Politics - Local


Pittsburgh council passes land bank idea

A compromise reached last week would keep city council's oversight of land sales for at least two years.

5 days ago


Allegheny County Council goes deep into Deer Lakes drilling plan

Council must consider an ordinance that leases the county's mineral rights with the condition that no drilling occur in the park.

6 days ago


 City Councilman Daniel Lavelle addresses community members during a forum on land banking at the Central Baptist Church in the Hill District.

Pittsburgh City Council endorses amended land bank measure

The new bill includes provisions for council approval for at least two years, broadens community input and expands the governing board.

1 week ago


 Allegheny County Councilwoman Heather S. Heidelbaugh

Allegheny County Council members move to censure committee chair

Heather Heidelbaugh, R-Mt. Lebanon, and Bill Robinson, D-Hill District, are sponsoring a motion to censure Michael Finnerty, D-Scott.

1 week ago


 Luke Ravenstahl

Pittsburgh, UPMC to meet about Ravenstahl computer data

A federal judge has ordered attorneys for both sides to determine whether data can be found.

1 week ago


 A.J. Richardson answers a question during a mayoral debate in 2013.

Former mayoral candidate, wife and 2 sons charged in false 911 reports

The district attorney's office said more than 100 calls were made, some of them including the voice of a female or child asking for help.

2 weeks ago


Former Munhall manager accused of theft

Matt Galla, 44, who quit his job suddenly in June, is accused of stealing $230,784.70 from the borough.

2 weeks ago


Mayor Bill Peduto still searching for public safety chief

Mayor Bill Peduto is scrutinizing a slate of a half-dozen candidates for the city’s top public safety job.

2 weeks ago


East Liberty welfare office to shut down in May

The Greater Pittsburgh East District county assistance office on Penn Avenue will close next month. Clients will have to go to McKeesport.

3 weeks ago


 Officer Howard McQuillan

Pittsburgh police union seeks to improve relations with Peduto's office

Officer Howard McQuillan and Detective Jim Glick were sworn in last week as president and vice president of FOP Lodge No. 1.

3 weeks ago


Allegheny County councilman cancels meeting on gas drilling law

The talk was suggested by residents who have spoken publicly to county council against the drilling.

3 weeks ago


 Mayor Bill Peduto led a tour of the Hill District as part of the  Carnegie Mellon University summit  on 21st century economic development.

Mayor Peduto conducts tour of Pittsburgh's future

At an economic summit, Bruce J. Katz of the Brookings Institution said Pittsburgh could lead the way in the transformation of U.S. cities.

3 weeks ago


Council president says 'future's bright' in Munhall

The river town, in desperate financial straits two months ago, has turned a corner, officials say.

3 weeks ago


Cheswick councilman fined for ethics violation

Brian Harvanek acknowledged shortcomings in how he handled where business intersected with politics.

4 weeks ago



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