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

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

By Ashton Crawley, Assistant News Editor 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.
Mayor Bill Peduto spoke to Pitt students about the past and future of Pittsburgh politics at a Pitt College Democrats event in the Cathedral of Learning Tuesday. (Photo by Kyleen Considine / Visual Editor)

Peduto discusses local, national politics on campus

By Kirsten Wong | Staff Writer September 6, 2017

With the news cycle, the Trump administration is capturing most of the public’s attention, and Mayor Bill Peduto sees a path for cities to bring about change. “We are living in interesting times...

Mayor Bill Peduto speaks about his plan to distribute free lead filters January 31. Friday, Peduto named three nominations to fill the vacant positions on the PWSA board. James Evan Bowen-Gaddy | Contributing Editor

Peduto nominates Pitt professors, city official to fill three vacant PWSA board seats

By Janine Faust / Senior Staff Writer April 21, 2017

Mayor Bill Peduto nominated three people to fill vacant positions on the board of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority Friday — two of whom are Pitt professors. The nominees will fill spots left...

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, pictured at a Hillary Clinton in October, announced a new intuitive to try and add more diversity to city government positions. Stephen Caruso | Assistant Visual Editor

Rooney rule: Peduto calls for more increased diversity in city hiring

By James Evan Bowen-Gaddy April 20, 2017

Mayor Bill Peduto implemented new measures Wednesday to amp up diversity efforts in city hiring procedures. According to a press release from the mayor’s office, Peduto issued an executive order April...

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