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Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto signs legislation on firearms and gun violence

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto signs legislation on firearms and gun violence

John Blinn, News Editor

April 10, 2019

PITTSBURGH - Mayor Bill Peduto has signed legislation to regulate firearms. Mayor Peduto signed the regulations on Tuesday and the bills were approved by the Pittsburgh City Council last week. The mayor was joined by friends and family members of the victims of the Squirrel Hill Tree of Life Synagogue...

Pittsburgh named No. 1 city for small businesses

Pittsburgh named No. 1 city for small businesses

Soundharjya Babu, Assistant News Editor

April 7, 2019

PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh is the best place to launch a small business, according to Citimart ratings. The ratings were based on 56 other U.S. cities. According to Citimart, Pittsburgh ranks first in openness to small businesses and their ideas. The Small Business Accessibility Score determines the...

Mayor Bill Peduto enforces safety polices for autonomous vehicles

Mayor Bill Peduto enforces safety polices for autonomous vehicles

John Blinn, Assistant News Editor

March 19, 2019

PITTSBURGH- With a constant presence of autonomous cars in Pittsburgh, Mayor Bill Peduto has issued policies for the continuation of testing and development of these self-driving cars in Pittsburgh. Roughly a month after the organization Bike Pittsburgh received results from city residents about how...

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto meets with the Dalai Lama

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto meets with the Dalai Lama

Ryan Giacobbi, Contributor

March 15, 2019

PITTSBURGH -- Mayor Bill Peduto met with the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan Buddhist leader known as “His Holiness,” in Dharamsala, India Wednesday. Mayor Peduto was invited to attend the meeting by Dr. Barry Kerzin, the Dalai Lama’s personal physician who has been working with UPMC to train nurses...

Pittsburgh Police increase security at local mosques following deadly New Zealand mass shooting

Pittsburgh Police increase security at local mosques following deadly New Zealand mass shooting

Gage Goulding, News Editor

March 15, 2019

PITTSBURGH - Officials in Pittsburgh have increased security at local places of worship following a deadly mass shooting in New Zealand. City officials released a statement Friday morning stating that public safety officials have been in contact with local Islamic leaders. Authorities say they...

Pittsburgh begins first ‘Clean Construction’ project

Pittsburgh begins first ‘Clean Construction’ project

Soundharjya Babu, Contributor

March 8, 2019

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh is participating in clean construction for the first time. Beginning in May, the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure will be reconstructing the McFarren Street Bridge with “Clean Construction” guidelines. "This project allows the City of Pittsburgh to be a model...

Mayor Peduto announces $2 million plan to upgrade child care facilities

Mayor Peduto announces $2 million plan to upgrade child care facilities

Gage Goulding, News Editor

February 21, 2019

PITTSBURGH -- Mayor Bill Peduto announced a $2 million fund to upgrade child care facilities. The City of Pittsburgh Childcare Quality Fund will be introduced to Pittsburgh City Council on Feb. 19. Earning higher designations from the state is the target of the plan that will unveil grants to upgrade...

Police officer promoted in the City of Pittsburgh

Police officer promoted in the City of Pittsburgh

John Blinn, Assistant News Editor

February 3, 2019

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh's Bureau of Police Sergeant, John Fisher, has been assigned to the administrative branch with the position of commander. His promotion ceremony took place on Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Mayor's Office Conference Room. Fisher was honored and congratulated by his fellow officers...

Tom Wolf inaugurated as governor for second term

Tom Wolf inaugurated as governor for second term

Gage Goulding, News Editor

January 16, 2019

HARRISBURG (RMU SENTRY MEDIA/CNN) -- Gov. Tom Wolf was inaugurated as the governor of Pennsylvania for a second term on Tuesday. In a ceremony held in Harrisburg, the 70-year-old Democratic politician was confirmed as the state's 47th governor. Wolf was first elected as governor in the Nov. 2014 election....

Pittsburgh Police to establish new domestic violence unit

Pittsburgh Police to establish new domestic violence unit

Jess Zaccarelli, Contributor

January 16, 2019

PITTSBURGH - This year the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police plans to establish a new investigations unit that will focus on domestic violence cases using a $500,000 donation from the Nina Baldwin Fisher Foundation. The legislation allowing for the funding from the foundation will be introduced to Pittsburgh...