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Women and Non-Binary Forum empowers all gender identities

Women and Non-Binary Forum empowers all gender identities

Soundharjya Babu, Contributor

January 21, 2019

PITTSBURGH - On April 6, Bike Pittsburgh will host the Women and Non-Binary Forum to empower people and give them the opportunity to have a voice in the community. Women and non-binary individuals across the region will come together for the sixth annual Women and Non-Binary Forum. The forum will...

Report: More millennial women enter the workforce

Report: More millennial women enter the workforce

Soundharjya Babu, Contributor

January 19, 2019

MOON TOWNSHIP (RMU SENTRY MEDIA/CNN) — More millennial women are entering the job market than ever before, according to a report. According to a Bloomberg report, women between the ages 25 and 34 make up 76 percent of the workforce. There is a 12 percent gap between young men and young women, m...

Congressman Tom Marino resigns after two weeks

Congressman Tom Marino resigns after two weeks

Soundharjya Babu, Contributor

January 19, 2019

HARRISBURG (RMU SENTRY MEDIA/CNN) - Pennsylvania Congressman Tom Marino has resigned from his position just two weeks after taking office. Last November, Marino secured his fifth term by winning 66 percent of the vote in his district. He was nominated by President Trump to be in charge of the drug...

South Butler County School District received threat via Snapchat

South Butler County School District received threat via Snapchat

Soundharjya Babu and Gage Goulding

January 15, 2019

SAXONBURG — Officials at South Butler County School District say they received a threat Tuesday evening. Officials at the school district say that a threat was posted to Snapchat at the end of the school day Tuesday, according to a letter from Superintendent David Foley. According to Foley, school...

Pittsburgh officials discuss final 2018 crime statistics

Pittsburgh officials discuss final 2018 crime statistics

Soundharjya Babu, Contributor

January 15, 2019

PITTSBURGH - Public Safety and Police Bureau officials gathered in the Mayor’s Conference Room on Monday to discuss the final 2018 crime statistics. Officials say that the numbers show progress. Homicides and shootings have decreased, but work still remains in Pittsburgh. "Every year since 2014,...

Wanted felon arrested for multiple drug and gun charges

Wanted felon arrested for multiple drug and gun charges

Soundharjya Babu, Contributor

December 12, 2018

PITTSBURGH -- A wanted Pittsburgh felon was arrested for multiple drug and gun charges. In 1996, 40-year-old Tyrek Jrevae Booker was convicted of voluntary manslaughter after killing Sgt. James Taylor. Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Officers arrested Booker on Dec. 6 after he was pulled over for failing...

Pittsburgh receives funding to reunite children in foster care

Pittsburgh receives funding to reunite children in foster care

Soundharjya Babu, Contributor

December 4, 2018

PITTSBURGH -- To help children in foster care, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has issued the authority a grant to reunite them with their families. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has issued a $556,000 grant and made 77 vouchers available to the Housing Authority...

Open house for new Northview Heights Public Safety Center will be held on Tuesday

Open house for new Northview Heights Public Safety Center will be held on Tuesday

Soundharjya Babu, Contributor

December 3, 2018

PITTSBURGH -- The grand opening for a new public safety center will be taking place on Tuesday. Residents and the media are invited to the Northview Heights Public Safety Center open house, giving people a first glance at the new facility. “This center is a great model of many different partners...

Human Relations Commission seeks 2019 Diversity Award submissions

Human Relations Commission seeks 2019 Diversity Award submissions

Soundharjya Babu, Contributor

November 15, 2018

PITTSBURGH -- The 2019 Diversity Awards, hosted by Allegheny County Human Relations Commission (ACHRC), is now accepting student submissions. The award recognizes students in grades nine through 12 who advocate for diversity and help fight discrimination in their communities. “This program offers...

It’s On Us pledge drive aims to end the stigma around sexual assault

It’s On Us pledge drive aims to end the stigma around sexual assault

Soundharjya Babu, Contributer

October 30, 2018

MOON TOWNSHIP - Active Minds is hosting a nationwide pledge drive competition, aiming to end the stigma around sexual assault. The It’s On Us Pledge Drive is a week-long competition which started on Oct. 21 and ended on Oct. 27. Students were encouraged to make a pledge and take action to help others...