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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Three bills introduced in December by Erika Strassburger and Corey O’Connor meant to ban assault weapons and accessories contained parts of ineffective and outdated laws.

Column | Pittsburgh gun bills fail civil rights and safety

By Jeremy Wang, Assistant Opinions Editor January 22, 2019
Pittsburgh’s proposed gun control ordinances were cobbled together by cutting and pasting pieces from ineffective and outdated laws. The results are policies that experts say have serious civil rights implications — without making the City any safer.
Sarah Connor enjoys being a Pittsburgh native while posing on the North Shore in front of iconic Pittsburgh bridges. (Photo courtesy of Chloe Yoder)

Not just a sports city: Pittsburgh culture is hidden but vibrant

By Sarah Connor, Contributing Editor May 30, 2018

I grew up in a small town about 25 miles outside of the City — near the Pittsburgh International Airport — called Moon Township. It was common for people from my town to attend schools in and around...

Erika Strassburger talks to reporters after greeting friends, family and staff at her victory party after winning Tuesdays special election (Photo by Christian Snyder | Multimedia Editor)

Erika Strassburger wins District 8 special election

By Christian Snyder, Multimedia Editor March 6, 2018

Independent candidate Erika Strassburger will succeed Dan Gilman on Pittsburgh City Council after District 8 voters handed her a decisive victory Tuesday. Strassburger finished with 64 percent of the...

(Illustration by Abby Katz | Staff Illustrator)

Editorial: Pittsburgh’s veil of Amazon secrecy leaves residents behind

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 29, 2017

With little more to go on than a slogan, Pittsburghers don’t know what to make of the City’s proposal to house Amazon’s second headquarters. The online retail giant announced its search for a...

Allegheny County Courthouse in downtown Pittsburgh.

Editorial: Peduto demands non-profit conscience — Pitt included

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 15, 2017

Pennsylvania’s lawmakers may have struggled with a budget crisis this year, but Pittsburgh feels a little more confident of its financial competency. In his annual budget address Monday, Mayor Bill...

The majority of people in the public hearing agreed that the statue should be removed. (Photo by Kyleen Considine l Visual Editor)

Commission and community considers statue’s fate

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer October 5, 2017

At yesterday’s public hearing, three minutes wasn’t enough time for Marshall Goodwin to express his opinion about the Stephen Foster statue. After presenting his viewpoint, Goodwin — an on-and-off...

Scalable Urban Traffic Control uses predictive traffic technology to adapt to existing traffic conditions.  (Photo courtesy of Stephen Smith)

City plans to expand smart signals to Oakland

By Sarah Frumkin | For The Pitt News September 25, 2017

With the dozens of traffic lights and congestion, driving in Oakland can be frustrating and stressful. But every so often, you can time it perfectly and breeze down Forbes or Fifth Avenue, passing...

(Amanda Nichols | Staff Illustrator)

Pittsburgh goes green, despite what you might’ve heard

By Levko Karmazyn | For The Pitt News August 21, 2017

When President Donald Trump decided to pull out of the Paris climate agreements, he said that he was elected to represent the people of Pittsburgh, not Paris — a statement that was met with fiery outlash...

Rally attendees hold signs which read Love is love is love is love... and We are the leaders weve been looking for.

GALLERY: Pittsburgh Prayer for Peace

By Anna Bongardino August 19, 2017

In the wake of the white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, Mayor Peduto's office organized "A Prayer for Pittsburgh: A Prayer for Peace" rally in front of the city-county building yesterday. A variety...

Roy Ayers performs at UPMC Stage on Penn Avenue during The Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival. Photo by Maria Heines | Staff Photographer)

GALLERY: Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival 2017

By Maria Heines June 20, 2017

The annual Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival was held downtown from Friday, June 16 to Sunday, June 18 and included more than 140 local musicians.

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