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Pittsburgh group uplifts sex workers for International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

User-submitted stories will be told by actors at Persad Center, 7 p.m. on Mon., Dec. 17

Uber whistleblower says autonomous vehicles “routinely” involved in crashes

Uber autonomous vehicles allegedly crash every 15,000 miles; the average U.S. driver crashes every 165,000 miles

What to know about the holiday buses

“It's the time of the year where it's cold, the days are shorter, and if this very little thing brings about some joy to someone's day, it's just that much better.”

Skip the summer crowds and experience Chautauqua Lake, N.Y. during the winter months

The bars are filled with year-round locals and you never have a problem finding parking.

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers fights to protect and empower its workers

Locally-submitted stories from sex workers will be performed by actors at Persad Center on Dec. 17

Learning to negotiate consent and communicate well is central to poly relationships.

A local group, Poly in Pittsburgh, is working to create a community that supports poly folks, and to normalize polyamory as a practice.

Stark racial disparities exist for teens tried as adults in Allegheny County. Can anything be done to change it?

In Allegheny County, Black teens are 20 times more likely to be charged as adults compared to white teens.

Colcom Foundation removes its signage from Holiday Market following criticism of anti-immigrant ties

Peoples Gas Holiday Market will no longer display name of Pittsburgh’s Colcom Foundation after controversy

StarKist puts millennials on the hook for dropping tuna sales, but the price-fixing probably isn't helping

The Pittsburgh company recently pled guilty to a price-fixing scheme; a lack of transparency raises ethical dilemmas

Faith, labor, and pro-immigrant groups call for removal of Colcom Foundation's name from holiday market

The coalition condemns the anti-immigrant donations of Colcom and wants local groups to reject its funding.

John Waters promises new jeers and cheers for A John Waters' Christmas: Holier & Dirtier

“I think people should go trick-or-treating at Christmas. Just mix everything up.”

Why Snapchat should be grateful to sex workers

Snapchat’s sex-negative rhetoric and policies enable this sort of harassment by providing a reason for trolls to vindictively report and police the sexual activity of women.

Pittsburgh arts organizations look ahead after taking a hit from extreme weather

“Everybody is just hoping that next year will be more forgiving.”

Swastikas and anti-Semitic vandalism found in book in CMU library

Carnegie Mellon University officials condemn the anti-Semitic vandalism and are investigating the incident.

White nationalism stickers posted outside Belvederes in Lawrenceville

For the second time this month, alt-right Patriot Front vandalized Pittsburgh public property, possibly targeting an all-inclusive night club.

Anti-immigrant group Colcom Foundation's sponsorship of Holiday Market draws criticism

After the Tree of Life shooter was allegedly motivated by anti-immigrant hate, some are calling out the Colcom Foundation for anti-immigrant funding.

Peepshow: Jessie Sage chats with a BDSM enthusiast

“Mr. X, an NYC-based writer, has discovered that for him, self-care means being beaten into submission by a professional dominatrix.”

Closing of Youngstown-area GM plant highlights economic difficulties of small cities near Pittsburgh

While Pittsburgh is showing strong signs of an economic rebound, small cities nearby are still suffering.

Pittsburgh Public School board member says signature was forged on letter in support of Amazon bid

A letter sent to Amazon from the school district contained a signature from board member Kevin Carter; he denies seeing or signing any letter.

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