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Tom Wolf wins second term as Pa. Governor

Tom Wolf wins second term as Pa. Governor

By Hannah Schneider, News Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Incumbent Democrat Tom Wolf will remain governor of Pennsylvania after defeating Republican Scott Wagner in the midterm elections Tuesday.

Editorial: Stop treating politics like a game show

Editorial: Stop treating politics like a game show

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 4, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

For a man who asks questions for a living, Trebek should know how to phrase one without dwelling on information that has no bearing on how the people of Pennsylvania will vote this November.

Pitt, community push opioid crisis solutions

Pitt, community push opioid crisis solutions

By Sid Lingala | Staff Writer

January 18, 2018


Filed under City, Health, News, Top Stories

Nearly 3,000 Pennsylvanians died of opioid overdoses in 2015, according to the Pitt Public Health Dynamics Lab. But researchers at Pitt are working to change that statistic. Michael Mallon, the project coordinator for Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health’s Opioid Initiatives, helps arrange ...

Local leaders address sexual assault

Local leaders address sexual assault

By Luke Stambaugh / Staff Writer

September 12, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

When Alexandra Hope Erickson took her own life during her senior year of high school, her friend Maggie Kennedy couldn’t comprehend it. “I felt like I couldn't breathe. Numb and empty, I shook and I wept and I clung to my family and friends,” Kennedy said. “How could she be gone?” Er...

Editorial: Wolf must compromise to pass budget, save schools

Editorial: Wolf must compromise to pass budget, save schools

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 28, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Our state has been without a budget since July, meaning public services — like education — have been without funding for more than 100 days. This lack of a budget exemplifies Harrisburg’s inability to compromise, but the time for partisan debate has long been over — Pennsylvania’s represe...

Editorial: Gambling an inefficient way to solve Pennsylvania budget crisis

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 12, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

One hundred seven days into the fiscal year without a budget, it’s safe to say that Gov. Tom Wolf is having a difficult time working with Republicans in Harrisburg. The main talking point over this budgetless time frame? What else? Taxes. Wolf has proposed property and income tax increases to bal...

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