Special to the Capital-Star

Special to the Capital-Star

A scene from Pittsburgh's Hill District.

Pittsburgh’s Hill District prepares for $11M infrastructure injection

By: - August 15, 2022

The historically Black neighborhood is one of 166 communities across the country selected for the federal RAISE Grants program.

Meth addiction remains an LGBTQ issue, especially among gay and bisexual men

By: - August 13, 2022

Side effects include decreased hunger, insomnia, anxiety, paranoia, hallucinations, and elevated heart rate and blood pressure.

Black Studies Art

La Salle University to offer new minor in Black Studies

By: - August 13, 2022

Among the issues that will be explored in the program will be systemic racism, social justice, health and wellness, education, intersectionality, cultural contributions and anti-racist frameworks and scholarship, as related to members of the Black diaspora in the Americas.

Democratic U.S. Senate nominee John Fetterman (L) and Republican U.S. Senate nominee Mehmet Oz (R) Campaign file photos

In Pennsylvania, a scrappy interloper — New Jersey — dominates U.S. Senate race

By: - August 11, 2022

Democrat John Fetterman is going all out to attack Republican Mehmet Oz with a slur: New Jerseyan.

How Coraopolis is becoming a community hub for Pittsburgh’s growing Latino population

By: - August 11, 2022

The low cost-of-living, coupled with access to construction jobs, have proven a draw for the community's Latino residents.

Federal regulators say poultry producers are disadvantaged by the consolidation of meat processing. (Photo by Stephen Ausmus/Agricultural Research Service, USDA)

State attorneys general, including Pa., support new poultry rule but question oversight

By: - August 10, 2022

The attorneys general of 10 states are backing a proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that is meant to get poultry growers fair agreements with meat processors, but they want stronger oversight.

Homeless camping bans are spreading. This group shaped the bills

By: - August 10, 2022

The Cicero Institute is pushing a model with residency limits, bans on permanent encampments, and penalties for cities that refuse to remove them.

Gun violence surges in Philadelphia despite recent efforts to tame it

By: - August 9, 2022

The city’s murder rate appears to be on pace to match or exceed last year’s totals, recent data show.

Davis campaigns in Allegheny County touting education, economy, and safety

By: - August 8, 2022

Davis, 32, was first elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2018. He would become Pennsylvania's first Black lieutenant governor if he wins his statewide race in November.

Looser liquor laws boosted restaurants — and maybe problem drinking | Analysis

By: - August 7, 2022

Most states that allowed curbside pickup or home delivery of alcohol to help restaurants, bars and liquor stores survive pandemic closures have extended the looser liquor laws. But in their desire to boost the hospitality industry, states might be fueling binge drinking and higher overall alcohol consumption, some research shows.

Utility Commission fines Peoples Gas $195,000 for 2019 gas leak in Moon

By: - August 6, 2022

Peoples Gas faces a $195,000 civil penalty from a gas leak three years ago that left hundreds of Moon residents without service amid chilly winter temperatures.

Study: Drilling wastewater on Pa. roads dangerous to human health, environment

By: - August 5, 2022

The state Department of Environmental Protection has not yet acted based on those findings but said that the study’s impact will be “immediate, large and intense.”