Thu04242014

Election Day: What to do

When you go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 6, you will not have to show an approved photo ID to vote. You may be asked to do so, but it is not required. And should you have any trouble, a judge of elections will be on hand to resolve issues and there will be volunteer poll watchers from various voter rights groups on hand to make sure there is no...

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Local storm fears thankfully overblown

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said he was thankful that emergency response personnel were prepared for heavy rains and high winds, but was even more thankful they were not needed.

“Allegheny County and this region was very fortunate that the storm turned and slowed down last night,” he said at an Oct. 30 press briefing. “We had

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DiverseCity 365 series expands diversity definition

Affirmative action could soon be on its way out the door thanks to a challenge currently being considered in the Supreme Court. However, while the Supreme Court has yet to decide whether or not to overturn the policy aimed at increasing African-American inclusion in education and employment, many employers have already abandoned the concept....

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Event promoter charges bias in Strip District

On the evening of Oct. 28, event promoter William Marshall sat outside of Luke Wholey’s Restaurant & Entertainment Complex, waiting to tell people that the Charity Halloween Costume Party & Steeler Game Afterparty planned there that evening had been cancelled. Two days earlier Marshall said Wholey informed him that he could no longer hold...

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Feds fund neighborhoods

Two languishing development projects in Pittsburgh’s East Liberty and Hill District communities are now closer to completion thanks to an influx of federal funding.

Joined by Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa, U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Pittsburgh, and community representatives at an Oct. 17 press conference, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl announced $1.6

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