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What can Pa. learn from a Washington State community’s transition away from fossil fuels?

BY: - July 28, 2021

New reports highlight how to repair the Appalachian economy without relying on fracking

Aerial trams and light rail: AlleCo Port Authority thinks big with new draft transit plan

BY: - July 25, 2021

Officials are seeking public comment on their NEXTransit draft plan

Hall of Famer Josh Gibson’s record-breaking home run to be memorialized in Monessen

BY: - July 22, 2021

Negro Leagues star Josh Gibson died before Major League Baseball broke the color barrier. He's finally getting his due from his home state.

Pgh City Council approves plan to spend $335M in federal COVID-19 aid

BY: - July 20, 2021

The city will earmark $7 million for an initiative aimed at strengthening Black businesses and neighborhoods.

Pitt faculty efforts to unionize continue with upcoming election to join United Steelworkers

BY: - July 20, 2021

A PLRB hearing examiner ruled last summer that the Pitt administration “artificially inflated” a list of faculty members to delay the faculty’s unionization efforts. In April, the examiner decided that about 3,000 faculty members will be included in the USW bargaining unit, according to a press release.

Former state Rep. Rick Saccone eyes bid for lieutenant governor

BY: - July 19, 2021

Lieutenant governors run on a separate ticket than gubernatorial candidates in Pennsylvania primary elections, and then whoever wins the primary joins their party’s nominee on the ticket for the general election. This generally allows for pretty wide open lieutenant governors in the spring every four years.

Pgh is getting its first drive-thru medical marijuana dispensary

BY: - July 17, 2021

The Healing Research Center in Robinson Township is expected to officially open on Fri., July 30 and will operate Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Allegheny Co. President Judge Kim Clark says systemic racism exists in courts

BY: - July 12, 2021

Clark, who has served as a judge since 1999, and as president judge since 2018, is the first Black person to hold the top position in Allegheny County history.

Pittsburgh’s Chinatown receives historic designation, group seeks funds for a plaque

BY: - July 12, 2021

OCA Pittsburgh is raising $7,000 on GoFundMe to complete the bronze plaque to commemorate Pittsburgh's Chinatown.

‘What Homewood can become is limitless,’ Pgh community activist says

BY: - July 8, 2021

Despite the shift, Homewood Children’s Village CEO Walter Lewis believes Homewood remains a neighborhood full of creative energy.

Pgh to get e-scooter pilot program thanks to provision included in the state budget

BY: - July 4, 2021

E-scooters are ridden while standing, and typically travel the speed of cyclists. They are different from electric mopeds (like Scoobi) and electric-assist bikes, aka e-bikes.

COMMENTARY

Pa. lawmakers look to take a bite out of food delivery fees paid by restaurants | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - July 2, 2021

"The average consumer just doesn't care. They want convenience," one frustrated restaurant owner said.