Thursday Dec 12
The Lebanon Daily News
Complete statewide Pa. school grade data released
Pennsylvania education officials say they have released the remaining performance scores for all 3,200 traditional, charter, cyber and technical schools after complaints about inaccurately entered data delayed some for two months.
U.S. Steel's lower taxes causing budget headaches
A succession of successful tax appeals by U.S. Steel earlier this year, resulting in the assessed value of some of its major properties in Allegheny County plummeting by millions of dollars, has put big dents in municipal and school budgets.
Pittsburgh region's air pollution, cancer risk high
The Heinz Endowments-funded report singled out Allegheny County residents as having a risk more than double than others in the region, particularly in the Clairton region as well as areas downwind of downtown Pittsburgh and Neville Island.
Allegheny County ranks high for bad air
IT SAYS CLAIRTON COKE WORKS IS ONE OF THE REASONS THE REGION HAS MORE HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS THAT MOST METROPOLITAN AREAS.
Pittsburgh suburbs suffering poverty at high rate
Poverty is growing at a faster rate in the suburbs than in the cities, and the Pittsburgh area is ahead of the curve -- but not in a good way.