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Oakland businesses work to chart path forward in yellow phase

A lack of events due to COVID-19 has caused business to slow down at Gidas Flowers and many other businesses around Oakland.

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.

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

Allegheny County’s high levels of air pollution may put residents more at risk for contracting COVID-19.

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.

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

Pittsburgh residents voted in favor of a referendum that will generate money for improvements in Pittsburgh's 165 City parks in the Nov. 5 election.

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.

Editorial: The youth justice system is unjust

Teenagers in the criminal justice system are some of the most vulnerable to maltreatment.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 6, 2019

Deliberate changes must be made locally and nationally to ensure fairer investigations and treatment of children being prosecuted.

Editorial: Stein settlement forces problematic voting equipment vendor on Allegheny County

The interim Board of Elections voted last week for Allegheny County to purchase new voting equipment and software.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 2, 2019

The deadline prompted by the settlement in Stein’s suit might not have given voters the best choice for new voting equipment.

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.

Editorial: Victory for Democrats: Racist committee member resigns

Mark Salvas, former executive director of the Allegheny County Democratic Committee, showed support for the Confederate flag in social media posts from 2015.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 11, 2018

Mark Salvas has made racist posts on Facebook for years. The senior members of the committee rightly encouraged him to resign — but they should screen their new hires more carefully in the future.

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