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District 8 candidates debate water, air, amazon

District 8 candidates Marty Healey (far left), Erika Strassburger (right) and Rennick Remley (far right) listen as Democratic candidate Sonja Finn(left) gives her stance on gun violence at Thursday evening’s District 8 Special Election Candidates Town Hall. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Rose Luder | Staff Writer

February 23, 2018

When the four District 8 City Council candidates sat behind a table onstage at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill, Rennick Remley — the only Republican running in the election — observed that he stood out from the group. “Oversight and accountability in City Council is our major pro...

Peduto names Gilman chief of staff, triggering District 8 special election

City Councilman Dan Gilman, pictured speaking at a Hillary Clinton rally last year, will be Mayor Bill Peduto's new chief of staff. (Photo by John Hamilton / Managing Editor)

By John Hamilton / Managing Editor

December 19, 2017

Mayor Bill Peduto named City Councilman Dan Gilman his new chief of staff, vacating a seat in Pittsburgh’s eighth district, which includes part of Oakland. Gilman, who has served on city council since 2013, will begin working at his new position on Jan. 3, the first day of Peduto’s second term...

Pittsburgh reacts to Trump climate decision

(Photo by Eric Heckler)

By Henry Glitz and Kirsten Wong | The Pitt News Staff

June 7, 2017

When President Trump invoked Pittsburgh in his decision to exit the Paris Climate Agreement last Thursday, he left many Pittsburghers baffled. “I’m appalled that the President used my city to justify his unacceptable decision,” Mayor Bill Peduto said in a press release the same day Trump ma...

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