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Ginger Brooks Takahashi (right) protested during the Lawrenceville Steel Foundry Public Hearing Monday night at Arsenal Middle School. (Photo by Aaron Schoen | Staff Photographer)

When environmental groups overstep, progress halts

By Brian Gentry | Columnist December 6, 2017

The auditorium of Arsenal Middle School contained an eclectic mix of people Monday night. In the middle aisle, a sharply dressed younger crowd in scarves and thick-rimmed glasses conversed with representatives...

(Illustration by Abby Katz | Staff Illustrator)

Editorial: Pittsburgh’s veil of Amazon secrecy leaves residents behind

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 29, 2017

With little more to go on than a slogan, Pittsburghers don’t know what to make of the City’s proposal to house Amazon’s second headquarters. The online retail giant announced its search for a...

(Illustration by Abby Katz | Staff Illustrator)

Off-year election marks desire for criminal justice reform

By Ben Sheppard | Columnist November 16, 2017

Despite our national representatives’ inability to agree on anything, the Nov. 7 off-year elections showed that the nation at large is united by at least one thing — criminal justice reform. Pittsburghers...

WASHINGTON, DC -— Lyle Cracker of the American Civil Liberties Union discusses on Monday, August 22, 2005, a Supreme Court ruling to reject medical use of marijuana. (KRT STAND ALONE PHOTOGRAPH BY CHUCK KENNEDY/KRT)

Editorial: ACLU threatens Harris with strong First Amendment lawsuit

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 16, 2017

Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Darlene Harris somehow manages to regularly get herself into the petty types of quarrels that make Buzzfeed headlines — in April last year, she made local headlines when...

Allegheny County Courthouse in downtown Pittsburgh.

Editorial: Peduto demands non-profit conscience — Pitt included

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 15, 2017

Pennsylvania’s lawmakers may have struggled with a budget crisis this year, but Pittsburgh feels a little more confident of its financial competency. In his annual budget address Monday, Mayor Bill...

The City of Pittsburgh added bike lanes on parts of Forbes Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard on Aug. 15. (Photo by Kyleen Considine | Visual Editor)

Editorial: Safe roads require more than just bike lanes

By The Pitt News Editorial Board August 27, 2017

From the lack of parking in front of the Cathedral, a safer Bigelow Boulevard crosswalk or the freshly painted white and yellow lines — the new bike lanes are pretty hard to miss. The City of Pittsburgh...

(Amanda Nichols | Staff Illustrator)

Pittsburgh goes green, despite what you might’ve heard

By Levko Karmazyn | For The Pitt News August 21, 2017

When President Donald Trump decided to pull out of the Paris climate agreements, he said that he was elected to represent the people of Pittsburgh, not Paris — a statement that was met with fiery outlash...

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