Kim Lyons

Kim Lyons

Veteran journalist Kim Lyons covers Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania for the Capital-Star. Readers may follow her on Twitter @SocialKimLy.

Looking to solve a Harrisburg problem, Pa. House Speaker Rozzi turns to Pittsburgh for advice

By: - January 25, 2023

The roughly 90 minute-long session  was held at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business.

Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey speaks during a live-streamed 6/27/22 press conference

Pgh Mayor Gainey orders review to make sure city’s big nonprofits are paying fair share in taxes

By: - January 24, 2023

PITTSBURGH — Mayor Ed Gainey signed an executive order on Tuesday directing the city of Pittsburgh’s finance and law departments to review all tax-exempt properties in the city, to ensure their tax-exempt status meets the state’s legal requirements.  “In the City of Pittsburgh, 34 percent of the property is designated as tax-exempt, that is, the […]

Close up of a doctor hand with blue glove giving support and love to a patient at hospital. Coronavirus pandemic concept.

UPMC has grown too big; Pa. lawmakers need to support its workers, new report finds

By: - January 23, 2023

The report cites numerous UPMC employees who told of staffing shortages that affected their jobs and their patients.

One of Pittsburghs famed yellow bridges (Brookings Institution image).

Pittsburgh historian Virginia Montanez maps out artifacts of the city’s past

By: - January 23, 2023

'If this gets people to look at history at something that exists currently within them, that would be cool,' she said.

Gisele Fetterman meant the Free Store to be a five-year project. It’s now 10 years old

By: - January 22, 2023

'I wanted to show that we could invest in the circular economy, and this is a model that can exist in any community,' she said.

Debra Todd sworn in as first woman chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court

By: and - January 20, 2023

As the newly installed Chief Justice of Pennsylvania, I can tell you nice girls do get the corner office,’ she said.

With Fetterman’s win behind him, Dem consultant McPhillips is sticking with Pa. for 2023

By: - January 2, 2023

Can Brendan McPhillips bring his winning ways to Helen Gym's Philly mayoral campaign? He thinks so.

W. Pa. Rep. Sara Innamorato is running for Allegheny County Executive

By: - December 16, 2022

'We will hold polluters accountable and build a green economy here that is good for our environment and our region’s long-term growth, and provide good-paying union jobs,' she said.

How John Fetterman — and his campaign — recovered from the candidate’s stroke

By: - November 13, 2022

It could have ended the Democrat's Senate hopes. Instead, it allowed him to connect to voters on a new level.

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., right, talks with Allegheny-Fayette Central Labor Council President Darrin Kelly and striking Pittsburgh Post-Gazette workers in front of the Post-Gazette newsroom on Pittsburgh's North Shore on Monday, Oct. 24, 2022. (Pam Panchak/Pittsburgh Union Progress)

After being sidelined for midterms, striking PGH journalists ‘just want to get back to work’

By: - November 11, 2022

Journalists at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette voted to walk off the job on Oct. 18.

Democrat Fetterman declares victory in Pa.’s U.S. Senate race; Republican Oz concedes

By: - November 9, 2022

(*This story was updated at 1:50 a.m. on Wednesday, 11/9/22 to update on John Fetterman claiming victory. It was updated again at 10:27 a.m. to include Mehmet Oz’s concession.) PITTSBURGH —  Democrat John Fetterman declared victory shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday morning, after media outlets projected him the winner in the race for Pennsylvania’s U.S. […]

In PGH, Obama rallies Dems for Fetterman; Election ‘requires every single one of us to do our part’

By: - November 5, 2022

Democrats brought out the big names as they made their closing arguments during the 2022 campaign's final weekend.