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Mayor Bill Peduto spoke at a Thursday afternoon event in Schenley Plaza about gun control legislation pending in the state General Assembly.

Elected officials, community leaders push for gun control at Oakland event

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief June 3, 2021
Elected officials and community leaders joined together Thursday afternoon at Oakland’s Schenley Plaza to call on the Republican-led General Assembly to pass gun control legislation.
State Rep. Dan Frankel held a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on gun violence on Friday morning in the William Pitt Union.

State Rep. Dan Frankel hosts gun policy hearing in WPU

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer September 14, 2019
Friday’s meeting, attended by about 20 members of the public, centered on HB1075, a bill that seeks to establish a process for obtaining ERPOs.
Billy Epting, who lives in Lawrenceville, brought his six-month-old daughter to City Councilperson Erika Strassburger’s community listening session Wednesday.

Community airs pollution concerns at Strassburger’s listening session

By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor June 27, 2019
Each speaker was given three minutes at the microphone. They touched on a variety of issues, including electric busing and the Clairton Coke Works plant.
Sonja Finn speaks at the District 8 City Council Candidate Debate at the First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh Feb. 25. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

Editorial: Union’s attack on Sonja Finn unnecessary, harms restaurant

By The Pitt News Editorial Board March 20, 2018

When Sonja Finn makes her daily trip to open the doors of Dinette — the restaurant she opened in 2008 — she won’t be thinking about the special election race she lost to Erika Strassburger on March...

District 8 candidates Marty Healey, Sonja Finn, Rennick Remley and Erika Strassburger (from left) introduce themselves during Sunday morning’s District 8 City Council Candidate Debate at the First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor).

District 8 candidates promote platforms

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer February 26, 2018

For Erika Strassburger, an independent Democratic candidate for District 8, her decision to run is directly tied to the current federal government — she said she saw democracy at risk when President...

The four candidates for Pittsburgh City Council District 8 spoke at a debate at Chatham University Sunday afternoon. (Photo by Grant Burgman | Contributing Editor)

District 8 candidates debate housing, Amazon

By Grant Burgman | Contributing Editor January 29, 2018

The corporate relations manager of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre stood on stage at Chatham University Sunday afternoon and sang: “one of these things is not like the other.” Rennick Remley wasn’t...

Sonja Finn, Marty Healey and Erika Strassburger (from left) continue to vie for voters’ support in the upcoming March election. (Photos courtesy of each candidate)

District 8 candidates continue campaigning

By Remy Samuels | Staff Writer January 25, 2018

A renowned Pittsburgh chef, an LGBTQ+ advocate and the former chief of staff for Dan Gilman are currently in a race to win a spot on City Council. Gilman stepped down from his position as District...

Sonja Finn confirms her nomination at Chatham University Sunday. (Photo by Elise Lavalle / Contributing Editor)

Finn wins Democratic nomination for District 8

By Elise Lavallee, Contributing Editor January 14, 2018

Sonja Finn, 38, was nominated Sunday afternoon to run as the democratic candidate in the District 8 City Council seat special election. With no contest from a republican candidate, Finn is expected...

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