Heroin addiction. Suicide. Transgender issues. These “hot button” topics can be controversial and polarizing, but what about the people who actually deal with them? What are their stories?
“Under the Label” is an occasional series by the staff of the Observer-Reporter that is intended to take a look at the human side of these issues.
The series will appear in the newspaper's print and digital editions, with special online features including videos, data, additonal photos and podcasts.
Vietnamese native Ha Myers is one of nearly 800,000 immigrants living in Pennsylvania. She shares her story in this edition of "Under the Label."
A study shows majorities of multiracial adults are proud of their mixed-race backgrounds, but many also say they have been subjected to racial slurs or jokes, and about one-in-four have become
In this edition of "Under the Label," Washington County resident Allison Rae Barnhardt opens up about transitioning from a man to a woman.
A former heroin dealer and user who spent seven months running from police has a new lease on life after taking drastic measures to hold himself accountable.