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State Rep. Dan Frankel says gun violence a public health issue, hopeful for bipartisan support

State Rep. Dan Frankel said on Friday that he wants guns to get the same attention that e-cigarettes are receiving.

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Council to hold hearing after group calls for reparations for Pittsburgh’s black residents

Pittsburgh City Council approved a future public hearing on possible reparations for black residents. The idea was proposed by the New Afrikan Independence Party, which delivered a petition to council on Tuesday.

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Pittsburgh wants to hire more black officers, some say it has to change from within

Only 13 percent of city police officers are black, serving a community where blacks make up roughly one-quarter of the population
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State representatives hold public hearing on amending use of force laws

Rep. Summer Lee said the first hurdle the bills face is getting Republicans, who control the legislature, to give the bills a hearing.

By Ariel Worthy/WESA