Kim Lyons

Kim Lyons

Kim is a veteran western Pennsylvania journalist who has covered people and trends in politics and business for local and national publications.

Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto requests third-party investigation of Monday protests

By: - June 3, 2020

“Without question, there is a difference of opinion about what happened that day and the appropriateness of the actions of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.” 

Levine: Pa. to partner with WalMart, Quest Diagnostics on COVID-19 testing efforts

By: - June 3, 2020

Tests will be available Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. Advance registration will be required, officials said.

Wolf says he would support moving primary mail-in ballot deadline

By: - May 27, 2020

Officials there have filed a petition with the Court of Common Pleas for an extension after some 2,000 voters received the wrong ballots. 

Zoom to open R&D outpost in Pittsburgh

By: - May 14, 2020

The videoconferencing behemoth is looking for space in Pittsburgh near Carnegie Mellon University. 

Under fire for her policies, Health Secretary Levine remains an icon to Pa.’s trans community

By: - May 14, 2020

Levine was a minor celebrity within the Wolf administration already, as the first transgender woman to hold a statewide cabinet position in Pennsylvania. 

Levine: Pa. gets shipment of anti-viral drug remdesivir

By: - May 13, 2020

The drug is given intravenously to the most severely ill coronavirus patients and was shown in a recent clinical trial to reduce recovery time. 

Pittsburgh braces for COVID-19 body blow to its finances

By: - May 13, 2020

The city estimated last month it would see a 21 percent decline in 2020 projected revenues, for a total loss of $127 million

Levine corrects Pittsburgh radio host during call ‘Please stop misgendering me’

By: - May 12, 2020

In a call with reporters on Tuesday, Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine had to admonish a Pittsburgh radio talk show host to “please stop misgendering me” after he called her “sir” multiple times. 

412 Food Rescue pivots to keep serving Pittsburghers in need

By: - May 7, 2020

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Pittsburgh-based 412 Food Rescue didn’t do home food deliveries.  An army of volunteers and a team of operations workers would coordinate pickups of surplus food from restaurants, grocery stores and other large organizations with leftover food to bring them to food pantries and organizations that serve people in need.  “We have […]

Wolf proposes creating army of public health workers to tackle contact tracing of COVID-19

By: - May 6, 2020

The Commonwealth Civilian Coronavirus Corps will allow the state to expand testing for COVID-19 and guide decisions about reopening businesses. 

With reopening nearing, Pa. closing in on 2,200 COVID-19 fatalities

By: - April 29, 2020

As state officials assess what counties may be able to loosen their stay-at-home orders and allow businesses to reopen starting May 8 some restrictions should remain in effect. 

Wolf: Pa. ‘won’t be flipping a switch’ as it reopens; May 8 targeted for north-central, NWPA

By: - April 22, 2020

The Democratic governor outlined a color-coded reopening plan, with counties moving from red, to yellow, to green as the threat recedes.