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Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh says its president’s resignation won’t affect labor dispute

Both the interim head of the union and a nationally known media-business analyst said the move won’t have a major impact on the long-running labor dispute at the paper.

By Bill O'Driscoll/WESA

Commission votes to remove Columbus statue, but its fate remains uncertain

Pittsburgh’s Art Commission voted unanimously today to remove the statue of Christopher Columbus that has stood in Schenley Park for generations.

By Bill O'Driscoll/WESA

Who has final say on public art? Debate continues prior to hearing on Pittsburgh’s Columbus statue

Calls to remove Pittsburgh’s Columbus statue date at least to the 1990s.

By Bill O'Driscoll/WESA

Voting rights the focus at delayed Pittsburgh Juneteenth celebration

Pittsburgh’s Juneteenth festivities are different this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

By Bill O'Driscoll/WESA

Art commission to discuss fate of Pittsburgh’s Columbus statue

More than a dozen U.S. cities have recently unseated their own statues honoring the Genovese explorer. Protesters have pulled down many more.

By Bill O'Driscoll/WESA

Pittsburgh museums reopen but struggle to draw crowds

When the coronavirus pandemic hit back in March, museums and other cultural centers around the country were forced to close. Now many are deeply concerned about the future.

By Bill O'Driscoll/WESA

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh employees allege racism, mistreatment of workers

About 100 current or former employees signed an open letter charging the institution with racism and poor treatment of workers.

By Bill O'Driscoll/WESA

Comedy theater offers Pittsburgh’s first outdoor performance series during the pandemic

For nearly five months, the coronavirus pandemic has confined Pittsburgh’s performing-arts groups almost exclusively to online programming.

By Bill O'Driscoll/WESA

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