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Editorial: Pittsburgh, protect our sanitation workers

Editorial: Pittsburgh, protect our sanitation workers

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 26, 2020

Sanitation workers are providing essential, life sustaining services for the Pittsburgh community during this time. They deserve to be protected — with both gear and hazard pay — while working under such conditions.

Opinion | Pitt should prioritize local history

Opinion | Pitt should prioritize local history

By Loretta Donoghue, Staff Columnist

February 18, 2020

By honoring Irvis, the University has made a positive step in promoting local history, but they should implement a required program that integrates a variety of local history topics into all students’ curriculum.

Pitt professors compile Pittsburgh human rights stories

Pitt professors compile Pittsburgh human rights stories

By Katie Sottile, For The Pitt News

February 11, 2020

The conclusions drawn from the study will be compiled as a part of the Universal Periodic Review, a report that is published every four years to depict the human rights records of 193 United Nations Member States.

Editorial: Pittsburgh should invest in cyber security

Editorial: Pittsburgh should invest in cyber security

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

December 4, 2019

This is a smart and necessary move, especially given the recent trend of cyber attacks against city governments around the country.

Editorial: Pittsburgh, end public library fines

Editorial: Pittsburgh, end public library fines

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

December 2, 2019

Research has already shown that fine-free libraries are extremely beneficial — CLP should work toward making libraries fine-free as soon as possible.

Editorial: Pittsburgh voters will be unfairly blamed if parks don’t improve after tax increase

Editorial: Pittsburgh voters will be unfairly blamed if parks don’t improve after tax increase

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 10, 2019

The actual plan for park improvement is vague, and if the new tax doesn’t cultivate change in parks, Pittsburgh voters could be blamed. But they shouldn’t be.

Column: Riverhounds could benefit from relegation

Column: Riverhounds could benefit from relegation

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

No matter how far Pittsburgh’s red-hot Riverhounds advance in the USLC playoffs, they won't have the chance for upward mobility in America's soccer pyramid. This should change.

Poetry | We Are the Tree Of Life

Poetry | We Are the Tree Of Life

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor

October 27, 2019

Leah Mensch reflects on her Jewish identity one year after the 11 people were killed at the Tree of Life Synagogue.

Editorial: South Side walker and biker trail project insufficient

Editorial: South Side walker and biker trail project insufficient

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 20, 2019

While these safety measures are an improvement, they shouldn’t be limited to people who only travel through Oakland and the South Side.

Editorial: The youth justice system is unjust

Editorial: The youth justice system is unjust

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 6, 2019

Deliberate changes must be made locally and nationally to ensure fairer investigations and treatment of children being prosecuted.

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