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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.
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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.


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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.



 The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's front-page coverage of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

The Digs: Post-Gazette's front pages during Hurricane Katrina

The Post-Gazette printed and thus captured all of these moments in time as one of the worst storms of the century devastated New Orleans.


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Allentown parish faces possible closure

St. John Vianney officials say they don’t see how the parish can keep going. Its debt exceeds $3 million.



Phipps Conservatory helps Homewood residents plant gardens

Phipps Conservatory on course to plant 60 backyard gardens for Homewood residents in program funded by Hillman Foundation.


 
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    Parkway West detour reopened after crash

    The accident occurred around 9 a.m. in the 600 block of Noblestown Road in the East Carnegie neighborhood in Pittsburgh.



    Bicyclists test out roll-on train service for Amtrak

    Amtrak has not announced the start date for the service but a spokeswoman said it could be as soon as this week.