Politics - Local


Two ‘safe’ U.S. House districts challenged

Redrawn 3rd and 12th Congressional districts favor Republican incumbents Mike Kelly and Keith Rothfus.

4 days ago


 Former President Bill Clinton speaks at a campaign rally for Tom Wolf today on the South Side.

Clinton stumps for Wolf, rues excessive partisanship

In a South Side appearance, former President Bill Clinton said Democrats must vote Nov. 4 to ensure Tom Wolf becomes governor.

3 days ago


 Gov. Tom Corbett, left, and Democrat Tom Wolf shake hands at the end of a gubernatorial debate hosted by the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, Sept. 22, 2014, in Hershey, Pa.

Pa. governor's race may pivot on turnout by party faithful

Polls continue to show Corbett facing tough odds; they disagree on just how tough.

5 days ago


 Sen. Mike Stack, the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor.

Pa. senator may hold seat, despite lieutenant governor nomination

Wolf’s running mate considers double duty; might retain Senate seat if elected.

6 days ago


 Mayor Bill Peduto's administration has 15 days to respond to the questions from the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority.

Oversight body rejects Mayor Peduto's proposed city budget for 2015

The budget is scheduled to be presented to City Council in the second week of November.

1 week ago


 One of the city's new parking meters.

Pittsburgh Parking Authority board approves more revenue for the city

Pittsburgh can expect up to $7 million a year in new revenue from parking meters.

2 weeks ago


 Panel to consider Allegheny County restaurant grades

Panel to consider Allegheny County restaurant grades

Contingent of restaurant owners reiterate their disapproval of the countywide grading plan.

3 weeks ago


Pittsburgh manager resigns over residency rule

Cosette Grant-Overton resigned Monday after she was confronted with information that she hadn’t fulfilled the city’s residency requirement.

3 weeks ago


Pregnancy rules, lawsuit payments given Pittsburgh council OK

A $100,000 payment was approved to settle a lawsuit brought by a victim of Adam Skweres, a former city police officer.

3 weeks ago


 The David L. Lawrence Convention Center looms over the Allegheny River.

Expert: Public subsidies generally behind convention center hotels

It would be hard to build a privately funded, full-service hotel near the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, a professor from Texas said.

3 weeks ago


 "It’s unfair to impose the cost of care for the retired police officer K-9 to the handler of the dog,” Darlene Harris said in a news release.

Councilwoman seeks financial aid for Pittsburgh K-9s after they retire

Darlene Harris’ legislation would provide $500 a year per animal for feeding costs and allocate money for veterinary care.

3 weeks ago


 A line item for park rangers is expected to be included Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald's proposed budget.

Fitzgerald to propose 2015 Allegheny County budget Tuesday

For the third year in a row, the budget isn’t expected to require an increase in the county property tax.

3 weeks ago


 A page from a campaign finance report that city Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle filed on May 15, 2013, just days prior to the May 21 Democratic Primary.

Pittsburgh's campaign finance law called flawed

Problems persist with Mayor Bill Peduto’s signature campaign finance law, more than a year after a judge urged a rewrite.

3 weeks ago



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