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Controversial editorial director Keith Burris promoted to executive editor of Post-Gazette

Burris has received criticism for his editorials on race and other editorial decisions, as well as rebukes from the union representing P-G employees.

U.S. Senate passes bill extending funds for Carrie Furnaces and other Pittsburgh heritage areas

The nonprofit Rivers of Steel will receive more funding through 2021 if the National Resources Management Act is signed into law

Post-Gazette labor union officially files NLRB complaint against publisher John Block

The guild's lawyer expects the NLRB to make a decision on the case within a couple of weeks.

Pennsylvania solar jobs increased amidst a national decline

Pennsylvania added more than 1150 solar industry jobs over two years, outpacing growth in other energy industries like coal.

CBD, irritable bowel syndrome, and a robot called CannaBot™

How a Pittsburgh-based company is taking advantage of legalized hemp to study how CBD could treat IBS

Former Penn Plaza resident and housing advocate Mabel Duffy passes away at 79

Duffy was forced out after Penn Plaza was torn down, and didn't fulfill her desire to return to East Liberty before she died.

Butler Eagle pulls Non Sequitur cartoon from Sunday pages

General manager says decision was not political

Democratic Socialists launch local #GramTheVan campaign to combat anti-abortion efforts

The campaign asks the public to post photos of CPC vans spotted around town.

Debate over unionized graduate students comes to Pitt

Studies show that fears about grad-student unions don’t hurt student-faculty relationships, undercutting Pitt’s argument against one forming on campus

Pittsburghers spend way too much money on takeout

At about $200 a month, Pittsburgh spends the second most on takeout of any city in the U.S. and is an outlier among Rust Belt cities

What’s behind those “unhealthy air quality” warnings in Pittsburgh?

The Pittsburgh region has experienced several inversions over the last several days, trapping industrial pollutants closer to the surface.

Pittsburgh set to welcome Dolly Parton's Imagination Library program

If the funding is approved, the city will receive $250,000 from the foundation to set up an Imagination Library program in Pittsburgh for local children to receive one book a month.

State Attorney General charges PWSA on 161 counts for lead water line violations

Pittsburgh water authority has admitted to failing to notify residents about lead water line replacement and not sampling new lines fast enough.

Art Institute of Pittsburgh shutting down permanently in March

The for-profit institute has faced several financial challenges over the years, not to mention one of the worst student return-on-investment rates in the U.S.

Ex-KDKA producer wonders why exactly he was fired for calling Tom Brady a ‘known cheater’

Michael Telek referred to Brady as a cheater in a KDKA chyron, was told he would be reprimanded, but was then fired.

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Cast your vote now to send a part of Pittsburgh to the Moon

A little bit of Pittsburgh will launch as part of the first commercial lunar landing.

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