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Editorial | Gainey is a necessary change for Pittsburgh

Editorial | Gainey is a necessary change for Pittsburgh

By The Pitt News Editorial Board May 26, 2021
It’s time for a mayor who will take bold, direct action to combat the heavily intertwined housing and racial justice crises in Pittsburgh, not tinker around the edges with pilots and task forces.
A poll worker gets “I Voted” stickers ready to hand to voters as they finish up at the ballot booths.

Your guide to the May 18 mayoral primary election

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer May 13, 2021
Challengers Ed Gainey, Tony Moreno and Mike Thompson will face off against Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto in next Tuesday’s primary elections, after a heated campaign season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ahead of next month’s primary election, Pittsburgh’s four mayoral candidates met Thursday evening to share their thoughts on current issues impacting the City and policy proposals moving forward — such as racial equity, taxing UPMC, policing and more.

Pittsburgh mayoral candidates discuss platforms, City issues

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor April 9, 2021
Ahead of next month’s primary election, Pittsburgh’s four mayoral candidates met Thursday evening to share their thoughts on current issues impacting the City — such as racial equity, taxing UPMC, policing and more.
Staff columnist India Krug is critical of Mayor Bill Peduto’s response to the Black Lives Matter movement and his handling of policing in Pittsburgh.

Opinion | Vote Peduto out and Gainey in

By India Krug, Staff Columnist January 26, 2021
Peduto cannot be expected to give the Black Lives Matter movement the political agency it deserves. That is why it is imperative we focus on electing Gainey.
Rally attendees hold signs which read Love is love is love is love... and We are the leaders weve been looking for.

GALLERY: Pittsburgh Prayer for Peace

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...

Dr. John Welch speaks at the second campaign stop of his peoples campaign in February. John Hamilton | Editor-in-Chief

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

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...

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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