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A guide to the 2023 PA General Election

A guide to the 2023 PA General Election

By Marissa Kelley, Staff Writer November 2, 2023

Allegheny County voters will have the opportunity to cast their ballots for various offices in the city, county and state on Nov. 7. Some voters may feel overwhelmed by the intricacies of the general election,...

The Allegheny County Jail Oversight Board meeting at the County Courthouse on May 18.

Opinion | Allegheny County Jail and local detainment centers continue to fail our communities

By India Krug, Senior Staff Columnist June 21, 2023
Three incarcerated people have died in Pittsburgh since May — though you might not know it even after attending recent jail oversight board meetings. As the number of incarcerated people who have died increases, so, it seems, do county and jail officials’ inaction. Community members, former jail staff and incarcerated individuals continue to say the same thing—it is traumatizing to be in the Allegheny County jail. 
Candidates for Allegheny County executive speak at the Barbara Daly Danko Political Forum in February at Carnegie Mellon University in the McConomy Auditorium. Pictured from left to right: Liv Bennett, Dave Fawcett, Sara Innamorato, Michael Lamb, Erin McClelland, Will Parker and John Weinstein.

Sara Innamorato wins Democratic Primary for Allegheny County Executive

By Ryleigh Lord, News Editor May 16, 2023
Sara Innamorato, a progressive State House representative, has won the 2023 Allegheny County executive primary race with 38% of the votes.
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall is one of the largest polling locations in Allegheny County.

A Pitt student’s guide to voting

By Nathan Fitchett, Staff Writer October 19, 2020
Voters in Pennsylvania have the potential to decide the outcome of one of the most important swing states in the country. With deadlines quickly approaching, it’s helpful to know exactly how to make your vote count.
The federal CARES Act was passed in March and allocated $3.9 billion for Pennsylvania’s own CARES Rent Relief Program, aimed to help those struggling with COVID-related income loss and economic struggle.

‘No room for profit’: Student renters, local landlords seek COVID-19 aid

By Maura Scrabis, Staff Writer October 14, 2020
College students have been hit especially hard, as decreased hours and cancelled internships have made tuition and rent payments challenging.
A lack of events due to COVID-19 has caused business to slow down at Gidas Flowers and many other businesses around Oakland.

Oakland businesses work to chart path forward in yellow phase

By Martha Layne, Senior Staff Writer May 19, 2020
The County’s May 15 move to the yellow phase of reopening has allowed businesses to start making decisions about what reopening will look like and how to overcome the economic damage done over the past few weeks.
Allegheny County to move to yellow phase, University preparing updated guidance

Allegheny County to move to yellow phase, University preparing updated guidance

By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer May 8, 2020
Allegheny County will move from the red phase into the yellow phase of Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 pandemic mitigation strategy on May 15, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Friday. Pitt said it will issue its own guidance about how operations will change in the yellow phase, while still keeping community members safe.
Allegheny County’s high levels of air pollution may put residents more at risk for contracting COVID-19.

Editorial: Link between pollution and COVID-19 mortality rate should have Allegheny County’s attention

By The Pitt News Editorial Board April 7, 2020
It’s imperative that the county, of all places, considers this correlation and has a frank and honest conversation about tackling air pollution once this pandemic is over.
Pittsburgh residents voted in favor of a referendum that will generate money for improvements in Pittsburghs 165 City parks in the Nov. 5 election.

Editorial: Pittsburgh voters will be unfairly blamed if parks don’t improve after tax increase

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 10, 2019
The actual plan for park improvement is vague, and if the new tax doesn’t cultivate change in parks, Pittsburgh voters could be blamed. But they shouldn’t be.

Pitt students cast their votes in the 2019 General Election

November 6, 2019

Pitt students discuss the decisions they made while voting in the 2019 general election.

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