTQIA Issues Youth Conservation Fund Moving Toward Permanent Reauthorization Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-02-21/public-lands-wilderness/conservation-fund-moving-toward-permanent-reauthorization/a65609-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-02-21/public-lands-wilderness/conservation-fund-moving-toward-permanent-reauthorization/a65609-1 package of public-lands bills that would preserve and strengthen the nation's most popular conservation program has broad, bipartisan support. The Land and Water Conservation Fund distributes money collected as royalties on offshore oil and gas leases and uses it to preserve natural areas, water resources and cultural heritage sites, and to provide recreational opportunities across the United States. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Cultural Resources Public Lands/Wilderness Judge Sued for Calling ICE to Detain Groom Mon, 18 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-02-18/immigrant-issues/judge-sued-for-calling-ice-to-detain-groom/a65558-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-02-18/immigrant-issues/judge-sued-for-calling-ice-to-detain-groom/a65558-1 (Read More)]]> Civil Rights Human Rights/Racial Justice Immigrant Social Justice Gov. Wolf Proposes Pay Boost for PA Teachers Wed, 06 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-02-06/education/gov-wolf-proposes-pay-boost-for-pa-teachers/a65452-2 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-02-06/education/gov-wolf-proposes-pay-boost-for-pa-teachers/a65452-2 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Education Livable Wages/Working Families Poverty