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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.

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.

Pa. cops made more than 20K marijuana arrests during the pandemic | Analysis

BY: - March 22, 2021

2020 had the third most adult marijuana-related arrests in Pennsylvania of any year since 2009.

SWPA pipeline that provides nat.gas to Shell cracker plant is under investigation for possible corrosion

BY: - March 19, 2021

The Falcon Pipeline will run 98 miles through Southwestern Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio and will deliver ethane to the cracker plant in Beaver County, which will refine the natural gas liquid into plastic pellets.

Pittsburgh passed an eviction moratorium. Now its pols are quarreling over who gets credit | Analysis

BY: - March 8, 2021

An economic debate has turned into a political with two of the Steel City's most high-profile pols clashing over it.

Parents are worried public strife at Pgh Public Schools is undermining goals to grow the city

BY: - February 26, 2021

For some Lawrenceville residents, particularly young families, there is “The Lawrenceville Problem.”

Pa.’s parking-protected bike lane bill named in memory of Pgh resident Susan Hicks

BY: - February 10, 2021

"This year we hope to honor Susan, Emily, and the many others whose lives have been lost in bicycle and pedestrian crashes by getting it to the governor's desk," Rep. Sara Innamorato said.

COMMENTARY

How Trump loyalist Ted Cruz managed to annoy all of Pittsburgh | Analysis

BY: - January 21, 2021

The Texas Republican repeated tired lines about Pittsburgh that Trump used to justify his terrible decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate agreement.

Pgh. City Council shifts over $9M away from police, Mon-Oakland Connector in proposed budget

BY: - December 16, 2020

Pittsburgh City Council offered amendments Tuesday to Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto’s 2021 budget proposal.

Vanquished W. Pa. congressional hopeful, who’s part of of GOP ballot suit, praised mail-in voting earlier this year

BY: - November 23, 2020

In April, the former GOP congressional hopeful said the state's mail-in balloting law put "in place" a system that "can safeguard public health & protect the voting process." He encouraged people to "use it!"