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What are Yinz breathing? The battle to breathe clean air

By Jordan Slobodinsky, Point Park News Service The view of Clairton Coke Works from Melanie Meade’s backyard is a visual reminder of the lifetime of difficulty her family has endured from one of Allegheny County’s worst polluters. Cheryl Hurt has seen and breathed soot-laden air as a child, and now as a daycare owner in Clairton, she’s actively trying to protect... Read More

Election Officials in Oakland See High Turnout

By Mick Stinelli, Point Park News Service Reports of high voter turnout continued in Oakland where election officials at St. Regis saw over 450 voters of all ages by 4 p.m. Kathy Boykowycz, who’s worked the polls in South Oakland for over 20 years, said at 3:30 this afternoon that 223 people at arrived at her polling location at in... Read More

Steady Stream of Morning Voters Join Lines Downtown

By Alexander Popichak, Point Park News Service As dawn broke on a dreary and damp Tuesday, voters turning out to polls in Downtown Pittsburgh were met with lines. The Central Business District branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh on Smithfield Street was a new polling place for many voters. Residents in Pittsburgh’s 2nd Ward, First District voted at a... Read More

My Experience at the Tom Hanks Headlined #WhenWeAllVote Event

By Angela Altieri, Point Park News Service Six hundred and twenty-seven. That may seem like a large number, but it’s not. It’s the number of votes that separated Conor Lamb and Rick Saccone in the Pennsylvania 18th District Special Election earlier this year. Across the country, these sorts of slim margins have decided political elections in the United States. And... Read More