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COMMENTARY

An Allegheny County judge called a Black juror ‘Aunt Jemima.’ What recourse does the public really have? | Analysis

BY: - February 11, 2020

Questionable conduct. Baffling rulings. Allegheny County has seen it all. But in the end, very little ever changes. But there's a solution if the public wants to embrace it.

W.Pa high school/middle school plans 35-hour vigil for victims of violence

BY: - February 2, 2020

Several speakers are already lined up to present, including Baldwin grad Tim Hindes, the creator of the Stronger than Hate logo, which was designed after the October 2018 Squirrel Hill synagogue shooting.

These Pa. families are using gender-affirming parenting to help their kids to explore their own identities

BY: - January 30, 2020

Supporting a child and building their self-esteem as it relates to their gender identity– is on the rise throughout the United States.

COMMENTARY

Defined by its three rivers, Pittsburgh must continue to fight for clean water | Opinion

BY: - January 26, 2020

Half of America’s rivers and streams are still degraded and considered impaired. We must not let the Clean Water Act be gutted by wrong-headed rule making.

W.Pa. House candidate who made offensive Facebook posts is staying in the race

BY: - January 23, 2020

Heather Kass is apparently staying in the race -- despite Facebook posts that many local Democratic committee members and public officials called “troubling.”

COMMENTARY

Why we must stand against American colonialism in the Middle East | Opinion

BY: - January 17, 2020

The United States does not actually care about democracy abroad, and we have only used that excuse when we sought to invade another country. 

COMMENTARY

‘We’re all gonna do great things’: New Allegheny County Council member Bethany Hallam looks to the year ahead

BY: - January 15, 2020

A new partnership with the Pittsburgh Current starts with a Q&A with the newest member of Allegheny County Council, Bethany Hallam.