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Peduto: Expanding, not defunding, is the future of Pittsburgh police

Peduto: Expanding, not defunding, is the future of Pittsburgh police

By Rebecca Johnson and India Krug October 5, 2020
Mayor Bill Peduto said at a roundtable last Thursday that reforming the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police requires investing more in the police force rather than defunding it. No protest organizers were included as panelists at the event.
Elliot Hall was built as Reed College's  Arts and Sciences building in 1912. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Editorial: Racism in humanities isn’t the problem

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 11, 2017

Race relations in the United States are rapidly returning to the foreground of the public’s consciousness. It seems nowhere is immune from the rising tensions — not even the study of classical antiquity. At...

Willie Theison, elephant program manager at the Pittsburgh Zoo, attends to Zuri (left) and her sister, Victoria (right). (Nate Guidry/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/MCT)

Editorial: Elephant death is tragic, but zoo does more good than harm

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 5, 2017

With Labor Day signalling the end of the summer season for many Pittsburghers, a number chose to take the day off to visit the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. Most came to see the animals. But after...

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