VIDEO: Rep. Ward's bill expands schooling options for gifted, special needs children

VIDEO: Rep. Ward's bill expands schooling options for gifted, special needs children

Rep. Judy Ward (R-Blair) sat down with The PLS Reporter to talk about her bill that would establish education savings accounts for families with students with special needs or gifted children.  
Wednesday, May 30, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Pittsburgh Mayor announces executive orders to diversify construction workforce

Pittsburgh Mayor announces executive orders to diversify construction workforce

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto Tuesday announced two executive orders intended to increase minority participation in the construction industry.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Inspired by Colorado, Pennsylvania looks at anonymous school violence tip line

Inspired by Colorado, Pennsylvania looks at anonymous school violence tip line

From rural Texas to suburban Florida, the rash of school shootings in 2018 has brought increasing safety to the front of lawmakers’ minds.

But in the wake of the progenitor of the modern mass school shooting — Columbine — one state implemented a seemingly effective response that Pennsylvania is now trying to take up.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Rep. Brown's bill calls for metal detectors and police officers in all PA schools

Rep. Brown's bill calls for metal detectors and police officers in all PA schools

The PLS Reporter joined Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe) in her office to find out more about her school safety legislation, House Bill 2163. 
Tuesday, May 29, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Relationship between Uber and Pittsburgh strains from self-driving tests

Relationship between Uber and Pittsburgh strains from self-driving tests

A tiff between Uber and their former ally, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, opened up last week as the rideshare giant announced they were closing down testing of self-driving cars in Arizona — while gearing up to restart testing in Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Sacramento.

The company came under scrutiny after the fatal crash that involved one of their cars in Tempe, Arizona, in March. In the aftermath Uber voluntarily halted its testing and government entities such as the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation proposed safety measures to prevent similar instances. Uber remains under investigation for the accident.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
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