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

Protesters gather at the Columbus statue, now covered, Monday evening.
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.

Editorial: Adopt paid Election Day nationwide

A poll worker gets “I Voted” stickers ready to hand to voters as they finish up at the ballot booths.
February 10, 2019
Sandusky’s new policy is an excellent idea that will hopefully improve voter turnout, and the rest of the country should follow its lead.

Editorial: On Columbus Day, teach explorer’s whole history

Controversy surrounding Christopher Columbus’ statue in Schenley Park has led to vandalism in recent years. (TPN file photo)
October 9, 2017

Pitt students undoubtedly enjoyed yesterday’s day off — officially the University’s designated fall break. Unofficially, however, the day’s status as Columbus Day has long created more controversy...

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