All Out Condemns St Petersburg, Russia Pride Arrests

60 people were reportedly arrested in St Petersburg for marching in gay Pride “All Out is appalled St Petersburg, Russia Pride attendees were arrested,” Joe Mirabella, Director of Communications for All Out said. “No one should be arrested for celebrating who
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Senator Lautenberg’s Legacy Advances Ocean Conservation

By Bridget Hunter Staff Writer The world’s oceans lost a champion when U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg died June 3 of viral pneumonia. Lautenberg, 89, was the last World War II veteran serving in the Senate. He is mourned in Washington by a long list of former Senate colleagues, including the president, (more...)

University of Pittsburgh Tightens Security After Bomb Threats

On Monday, federal officials continued to investigate bomb threats made against the campus of the University of Pittsburgh. David Hickton, U.S. attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, said that the bomb threats "are being vigorously, aggressively and thoroughly investigated through every possible means." Students were told to carry "only those items (more...)

Space Environment at Risk

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer The United States will join other nations and the European Union to develop an International Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities to maintain “long-term sustainability, safety, stability, and security of space by establishing guidelines for the responsible use of space,” according to (more...)

Occupy Philly:Health And Safety

At a noon news conference, Mayor Michael A. Nutter raised a series of public health and public safety concerns regarding the Occupy Philly site on Dilworth Plaza. The Mayor said that the Occupy Philly contingent has noticeably changed since its arrival in early October and has refused to establish regular (more...)

Five Salmonella Cases In Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Health Department says that makes five cases total with salmonella issue in the Keystone state. The others are from Allegheny County. The victims are three men and two women, range in age from two to 43. More than 76 people in 26 states have been sickened, and one person (more...)

The Marcellus Shale Industry Has The Big Potential

Public safety, public health, environmental, and natural gas industry experts had the opportunity to discuss Marcellus Shale drilling and the opportunities and challenges it presents with the state Senate Democratic Policy Committee at a town hall meeting in Pittsburgh.  There was also a very lively and vocal crowd which turned (more...)

The Delaware River Duckboat Tragedy Under Investigation

The Delaware River Duckboat Tragedy Under Investigation

The National Transportation Safety Board, on Monday, released transcripts for the event in the Delaware River last summer when an immobilized Ride the Ducks boat collided with a barge.  Two Hungarian teenagers were the only fatalities of the accident which involved 35 passengers and two crew members on the Ride (more...)


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