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Pittsburgh group releases police reform recommendations

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto said the group’s recommendations would be a “guiding influence” as the city makes changes to police policies and budgets to restructure police operations.

By The Associated Press

Pittsburgh’s Columbus statue wrapped in plastic; mayor recommends removal

Mayor Bill Peduto said the work “can be better displayed in a private location that places Columbus, his memory and his history in different context.”

By The Associated Press

‘He forgot the forgotten man’: Biden blasts Trump at post-debate stop in Pittsburgh

Biden’s brief speech in Pittsburgh was part of a one-day whistlestop tour, with crowds kept small to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. 

By Chris Potter/WESA

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‘Pure politics’? Questions surround federal prosecution of Pennsylvania protesters

Nationally, the feds have made more than 300 arrests related to recent Black Lives Matter protests.

By An-Li Herring/WESA

Pittsburgh school board to consider comprehensive school arrest data analysis

The board is expected to vote on a resolution to “re-think” school safety.

By Sarah Schneider/WESA

Dramatic diorama raises ethical issues for Pittsburgh museum

Museum officials are considering whether to display the diorama in a way that makes it available for viewing but also easy to avoid for those who don’t want to see it.

By The Associated Press

Pitt researchers moving forward with COVID-19 antibody therapy

The researchers stressed that the Ab8 antibody component is not an alternative to a vaccine, but rather might become one of the tools that will lead to the end of the pandemic.

By Sarah Boden/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
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