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Obama’s budget proposal would direct nearly $158 million to Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh District

Obama's budget proposal would direct nearly $158 million to Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh District from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review"The 2017 budget Read More & Comment

Refugees can help rebuild Pittsburgh, Peduto tells summit guests

Refugees can help rebuild Pittsburgh, Peduto tells summit guests from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review"Critics have called Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto a Read More & Comment

Council weighs next steps on wage report

Council weighs next steps on wage report from the New Pittsburgh Courier"When Pittsburgh Councilman Rev. Ricky Burgess released his wage Read More & Comment

Updated: 02/07/16, 9:46 pm

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PHOTO ESSAY: Picturing Troy Hill

Picturing Troy Hill from the Pittsburgh City Paper"City Paper teams up with Instagram collective @SteelCityGrammers for a photo essay from Read More & Comment

REPORT: PA lags in LGBT equality

Report: PA lags in LGBT equality from the New Pittsburgh Courier"But more than half of them, including Pennsylvania, are failing Read More & Comment

Push for affordable housing targets trendy Pittsburgh neighborhoods

Push for affordable housing targets trendy Pittsburgh neighborhoods from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"While Mayor Bill Peduto continues to receive high praise Read More & Comment

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City Council Committee Recommends Hospitals Enact $15 Minimum Wage

City Council Committee Recommends Hospitals Enact $15 Minimum Wage from Essential Pittsburgh"A committee tasked by city council to look at Read More & Comment

Pittsburgh’s St. Clair neighborhood to get an urban farm and new housing

Pittsburgh’s St. Clair neighborhood to get an urban farm and new housing from the Pittsburgh City Paper“The Hilltop Alliance is Read More & Comment

Push for affordable housing targets trendy Pittsburgh neighborhoods

Push for affordable housing targets trendy Pittsburgh neighborhoods from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"While Mayor Bill Peduto continues to receive high praise Read More & Comment

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