Pa. General Assembly extends Fern Hollow Bridge disaster declaration
The extension lasts until September 30, 2022.
‘We can’t slow down’: In Pgh, Biden talks infrastructure, manufacturing and supply chain disruptions
Speaking from Mill 19 at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Biden first took a moment to address the bridge collapse that occurred in Pittsburgh early Friday morning.
Long awaited sidewalk planned for Pittsburgh’s Hazelwood neighborhood
The new $1.2 million construction project involves replacing the current sidewalk, curbs, and curb ramps along Irvine Street to provide safe access for pedestrians and cyclists. Construction is planned to begin in the spring of 2022.
Allegheny County Jail board ends contract with C-SAU, warden Harper objects
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.
Pay your own way USGA | Colin McNickle
By Colin McNickle Neither a financial nor moral (and certainly not a “good-government”) case can be made for using taxpayer dollars to subsidize the uber-rich sport of professional golf at the Oakmont Country Club, says a senior scholar at the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy. “In sum … there is no reasonable case to be […]
‘What Homewood can become is limitless,’ Pgh community activist says
Despite the shift, Homewood Children’s Village CEO Walter Lewis believes Homewood remains a neighborhood full of creative energy.
Activists criticize level of funding for Pittsburgh Police Department in 2021 budget proposal
By Amanda Waltz PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and his administration have received criticism from some advocates for what they say is prioritizing police funding over the needs of under-served communities, especially during a pandemic that has left many residents struggling. Activists believe there is too high an allocation towards the police department in the City […]
Duquesne University proposes full-time faculty cuts amid pandemic, financial uncertainty
These changes will allegedly reduce the overall faculty size by less than 5 percent.
Uber ends autonomous-vehicle pursuit, sells to Pittsburgh-based Aurora Innovation
Uber's Advanced Technology Group had been working on developing autonomous vehicles for several years in Pittsburgh, and their AVs were tested on Pittsburgh streets.
A changing story by police on a rural Pa. shooting helped fuel white vigilantes and misinformation
The incident made national news for a day, another thread in the country’s ongoing struggle with racism. But a closer examination by Spotlight PA and Pittsburgh City Paper reveals a changing narrative by law enforcement authorities the next day, the effects those inconsistencies had in how the story was portrayed, and how local community members took up arms in response.
Allegheny Co. sees uptick in COVID-19 cases, suspends on-site alcohol sales
The order, County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said, will allow bars and restaurants to remain open, but they will not be allowed to serve alcohol other than for state-approved takeout options. The order will take effect at 5 p.m. on June 30.
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