Explainers

  • March 27, 2017

    Communities with casinos in Pennsylvania concerned about possible funding changes

    When playing the slots in Pennsylvania, casinos and gamblers aren't the only ones making money.
  • March 23, 2017

    Latest Census data shows Philly, Harrisburg regions grew, while most Pa. counties lost residents

    The U.S. Census Bureau released county and metro-area population estimates on Thursday.
  • March 20, 2017 |  WESA

    Hidden Poison: Digging into Pittsburgh’s lead problem

    Pittsburgh's history of lead in our water, paint, and soil continues to have enormous repercussions for our public health. Hidden Poison is a ser...
  • March 20, 2017

    Why every new Pa. apartment building doesn’t have to be a snowflake

    Are Pittsburgh and Philadelphia in step with a national architectural trend or ceding too much of their vernacular style? Depends on who you ask.
  • February 24, 2017

    What does Trump transgender bathroom policy mean for Pa. school districts? Not much (yet)

    Last spring, the Obama administration told school districts to allow transgender students to use the bathroom and locker room of their choice. Late We...
  • February 2, 2017

    Pa. water systems will fail. All systems do.

    A water advisory in Pittsburgh raises questions about the state’s aging water infrastructure.
  • January 26, 2017

    Trump's executive order on sanctuary cities, decoded

    The move on immigration left more questions than answers.
  • January 17, 2017

    Assessing Trump's pick to lead Department of Education

    Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump's pick for Secretary of Education, is slated to appear before the Senate this week for a confirmation hearing.
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