Veteran journalist Kim Lyons covers Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania for the Capital-Star. Readers may follow her on Twitter @SocialKimLy.
With Fetterman’s win behind him, Dem consultant McPhillips is sticking with Pa. for 2023
By: Kim Lyons - 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: Kim Lyons - 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: Kim Lyons - November 13, 2022
It could have ended the Democrat's Senate hopes. Instead, it allowed him to connect to voters on a new level.
After being sidelined for midterms, striking PGH journalists ‘just want to get back to work’
By: Kim Lyons - 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: Kim Lyons - 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: Kim Lyons - November 5, 2022
Democrats brought out the big names as they made their closing arguments during the 2022 campaign's final weekend.
Pa. Democratic U.S. Senate candidate John Fetterman wins Republican support in new ad campaign
By: Kim Lyons - October 13, 2022
In a high-stakes cycle, Republicans also have crossed over to support Democratic governor hopeful Josh Shapiro.
Pgh voters pick replacements for ex-Reps. Gainey, Wheatley in special Pa. House elections
By: Kim Lyons - 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: Kim Lyons - 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: Kim Lyons - 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: Kim Lyons - 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: Kim Lyons - September 9, 2021
The majority of its 1,600 employees will work in Aurora’s facility in Pittsburgh’s Strip District, the company said.