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The Pittsburgh Record

Sep 13, 2019

It’s Friday, September 13, 2019. In today’s episode: 


* A number of library systems in the Pittsburgh region are abolishing late fees, part of a growing trend, and coming after a resolution from the American Library Association identified the fines as “a form of social inequity”

* And more news items from...

Sep 12, 2019

It’s Thursday, September 12, 2019. In today’s episode: 


* Pennsylvania is the last state in the Northeastern region to still have a death penalty law on the books. Now, a rare and powerful tool granted to the state Supreme Court — “King’s Bench” — is being used to test the constitutionality of capital...

Sep 11, 2019

It’s Wednesday, September 11, 2019. In today’s episode: 


* Following the passage of Assembly Bill 5 in California, what’s the future for gig workers across the country and in Pittsburgh — and what’s the future for companies like Uber, whose model rests on their exploited labor?

* And more news items from...

Sep 10, 2019

It’s Tuesday, September 10, 2019. In today’s episode: 


* “Affordable housing” can sound like a subjective concept, but per federal metrics and the industry-accepted index known as “area median income,” or AMI, affordability can also be tied to a concrete number — whether or not it’s something a...

Sep 9, 2019

It’s Monday, September 9, 2019. In today’s episode: 


* Two dozen food delivery robots will launch in Oakland this month, part of a broader university campus deployment for the tech company Starship

* And more news items from the city of Pittsburgh and our region


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