As Delta Variant Cases Surge, Allegheny County Officials Recommend Masks Indoors But Hold Off On Mandate
Allegheny County is seeing more than 100 new cases of COVID-19 per day. The C.D.C says the majority of those cases are the Delta variant. The highly transmissible strain of the virus has been driving the latest surge in cases across the country.
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Facing Roaches, Rodents, Leaks And Balky Heat And Fire Alarm Systems, Fed-Up Tenants Of PNC Bank's McKeesport Complexes Demand Change
Three years ago, PNC bought housing complexes in McKeesport, intent on improving them and keeping them affordable. But health violations and 911 calls surged, and residents are organizing to demand better from the nation’s seventh-largest bank.
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