Many Pittsburghers oppose privatization of the city’s water system

Many Pittsburghers oppose privatization of the city’s water system

“We don’t think any level of privatization, whether that’s full privatization or public-private partnership, are the answer to PWSA’s problems.”


Confusion grows over funding sources of meal-delivery programs

Some Meals on Wheels programs and other community organizations could see funding gaps due to Trump's proposed budget cuts.

Lincoln-Lemington brownfields present development challenges

“Before they do any development, it’s got to be clean.”

Pittsburgh Retro Gaming Expo celebrates a renaissance of old-school video-game design

Independent game studios over the past few years have drawn the industry back toward old-school, traditional game play

Wheel America

Some group of immigrants is always at the bottom of the wheel of hate

New program will take on xenophobia by partnering Pittsburgh natives with foreign-born residents

“Maybe no one has ever seen a group of 20 people in hijabs or Muslim attire at a Pirate game with 20 American friends.”

Columbus, Ohio-based podcast Street Fight Radio brings its leftist comedy — and the Chapo Trap House podcast — to Spirit

“I like to think that we’re just cool. It’s just two cool Joes, yellin’ at the government.”

No Saint Patrick

Three questions we want Pat Toomey to answer at his next “town hall”

Despite changing infrastructure needs in the Mon Valley, the Mon-Fayette Expressway refuses to die

“We will simply be the town that everyone drives over.”

Pittsburgh-based Garment Project removes triggers for women with eating disorders

“I was still giving my clothing too much power over my ability to recover.”

Pittsburgh universities and libraries team up with the Carnegie Museum of Art for second-annual feminist Wikipedia edit-a-thon

“In any archive, it’s really important to consider who is deemed worthy of being canonized.”

For this UPMC surgeon, music is an important prescription for a successful procedure

“Music influences us in the operating room just as much as it influences the mood inside of a restaurant.”

Addiction treatment can save lives, but getting patients in the door is still an issue

“Recovery is possible and we’re proof of that.”

Pitt’s conservative student-run publication brings a new slant to campus news

“The reason we have such a conservative slant at The Pitt Maverick is because that viewpoint was not [represented] anywhere on campus.”

Most Listable City

Pittsburgh looks good on travel-writing lists, but the genre’s history makes you wonder how much of an honor it really is

Meet an Iranian-American doctor dedicated to serving rural Pennsylvanians

“I go to the areas that have a hard time maintaining physicians.”

Know Your Rights

Since President Trump's recent executive orders, immigration enforcement has changed. But the law hasn't.



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