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With winds howling outside up to 40 mph, the power went out about 15 minutes into Monday’s meeting.
A $10.7 million surplus is expected at end of this year.
A resident with a home assessed at the median value of $15,350 would pay an additional $23.14 in taxes if the hike is approved in December.
Mayor Bill Peduto wants to make the city’s Bureau of Building Inspection, now part of the Department of Public Safety, its own department.
Common Pleas Judge Anthony Mariani vacated a three- to six-month jail term for Abdula Jamar “A.J.” Richardson, 38, of Sheraden.
The task force faced problems identifying its mission and goals, members said.
The goal of the initiative is to have all veterans off the streets by the end of 2015.
The ordinance raises the fee for a valet parking operator licenses from $100 to $200, though the fee for renewing licenses will remain $100.
The county controller said the independent board that selects recipients rubber-stamps a county department’s recommendations.
Jeremy Scahill has made his mark writing about the powers and politics behind conflicts around the world.
After criticism last week for using a county vehicle for politics, Mr. Fitzgerald won’t take reimbursement for using his personal vehicle.
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto said moving the work out of Public Safety will make it easier to serve builders and conduct safety inspections.
County Council backs open-burn regulations and gas-drilling lease at county airport, while drilling opponents push for moratorium.
County Controller Chelsa Wagner’s office began auditing the use of the county’s vehicle fleet in August.
State Rep. Jesse White, D-Cecil, lost his re-election bid Tuesday amid social media missteps and a Republican push to take over the seat.
A foul stench roused Jody Handley in Squirrel Hill every morning around 2:30 a.m., forcing her to shut the windows.
On the day before the election for governor, Democrat Tom Wolf fired up union activists at the United Steelworkers headquarters, Downtown.
Free rides to the polls and a voter hotline are just a few of the services local community groups are offering voters on Nov. 4.
America Votes, a dark-money group aligned with the Democratic Party, has flooded Pittsburgh-area homes with get-out-the-vote mailings.