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No, in fact, refugee children do NOT pose a health threat, says health expert

Yesterday's Post-Gazette brought us the disheartening news that some residents of Emsworth are upset that refugee children fleeing hardship in Central America may be cared for by a Catholic charity there. It's a painful read, with Emsworth residents worrying aloud that the children may bring diseases with them, or be working as mules for drug cartels.

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WYEP to launch new Friday-night show with DJ Selecta

James "Selecta" Scoglietti The Friday night early-evening radio slot is an important one: This is the music you listen to when you're getting ready for a night on the town, or maybe driving to the restaurant before a date. That slot about to get a boost in Pittsburgh with the addition of Grand Groove Radio, a new DJ slot on WYEP-FM, hosted by longtime local crate-digger and hip-hop head DJ Selecta.

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Organic farmer seeks to halt natural-gas facility

Beaver County farmer contends compressor station would harm his business

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Peduto says investigation on Pride incident is 'ongoing,' timeline still unclear

In a statement released this afternoon, mayor Bill Peduto acknowledged the city is still investigating an incident last month in which a Pittsburgh police officer punched and arrested a Pride attendee. As City Paper reported yesterday, the mayor seemed to promise some assessment of the incident within a month of a July 16 press conference.

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Emergency Rally for Gaza Tomorrow

Rally protests Israeli airstrikes, U.S. backing

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10 more Lyft, Uber drivers cited by PUC

Photo by Kevin Shepherd More local rideshare drivers have been cited by the Public Utilities Commission. Our Dan Sleva has the info: The PUC Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement filed 10 citations against Lyft and Uber drivers on Monday.

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No announcements planned after Peduto promises swift investigation of Pride altercation

The day after a video surfaced that showed 19-year Ariel Lawther being dragged by the neck from a crowd of protestors at Pride by a Pittsburgh police officer before being struck several times, mayor Bill Peduto promised a swift investigation. "We will work diligently to make sure that justice is not delayed and that we will be able to proceed over the next month to find out exactly what happened, and to take the proper action," he said at a June 16 press conference.

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MP3 Monday: The Danzas

The Danzas Hey hey! As you well know, each week, we bring you a new MP3 from a local band.

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Tom Verlaine, Dean Wareham and others to perform Warhol program in October

"Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films" sets newly digitized films to live music

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Frick's new welcome center opens this weekend

Renovation also includes new museum store

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