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Over one month in hunger strike, mother still demands answers from Duquesne University

Marquis Jaylen Brown died in October 2018 after he fell from the window of his dorm on the 16th floor of Brottier Hall on Duquesne’s campus.

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Pittsburgh police review board could get more power if voters say so in November

Voters in the city of Pittsburgh will get to decide in November whether to give the Citizen Police Review Board more power.

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Ross Township Police reviewing officer’s social media posts about protesters

A Ross Township Police officer’s social-media activity is under investigation, and a personal Facebook page has been taken down after 90.5 WESA called township officials about posts that mocked protesters, including one that joked about running over them.

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How a Pittsburgh businesswoman pivoted to take on pandemic, racism crises: ‘People need to undo what’s been done within themselves’

Lakeisha Wolf is a first-generation Pittsburgher who has been an activist since her time in college at Penn State.​
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Pittsburgh mayor responds to activists’ demands for police reform

Last week, activists presented 12 demands for overhauling law enforcement to city and county officials.

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City controller says Pittsburgh already hurt by drop in parking, other taxes

Mayor Bill Peduto has said the city will have a shortfall of “tens of millions of dollars this year."
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