Pittsburgh schools could start the year entirely online

BY: - July 23, 2020

Online learning may be the way all Pittsburgh students attend school for at least the first nine weeks of the new school year.


Fighting through her grief, Duquesne University student’s mother searches for justice | Opinion

BY: - July 16, 2020

A Black mother’s grief is so profound because it validates the fear that most of them have every time their children leave the house.

Dialing for dollars: Allegheny Co. will make $4.3M from contract providing phone service to county jail inmates

BY: - July 6, 2020

The money headed into the county's coffers will be coming directly out of the pockets of incarcerated people and their families

In Pittsburgh, advocates want cops out of schools

BY: - June 24, 2020

The message from parents and advocates is simple: Kick out the cops and replace them with counselors, psychologists and social workers.

‘Feed The Hood’ providing free meals to honor Antwon Rose on 2nd anniversary of his death

BY: - June 17, 2020

Feed the Hood has 500 meals earmarked for Hawkins Village. After Friday’s event there are plans to keep it as a distribution site.

Live From Clairton: How a tiny W.Pa. mill town is rocking remote learning

BY: - May 29, 2020

While much larger districts have struggled to get distance learning programs up and running, Clairton Elementary is “The Little Engine That Could.”

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.

Panel looks at the state of policing and incarceration of Black people during COVID-19

BY: - May 17, 2020

By Atiya Irvin-Mitchel PITTSBURGH — A few weeks ago, prior to a trip to the grocery store with his family, Jerry Dickinson says he hesitated before wearing his face-mask out in public. On April 13, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that citizens wear face-masks out in public to slow the spread of COVID-19. […]

Pittsburgh public schools press forward with remote learning plans as finances deteriorate

BY: - May 15, 2020

With just weeks remaining in the school year, the Pittsburgh school board approved the purchase of more than 7,000 Chromebooks for students.

Despite pandemic, Blacks at Allegheny County jail face inequity in bookings, releases | Analysis

BY: - May 3, 2020

During the pandemic proportionally more black individuals were arrested and booked into the jail than during the same period last year, data show.

Fighting addiction in COVID-19: ‘We need the ability for families to say, this is really hard right now’

BY: - May 1, 2020

By Brittany Hailer PITTSBURGH — Angela attends as many as four Narcotic’s Anonymous (NA) virtual sessions a day. She calls into an outpatient program nine hours a week.  She checks in with her sponsor, doctor, counselor, case workers, old friends, and her mother who currently has custody of her children. Angela relapsed after five years […]

In Pittsburgh, volunteers come together to help feed region’s Black residents

BY: - April 29, 2020

“Food insecurity is not a COVID-19 issue. It’s an issue that already exists, it’s just exacerbated,” one Pittsburgh volunteer said of the challenge she faces