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Protesters call for education funding

Bearing signs that said “Save Our Schools” and shirts that read “Stand For Children, Stand For Public Schools,” about 200 union activists, clergy members and community activists marched from the United Steelworkers offices to deliver a symbolic yellow pencil to Gov. Tom Corbett’s Pittsburgh office and ask that he add additional funding to the

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Family relieved after arrest in Arlington shooting

After weeks of praying for answers and an arrest in the shooting death of Kevin Buchanan Jr., his family is now finding peace since the arrest of the shooter Saturday, May 26.

“We are elated and thankful to God. We can get some kind of closure and it means we can begin to heal,” said Charisse Buchanan, aunt of Kevin Buchanan. “There’s no

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Parents shown ‘hope’ in Pgh Promise

Parents and community leaders at the “Parents for the Promise” luncheon on May 23 were in for a treat when students from the Barack Obama Academy of International Studies opened the program with a selection from their musical “Footloose.” When the Obama High School students finished their performance, the room erupted in applause as the crow

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Local Col. leads troops back to Kuwait

“Sustain the victory” were the last words recited by soldiers of the 316th Sustainment Command Expeditionary last week as they prepared to travel to Kuwait. Under the supervision of Pittsburgh native, Colonel David Lee Brown Sr., 240 U.S. Army Reserve troops headed to Fort Hood, Texas for two months to prepare for their nine month journey in

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh