Government shutdown affects Pittsburgh area

Marissa Pekular, West Hills Center Staff

February 6, 2019

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The shutdown of the federal government may be coming to a close, but its impact has already been felt in the Pittsburgh region. The shutdown began on Dec. 22, 2018, in part due to President Trump’s demand for $5 billion in...

Uber returns self-driving to Pittsburgh

Andrew Cardone, North Campus Staff

February 6, 2019

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Nine months after the tragic accident that suspended its research, Uber’s self-driving cars have returned to Pittsburgh streets. Uber had suspended the self-driving program following the death of 49-year-old Elain Herzberg...

Policy addressing PGH student suspensions shows success

Alexandra Gray, North Campus Editor

February 6, 2019

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A new method of addressing student misbehavior in the classroom has proven to reduce suspensions in Pittsburgh public schools, according to officials. These ‘restorative practices’ aim to calmly and directly speak to a student...

Tree of Life Synagogue shooter has received a new lawyer

Ivan Weis-Palacios, North Campus Editor

February 6, 2019

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The alleged Tree of Life Synagogue shooter has received new legal representation. Judy Clarke is a criminal defense lawyer and attorney that specializes in death penalty cases. Her past clients include the Unabomber, the Tucson...

Candidates spend $5 billion in 2018

Lindsay Butela, North Campus Staff

December 5, 2018

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Campaign spending for the 2018 midterm elections proved to be the highest in history, totaling over $5 billion. In comparison, the 2016 presidential and congressional races combined totaled $6.8 billion, with $4 billion spent...

Shapiro highlights campus safety across PA

Kumar Simms, South Campus Staff

December 5, 2018

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Providing support resources, training on witness intervention, and promoting mental well-being all help increase safety on college campuses, according to Josh Shapiro, Attorney General for the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Shapiro...

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