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Dramatic increases in drug prices spark debate

Dramatic increases in drug prices spark debate

By Alicia Green, Point Park News Service: Stuart Fisk has cared for people with HIV/AIDS for 25 years. The Allegheny Health Network nurse practitioner and director of the Positive Health Clinic said he remembers when the drug Daraprim was much more commonly used because a lot more people were sick and dying of the parasitic […]

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Pittsburgh Muslims work to combat Islamophobia

| February 12, 2016 | 1 Comment
Pittsburgh Muslims work to combat Islamophobia

By Mia Rupani, Point Park News Service: Kelcey Sharkas feels safe identifying as a Muslim in Pittsburgh, but says she is still cautious in light of recent events that are generating both positive and negative reactions toward her religious community. Sharkas serves as director of programming for the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh (ICP) in Oakland. […]

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Proposed PA vaccine rule change triggers autism concerns

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Proposed PA vaccine rule change triggers autism concerns

By Phillip Poupore, Point Park News Service: Mary Wildman’s life changed forever just a few days after her son’s first birthday. She took her son to the pediatrician for an ear infection, but during the appointment she was told her son was also due for the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. Her son, Nick, […]

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Clothing donation boxes offer chances — and choices

| January 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
Clothing donation boxes offer chances — and choices

By Madison Taylor, Point Park News Service: When Dawn Blonski came across a clothing donation box in Moon Township’s Kmart parking lot, she promptly decided to drop off her own gently used clothing. The big, red bin had been placed in the lot by the Keystone Paralyzed Veterans of America and West Mifflin’s American Thrift […]

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Student activism stirs college campuses, as always

| January 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
Student activism stirs college campuses, as always

By Alicia Green, Point Park News Service: When Alex Austin realized how bad it’s going to get for his 11-year-old daughter and other kids who would one day attend college, he realized he needed to act for the future. After learning about the Million Student March, a national movement aimed at tuition-free public college, the […]

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Light of Life shelter helps homeless throughout the year

| January 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
Light of Life shelter helps homeless throughout the year

By Jon Andreassi, Point Park News Service: Thirty years ago, Michael Lipinski could be found in a jail cell at Riker’s Island. Today, he can be found serving dinner to the homeless and poor of Pittsburgh. Lipinski is at the Light of Life Rescue Mission on East North Avenue nearly every day. It is there […]

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PPNS director discusses latest book, “The Color of Sundays”

| December 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
PPNS director discusses latest book, “The Color of Sundays”

By Jon Andreassi, Point Park News Service: Few are aware of the man who helped the Pittsburgh Steelers embrace diversity to build a historic team during a time of extreme racial tension. “The Color of Sundays,” a new book by Andrew Conte, a Tribune-Review investigative reporter and director of the Point Park News Service, explores […]

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Toy drives grant children’s Christmas wishes

| December 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
Toy drives grant children’s Christmas wishes

By Gina DiGiorgio, Point Park News Service: Heather Fiedler was getting rid of her children’s old toys when suddenly she came up with a great idea for a way to give back to children in need. Fiedler decided to start her own toy drive, called “Play it Forward,” where people can donate their gently used […]

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Pittsburgh looks to clean up with mandatory recycling

| December 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
Pittsburgh looks to clean up with mandatory recycling

By Mia Rupani, Point Park News Service: Kyle Winkler, the current recycling supervisor at Pittsburgh’s Bureau of Environmental Services, works to ensure that recycling in the city runs smoothly. According to Chapter 619 of the city code, recycling is mandatory for every resident, business, institution and office in Pittsburgh. “From a city perspective, it is […]

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Kennywood boasts region’s tallest Christmas ‘tree’

| December 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
Kennywood boasts region’s tallest Christmas ‘tree’

By Christopher Hawkins, Point Park News Service: Kennywood’s 5th annual light display will be highlighted by a brand new 90-foot-tall Christmas tree, the tallest on record in Pennsylvania. Several metal snowmen towering over 20 feet tall and 1,000 pounds will be on display for the first time this year at Overly’s Country Christmas, courtesy of Westmoreland […]

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