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President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of the Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

Editorial: Trump defies bipartisanship for border fiction

By The Pitt News Editorial Board February 6, 2019
Despite the triumphs made in the last year, Trump’s address only further displayed eagerness to use falsehoods to stoke fear and xenophobic anger to accomplish his political ends.
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...

Becky Cunningham casts her ballot at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in State College, Pa., April 26, 2016. (Nabil K. Mark/Centre Daily Times/TNS)

Editorial: PA ballot question doesn’t solve property tax problem

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 9, 2017

If you voted Tuesday in Pennsylvania’s election, you were presented with an interesting ballot question — should the state legislature allow local taxing authorities to exempt 100 percent of any family’s...

The Pennsylvania General Assembly passed an appropriation bill Wednesday to fund Pitt. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

Pitt procures state funding, ending tuition scare

By Rachel Glasser | News Editor October 27, 2017

Update: Gov. Tom Wolf signed the appropriation bill Friday, officially funding Pitt and the other state-related universities. The Pennsylvania General Assembly has passed an appropriation bill to fund...

Students protest against student debt last November. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

Editorial: Pitt must condemn professor’s threats

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 20, 2017

More than 200 students gathered at the base of Litchfield Towers Monday to protest a group that spewed homophobia, racism and sexism on our campus. Thankfully, no one was hurt — students drove the bigoted...

Gov. Tom Wolf, pictured speaking in 2015, will be forced to make sweeping cuts if a revenue plan isn't passed by Friday. (Nabil K. Mark/Centre Daily Times/TNS)

Editorial: House revenue plan threatens Pennsylvania

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 13, 2017

In an email sent to the student body Friday, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher warned Pitt students that if the state fails to pass appropriation bills that fund state-related universities, our school will...

Gov. Tom Wolf speaks in July 2015 at Bellefonte Area High School. Wolf placed a moratorium on the death penalty in 2015. (Nabil K. Mark/Centre Daily Times/TNS)

Editorial: PA moratorium doesn’t solve costly death penalty problem

By The Pitt News Editorial Board May 31, 2017

Execution proceedings happen in the state of Pennsylvania five times each year — yet the state hasn’t executed an inmate since 1999. Mock executions are routinely performed to ensure that in the...

Maria Heines | Staff Illustrator

Among short-term fixes, Pitt develops long-term plan to combat nationwide opioid crisis

By Rashi Seth | Columnist May 31, 2017

Two months ago a couple from Lower Burrell mourned the loss of their son who didn’t live to see his 25th birthday. David Makara’s refusal to get treatment drove him to move out of his parents home...

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