NEW SPIN ON 'RIDE-SHARE'


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Fifty bike kiosks, like the one above in Market Square, Downtown, will offer short-term rentals of 500 bicycles across Pittsburgh when the city’s Healthy Ride bike-share program debuts next weekend.

 Niki Rogers goes through her belongings behind her tent while Dave Gloss, clinical outreach coordinator for Operation Safety Net, talks to other clients who camp out along Second Avenue.

Pittsburgh’s homeless live in fear of eviction from camps

When a Pittsburgh-led crackdown on homeless camps in 2013 forced residents to move, some settled under an overpass along Second Avenue.



 Gretchen Shipley, a San Diego attorney who has created a practice around education and technology, said there have always been student-teacher relationships, but it's been a more of a growing problem because of social media and "the ease with which you can talk with each other.”

School districts tighten social media contacts among teachers, students

Teacher-student sex scandals in Plum and elsewhere have prompted a review of the use of social media and texting by educators.



 Math teacher Ro Casciato, center, goes over a calculus problem in class at Pittsburgh Allderdice High School on May 19. Working with her are juniors Dawill Holc, 17, and Sofia Vidic, 17. Seeing the class was part of a tour to show how Gates grant money was being used to improve the learning environment. At left is senior Nadeem Demian, 17.

Pittsburgh schools to get less than $78 million in announced grants

Strict rules on spending grant money limit its use. “I think the money enabled us to try some different things,” said the union leader.



 Pirates closer Mark Melancon delivers to the plate May 9 against the Cardinals at PNC Park.

Ron Cook: Back end of Pirates bullpen as solid as ever

After Charlie Morton made his season debut, he took great comfort from knowing he was giving the ball to Tony Watson and Mark Melancon.



 Using a graphic novel theme, Carnegie Mellon University students have developed a game called "Decisions that Matter" that focuses on the choices bystanders make when a sexual assault might take place. This is a frame from the game.

CMU interactive 'game' focuses on sex assault bystanders

The game puts the player in the scene as a bystander at a sex assault, allows them to make decisions and then has different outcomes.



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"Flashes of Freedom" by Zambelli as seen from Grandview Avenue atop Mt. Washington.
There's plenty to do and see around Pittsburgh during the summer.

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Lunch-hour program helps employees lose weight, get active

University of Pittsburgh researchers say Bayer employees in the Group Lifestyle Balance program cut their risk of diabetes, heart disease.



Keystone Ride Project

Pittsburgh fitness experts provide training strategies to get ready for the MS 150 Keystone Ride in July.


 

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Ron Cook: Back end of Pirates bullpen as solid as ever

After Charlie Morton made his season debut, he took great comfort from knowing he was giving the ball to Tony Watson and Mark Melancon.



Steelers begin OTAs with questions surrounding defense

Steelers OTAs begin today with few questions about the offense and many about the defense.


 



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Lunch-hour program helps employees lose weight, get active

University of Pittsburgh researchers say Bayer employees in the Group Lifestyle Balance program cut their risk of diabetes, heart disease.



Keystone Ride Project

Pittsburgh fitness experts provide training strategies to get ready for the MS 150 Keystone Ride in July.


 

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Conformity on the right

GOP candidates are being forced to march in lockstep.



Pollution source: The lung association’s air report deceives again

The American Lung Association’s presentation again misleads the public on pollution in the three-state, 12-county Pittsburgh metro region.


 

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