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An acid mine drainage well was located on the bank of a tributary to Montgomery Creek. DEP successfully plugged the abandoned well. (PA Department of Environmental Protection)
Why Are Abandoned Wells Such a Problem in Pennsylvania?

Sealing off abandoned oil and gas wells throughout the commonwealth might sound like a boring topic, but it could bring thousands of jobs to the state while helping the environment.

Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., is one of the eight republicans who voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act. (House Television via AP)
These Are the Eight PA Representatives Who Voted Against the Paycheck Fairness Act

Federal legislation that would prohibit employers from paying men more than women narrowly passed the US House of Representatives on Thursday.

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The Little City That Could: How Proposed Amtrak Rail Could Boost Scranton

Native son President Joe Biden could help the Electric City by boosting funding for Amtrak in his American Jobs Plan.

A North Carolina family in 2019 in Charlotte's Romare Bearden Park. A new $1.9 trillion federal COVID relief bill promises financial aid for families. (Image via Shutterstock)
Why North Carolina Parents Might Be the Big Winners in the Federal COVID Relief Bill

Monthly payments to parents? Feds' $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill promises changes for North Carolina families, businesses, and schools.

From L to R: Kyona Kelley, Porche Vann, Yeshera Douglas protest for higher wages outside a Little Caesar's in Fayetteville.
‘I Make Less Than a Two-Topping Pizza’: Inside NC’s Fight for a $15 Wage

As President Biden calls for a $15 federal minimum age, some in NC are struggling to make ends meet today.

Women—and particularly women of color—have borne the brunt of the economic disaster that has accompanied the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Steve Pfost/Newsday RM via Getty Images)
As New Unemployment Numbers Near 1 Million, Biden to Press for Massive Stimulus Plan

The coronavirus pandemic is worsening drastically across the United States, pushing jobless numbers to highs unseen since last summer.

Black woman working at grocery store; Black and Latina women hit hard by job loss
Data from December’s Job Losses Show Black and Latina Women Were Impacted the Most

Women of color, for whom economic recovery is a more difficult task, continue to be hit hardest by the pandemic’s economic downturn.