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Andrea Frazier


Location icon United States

Award-winning journalist and public relations professional. Lifelong learner.

Obamacare didn't remove healthcare barriers for refugees, but it did alleviate problems

With the advent of Donald Trump's presidential administration, which is intent on dismantling the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on which many of them rely, Pittsburgh's refugees have yet another hurdle with which to contend. Under the ACA, those who come to the United States as refugees have the same rights to health care as any American citizen.

What is the future of transportation in Pittsburgh?

The entrance to the Fort Pitt Tunnel can be optimized. Traffic through Squirrel Hill Tunnel, the bane of Pittsburghers' existence, can be improved. Parking - ugh... yeah, that too. With so many issues to fix, do we know the scope of challenges facing regional transportation and is there any hope?

A look at why low-income Pennsylvanians rarely reap the benefits of solar energy

Off a main drag outside of Somerset, Pa., 36 low-income housing units are going up. When they're move-in ready, the new residents of the Highland Hills housing development will have an advantage many of limited means do not: solar energy. The rooftop solar panels glint on the tops of the duplexes, representing - above all - savings.

In transracial adoptions, differences should be embraced-not ignored

In 2012, 916 of the 1,941 children the Pennsylvania Adoption Exchange Council served were black, while only 6 percent of adoptive families were black, which means that sometimes, white families adopt black children, and, in doing so, begin building their families through transracial adoption.

Barriers to breastfeeding persist despite education efforts

Health Because many new moms may be the first in their families to attempt to breastfeed for generations and often lack knowledge and support, all while experiencing societal and workplace pressures, medical professionals say too few infants are reaping the lifelong health benefits of breastfeeding.

Massachusetts' Transgender Protection Bill Is A Huge Step In The Right Direction

In 2004, Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriages. More than a decade later, in 2015, the United State Supreme Court ruled that Massachusetts' progressive stance would become federal law. But in 2016, conservative states have been attacking the rights of another group of people who identify with one letter of the LGBTQ acronym in particular: transgender individuals.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Tweets That Even Non-PSL Fans Can Appreciate

Wanna feel old? The notorious, glorious Pumpkin Spice Latte is now a teenager! Wanna feel sad? The unofficial 13th launch of Starbucks' most iconic concoction September 1 may be the most concrete contemporary harbinger of the end of summer. Don't fee

Soul of Athens
Space Between

Shane Browning met the love of his life when he was just 16 years old. He shared everything with her. He and Amanda came from the same conservative, small town, got married, and moved to the more cosmopolitan and freer enviers of Columbus, Ohio.

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