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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bloomfield and Ligonier farmers markets vie for national prize

“Two area farmers markets are in the running for a nationwide People’s Choice prize that will be decided through online voting. Bloomfield Saturday Market and Ligonier Country Market have been among the top 10 markets in online voting in the nationwide poll held by American Farmland Trust.  Fans can vote for their favorite markets at markets.farmland.org […]

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TribLive

Op-Ed: Congress must boost SNAP benefits to address hunger crisis

“The economic downturn accompanying the pandemic has cost millions their jobs, and millions more have faced reduced hours and wages. The problem is perhaps particularly acute in Pennsylvania. As of June, our state unemployment rate of 13% was the ninth worst in the country and far worse than its peak of 8.7% during the Great Recession. […]

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Pittsburgh Business Times

Black Workers Matter protest planned in Oakland this morning to highlight ‘Hypocrisy Alley’ corporations

“A group called Black Workers Matter is holding a protest in Oakland to highlight the neighborhood’s “Hypocrisy Alley” corporations who support the Black Lives Matter movement but that allegedly underpay and fail to protect its Black workforce. The group named Starbucks, UPMC and McDonalds, which all have a presence on Forbes Avenue, but added that […]

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

As record numbers of Pennsylvanians struggle, more ask for help

“With many businesses still partially or completely closed and unemployment climbing, some Pennsylvanians are turning to public programs to make ends meet — though far fewer than might be expected given double-digit jobless numbers and long lines at free food distribution sites….”

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