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Parking Problems: Will more permits ease the South Side residents' parking woes?

Parking Problems: Will more permits ease the South Side residents' parking woes?

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My upcoming story on Pittsburgh's University Preparatory school.

Uplifting Experience: Artists use humor, creativity to raise breast-cancer awareness — Jugs. Knobs. Boobies. Titties. There are more than 100 slang words for a woman's breasts in the English language. These descriptive words and a few others feature prominently in Amalgamation Art's upcoming show - turning bras into art to raise money for breast-cancer awareness.

Animal-cruelty case highlights problems in state's animal-protection statutes — click to enlarge Margo Cicci vividly remembers the visits she made in August to a Mount Lebanon house where more than 80 cats were left behind after their owner was evicted. A strong stench emanated from the home, and she found cats in traps left unattended for hours at a time.

State House District 20 — Compiled by Rebecca Nuttall...

Bill Delivered: Advocates hope city's legislation is just a first step in workplace rights for pregnant women — During a pregnancy, doctors often advise women to stay hydrated and spend less time on their feet. But in most workplaces across Pennsylvania, a pregnant woman could be fired for following her doctor's orders.

Schoolyard Fight: Corbett, Wolf spar over the governor's history of education funding — For several months, commercials for Gov. Tom Corbett's and Tom Wolf's campaigns have made starkly different claims about the governor's record on education spending. "He's increased spending in the education department - $1.5 billion from where it was when he took office," says Corbett's wife, Sue, in an April 2014 video.

Shot in the Arm: Jewish Healthcare Foundation raising HPV awareness — Since the vaccine for human papillomavirus was released in 2006, the main hurdle to getting more children inoculated has been clear: convincing parents to vaccinate their pre-teen children for a sexually transmitted disease. Rates of vaccination have not been as high as doctors had hoped, despite the fact that the HPV vaccine is one of only two vaccines that can prevent cancer.

Rappelling for cancer — Earlier today, Wonder Woman, Superman and Spider-Man rappelled down a 25-story skyscraper in Downtown Pittsburgh to raise funds and awareness for Our Clubhouse, a cancer support organization. "This is nothing compared to the battle cancer patients go through on a daily basis," said Kevin Bright, a three-year fundraiser for Our Clubhouse who dressed up as Spider-Man.

Gaining STEAM: Parents, teachers pushing for new curriculum at city's Woolslair School — click to enlarge Woolslair elementary school parent Jaline Cunningham was an early supporter of a proposal to turn her child's school into a science, technology, engineering, arts and math magnet school - also known as a STEAM school.

City reaches agreement with Penguins on lower Hill District development — After months of community meetings, today the city announced they'd reached an agreement with the Pittsburgh Penguins on development of the 28-acre lower Hill District site. "It's goal is to build transformational wealth for the residents of the greater Hill District," said Mayor Bill Peduto.

Rev. Jesse Jackson brings campaign for voting rights amendment to Pittsburgh — Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto says the United States is among 11 nations who elect public officials but do not guarantee citizens the right to vote. Today, he joined Rev. Jesse Jackson and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald in advocating for a constitutional amendment that would protect the right to vote.
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Oct 22, 2014

Election chart for State House District 20 Democrat Adam Ravenstahl vs. Republican Tom Fodi…

Oct 21, 2014

Some talk about UPREP at the mayor's education taskforce. ICYMI: my story from over the summer about UPREP…

Oct 21, 2014

Focus at mayor's education taskforce meeting is on marketing the image of Pittsburgh schools, 1st question: what is good about our schools?

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