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Kim Lyons

Kim Lyons

Pgh voters pick replacements for ex-Reps. Gainey, Wheatley in special Pa. House elections

By: - April 6, 2022

Democrats Martell Covington and Aerion Abney will serve out the unexpired terms of now-Mayor Ed Gainey and his top aide Jake Wheatley.

Progressive incumbent women were snubbed by Allegheny Co. Dem Committee. Does it matter?

By: - April 4, 2022

The county party opted to endorse their primary opponents on May 17. It wasn't unfamiliar territory.

Pa. sends second vague email to patients about medical marijuana vape product safety

By: - December 15, 2021

There’s nothing to indicate that there was a specific incident that prompted the review.

Pa.’s review of medical cannabis vape products confuses and worries patients

By: - December 7, 2021

'It was unprecedented, and scared a lot of people,' an advocate says of the state's abrupt review, which could result in some products being pulled from the market.

Autonomous vehicle start-up Aurora names PGH as site of its corporate HQ

By: - September 9, 2021

The majority of its 1,600 employees will work in Aurora’s facility in Pittsburgh’s Strip District, the company said.

‘That is how we will lift up our nation’s middle class’: In Pgh, VP Harris touts child tax credit

By: - June 21, 2021

In her first visit to Pittsburgh since becoming vice president, Harris met with children in a summer camp program at a neighborhood rec center.

Alle. Co. DA Zappala faces rising criticism over reports he retaliated against Black attorney

By: - June 4, 2021

Ed Gainey, the Democratic nominee for Pittsburgh mayor, has joined the chorus of voices calling for an investigation into Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala.

Duolingo founder, a Pittsburgher and immigrant, puts his app to work fighting illiteracy in Central America

By: - May 27, 2021

The company says the goal is to tackle global illiteracy problems before they begin. 

A Keystone Election: Meet the 2021 candidates for Pittsburgh mayor

By: - April 21, 2021

Mayor Bill Peduto has three challengers for the Democratic nomination this time around, all of whom are shining a spotlight on the two-term mayor’s record. 

Meet the Pa. Commonwealth Court judges who’ve recently sided with Republicans on election rulings, only to be overturned by higher courts

By: - December 6, 2020

Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court has been a big player in the ongoing attempts by the Trump campaign and other Republicans to overturn the state’s election results or invalidate ballots.

Ziccarrelli continues to say certain mail-in ballots shouldn’t be counted, even after courts disagree

By: - November 30, 2020

"They’re saying these Westmoreland County voters should be disenfranchised,” a Democratic attorney said. “Senator Brewster is urging for those votes to be counted."

As COVID-19 cases spike, Allegheny County slaps two-week ban on indoor dining at bars, restaurants

By: - July 8, 2020

The new order from Allegheny County Health Director Dr. Debra Bogen, which takes effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday, replaces previous orders from June 28 that restricted the sale of alcohol in bars, and one from July 2 that closed bars, restaurants and casinos.