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Pgh anti-eviction advocate is running for constable to reform the little understood Pa. position

BY: - October 14, 2021

Constables serve eviction papers. Former journalist Jacob Klinger wants to use the job to help those in trouble.

Marijuana-related arrests decreased sharply nationwide in 2020, but not in Pa., FBI data shows

BY: - October 10, 2021

The FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, police estimated over 350,000 arrests reported for marijuana-related violations last year, a decrease compared to the 545,602 marijuana-related arrests in 2019.

Is Pgh City Council poised to wield more clout ahead of mayoral transition?

BY: - October 6, 2021

With Mayor Bill Peduto officially a lame duck, some members of council want to retake control of areas of city government where he ruled

Pgh event will celebrate a half-century of queer media in Pennsylvania

BY: - October 5, 2021

Co-creator of QBurgh, Jeff Freedman, describes the exhibit as a well-documented history for the LGBTQ community in Pennsylvania.

Pgh residents share polarized views on future of city’s Columbus Day Parade

BY: - October 3, 2021

The annual celebration is scheduled for Oct. 9 in the Bloomfield neighborhood.

Advocates, elected officials call on UPMC to raise wages and improve community outreach

BY: - September 30, 2021

'At UPMC, Black workers, particularly Black women workers, are concentrated in the hospital jobs that pay their lowest wages,' one activist said

Alle.Co. Port Authority nabs $216M COVID grant; will use money to recover from pandemic losses

BY: - September 26, 2021

'Public transit is vitally important to our region’s recovery from this global pandemic,' a spokesperson said.

Pgh City Council bill seeks to ban cats from being declawed

BY: - September 23, 2021

Violators would be punished with fine of up to $500 for each offense under the proposal sponsored by Councilmember Bobby Wilson

Allegheny County Jail board ends contract with C-SAU, warden Harper objects

BY: - September 22, 2021

With the contract removed, Allegheny County President Judge Kim Clark expressed her concerns during the meeting about the jail’s capacity to comply by Dec. 6 with a ballot referendum which bans solitary condiment, as well as the use of restraints and chemical weapons. Clark said she trusts ACJ warden Orlando Harper to do the right thing and comply with the referendum by Dec. 6.

Allegheny County ran out of pediatric ICU beds and added tents to increase bed capacity

BY: - September 21, 2021

On Sept. 17, UPMC announced the opening of a medical tent for the hospital’s Emergency Department in a tweet that called the number of children coming in as “historic.” Children’s hospital is the only pediatric hospital in the Pittsburgh region.

Pittsburgh Public Schools superintendent Anthony Hamlet resigns

BY: - September 9, 2021

As announced by Pittsburgh Public School district solicitor Ira Weiss, PPS superintendent Anthony Hamlet will resign from his position on Oct. 1. Hamlet served more than five years as the superintendent for the region’s largest public school district, and he was sworn in as PPS superintendent in July 2016.

Controversial Allegheny County Jail contractor has criminal history, served time in U.K.

BY: - September 3, 2021

The contractor, Joseph Garcia, also once warned of a race war against correctional officers