City Paper's live coverage of Donald Trump's visit to Pittsburgh

City Paper's live coverage of Donald Trump's visit to Pittsburgh

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is in Pittsburgh today and so are the protesters.

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A number of Somali Bantu refugees have resettled in Pittsburgh, but how are they adjusting?

“I am Somali Bantu, but that does not mean that I am not also American.”
A small garden near rows of nondescript apartment buildings in Northview Heights serves as a small reminder of the ancestral farming traditions of Pittsburgh’s Somali Bantu community. With its plots of rainbow chard, tomatoes and cabbage, the garden offers an opportunity for Bantus to farm like they did in Somalia, before they were violently forced from their land during that country’s civil war.

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Questions stymie one group’s years-long battle for open government

“It’s about as cut-and-dried as World War II.”
More than two decades ago, as a member of the Citizen Advisory Panel of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Regional Planning Commission, local activist David Tessitor says he uncovered some serious issues involving the allocation of federal transportation funds.  “There was a lot of transparency.

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Last Word

A photo slideshow of the Pittsburgh Harlequins rugby match against the Baltimore-Chesapeake Brumbies

While local sports fans are undoubtedly focused on the Steelers, there's more than just American football to check out on the weekends.

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Weird Pittsburgh

Weird Pittsburgh: Angry cyclists, anthem threats and a Linda Blair sighting in York County

“Anyone not honoring this request to be respectful will be removed from the stadium.”
Westmoreland County’s angriest bicyclist is back behind bars, accused of again violating a judge’s orders to stay off his bike. David Smith, 57, is notorious in the area for cycling in the center of lanes on major roads and for his profanity-filled outbursts at motorists who try to pass him.

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