House Dems, labor leaders meet in Allegheny Co. | Five for the Weekend
Labor leaders told the lawmakers that despite widespread public support for labor unions, they are concerned about declining union membership numbers and how it will impact income inequality in Pennsylvania and beyond.
Special elections in Allegheny County could determine path forward for deadlocked General Assembly
[*This article was updated at 4:31 p.m. on Thursday, 2/2/2023, to include additional comment from Republican 32nd district nominee Clayton Walker.] Voters in Allegheny County will choose state representatives in three legislative districts in special elections on Tuesday. The outcome of the races could determine control of the state House and end the partisan gridlock […]
Allegheny Co. DA hopeful Dugan calls for more collaborative, preventative approach to public safety
"In 2023, Allegheny County's justice system is in need of change. We need to think differently,” Dugan said
W. Pa. Rep. Sara Innamorato is running for Allegheny County Executive
'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.
Allegheny Co. seeks developer to run private children’s detention center
The county will accept proposals from developers until Oct. 28.
Allegheny Co. prosecutors, public defenders demand fair pay as bargaining negotiations break down
Pennsylvania is the only state in the nation that does not allocate any state funds to pay for public defense.
Allegheny County joins Harvard program developing alternative responses to 911 calls
'Sending the best-suited responder to 9-1-1 calls will result in better outcomes and better care for all of our residents and ensures that behavioral health supports are provided to those in need,' Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said.
Hours after latest jail death, Allegheny Co. inks contract for ‘historical review of fatalities’
Ronald James Andrus, 78, died in the Allegheny County jail Sunday, the 5th fatality of the year.
Western Pa. abortion providers say they are seeing an increase in out-of-state patients post-Dobbs
The meeting, which was the third in a series of hearings on reproductive health care in post-Roe Pennsylvania, focused heavily on the impact that the increased patient load and confusing and contradicting legal landscape has had on the commonwealth’s abortion providers.
Davis campaigns in Allegheny County touting education, economy, and safety
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.
Citations, fines, and terminated contracts: a look at the Allegheny Co. Jail health code violations
Since 2014, The Allegheny County Jail’s residential kitchen has received 162 health code violations from the Allegheny County Health Department. The jail has been cited for its pest management, plumbing, cleaning and sanitation, and handwashing facilities. In 2021, the facility was cited 42 times, the most citations the jail has received in a single calendar year. So far in 2022, the jail has been cited 21 times.
Allegheny Co. sued after jail allegedly failed to prevent the suicide of incarcerated person
A year after he was found unresponsive in the Allegheny County Jail, Martin Bucek’s ex-wife, Dolly Bucek, filed a civil rights lawsuit against the county in federal court.