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Editorial | Gainey is a necessary change for Pittsburgh

Editorial | Gainey is a necessary change for Pittsburgh

By The Pitt News Editorial Board May 26, 2021
It’s time for a mayor who will take bold, direct action to combat the heavily intertwined housing and racial justice crises in Pittsburgh, not tinker around the edges with pilots and task forces.
The concession after the primary upset win against Bill Peduto puts Ed Gainey on a glide path to becoming the City’s first Black mayor.

Gainey upsets incumbent Peduto in Pittsburgh mayoral race primary

By Natalie Frank, News Editor May 18, 2021
Mayor Bill Peduto conceded the Democratic primary race for the mayoralty to state Rep. Ed Gainey in a tweet at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday evening. The concession puts Gainey on a glide path to becoming the City’s first Black mayor after the primary upset win against Peduto.
A poll worker gets “I Voted” stickers ready to hand to voters as they finish up at the ballot booths.

Your guide to the May 18 mayoral primary election

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer May 13, 2021
Challengers Ed Gainey, Tony Moreno and Mike Thompson will face off against Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto in next Tuesday’s primary elections, after a heated campaign season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ahead of next month’s primary election, Pittsburgh’s four mayoral candidates met Thursday evening to share their thoughts on current issues impacting the City and policy proposals moving forward — such as racial equity, taxing UPMC, policing and more.

Pittsburgh mayoral candidates discuss platforms, City issues

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor April 9, 2021
Ahead of next month’s primary election, Pittsburgh’s four mayoral candidates met Thursday evening to share their thoughts on current issues impacting the City — such as racial equity, taxing UPMC, policing and more.
Protesters gather at the Columbus statue, now covered, Monday evening.

‘Feeling of hope’ on Indigenous Peoples’ Day as City prepares Columbus statue removal

By Ashton Crawley, Assistant News Editor October 13, 2020
As a child, Miguel Sague III often walked by the Christopher Columbus statue near Phipps Conservatory and wondered why a man who killed his ancestors had a monument. Sague, who was born and raised in Pittsburgh, is a member of the Taíno people — the first Indigenous group that Christopher Columbus encountered on his expedition in 1492.
Peduto: Expanding, not defunding, is the future of Pittsburgh police

Peduto: Expanding, not defunding, is the future of Pittsburgh police

By Rebecca Johnson and India Krug October 5, 2020
Mayor Bill Peduto said at a roundtable last Thursday that reforming the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police requires investing more in the police force rather than defunding it. No protest organizers were included as panelists at the event.
A protester holds a sign during a Civil Saturdays demonstration in response to Mayor Bill Peduto speaking with protesters outside his house.

Editorial | Mayor Peduto must radically support Black Lives Matter

By The Pitt News Editorial Board August 23, 2020
It’s time for Mayor Peduto to rise above performative activism and definitively demonstrate that he stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter.
Plainclothes police in an unmarked van arrested Matthew Cartier, a protest marshal helping to clear traffic for the Black Lives Matter march through Oakland, outside of Pitt’s Barco Law Building last Saturday.

Pitt students, faculty express concerns over City arrest in unmarked van

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor August 21, 2020
For Eric Macadangdang, the arrest of a protest marshal by City police officers outside Pitt’s Barco Law Building last Saturday is a safety concern for all Pitt students.
 Demonstrators at the fourth annual Pittsburgh Women’s March walk through the rain on Saturday.

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

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

Peduto signs gun control bills, lawsuit filed in county court

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.
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