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Lower gas prices fuel holiday travel

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Lower gas prices fuel holiday travel

By Alex Grubbs, Amanda King and Aigne Mack, Point Park News Service: The price of gas in the Pittsburgh region is making its way to the $3 line, something that has not been seen in almost three years — just in time for the holiday season. A native from San Diego and resident of Oakland, […]

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Rally supports Conflict Kitchen’s efforts

| November 12, 2014 | 1 Comment
Rally supports Conflict Kitchen’s efforts

By Ralph Musthaler, Point Park News Service: Supporters rallied for the re-opening of Conflict Kitchen on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 in the wake of the restaurant’s closing late last week after receiving threats over its Palestinian menu and food wrappers that feature stories from people in Palestine. On Tuesday, Conflict Kitchen announced it would re-open […]

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Veterans Day Parade in Pittsburgh

| November 9, 2014 | 1 Comment
Veterans Day Parade in Pittsburgh

By Ralph Musthaler, Point Park News Service: The 95th annual Veterans Day Parade in downtown Pittsburgh on Saturday, Nov. 8, honored veterans from around the region.  

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Former Pitt QB continues to lead off the field

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Former Pitt QB continues to lead off the field

By Julia Kramer, Point Park News Service: Tyler Palko was a leader from the moment he picked up a football while watching his father coach at West Allegheny High School. His prowess only grew during a career at the University of Pittsburgh where he was arguably one of the best quarterbacks not named Dan Marino. […]

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Election Day in Pittsburgh area

| November 4, 2014 | 1 Comment
Election Day in Pittsburgh area

By Point Park News Service: Point Park University student photographers spread out across the Pittsburgh area to document Election Day 2014.  

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Hitchcock, heritage and Halloween at Carrie Furnace

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Hitchcock, heritage and Halloween at Carrie Furnace

By Travis Hefner, Point Park News Service: Looming unopposed in a no-man’s land on the shore of the Monongahela River, Rankin’s derelict Carrie Furnace will be reborn for one night to host a Halloween party unlike any other in Pittsburgh. Two breweries and a historical group will relight the fires — in spirit — to […]

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WPPJ: Today’s top-of-hour news updates

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
WPPJ: Today’s top-of-hour news updates

Point Park University radio station WPPJ (670 AM) broadcasts daily news updates: Tuesday, Sept. 30: Anti-jihad ad pulled in N.Y., San Francisco; political protests continue in Hong Kong; Point Park hires new security company   Wednesday, Sept. 24: State lawmaker makes impromptu announcement that he is gay; Ebola cases could increase to 1M by January; […]

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On the street: How should NFL deal with domestic violence?

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
On the street: How should NFL deal with domestic violence?

By Point Park News Service: With pressure building on the National Football League to deal with its players’ domestic violence issues, Point Park University students asked Pittsburghers whether they agree with the league’s actions so far:   Michael Washington, 35, of Uptown, played arena football for the Pittsburgh Power and said he believes the NFL […]

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On the street: How should U.S. deal with ISIS?

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
On the street: How should U.S. deal with ISIS?

By Point Park News Service: President Obama says the United States will defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, but he doesn’t have a plan yet. With that in mind, Point Park University students asked Pittsburghers for their suggestions on dealing with the situation. Marilyn Rodgers said she does not want to see the […]

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The 5 List: Pittsburgh’s little-known landmarks

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
The 5 List: Pittsburgh’s little-known landmarks

By Sara Payne, Point Park News Service: Rick Sebak is known as the creator of the scrapbook documentary. He was making lists of interesting things about Pittsburgh before the Internet made it cool. As we are inundated with list upon list of Pittsburgh landmarks, the Point Park News Service wanted to find out some places […]

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