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Extend love to homeless in a city that doesn’t

(Illustration by Raka Sarkar | Senior Staff Illustrator)

By Sarah Shearer | Columnist

November 17, 2017

Nichole Cooper didn’t know a simple “How are you?” would lead to such a rich friendship when she met Shaker on the street. “You know, I just saw him and was like, hey, what’s up?” Cooper said.  “He offered me a cigarette and I said no and he asked how are you?” Cooper, a woman from Tex...

Panel discusses women’s menstrual hygiene

Adrienne Walnoha (center), CEO of Community Human Service, speaks at a panel discussion about homeless experiences of menstruation on Tuesday. (Photo by Aaron Schoen | Staff Photographer)

By Anandhini Narayanan | Staff Writer

November 15, 2017

When Pittsburgh City councilwoman Natalia Rudiak received an email from the Department of Public Works — an organization dedicated to maintaining Pittsburgh’s infrastructure — about putting pad dispensers in the vicinity of public pools, she had to explain to them why their idea wouldn’t work....

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