Education


South Fayette schools criticized for prosecuting young victim of bullying

State Rep. Jesse White, D-Cecil, plans to amend the wiretap law to make an exception for bullying.


 Taking part in Workout Wednesday, a program run by Homewood Children’s Village are, from left, Kim Adams of Homewood; Kristi Burry, director of the Office of Child and Community Health for the village; Donna Bundy Ford of Wilkinsburg; Raylynn Bundy, 5, holding hands with Sandra Bundy Simmons of East Hills; and Rachel Bundy of Homewood.

Program focuses on the children of Homewood

The concept -- "it takes a village to raise a child" -- takes hold in Homewood to repair the neighborhood's social fabric.



GOP's next wedge issue emerges

The national education standards have incited intense resistance on the right in the belief that it will lead to a federal takeover of


Nation


Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado

Tens of thousands of revelers raised a defiant toast during a weekend of cannabis-themed 4/20 festivals and entertainment.



Biofuel falls short as an alternative, researchers report

Biofuels made with corn residue release 7 percent more greenhouse gases in the early years, though they are better in the long run.


 

World


Photos connect Russia with unrest

Its role has a critical bearing on the agreement reached in Geneva among Russian, Ukrainian, U.S. and European diplomats to ease the crisis.



Pope Francis celebrates Easter with huge crowd, calls for peace

He issues a plea for peace and dialogue and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home.


 
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State


Pennsylvania texting ban proves tough to enforce

Police typically cannot tell whether a driver is texting or dialing a phone, making enforcement of the texting ban problematic.



Clearfield County residents challenge EPA on permit process

The appeal of the well approval has halted construction of a deep injection well for shale gas drilling wastewater in a residential area.


 

Early Returns


WashPost back Murphy bill

Rep. Tim Murphy is getting more recognition of the mental health care bill he's crafted.  The editorial board of the


Corbett enlists Thornburgh

The Corbett administration has long been counting on an improving jobless numbers to reverse the daunting poll numbers that have



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