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Pgh. Rep. Frankel wants Allegheny County to make it easier for businesses to build gender-neutral restrooms

BY: - September 22, 2020

Right now, businesses have to seek a variance to build a gender-neutral restroom. One Pa. lawmaker wants the county to change its rules.

With Pa. Supreme Court ruling, Allegheny Co. Elections Board votes to expand mail-in ballot hours

BY: - September 17, 2020

Allegheny County’s Board of Elections on Thursday unanimously approved additional hours and locations for voters to hand in, or apply for and fill out, their mail-in ballots for the Nov. 3 general election.

Inmates sue Allegheny County Jail, alleging inadequate mental health care and ‘dehumanizing’ conditions

BY: - September 15, 2020

The lawsuit contends that jail staff have used tasers, pepper spray, and restraint chains for inmates requesting mental health care.

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.

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, Allegheny Co. mulls new dining restrictions

BY: - July 7, 2020

“I leave this open to change depending on our cases,” Health Director Dr. Deborah Bogen said. She said she expects to release the new order by Wednesday afternoon.

Allegheny Co. sees uptick in COVID-19 cases, suspends on-site alcohol sales

BY: - June 28, 2020

The order, County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said, will allow bars and restaurants to remain open, but they will not be allowed to serve alcohol other than for state-approved takeout options. The order will take effect at 5 p.m. on June 30. 

Allegheny County is dramatically reducing its polling places over COVID-19 safety concerns

BY: - May 27, 2020

How do you balance public safety and public health against a freely functioning democracy? Allegheny County is finding out firsthand.

A jail of two timelines: The two sides of COVID-19 in the Allegheny County Jail

BY: - April 14, 2020

Information about how the Allegheny County Jail managed the COVID-19 outbreak has been sparse. Here's a timeline of what we know -- and don't know.

189 incarcerated persons will be released from Allegheny County’s jail; More likely

BY: - March 20, 2020

Orders have been sent to the Allegheny County Jail to release 189 incarcerated individuals in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Allegheny County Dems facing pushback after making a pair of controversial endorsements

BY: - February 17, 2020

The Pittsburgh Current  first reported about controversial posts from South Hills Candidate Heather Kass in mid-January, a day after she paid her $2,500 fee to compete for the committee’s endorsement. Kass jumped in the race a short time after registered Democratic state Rep. Harry Readshaw announced he was retiring. Kass was also supported at that time by Readshaw and South Hills City Councilor Anthony Coghill.

COMMENTARY

Pittsburghers love where they live — but survey finds room for improvement | The Numbers Racket

BY: - March 12, 2019

There's a significant difference in how white and black residents feel about Allegheny County.