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.
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.