Groups to host Greensburg vigil against refugee detention camps

Voice of Westmoreland, a nonpartisan community group that works to give everyone a voice, is hosting a candlelight vigil Friday, “to end human detention camps” on the U.S.’s southern border. Members of the group will join the community to “protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees in our own country,” a news release reads.

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Town Hall participants brainstorm ideas for a Green New Deal in Westmoreland

Local proponents of the envisioned economic transformation dubbed the Green New Deal argue that regional jobs tied to the fossil fuel industry can be replaced with ones that are focused on environmentally friendly energy sources such as hydroelectric, wind and solar power.

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Westmoreland mourns Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue shooting victims

As Westmoreland Diversity Coalition co-founder Carlotta Paige read aloud the names of the 11 people killed in Saturday’s mass shooting in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood, Marie Howland of Latrobe held up a large placard bearing each name.

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Hundreds Remember, Honor Synagogue Shooting Victims At Greensburg Vigil

More than 500 people from different faiths, races, backgrounds and communities gathered at the Westmoreland County Courthouse in Greensburg Monday for a candlelight vigil to memorialize the victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue shootings in Squirrel Hill.

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Rally calling for Arnold mayor’s resignation goes on, but mayor not at city hall

Dozens of protesters gathered in front of Arnold city hall on Thursday to demand the resignation of Mayor Karen Peconi in response to recent Facebook posts by Peconi to her personal page that most would say were at least insensitive and, at worst, racist.

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