Jill Biden touts Bidenomics in Pittsburgh
The discussion took place in Mill 19 at Hazelwood Green, a growing industrial park featuring robotics and biomedical engineering where the former Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp. plant once hulked over the Monongahela River.
Allegheny County executive race a generational decision between Innamorato, Rockey
Democrat Sara Innamorato and Republican Joe Rockey are vying to be Allegheny County's first new chief executive in 20 years.
Biden campaign launches new ad focused on the president’s Scranton roots
A new ad from the Biden-Harris 2024 campaign points to President Joe Biden’s upbringing in Scranton as giving him a unique perspective on — and empathy for— the struggles of middle class Americans. “He grew up a middle-class kid in a middle-class town,” the ad’s voiceover begins, “and while Joe Biden’s traveled far and wide, […]
After a Pittsburgh coal processing plant closed, ER visits plummeted
After the closure, Taranto said, ACCAN encouraged the Allegheny County health department to pull together some retrospective health studies. In 2018, Dr. Deborah Gentile documented a 41.6 percent drop in uncontrolled pediatric asthma two years following Shenango’s shuttering.
Jury sentences gunman in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting to death
Robert Bowers, 50, was convicted of killing 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue in 2018. The jury decided he should receive the death penalty.
Allegheny County Dems select Lindsay Powell for House special election
PITTSBURGH – On Saturday, Democrats in Allegheny County selected Pittsburgh-area nonprofit director Lindsay Powell to be their nominee in a special election that will determine the balance of power in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Powell, who is director of workforce strategies at the economic development coalition InnovatePGH, will run for the House District 21 […]
Pittsburgh receives $50 million HUD grant for Hill District revitalization
PITTSBURGH — The Bedford Dwellings Housing Complex in the city’s Hill District neighborhood has received a $50 million neighborhood revitalization grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. U.S. Rep. Summer Lee, D-12th District, made the announcement Friday along with U.S. Sens. Bob Casey and John Fetterman. The funds from the Choice Neighborhood […]
Shapiro touts proposed K-12 spending in Pittsburgh, saying it gives every kid ‘a fair shot’
During Shapiro's stop in Allegheny County to discuss his plan to address the educator staffing shortage and proposed investments in K-12 classrooms, Tamara Sanders-Woods urged leaders to ask: “And how are the educators?”
Study finds community-led prevention approach reduces opioid overdose deaths in Pa. counties
The research conducted by the University of Pittsburgh analyzed data on overdose deaths from 48 Pennsylvania counties from 2016-2019, found that the opioid overdose death rates in counties that implemented a community-led approach with the help of the Pennsylvania Overdose Reduction Technical Assistance Center (ORTAC), which provides support to counties fighting opioid use, was “consistently lower” than in other counties.
Utility Commission fines Peoples Gas $195,000 for 2019 gas leak in Moon
Peoples Gas faces a $195,000 civil penalty from a gas leak three years ago that left hundreds of Moon residents without service amid chilly winter temperatures.
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.