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Allegheny County is dramatically reducing its polling places over COVID-19 safety concerns

BY: - May 27, 2020

How do you balance public safety and public health against a freely functioning democracy? Allegheny County is finding out firsthand.

A jail of two timelines: The two sides of COVID-19 in the Allegheny County Jail

BY: - April 14, 2020

Information about how the Allegheny County Jail managed the COVID-19 outbreak has been sparse. Here's a timeline of what we know -- and don't know.

189 incarcerated persons will be released from Allegheny County’s jail; More likely

BY: - March 20, 2020

Orders have been sent to the Allegheny County Jail to release 189 incarcerated individuals in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Allegheny County Dems facing pushback after making a pair of controversial endorsements

BY: - February 17, 2020

The Pittsburgh Current  first reported about controversial posts from South Hills Candidate Heather Kass in mid-January, a day after she paid her $2,500 fee to compete for the committee’s endorsement. Kass jumped in the race a short time after registered Democratic state Rep. Harry Readshaw announced he was retiring. Kass was also supported at that time by Readshaw and South Hills City Councilor Anthony Coghill.

COMMENTARY

Pittsburghers love where they live — but survey finds room for improvement | The Numbers Racket

BY: - March 12, 2019

There's a significant difference in how white and black residents feel about Allegheny County.