Affordable-housing advocates to boycott Pittsburgh’s Whole Foods

Affordable-housing advocates to boycott Pittsburgh’s Whole Foods

“The issue will be whether the dispute fueling the boycott of Whole Foods will be important enough to customers to create economic damage.”


New running program gets local homeless-shelter residents active

“Every time we get out there and run and walk together, when they come back, they feel good.”
This past December, on the day after Christmas, Rita Price was laid off from her job. It was a devastating blow for the 56-year-old, who says she has battled depression for most of her life.


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A 22-year-old staffer for U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, a Republican from Pennsylvania’s gerrymandered Ninth District that includes parts of Fayette and Westmoreland counties, says that Shuster’s political opponent accosted her at a campaign booth at the Fayette County Fair, grabbing her “tightly by the wrist” while pressing her for information about Shuster’s campaign. Real-estate investor Art Halvorson is running against Shuster as a Democrat, even though he’s a staunch conservative.

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