Like so many former Western Pennsylvania company towns, Ford City is in dire need of a comeback

Like so many former Western Pennsylvania company towns, Ford City is in dire need of a comeback

‘This is our second chance at our second chance.’

 

Activists call for a ban on pre-K-5 suspensions

“Our youngest students in pre-K through fifth grade missed 3,160 days of school in the 2015-16 school year.”

Picturing Homestead

City Paper teams up with Instagram collective @SteelCityGrammers for a photo essay from Homestead

Advocates are concerned Port Authority’s new fare-check policy could lead to deportation of undocumented immigrants

“Once Port Authority runs your name, ICE will check that name and can detain you.”

Should a dog shot by a Pittsburgh Police officer be considered a weapon because the officer felt threatened?

“The only danger that was caused is when officer Goetz fired his gun and shot his partner in the foot.”

Event will honor the life and art of Pittsburgh’s Jimmy Cvetic

He’s a boxing trainer. He’s a poet. He’s an artist.

Like so many former Western Pennsylvania company towns, Ford City is in dire need of a comeback

‘This is our second chance at our second chance.’

LGBTQ advocates say federal legislation would allow religious adoption agencies to discriminate

“There are 100,000 kids that need a home and I don’t see anybody else stepping up.”

Consuming the World Through a Rainbow-Colored Glasses

This has been a big year for visible queerness

Don’t miss these events celebrating the LGBTQ community

The events during Pittsburgh’s Pride celebration are meant to both entertain and educate

The Steel City Sisters work to help Pittsburgh gay, homeless youth

“It’s nuns helping orphans, basically.”

A new program pairing child-abuse victims with dogs helps with healing

“One of the things we know from the research is when kids are around dogs and they have that interaction, it increases the chemical in the brain called oxytocin.”

Fashion designer Tereneh Mosley discusses cultural appropriation and what to look out for

“I think it’s this idea of taking credit for something that is not wholly yours.”

Pittsburgh stakeholders disagree on how to fund affordable-housing programs

“At some point, you have to take action if you honestly say you believe in this.”

Pittsburgh nonprofits working to reduce transmission of HIV

“PrEP is for women, men, people of all genders and trans folks.”

Backyard Bioluminescence

It’s nearly firefly season in Western Pennsylvania

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