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As a potential storm approaches, Pittsburgh's snow plow tracker still down for upgrades

As a potential storm approaches, Pittsburgh's snow plow tracker still down for upgrades

While it won’t be ready by this wintry weekend, a new version of Pittsburgh’s Public Plow Tracker site is expected to be up and running by the end of the month.

New sexual harassment and assault service for PA students, low-wage workers to be announced

The “MeTooPA” helpline, which will be run by the Pittsburgh-based Women’s Law Project, will provide free legal consultation for cases concerning sexual violence

How Summer Lee’s new UNITE PAC plans to bring everyone into the political fold

The PAC’s goal is to find and support candidates who can speak genuinely on issues like poverty, immigration, criminal justice, and rights for LGBTQ and disabled people.

Pittsburgh Women’s March to focus on progress, connections amidst national divide

Two years after grappling with its own conflict, 2019 Women’s March on Pittsburgh hopes to rebuild bridges even as the national organization breaks down.

Study: Childhood asthma worsened by emissions near Mon Valley’s Clairton Coke Works

Two Duquesne University doctors discovered several children had significantly exacerbated asthma following a recent fire at the U.S. Steel facility.

Sexist cartoons in the Post-Gazette draw ire from Pittsburghers

The P-G fired its last cartoonist because they "wanted clever and funny instead of angry and mean.”

Resisting arrest charges dropped against Pittsburgh activist Blak Rapp Madusa

Melanie Carter, aka Blak Rapp Madusa, was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, defiant trespassing and failure to disperse in 2018

Pittsburgh Filmmakers' move marks new beginning for the organization

“We’re returning to [Filmmakers'] roots, where we’re going to be offering artists services and short-term classes. We're just not going to be servicing universities anymore.”

After a sexual harassment case rocked the Mattress Factory in September, are Pittsburgh artists ready to embrace the museum again?

“No cultural institution's legacy is bigger than its employees’ rights."

Pittsburgh’s gun-rights rally was a spectacle of ultra-conservative identity, drowning out its actual message

The legal backing for gun-rights is strong, but advocates rally was mostly about "national-anthem-standing" and criticizing "the media."

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission increasing tolls and adding lanes, but does it need to?

“We keep building new highways we don't need, and that hurts our ability to move toward a smart 21st century transportation system"

From our new sex advice column to Scott Wagner's golf spikes, these are CP's favorites stories of 2018

Self-curated end-of-year lists can be masturbatory and pointless, but so is life, so here's ours

In Pennsylvania, people can be jailed for falling back on lease-to-own payments

Stores like Rent-A-Center were recently criticized for predatory practices against low-income and minority shoppers. In Pittsburgh, the stores are virtually only located in poor and Black communities.

Pittsburgh received $2 million to rehabilitate buildings into affordable, for-sale homes

The Pennsylvania state government released funds to help the city convert 35 properties into homes low-income residents can purchase.

Twenty ways to ring in the new year in Pittsburgh

Shows include a 1990s-themed dance night, "New Year's stEve" with Pigeons Playing Pong, and a mariachi band

Pittsburgh’s small music community allowed EDM DJ Buku to flourish

Would Buku still be Buku without the 'Burgh?

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