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 Allegheny County Council member Sue Means at the Allegheny County Courthouse.

Allegheny County Councilwoman Means asks the tough questions

Republican Allegheny County Councilwoman Sue Means of Bethel Park asks tough questions and pushes conservative issues with modest success.

1 day ago


Allegheny County Council to consider constitutional amendment for voting rights

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. was in Pittsburgh this week to push the amendment, which Pittsburgh City Council also may consider.

5 days ago


 A driver gives plenty of room to a biker on Penn Avenue in Garfield.

Reducing street congestion major issue at Pittsburgh cyclist conference

Greater vehicle congestion is a potential problem in Pittsburgh. Bike lanes could help reduce number of vehicles.

6 days ago


Bike share bill passes

Pittsburgh City Council passed a resolution Tuesday setting the financing for the city’s coming bike share program in motion.

6 days ago


 Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald had told county council that he would veto any legislation that supported displaying the phrase ‘‘In God We Trust’’ in the County Courthouse, Downtown

Allegheny County Council rejects ‘In God We Trust’ motion

A bid to display the words in the County Courthouse failed with a 6-8 vote. Some members argued church and state should remain separate.

1 week ago


 Allegheny County Councilwoman Sue Means. R-Bethel Park, wants the county to post the motto “In God We Trust” in the courthouse. “It’s our national motto,” she said. “It’s patriotism. It’s history.”

Allegheny County's Fitzgerald tells council he’ll veto ‘In God We Trust’ motion

County Council is expected to vote tonight on a proposal by Councilwoman Sue Means to post the motto in a room of the courthouse.

1 week ago


 Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr.

Jesse Jackson visits city to push amendment for voting protection

A resolution supporting the proposed constitutional amendment is expected to be introduced by city council.

1 week ago


 Sunset against at the Pittsburgh Skyline as viewed from the overlook in Schenley Park.

Pittsburgh is nation's 19th-most liberal city, study finds

The Steel City leans, if even just a bit, further left than the Mile High City. Yes, you read that right, er, correctly.

2 weeks ago


 One of the hives atop the Duquesne Club, Downtown.

Will Pittsburgh’s Duquesne Club get stung on beehives?

Officials say the club hasn’t gotten the zoning variance and permit it needs to keep the four beehives on its roof.

2 weeks ago


 A flag-draped coffin with the body of former Pittsburgh Mayor Sophie Masloff sits at the front of Temple Sinai in Squirrel Hill this morning.

Pittsburgh says goodbye to Sophie, reflects on former mayor's 'remarkable journey'

Friends said the woman who served as mayor from 1988 through 1993 ’epitomized Pittsburgh.’ Mrs. Masloff died Sunday at age 96.

3 weeks ago


 Former Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl.

Federal grand jury that investigated city, Luke Ravenstahl comes to close

It was unclear whether the grand jury's expiration means the end of the probe of the city.

3 weeks ago


 Former Pittsburgh Mayor Sophie Masloff speaks in her Squirrel Hill apartment in 2007 shortly before her 90th birthday.

Former mayor Sophie Masloff remembered as 'the embodiment of our city'

Sophie Friedman Masloff, who made history as Pittsburgh’s first woman mayor, died Sunday morning at age 96.

4 weeks ago


 In this 2008 photo, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton shows off a Steelers jersey presented to her at a Allegheny County Democtratic Committee dinner at Heinz Field. With her is Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato, former Mayor Sophie Masloff and Mayor Luke Ravenstahl.

What they’re say­ing: Remembering Sophie Masloff

Her only concern was for the city, colleagues said.

4 weeks ago


 “I would walk all over the [City-County Building] and look in the offices and say, ‘Wouldn’t this be a nice place to work?’ ” — Sophie Masloff

Funeral for former Pittsburgh mayor set for Tuesday

The funeral for former Pittsburgh Mayor Sophie Masloff will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Ave. in Squirrel Hill.

4 weeks ago


 Chelsa Wagner

Battle looming for county controller position next year

Mark Patrick Flaherty eyes challenge to Chelsa Wagner, egged on by county leader Rich Fitzgerald, her political foe.

1 month ago



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