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New bill aims to end wage gap

New bill aims to end wage gap from the Pitt News"If a new bill passes in Pittsburgh, the city could Read More & Comment

New bill aims to end wage gap

New bill aims to end wage gap from the New Pittsburgh Courier"If a new bill passes in Pittsburgh, the city Read More & Comment

‘Fences’ film shoot generated $9.4 million for Pittsburgh businesses, hires

'Fences' film shoot generated $9.4 million for Pittsburgh businesses, hires from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"The filming of August Wilson’s “Fences” in Read More & Comment

Updated: 01/06/17, 11:33 pm

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REPORT: Half of 2016 murders in Pittsburgh are unsolved. How does the city stack up, and what needs to be done?

Half of 2016 murders in Pittsburgh are unsolved. How does the city stack up, and what needs to be done? Read More & Comment

REPORT: Handling the Rising Tide of Climate Change in Our Region

Handling the Rising Tide of Climate Change in Our Region from Allegheny Front"Dealing with the impacts of climate change is Read More & Comment

Survey says Pittsburgh is 7th best city for ‘active lifestyle’

Survey says Pittsburgh is 7th best city for 'active lifestyle' from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"... one survey that came out this Read More & Comment

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TIFs yield $1.4M in new tax revenue

TIFs yield $1.4M in new tax revenue from the New Pittsburgh Courier"The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh has announced that Read More & Comment

Building Boom: Towns, school districts spending millions on new or improved facilities

Building Boom: Towns, school districts spending millions on new or improved facilities from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"Around the suburbs, numerous municipalities Read More & Comment

Carnegie Mellon University awarded $250M for new advanced robotics institute

Carnegie Mellon University awarded $250M for new advanced robotics institute from the Pittsburgh Business Times"Carnegie Mellon University's status as a Read More & Comment

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