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Mayor Ed Gainey promised police changes, but Pittsburghers differ over way forward

Since being elected mayor, he has proceeded cautiously.

By Ariel Worthy/WESA

Gainey tells GOP Pittsburgh ‘would be excited to host’ 2024 presidential convention, but not everyone agrees

“Pittsburgh is a world-class city primed for economic recovery and downtown revitalization as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.”

By Ariel Worthy/WESA

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Ed Gainey inaugurated as 61st mayor — and first Black mayor — of Pittsburgh

“I love this city. Without this city I would not be who I am today,” Gainey said after being sworn in shortly before 2 p.m. “We will work to make Pittsburgh the Pittsburgh you voted for.”

By Chris Potter/WESA

A year after George Floyd’s murder, Black Pa. lawmakers double down on push for police accountability

His death led to changes to some police practices last summer, but racial justice advocates say that was only the beginning.

By Sam Dunklau

Gainey all but certain to become Pittsburgh’s first Black mayor; Peduto concedes in Democratic primary

E Gainey’s win is all the more notable, and presumably more painful for the incumbent, because he and Peduto were once allies.

By Chris Potter/WESA

Should college athletes be paid?

Last month, California became the first state to make it legal for college athletes to be compensated for the use of their names, images and likenesses. Athletes will also be allowed to hire agents to represent them to seek out deals.

By Scott LaMar/WITF