Allegheny Co. Exec. Rich Fitzgerald vetoes minimum wage hike for county employees

BY: - June 14, 2023

Fitzgerald said his motivation is not to thwart income growth for employees but to underscore powers that are reserved for administration.

Allegheny Co. judicial candidates spar over labor endorsements

BY: - May 7, 2023

Patrick Sweeney, Anthony DeLuca, and Andy Szefi are facing off in a 3-way contest in the May primary.

The 2023 Democratic primary for Allegheny Co. DA. The issues, the candidates

BY: - May 4, 2023

Six-term incumbent prosecutor Stephen Zappala faces public defender Matt Dugan in the high-profile contest.

Is Pittsburgh’s weird terrain making the already-dodgy air quality even dodgier?

BY: - April 25, 2023

Outside the Mon Valley, Southwestern Pennsylvanians are still subject to the whims of earth and wind, although experts say it’s hard to generalize about the ways air pollution is dispersed and concentrated.

Do political endorsement fees in Allegheny County deter candidate diversity?

BY: - March 13, 2023

'As a group, Black and brown people are at the bottom economically in this country. [The fees are] a prohibition for people from these groups to seek this endorsement,' an advocate said

How will the ruling in Pa.’s school funding lawsuit impact Allegheny County’s districts?

BY: - February 17, 2023

'Now is the time for Pennsylvania to stand strong and demand a funding formula that works for all students,' Sto-Rox Superintendent Megan Van Fossan said.

Pa. Rep. Deluzio urges DOJ to take a closer look at Post-Gazette purchase of Pittsburgh City Paper

BY: - February 14, 2023

A subsidiary of the PG acquired the City Paper in January.

Pittsburgh’s Fern Hollow Bridge to reopen at the end of December, less than a year after collapse

BY: - December 21, 2022

'This is not just a city of Pittsburgh celebration or victory,' Mayor Ed Gainey said. 'This is a state victory because we got it up quicker than ever before.'

Allegheny Co. Councilor Bennett jumps into county executive race; vows progressive reforms

BY: - December 13, 2022

'I have fought for workers, the incarcerated, and those who don't have a voice to fight for themselves,' Bennett said.

One of Pittsburghs famed yellow bridges (Brookings Institution image).

‘Someone spit on me’: These are the barriers to stable housing for Pgh’s homeless community

BY: - December 8, 2022

For many people experiencing homelessness, being without stable housing compounds every other problem.

Coalition invites community participation to envision a better future for Black Pittsburghers

BY: - November 17, 2022

The event takes place on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Obama Academy in East Liberty. Admission is free, but registration is encouraged.

Rev. Richard Freeman stands in front of Resurrection Baptist Church in Braddock CP Photo: Jared Wickerham

In PGH, faith leaders reject rising Christian nationalism movement

BY: - November 2, 2022

'This isn’t new to me. It’s just louder than I’ve seen it in a long, long, long time,' the Rev. Richard Freeman said.