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AlleCo Port Authority to allow e-bikes on Pgh-area transit vehicles with new pilot program

BY: - August 30, 2021

This pilot policy does not apply to the Duquesne Incline, which is run by a private company, not the Port Authority.

Why are some Pittsburgh industries seeing persistent labor shortages?

BY: - August 18, 2021

Economists say Pittsburgh’s demographics are likely playing a part in the lack of workers

Hall of Famer Josh Gibson’s record-breaking home run to be memorialized in Monessen

BY: - July 22, 2021

Negro Leagues star Josh Gibson died before Major League Baseball broke the color barrier. He's finally getting his due from his home state.

Pgh to get e-scooter pilot program thanks to provision included in the state budget

BY: - July 4, 2021

E-scooters are ridden while standing, and typically travel the speed of cyclists. They are different from electric mopeds (like Scoobi) and electric-assist bikes, aka e-bikes.

Two large air pollution sources will soon be offline. Will Allegheny County’s air quality future be as clean as it can be?

BY: - June 25, 2021

Pittsburgh consistently ranks as one of the worst regions for air quality in the U.S., usually matching the smoggy cities of California’s central valley.

Allegheny Co. studying feasibility of multi-use trail along the Turtle Creek Valley

BY: - June 16, 2021

The goal is to connect the Westmoreland Heritage Trail in Trafford to the Great Allegheny Passage, leading to Downtown Pittsburgh and beyond.

Alle. Co. DA Zappala faces calls for resignation from fellow W.Pa Democrats

BY: - June 6, 2021

By Ryan Deto PITTSBURGH — Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala has faced significant fallout for an email he sent in May to his deputy prosecutors forbidding them from offering any plea deals to the clients of a well-known Black lawyer who five days prior criticized Zappala’s office for being “systematically racist.” The American Civil Liberties Union is calling for […]

E-bikes coming to Pgh’s Healthy Ride bike share thanks to grant from Heinz Endowments

BY: - May 29, 2021

“That just feels sort of like you have a superpower when you’re going up hills,” White told WESA-FM about the potential of e-bikes.

Criminal justice reforms, progressive victories, and other takeaways from Pgh.’s historic 2021 primary election | Analysis

BY: - May 23, 2021

Allegheny County voters also approved a ballot initiative that would limit the use of solitary confinement at the Allegheny County Jail. A “yes” on that question received 69 percent of the vote.

As Allegheny Co. Council forms police review board, one member shares story of being racially profiled

BY: - April 30, 2021

"It happened to me. If it happened to me, it happens to too many! We gotta do what’s right," Councilmember DeWitt Walton said in an emotional speech.

United Mine Workers union comes out in support of transition to clean energy

BY: - April 22, 2021

Fossil fuel labor unions and environmentalists have often been at odds, and in large part, still are in Southwestern Pennsylvania, but UMWA’s support may be a new starting point.

Pgh cops seek hundreds of sponge rounds, smoke grenades, and other less-lethal weapons

BY: - April 20, 2021

This request for less-lethal weapons stock comes as the Pittsburgh Police department is preparing for potential unrest from the conclusion of the trial of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.