Politics - Local


 Pittsburgh Police Zone One Commander RaShall Brackney stands alongside Marcus Alvarez, 16, of Northview Heights.

Police, community meet in East Liberty for racism summit

When the police give you an order, you might want to consider not only your rights, but also certain realities.

1 day ago


 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, shown in disguise, appeared on the CBS show "Undercover Boss" in December. The mayor's office today released a list of contributors who helped support the appearance.

Wagner and Peduto clash over paying for reality TV pledge

County Controller Wagner and the Peduto administration argue over VisitPittsburgh’s contribution to the mayor’s “Undercover Boss”promise.

2 days ago


North Huntingdon commissioners weigh storage tank plans

Western Westmoreland Municipal Authority wants to build a tank to hold excess rainwater and sewage for treatment.

4 days ago


Penn Township looks to ban fracking within 600-foot buffer zone

The proposed setback requirements are a source of consternation for residents who say they are worried about environmental and health risks.

4 days ago


North Versailles approves new police contract

The four-year contract includes yearly pay raises for officers.

4 days ago


 Mayor Bill Peduto chats with police Assistant Chief Scott Schubert at a promotion ceremony for Pittsburgh police in the City Council Chambers on Jan. 8.

'Watch this city grow:' Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto tackles Year Two

The mayor has gotten positive reviews, but his management of police has been his biggest shortcoming, observers say.

1 week ago


 Shenango resident John Paolone is surprised at the scope of the case against former township secretary/treasurer Brian Tanner. Mr. Tanner faces 500 counts of forgery and theft-related charges.

Shenango struggles to cope as former treasurer is charged with stealing nearly $800,000

In this close-knit township 50 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, everybody knows everybody, and everybody knows Brian Tanner.

1 week ago


 Mayor Bill Peduto speaks with Gov. Tom Corbett on his first day in office last year.

'Bike-lash,' budgets and battles: Mayor Bill Peduto's first year of 'culture change'

Mr. Peduto characterized his first year as an exercise in transforming city hall, from its leaders to its budgets, bureaus and authorities.

1 week ago


County Democratic Committee hikes fees for office seekers

Allegheny County candidates pay fees to be considered for endorsement, and for costs to print and distribute slate cards.

1 week ago


 City COuncilwoman Darlene Harris is a former president of council and member of the city school board.

Two candidates challenge Darlene Harris for Democratic nomination to City Council

Ms. Harris, who has said that she will run for re-election, has been a vociferous critic of Mayor Bill Peduto.

1 week ago


Monroeville council nixes bigger billboards on Parkway East

At a public hearing last week, more than 10 residents spoke against the proposed billboards.

1 week ago


Penn Hills seeks settlement with fired employees

Manager Mo Rayan has been given the authority to settle a suit filed by two code enforcement officers who were fired over residency rules.

1 week ago


 Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner discusses the findings of her audit today.

Controller says Allegheny County overpaid $200,000 in fuel taxes

Chelsa Wagner said her office discovered the overpayment in its audit of county vehicles and said it was due in part to poor record-keeping.

1 week ago


Heidelbaugh will not seek re-election to Allegheny County Council

Heather Heidelbaugh, a Republican from Mt. Lebanon, had said last month that she planned to run again for her at-large seat.

1 week ago


 "I don't know of one problem that any of us face, either personally or systematic problems, that isn't addressed by first having an open and honest dialogue," Mayor Bill Peduto said Wednesday on "The O'Reilly Factor."

On 'The O'Reilly Factor,' Peduto talks of repairing relations between police and blacks

The comments came a week after Pittsburgh police Chief Cameron McLay was pictured holding a sign that raised the ire of the police union.

2 weeks ago


Penn Hills holds line on taxes, carries over surplus

Some residents are asking that a portion of the surplus be used to expand the code enforcement department.

2 weeks ago


Murrysville to revise proposed comprehensive plan update

Council has agreed to strengthen language on oil and gas drilling in its 10-year comprehensive plan to reflect an emphasis on public health.

2 weeks ago


South at a glance: No new taxes in Carnegie

News and other happenings throughout the south communities.

2 weeks ago


Dormont honors late mayor Thomas Lloyd

Mr. Lloyd, who was borough mayor from 1993 through 2013 and a council member for 18 years before that, died Dec. 20 at age 82.

2 weeks ago


Mayor Peduto defends hiring 'dear friend'

Mr. Skrinjar, who was working as assistant director of senior programs in the parks department, said his departure was "not a retirement"

2 weeks ago


Lamb formally announces bid for re-election as Pittsburgh controller

Michael Lamb, who has been Pittsburgh’s controller since 2008, said his goal is a more transparent city government.

2 weeks ago


 Mayor Bill Peduto speaks during a police promotion ceremony Dec. 15.

Show’s early broadcast hampered disclosure of donor, Peduto says

Initially, CBS said the show would air in March, leading the mayor to believe he would have months to arrange the financial agreements.

2 weeks ago


Pittsburgh family leave bill offered

Natalia Rudiak’s legislation would extend six weeks of full paid family leave to city employees who have a child.

2 weeks ago


 Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay on New Year's Eve, holding a sign offered by the local activist group What's Up?! Pittsburgh. The photo was widely circulated on social media.

Mayor supports Chief McLay's embrace of anti-racism message

Mayor Peduto defends Chief McLay for posing with anti-racism sign for photograph taken and circulated on social media by activists.

3 weeks ago


Penn Hills budget proposal does not raise taxes

Council will vote on the $51.7 million budget at 3 p.m. today. The proposal contains a $6.3 million surplus.

3 weeks ago


 Debbie O'Dell Seneca

Embattled Washington County judge to step down

The judge has been the subject of complaints by local lawyers, some of whom have accused her of wrongdoing.

3 weeks ago


 Jan Rea has decided not to run for re-election to Allegheny County Council next year.

Allegheny County Council could have several new faces after next year

County council to lose it oldest member after a 2015 election that promises only modest turnover in other races.

4 weeks ago


 Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner.

Dispute arises over who gets to audit Sports & Exhibition Authority

County Controller Chelsa Wagner contends her office should review the city-county entity, but her efforts have been rebuffed.

4 weeks ago



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