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In Senate campaign stop, Arkoosh visits Pittsburgh to talk infrastructure

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Val Arkoosh visited Hazelwood Green to learn about Allegheny County’s infrastructure plans.

By Lucy Perkins/WESA

A tool to create affordable housing in Pittsburgh is about to expire

“It’s a no-brainer to permanently adopt [inclusionary zoning] for Lawrenceville. All our neighbors should be able to continue to call Lawrenceville home as it grows."”
By Margaret J. Krauss/WESA

‘A total disgrace:’ Police review board report on Pittsburgh bar fight paints troubling picture

According to the report, four detectives consumed dozens of alcoholic drinks while surveilling an individual they believed to be involved in the drug trade.

By Liz Reid/WESA

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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

Pittsburgh takes big step toward electing first Black mayor

Bill Peduto had been seeking a third term. Late Tuesday, he called to congratulate Ed Gainey, a five-term state representative.

By The Associated Press

‘No-Knock’ ballot measure in Pittsburgh could open door to more police accountability, activists hope

If voters answer yes on May 18th, the city charter would require police to knock and announce their presence at a home, and then wait at least 15 seconds for occupants to answer before entering.

By Chris Potter/WESA

Pittsburgh is the perfect place to talk infrastructure, Buttigieg says

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said that while infrastructure was the theme of his visit, “the point of this plan is jobs.”

By Margaret J. Krauss/WESA

Activists want open data about how Pittsburgh police use ‘less-lethal’ weapons

“These are the same things that are being rejected by other cities. Why not ours?”

By Kiley Koscinski/WESA

Architect behind World Trade Center memorial to redesign Tree of Life synagogue

Tree of Life Rabbi Jeffrey Myers said the new space is the beginning of the synagogue’s efforts to create a “Makom Kodesh,” a safe space for the community.

By Lucy Perkins/WESA

Coronavirus cases in Allegheny County are slowly declining

at the beginning of April there were about 425 new cases a day. Now the county is tracking roughly 350 cases a day.

By Sarah Boden/WESA