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Pittsburgh Foundation taps New President

Pittsburgh Foundation taps Maxwell King as new president from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Pittsburgh Foundation named Mr. King as its Read More & Comment

OPINION: Foundations slam AWC deal on two fronts

Foundations slam AWC deal on two fronts from the New Pittsburgh Courier "With two weeks to go before a trial Read More & Comment

Proposed pedestrian link between Hill District, Downtown

Proposed pedestrian link between Hill District, Downtown gains momentum from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "The Sports & Exhibition Authority will spend Read More & Comment

Updated: 08/15/14, 9:54 am

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Immigration and Deportation in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh region's immigration differs from rest of nation from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "When experts talk about deportations and the long Read More & Comment

The Educational Profile of Immigrants in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh's immigrants tend to be educated, more affluent from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Educated and increasingly affluent immigrants outnumber low-skilled arrivals Read More & Comment

Experts talk with the Trib about immigration

Experts talk with the Trib about immigration from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "When the Brookings Institution studied this phenomenon a few Read More & Comment

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Teacher Training Emphasizes Goal of the District Improvement Plan

Pittsburgh schools work on improving students' reading proficiency from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Pittsburgh Public Schools kicked off the first of Read More & Comment

What It’s Like to Live in ‘Poor Door’ Housing

What It’s Like to Live in ‘Poor Door’ Housing (Darlena Cunha) from Time Magazine "The mixed-income residents helped make an Read More & Comment

Tough as nails, Vu finds home and career in Pittsburgh

Stories of Pittsburgh’s New Immigrants  from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "She operates a beauty salon and cosmetic nail business, B&T Salon & Read More & Comment

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