Council advances panhandling restrictions, pregnancy protections

The amended panhandling law makes it illegal for beggars to approach drivers using Pittsburgh’s new electronic pay stations.

Propel plans for charter school in Sto-Rox advances

Sto-Rox loses its bid for a stay against the creation of a Propel charter school in its district.

The prescription problem: Tighter restrictions placed on hydrocodone

The DEA has approved changes to the scheduling classification of hydrocodone, set to take effect Monday, to halt misuse of the drug.

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DA drops complaint against attorney Fred Rabner in drug case

The confidential informant was located and agreed to testify at an upcoming trial, making the prosecution’s motion against Fred Rabner moot.


Pitt honors St. Louis professor during 3-day science event

Jeffrey I. Gordon, an expert on the influence of microbes in the human gut, today receives the Dickson Prize at Pitt’s Science 2014.

Hill District 'bank' takes in, gives out diapers

The cost of diapers is daunting, but not using them can block low-income families from sending children to day care and preschool.


Transparency in government

The City-County Building on Grant Street.
Many public officials have pledged to make information about their administrations readily available to the public.

How are city, county and state governments doing on those commitments? This page helps track the answer.


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