Private contributions reached $1.5 million for Pittsburgh’s bicentennial celebrations last year. The city is poised to kick in $250,000.
As Donald Trump is sworn in at noon Friday, an activist group will hold a “People’s Inauguration” at Freedom Corner in the Hill District.
The Rev. John Welch, a Homewood resident and dean of students at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, will announce his candidacy Saturday.
Representatives from the Catholic, Islamic and Jewish communities endorsed six bills before Pittsburgh City Council.
Pennsylvania Attorney General-elect Josh Shapiro and Treasurer-elect Joe Torsella, both Democrats, will be sworn into office today.
Dan Gilman is introducing legislation that would let the Steel City take an official stand on inclusiveness.
Pastors of mixed flocks are striving to balance appeals to unity with uncompromising calls for justice.
Darlene Harris, a longtime political adversary of the current Pittsburgh mayor, wants an ethics board to look into his campaign finances.
An advisory board would give Pittsburghers a better chance to voice their opinions about planned bike lanes, a city councilwoman said.
Some group homes for recovering drug addicts can hobble the recovery process, said Natalia Rudiak, a Pittsburgh City Council member.
First elected in 2009, Natalia Rudiak joined a council faction marshaled by now-Mayor Bill Peduto.
Sheriff William Mullen's campaign said today that "he intends to run for re-election on his record."