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Defeated Dem Pgh mayor hopeful Tony Moreno is now running as a Republican

BY: - June 30, 2021

Moreno was registered as a Republican between April 2018 and August 2019.

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‘We carry each other, we help each other’: These Pa. moms lost sons to gun violence. They want Harrisburg to help | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 23, 2021

New legislation would give a financial hand-up to Pa. families living with the cost of gun violence.

In Pgh., reformers call for decreased police funding, more community investment

BY: - June 22, 2021

“The safest communities are not the ones with the most police. The safest communities are the ones with the most resources,” one local advocate said.

Criminal justice reforms, progressive victories, and other takeaways from Pgh.’s historic 2021 primary election | Analysis

BY: - May 23, 2021

Allegheny County voters also approved a ballot initiative that would limit the use of solitary confinement at the Allegheny County Jail. A “yes” on that question received 69 percent of the vote.

From mayor to magistrate, Democrats backed diverse candidates in 2021 primary

BY: - May 21, 2021

Xander Orenstein ran for magisterial district judge with two, simple goals: To build a more merciful and fair justice system.

A Keystone Election: Meet the 2021 candidates for Pittsburgh mayor

BY: - April 21, 2021

Mayor Bill Peduto has three challengers for the Democratic nomination this time around, all of whom are shining a spotlight on the two-term mayor’s record. 

New homeownership support program in Pgh draws praise from Peduto and skepticism from others

BY: - March 15, 2021

The new program known as OwnPGH features a $22 million bond issuance to finance a fund designed to lower barriers to the acquisition of single-family homes throughout the city.

Pittsburgh passed an eviction moratorium. Now its pols are quarreling over who gets credit | Analysis

BY: - March 8, 2021

An economic debate has turned into a political with two of the Steel City's most high-profile pols clashing over it.

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Discretion and deescalation are a police officer’s strongest tools | John Fetterman

BY: - July 9, 2020

By John Fetterman My tenure as mayor of Braddock, Allegheny County, started with a community that was embroiled in mass distrust between residents and the police force. Braddock’s population is approximately 70 percent Black, and 36 percent of residents fall below the poverty line. The median household income is $22,000. In addition to being one […]

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The Legislature can’t wait any longer on gun control | Opinion

BY: - August 8, 2019

As Dr. King said, we need to feel the “fierce urgency of now,” because people are dying.