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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

Around 25 community members denounced Walnut Capital’s rezoning proposal for Central Oakland at a Pittsburgh City Council public hearing on Tuesday.

Community members urge City Council to hold Walnut Capital zoning proposal

By Natalie Frank, News Editor October 8, 2021
After several Oakland residents submitted a petition, Pittsburgh City Council held a public hearing on Tuesday to discuss Walnut Capital’s proposal to amend the City’s zoning code. Around 25 community members spoke at the hearing, with most denouncing the proposal.
Proposed legislation by Pennsylvania House Democrats addresses unions and taxpayer dollars.

Pa. House Democrats introduce pro-union bill, unlikely to impact Pitt

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer June 15, 2021
Pa. House Democrats introduced a bill that would prohibit public employers like Pitt from spending taxpayer money on union avoidance. But while Pitt has spent $2M on a “union avoidance” law firm, a Pitt spokesperson said none of that money came from taxpayers.
House Speaker Mike Turzai delivering a speech in October. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

Editorial: Pa. abortion law will fail to catch fallout

By The Pitt News Editorial Board April 10, 2018

Even though the Supreme Court declared abortion a constitutional right 45 years ago with Roe v. Wade, Pennsylvania House of Representatives Speaker Mike Turzai seemingly pushed against that decision Monday....

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at Muniz Air National Guard Base in Carolina, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 3. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

In wake of Maria don’t blame Puerto Rico, blame the U.S.

By Maggie Durwald | For The Pitt News October 17, 2017

In the wake of Hurricane Maria, an overwhelming 80 percent of the 3.4 million Americans in Puerto Rico are still without electricity, adequate amounts of food and hospital supplies and, most alarmingly,...

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