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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Opinion | No, I won’t shut up about ranked choice voting

Opinion | No, I won’t shut up about ranked choice voting

By Livia LaMarca, Assistant Opinions Editor September 8, 2023
Sitting here writing this, I can’t think of one opinion up on that stage I 100% agree with. Many things wounded me and physically made me cringe. However, there were quite a few people I was somewhat impressed with. That is those who haven’t fallen to the extremely far-right Trumpism that has been center stage since 2016.
Election workers perform a recount of ballots from the Pennsylvania primary election at the Allegheny County Election Division warehouse on the North Side in June.

Midterm Election Guide: Who’s on the ballot in Allegheny County?

By Donata Massimiani, Senior Staff Writer November 7, 2022
The Pitt News compiled a guide for Allegheny County voters, who will help decide the winners for the governor, senate and U.S. House of Representatives races during Tuesday’s midterm elections.
Rep. Liz Cheney speaks Aug. 16, 2022, at a primary Election Day gathering in Jackson, Wyo.

Opinion | Liz Cheney isn’t spineless, just soulless

By Grace DeLallo, Assistant Opinions Editor September 14, 2022
Despite her involvement on the Jan. 6 House committee, Rep. Liz Cheney has worked against the interests of everyday people, much like the whole Republican Party.
Proposed legislation by Pennsylvania House Democrats addresses unions and taxpayer dollars.

Pa. House Democrats introduce pro-union bill, unlikely to impact Pitt

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer June 16, 2021
Pa. House Democrats introduced a bill that would prohibit public employers like Pitt from spending taxpayer money on union avoidance. But while Pitt has spent $2M on a “union avoidance” law firm, a Pitt spokesperson said none of that money came from taxpayers.
College Republicans (left) and College Democrats (right) at Pitt have both begun work on energizing western Pa. voters for both local and national elections on Nov. 3.

As election season heats up, campus political groups rally voters

By Nathan Fitchett, Staff Writer September 16, 2020
The College Democrats and College Republicans at Pitt have both begun work to energize western Pennsylvania voters for both local and national races, seeking to bolster voter turnout for what is considered to be one of the most important swing regions in the state, which itself is a swing state on the national level. The groups continue to hold virtual events due to COVID-19 restrictions, disrupting their typical in-person election-season activities.
Supreme Court Associate Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 5. (Christy Bowe/Globe Photos/Zuma Press/TNS)

Editorial: Kavanaugh sexual assault investigation necessary

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 20, 2018
Although Ford’s sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh appear credible, Republicans have decided to forego an investigation — but they shouldn't be so dismissive of alleged victims.
(From left) Josh Nulph, Jacob Pavlecic, Kareem Kandil and Sara Innamorato are all current or former Pitt students running for the state House. (Images via Facebook)

Pitt students and alumni run for state House

By Sophia Mastroianni | Staff Writer March 23, 2018

Jacob Pavlecic and his best friend Quin McLaughlin’s conversations were usually about local sports. But after the 2016 election, McLaughlin — now a student at Slippery Rock University —  surprised...

Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., who resigned earlier this year after a personal scandal broke, may be replaced by Rick Saccone, a member of the state legislature from the town of Elizabeth. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Editorial: Saccone would underserve Pennsylvania’s 18th District

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 14, 2017

With the Republican Party’s announcement of their nominee over the weekend, the race to replace disgraced former Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., just got a little more eccentric. Rick Saccone, currently a...

Students line up to vote in Posvar Hall last November. (Photo by John Hamilton / Managing Editor)

Election guide: Amendments and judgeships on the ballot

By Rachel Glasser / News Editor November 7, 2017

It’s election day in Pittsburgh — but don’t expect campus polling stations to be as crowded as last year’s election. Mayor Bill Peduto is running unopposed after winning the Democratic primary...

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) will not run for re-election next cycle amid discord with President Donald Trump. 
(Olivier Douliery/ Abaca Press/TNS)

Rejecting his legacy, Flake boldly speaks out

By Ana Altchek | For The Pitt News November 2, 2017

Growing up in a town between Princeton and Trenton, New Jersey, I was exposed to a diverse population — both racially and economically. And while I am grateful I grew up in a place that encouraged a...

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