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Challenger Bethany Hallam defeats county council president in primary

Bethany Hallam (pictured) won the primary election over incumbent John Defazio for Allegheny County Council President.

By Lauren Bruckstein, For The Pitt News

May 22, 2019

After a close election, Bethany Hallam won the Democratic primary election for an Allegheny County Council At-Large seat 53.54% to 46.11%, or by 7,450 votes, Tuesday night.

Deadline approaching for primary voter registration

Pennsylvania residents who wish to vote in the May 21 primary election must register to vote by next Monday and be registered as a member of a party.

By Jon Moss, Contributing Editor

April 18, 2019

Pittsburghers will have an opportunity to go to the polls for City and county elections in the coming weeks, but the voter registration deadline is closing soon. Pennsylvania residents who wish to vote in the May 21 primary election must register to vote by next Monday.

Editorial: Conversion therapy ban a good first step

The Allegheny City Council introduced legislation to ban conversion therapy for minors on Tuesday.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 7, 2019

The process is considered ineffective and abusive by most medical professionals, and a ban on it is a good step forward for Allegheny County.

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