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richlord

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I am the managing editor at PublicSource.org, a nonprofit news website in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Formerly with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh City Paper and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Collecting and rearranging facts in Pittsburgh since 1996.

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richlord, to LGBTQ
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Much of the pushback against #LGBTQ - especially trans - rights in the #Pittsburgh area hasn't been homegrown. In fact, @publicsource found, it stems from the same D.C. root https://www.publicsource.org/lgbtq-pittsburgh-allegheny-county-pushback-heritage-foundation-america-first/

richlord, to random
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Essay: "I grew up white and poor, and a mix of luck, effort and background led to a life researching poverty, housing and violence. We can’t address the region’s ills without understanding that economic problems cross racial lines, though they play out differently." https://www.publicsource.org/white-poverty-black-pittsburgh-allegheny-county-research-disparities/

richlord, to Stockholm
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“It is remarkable to walk into a record shop in #Stockholm or Tel Aviv and see an album by one of Pittsburgh’s own, or to see fans wearing shirts of bands from the #Pittsburgh scene at metal festivals in #Kenya and Johannesburg.” https://www.publicsource.org/heavy-metal-scene-pittsburgh-africa-code-orange-bands-poison/ #heavymetal

richlord, to Pittsburgh
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Fernanda wanted her time in college to be like what she saw in movies. Because she is undocumented, though, she was ineligible for in-state tuition or government aid, and finished with $84K in debt. @publicsource covers the cost of education for the undocumented https://www.publicsource.org/beechview-asset-map-college-university-financial-aid-tuition-legislation/ #Pittsburgh #highered #immigration

richlord, to Pittsburgh
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"You couldn’t pay me to return to Pittsburgh." My friend Aim came for the healthcare, the housing and the Steelers, but after 8 years left for a rival city in search of better options ... and poetic inspiration. https://www.publicsource.org/pittsburgh-affordable-housing-mental-health-care-baltimore-delaware-lgbtq/ #Pittsburgh #Baltimore #Steelers #lgbtq

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richlord, to random
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Nixed today was the Allegheny County Council ordinance that would have pushed the wages of lowest-paid county employees up to $18 an hour, then beyond. @Chwolfson of @publicsource has the decision and implications https://www.publicsource.org/allegheny-county-minimum-wage-struck-down-judge-court-decision/

richlord, to random
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A suburban school district that just slashed library staff wants to create its own police force. @publicsource reports on last night's contentious board meeting https://www.publicsource.org/north-allegheny-school-district-nasd-police-force-board-transparency/

richlord, to random
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The emissions rising from Pennsylvania's frack pads and gas infrastructure are largely invisible - until someone like Christina DiGiulio turns a FLIR camera on them. Quinn Glabicki - no stranger to a camera - accompanied watchdogs on a revealing ride https://www.publicsource.org/flir-infrared-camera-fracking-natural-gas-emissions-washington-county/

richlord, to random
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There are news outlets owned by billionaires, by hedge funds and by national chains. Then there’s independent, nonprofit, public interest journalism. That’s us. If you’re interested in exploring our model as a career, we’re hiring a health/MH reporter and a deputy editor, plus fall interns. Details: https://www.publicsource.org/jobs/

richlord, to random
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We @publicsource are hiring. We're looking for highly motivated candidates for deputy editor, health/MH reporter and fall intern posts. Want to help tell stories for a better #Pittsburgh? https://www.publicsource.org/jobs/ #jobsinjournalism

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