The Democratic governor said his administration is evaluating how later start times and peer-to-peer mentoring could prioritize mental health and help destigmatize the issue.
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A Crucial Link in the Nation’s Organ Donation Process Is Failing
Regulators allowed many organ procurement nonprofits to falter—and now states are battling over scarce organs.
Prom Price Index Shows Cost of Celebration is Getting Relatively Cheaper – Even at a Time of High Inflation
Going to the prom can be an expensive affair for cash-strapped teenagers. Past estimates and surveys put the average cost anywhere from US$600 to $1,000 or more.
Local Leaders Call for $5B to Protect Pa. Kids from Lead, Asbestos
According to the local officials, two-thirds (66%) of Pennsylvania’s school buildings were built before 1970, and are likely to contain asbestos.
Pennsylvania Unemployment Rate Drops 0.2 Percent
Pennsylvania’s state unemployment rate in March was 4.2 percent, a 0.2 percent drop from February’s rate of 4.4 percent.
Pennsylvania House Passes Eight Bipartisan Bills in Productive Return to Session
Pennsylvania House lawmakers passed eight bipartisan bills, including four with unanimous approval, in the lower chamber’s return to session this week after a nearly two-month hiatus.
Pa. Department of Education Launches Disability-Inclusive Curriculum Pilot Program
The Pennsylvania Department of Education has launched a pilot program to teach K-12 students about the contributions of those with disabilities, hoping to promote inclusivity and understanding among learners.
National House Prices See Slight Rise as PA House Prices Drop
In Pennsylvania, the average house price was $244,500 in February which is roughly a $5,000 decrease from January and on par with prices a year ago.
Pa. Rep. Meets With Nursing Home Workers Who Say They’re Fighting a Staffing Crisis
U.S. Rep Chris Deluzio says he hopes a recent roundtable with nursing home workers in Beaver County will help move the conversation about nursing home staffing shortages forward, and push Congress to act on President Joe Biden’s federal reforms.
Pennsylvania Must Fulfill the Constitutional Guarantee of Adequate Representation | Opinion
Sixty years ago this month, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling that the Sixth Amendment’s right to counsel requires a state to provide a competent attorney to any indigent person the state charges with a serious crime.