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Visitors are returning to Pittsburgh museums, sometimes at pre-pandemic levels

The coronavirus pandemic is as big a challenge as most Pittsburgh arts groups have ever faced. But while performance troupes are only just beginning to resume indoor, in-person performances, many of the city’s museums say attendance has been rebounding for months.

By Bill O'Driscoll/WESA

Updated: September 8, 2021 | 2:58 pm

Pittsburgh Public Schools superintendent resigns amid ethics controversy, transportation fallout

A recent report from the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission faulted Anthony Hamlet for problems that include his handling of travel reimbursements.

By Sarah Schneider/WESA

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Pittsburgh will help to resettle refugees fleeing Afghanistan crisis

The designated resettlement agencies plan to work with about a dozen organizations, as well as the city of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, to secure housing, food, clothing, and other essential items for new arrivals.

By An-Li Herring/WESA

Pittsburgh restaurants battle red tape to get federal COVID funding only to have the money snatched away

Nationally, the Small Business Administration withheld funding from 2,965 applicants who initially had been approved to receive the money..

By An-Li Herring/WESA

Pittsburgh museum returns lion attack display to public view

X-rays have confirmed that the figure contains a human skull and jaw, presenting an ethical problem for the museum, which does not know where those remains originated.

By The Associated Press

Jewish congregation again asks DOJ to ‘abandon its quest for the death penalty’ in Tree of Life case

“We are desirous of seeing justice meted out in a manner that is both consistent with our religious values and that spares us from the painful ordeal of prolonged legal maneuvering,” Dor Hadash Congregation President Bruce Herschlag wrote.

By An-Li Herring/WESA

Pittsburgh businessman announces long-shot bid to buy the Pirates

“I just want to make the team relevant, and I think I have a plan to make that happen,” said Ty Ballou.

By Bill O'Driscoll/WESA

Harris to visit Pittsburgh amid push for infrastructure plan

The visit comes as President Joe Biden’s administration pushes a massive infrastructure plan in Congress.

By The Associated Press