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The scene of a deadly mass shooting at an Airbnb party in Pittsburgh’s Deutschtown neighborhood

New Pgh youth programs get a boost from state gun violence-prevention funding

BY: - May 11, 2022

The local groups who received funding took a variety of approaches to providing positive support.

Pennsylvania oil lobby keeps abandoned wells unplugged

BY: - May 10, 2022

The oil and gas industry could jeopardize federal funding to clean up the state’s thousands of abandoned and leaking wells.

Rochelle Jackson, founder and director of the BWPA

New survey highlights inequities faced by Black women in Pittsburgh

BY: - May 8, 2022

'We need folks to recognize that these reports and data, these statistics, these experiences, they are real,' advocate Rochelle Jackson said.

This is the anti-violence expert advocates want on Allegheny County’s jail oversight board

BY: - May 5, 2022

University of Pittsburgh professor, and anti-violence expert, Richard Garland says he's the man for the job.

As it turns 125, an embattled W.Pa. borough looks to the future

BY: - May 2, 2022

North Braddock, a Pgh suburb, has shed population and jobs. Community leaders are looking to rebuild.

Pa. Supreme court case challenges parole ban for felony-murder convictions

BY: - April 18, 2022

Lawyers for the appellants, who were teens when they were convicted and spent decades behind bars, call it a 'first-of-its-kind' case.

Point Park University to hold first Lavender Graduation for LGBTQ students

BY: - April 10, 2022

By Tia Bailey PITTSBURGH —  A Lavender Graduation, or Lav Grad, is a ceremony that honors members of the LGBTQIA+ community who have earned degrees at various colleges and universities. This year, Point Park University will host its inaugural Lavender Graduation to recognize the achievements and successes of LQBTQIA+ students and allies of the community who are a part of […]

Progressive incumbent women were snubbed by Allegheny Co. Dem Committee. Does it matter?

BY: - April 4, 2022

The county party opted to endorse their primary opponents on May 17. It wasn't unfamiliar territory.

Oh Deer: Here’s how you can help Pittsburgh collect data on urban wildlife encounters

BY: - March 30, 2022

By Jordana Rosenfeld PITTSBURGH —  The city of Pittsburgh would like to know, on a scale of one to five, how much you enjoy seeing skunks within city limits. Do you “intensely dislike” encountering Pittsburgh’s city skunks or do you enjoy seeing them “very much”? Has a skunk ever sprayed you within city limits? City […]

Allegheny Co. Port Authority extends free fares through March 27

BY: - March 21, 2022

The public transit agency announced the free fare program last week, saying it had been prompted to move by driver shortages.

Pgh study to examine how structural racism affects dementia in city’s Black communities

BY: - March 18, 2022

The RAND Corporation and Pitt study will involve 1,100 residents of the Hill District and Homewood.

Hit with staff shortages, Allegheny Co. Port Authority turns to free fares for taxed riders

BY: - March 17, 2022

The free fares started Tuesday and will wrap up on Sunday, March 20, officials said.