PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — KDKA’s investigation has sparked a debate in the Pittsburgh Public School District. Was it necessary for the district to spent $306,000 last year on trips across the country and over the ocean, a staggering $28,000 a month? Superintendent Dr. Anthony Hamlet says all of it advanced the district aims of improving professionalism and academic achievement. “When we say travel, we’re talking about professional development conferences and workshops that we go to.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh International Airport may be struggling to find passengers, but it’s gotten a huge boost in recent years from the Pittsburgh Public School District, which is raking up tens of thousands dollars every month in domestic and international travel. A KDKA investigation finds that in 2017 through the month of November, the district spent $306,000 on trips across the country and even over the Atlantic. That’s a staggering $28,000 a month.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Cars crawl down Maple Terrace on Mt. Washington, still snow covered from Friday night’s storm. KDKA’s Andy Sheehan: “Looks like it hasn’t been touched.”Folks says it’s too dangerous to drive down Strachan Avenue in Banksville. So, Lou Spezzano salted and shoveled one of the side streets himself after getting no response from the city. “No one could get off the street. We have to shovel the street ourselves, salt it,” said Spezzano.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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