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Rebecca Nuttall

News Editor — Pittsburgh City Paper
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The popularity of food foraging in Pittsburgh and across the country spotlights the need for sustainable practices — Each June, Stephanie Dax looks forward to harvesting juneberries across the Pittsburgh region. These wild berries look like blueberries and have a taste similar to "sweet black cherries," according to, where else, You might also know the tasty treat as a shadbush, shadblow, Saskatoon berry or by one of several other monikers.

Rivers Casino workers in Pittsburgh file for union election — Today, workers at the Rivers Casino announced they have filed for a union election. The announcement comes after more than six years of organizing efforts at the casino. "I am fighting for the union at the Rivers Casino because we need fairness across the board," Dorothy Hall, a casino employee for nearly five years, said at a press conference earlier today.

Local gun-reform advocates gather for letter-writing — click to enlarge Seven hours into yesterday's filibuster on gun violence on the U.S. Senate floor, gun-reform advocates in Pittsburgh gathered at the Jerron Grayson Community Center for a meeting on gun reform. The event had been planned prior to the filibuster, after the June 12 shooting in Orlando, Fla., where 49 were killed and more than 50 were injured.

Pittsburgh Pride attendees reflect on the event’s purpose in the wake of Orlando mass shooting — Early Sunday morning, a man armed with an assault rifle opened fire in a gay club in Orlando, killing 49 people and injuring more than 50 others. While officials say the gunman claimed allegiance to the Islamic terrorist organization ISIS, and the details of Omar Mateen's motives are still being worked out, what's clear is that this was an attack on the LGBT community.

Hillary Clinton hits Donald Trump during Pittsburgh visit over comments in wake of Orlando nightclub massacre — Last week after presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was endorsed by President Barack Obama, Donald Trump, her Republican counterpart took to Twitter to criticize both Obama and Clinton. "Obama just endorsed Crooked Hillary. He wants four more years of Obama - but nobody else does," the tweet from his official account read.

Pittsburgh advocacy groups at odds over new superintendent accused of inflating his resume — click to enlarge In a joint statement earlier today, the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, Hill District Education Council, Black Political Empowerment Project and A+ Schools called on the Pittsburgh Public School District Board of Directors to launch a new superintendent search.

Pittsburgh City Council bill would protect domestic-violence victims from housing discrimination — click to enlarge CP file photo by Mike Schwarz This week, Pittsburgh gave preliminary approval to a measure that would protect victims of domestic violence and stalking from housing discrimination.

Pittsburgh's superintendent scandal could hurt education discourse — click to enlarge As a reporter who has covered education in Pittsburgh for nearly eight years, I was disheartened last week to hear that Pittsburgh's newest superintendent Anthony Hamlet was being scrutinized for discrepancies in his resume.

Organizers call on Pennsylvania Sen. Toomey to support reform of military's sexual assault reporting — click to enlarge According to Stop Sexual Assault in the Military, 20,300 service members were sexually assaulted in 2014. One in seven of those service members was assaulted by a superior officer. SSAM, a project of the Thomas Merton Center, an activism organization, held a protest outside of Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey's local office today to protest his vote last year against the Military Justice Improvement Act.

A Conversation with Carey Harris: The outgoing head of A+ Schools looks back on 12 years of education advocacy — This month, education watchdog A+ Schools announced that Executive Director Carey Harris would be leaving the organization to lead the Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission, an early-childhood-education advocacy group. In an interview with Pittsburgh City Paper, Harris reflected on her time with A+ Schools, the state of Pittsburgh Public Schools and what the district should focus on in the future.
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