Allegheny County Health Department extends its outreach on lead exposure through grants

Allegheny County Health Department extends its outreach on lead exposure through grants

The Allegheny County Health Department is making efforts to educate residents about the dangers of lead by issuing small grants to local groups where people may be at danger of high exposure.  


ACHD announced Thursday that it will be awarding ten “mini-grants,” totaling $38,900, to community organizations such as the Homewood Children’s Village ($3,000) and the Perry Hilltop Citizens Council ($5,000) to educate individuals on the sources and consequences of lead, as well as the importance of prevention and universal blood level testing.  

Thursday, January 4, 2018/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Folmer resolution urges Congress to protect gun rights of medical marijuana patients

Folmer resolution urges Congress to protect gun rights of medical marijuana patients

A resolution introduced this week by Sen. Mike Folmer (R-Lebanon) urges the U.S. Congress to take action to protect medical marijuana patients who are gun owners or who would like to be gun owners.

Thursday, January 4, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
New legislation would limit life insurance payouts to terrorists’ families, ensure victim compensation

New legislation would limit life insurance payouts to terrorists’ families, ensure victim compensation

Legislation recently introduced by Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Lawrence) seeks to limit the amount of life insurance due to beneficiaries of terrorist policyholders and provide some compensation to victims out of the proceeds of those same life insurance benefits.

Thursday, January 4, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County celebrates two days of inaugurations

Pittsburgh, Allegheny County celebrates two days of inaugurations

In the high-ceilinged auditorium of Soldiers and Sailors Memorial in Oakland, introduced by short films trumpeting success from high rankings on LGBTQ rights to the newly ubiquitous bike lanes, Bill Peduto was sworn in for his second term as mayor of Pittsburgh Wednesday afternoon. 


The veteran East End politician’s inauguration capped 24-hour flurry of ceremonies starting Tuesday night that swore in three new elected officials to Pittsburgh and Allegheny county councils as well. 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
Auditor General to begin audit of Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

Auditor General to begin audit of Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced Wednesday that his office will soon start an audit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.

 

It will be the office’s second look at the commission in the last five years and will cover a period from June 2015 through May 2017 and will assess the performance, procedures, operating and capital budgets, debt and accounts of the Turnpike Commission.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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