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March to Market Square: Women’s March Pittsburgh takes on fourth year

 Demonstrators at the fourth annual Pittsburgh Women’s March walk through the rain on Saturday.

By Caroline Bourque, Elise Lavallee, and Lucy Li

January 21, 2020

Hosted by Women’s March D.C. and Indivisible Pittsburgh, the fourth annual Pittsburgh Women’s March was subtitled “Hear our vote! No to war!”

Peduto signs gun control bills, lawsuit filed in county court

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto signed three gun control bills into law Tuesday afternoon.

By Jon Moss, Contributing Editor

April 10, 2019

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto signed three controversial gun control bills into law Tuesday afternoon, including one that prohibits the usage of certain assault weapons within the City. Several Pittsburgh residents immediately filed a lawsuit against Peduto and the City Council, arguing a state law preempts the new City law.

Pitt students gather to support Jewish community

Close to 3,000 people attended the Stronger than Hate vigil on the Cathedral of Learning Lawn Monday afternoon.

By Christian Snyder, Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2018

In a combined effort on Monday afternoon, members of the Pitt community gathered in support of the Jewish community. The vigil featured words from Mayor Bill Peduto along with several musical performances from student a cappella groups.

Pitt protesters pressure Peduto on Shell plant

Free the Planet, an environmental organization at Pitt, organized Friday morning’s banner drop off of Smithfield Street bridge in protest of the construction of Beaver County’s ethylene cracker plant. (Photo courtesy of Mark Dixon)

By Jon Kunitsky | For the Pitt News

June 6, 2018

The seven-year-long battle over an ethane cracker plant between Shell Chemical, the petrochemicals arm of Royal Dutch Shell, and clean-climate activists took another turn Friday morning when a group of Pitt alumni and current students took to the Smithfield Street Bridge to drop a banner in protes...

Peduto, Fitzgerald face questions at town hall

Alleghany County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Mayor Bill Peduto discussed Amazon, small businesses and Beaver County’s cracker plant in a town hall attended by 80 people Monday evening. (Photo by Jonathan Kunitsky | Staff Photographer)

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

June 6, 2018

Citizens had a chance to address pressing issues like Amazon, small businesses and the ethane plant in Beaver County with some of Pittsburgh’s most important figures — Mayor Bill Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald — Monday night at Union Project in Highland Park. Peduto, F...

Amazon HQ2 debate continues in Pittsburgh

(The Pitt News File Illustration)

By Grant Burgman | News Editor

May 30, 2018

Amazon first stirred up conversation in Oakland and in Pittsburgh when the Seattle-based electronic commerce company opened a pickup location on Oakland Avenue in October. The City was launched into one of the biggest national business stories in recent memory when Amazon announced in January that the Steel City was o...

Pittsburgh among finalists for Amazon’s second headquarters

A new Amazon pickup location opened on Oakland Avenue in October. (Photo by John Hamilton / Managing Editor)

By John Hamilton / Managing Editor

January 18, 2018

Amazon announced 20 cities Thursday that the company is considering as a location to build its second headquarters — and Pittsburgh is on the list. The online retail giant received more than 200 proposals from cities across the country, narrowing it to 20 cities, which will pose some serious compe...

Peduto nominates Pitt professors, city official to fill three vacant PWSA board seats

Mayor Bill Peduto speaks about his plan to distribute free lead filters January 31. Friday, Peduto named three nominations to fill the vacant positions on the PWSA board. James Evan Bowen-Gaddy | Contributing Editor

By Janine Faust / Senior Staff Writer

April 21, 2017

Mayor Bill Peduto nominated three people to fill vacant positions on the board of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority Friday — two of whom are Pitt professors. The nominees will fill spots left by three board members who all resigned in late March, although their terms officially ended at t...

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