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GALLERY: Pittsburgh Prayer for Peace

Rally attendees hold signs which read

By Anna Bongardino

August 19, 2017

In the wake of the white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, Mayor Peduto's office organized "A Prayer for Pittsburgh: A Prayer for Peace" rally in front of the city-county building yesterday. A variety of faith leaders and government-affiliated personnel were featured as speakers. ...

Q&A: Mayoral candidate John Welch talks affordable housing, water and putting “this Pittsburgh” first

Dr. John Welch speaks at the second campaign stop of his

By John Hamilton / Editor-in-Chief

May 11, 2017

Reverend, doctor, professor, dean of students. John Welch is hoping to add Mayor of Pittsburgh to that résumé as he campaigns to unseat the incumbent, Mayor Bill Peduto, in Tuesday's Democratic primary . We sat down with Welch in his Garfield campaign office to ask about some of his policies and ...

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

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

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 19 to create the position of a diversity and inclusion officer — who will work to produce policy focused on recru...

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