Betsy Hawley is the director of the Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition, founded at the Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church. It still has an office there.
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Betsy Hawley is the director of the Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition, founded at the Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church. It still has an office there.

Coalition aiming to support, strengthen kids’ palliative care

Most hospices don’t accept pediatric patients, and few resources exist for families needing end-of-life care for children, members say.


 Mattel, in partnership with San Francisco startup ToyTalk, will release the Internet-connected version of the doll that has real conversations with kids in late 2015.

Surveillance Society: Could toys play with data from children?

Internet-enabled everyday devices are collectively called the “Internet of Things”; some experts think 50 billion will be in use by 2020.



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Allegheny County Jail to alter way it releases prisoners

An out-of-state inmate and registered sex offender released in error from the jail was detained two weeks later in Indiana state.



Plum High School heightens awareness of its policies on reporting abuse

Safety changes are in place in Plum schools as students return in the wake of the arrests of three teachers last spring.



 Out with the block, in with the script is the new plan for all Pitt sports, not just football.

Pitt to adopt script logo for all sports beginning with 2016-17 season

The goal is to have a roll-out for new apparel this spring, and have all of teams in new “Pitt” script uniforms for the 2016-17 school year.



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Coalition aiming to support, strengthen kids’ palliative care

Most hospices don’t accept pediatric patients, and few resources exist for families needing end-of-life care for children, members say.



Allegheny County Jail to alter way it releases prisoners

An out-of-state inmate and registered sex offender released in error from the jail was detained two weeks later in Indiana state.


 

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Gabrielle Johnson-Thomas writes on a whiteboard during her first day of kindergarten at Manchester Academic Charter on August 26, 2015.
Recess, whiteboard and waiting in straight lines -- welcome back to school!

Students in the Pittsburgh region headed back to the classrooms this week, and several of the Post-Gazette's visual journalists were there to capture their returns.

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Steelers notebook: With no Bryant, Coates must seize role at receiver

The Steelers will miss Martavis Bryant early this season — and even more in the future if he slips up again — so Sammie Coates must improve.



Penguins sale moving slowly forward

Completing the sale of the professional sports franchise can be a long and arduous process, industry experts say.


 



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Both Trump and Ramos prevailed in a battle for the floor

Jorge Ramos was able to call out Donald Trump for his pronouncements about immigrants. Trump responded eventually without giving an inch.



August Wilson Center revival: Steady progress is being made on an artistic rebirth

Rescued from financial collapse, the center is poised for a revitalized future as a showcase of African-American culture and art.


 

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