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Pittsburgh City Council extends coronavirus eviction ban

The legislation would ban landlords from evicting tenants for nonpayment of rent, if the failure to pay stems from the coronavirus.

By Ariel Worthy/WESA

Symptoms aren’t just ‘in people’s heads’: Clinic helps COVID-19 long-haulers recover

More than 200 people have been treated at the UPMC Post COVID-19 Recovery Clinic since it opened last year.

By Maria Scapellato/WESA

How southwestern Pennsylvania is rethinking transportation

The coronavirus pandemic may mean a significant shift in how southwestern Pennsylvania’s planning agency approaches its work.

By Margaret J. Krauss/WESA

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Despite new Pa. guidelines, limited supply will prevent many who qualify from getting COVID vaccine

Western Pennsylvania’s two largest medical systems both say that despite the state’s new COVID vaccination guidelines, their ability to vaccinate patients is extremely finite.

By Sarah Boden/WESA

UPMC inoculates remote employees, while other frontline workers wait for COVID-19 vaccine

The state’s largest health care system has been vaccinating non-clinical and non-patient facing staff, including those who work at home, employees say.

By Sarah Boden/WESA, Kiley Koscinski/WESA and Liz Reid/WESA

‘I was honest’: How educators addressed the insurrection at the Capitol

Jadyn Gibson’s African-American literature class spent last Thursday discussing the foreshadowing and tension they had felt building during President Donald Trump’s administration.

By Sarah Schneider/WESA

Refiled charges against protesters touches off dispute between Pittsburgh mayor and district attorney

Charges against two dozen protesters from last summer’s demonstrations against police brutality are being refiled.

By Katie Blackley/WESA

Mother on hunger strike says she will continue pressing Duquesne for answers in son’s death

Dannielle Brown spent much of 2020 on a hunger strike to protest her son’s death at Duquesne University.

By Ariel Worthy/WESA

Virtual panel discussion marks premiere of film of August Wilson’s ‘Ma Rainey’

“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” was August Wilson’s first play to hit Broadway. Now it’s his second to become a feature film.

By Bill O'Driscoll/WESA

Travel the world virtually as Pitt’s nationality rooms celebrate traditions

The classrooms located in Pitt’s Cathedral of Learning reflect the culture and design from different countries around the world. Dozens of videos with crafts, cooking and music are available to view online.

By Katie Blackley/WESA