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Changemakers

Planning Pittsburgh's Next Developments for the Long Haul

Local architect Christine Mondor is upping Pittsburgh’s design game.

Meet The Woman Working to Improve Pittsburgh's Riverfronts

First in Boston and now in Pittsburgh, Vivien Li has sought to create vibrant areas along the city's rivers.

He's Bringing ‘The Right Kind of Development’ to Pittsburgh

Trek Development and William Gatti are building mixed-income housing across the region.
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Archive » All Roads Lead to Pittsburgh

Historic Men on an Ordinary Roadtrip Through Pittsburgh

Following the trail of the Vagabonds, a quartet of prominent travelers who journeyed to Pittsburgh and beyond.

Did George Romero Ever Think Pittsburgh was Scary?

Paying tribute to the late filmmaker, whose work in Pittsburgh changed cinema.

A Great Novelist Finds Her Voice in Pittsburgh

Lauded writer Willa Cather spent her formative years in the city's east end neighborhoods.
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Great Minds

Tuition Increases at the University of Pittsburgh

School trustees voted this week to increase tuition for in-state and out-of-state students.

Former CMU President Accepts New Position

Subra Suresh will serve as president of a university in Singapore.

Visit Thiel College for a Summer BBQ

On three days this summer, the college will host visit days for prospective students.

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Features

Why You Should Know: Vivian Lee Croft

Croft, founder of Girls Write Pittsburgh, mentors teenage girls.

True Grit: Homestead Mayor Betty Esper Just Won't Back Down

Homestead’s first and only woman mayor has worked tirelessly for her hometown during her 35-plus years in public office. As she faces reelection unopposed next month, the 84-year-old contemplates her role as the symbol of a gritty town fighting its way back.

Photo Essay: Silence on the Cell Block

A look inside the now-empty penitentiary on the banks of the Ohio.

Made in Pittsburgh: 5 Great Ideas

Modern-day creation in Pittsburgh doesn’t just involve physical products; we also have a knack for hatching new ideas that can solve problems in innovative, unexpected ways. These locally based thinkers are applying big thoughts to bigger problems.

Daytripping: Touring The Region's Most Notorious Prison

Plan an overnight escape to the eerie edifice of Moundsville’s West Virginia Penitentiary.

Why You Should Know: Peyton Klein

The goal of Klein's student-run organization is to combat cultural intolerance and discrimination at a young age.

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40 Under 40: 2016

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The 412

Hyperloop One Could Change How You Spend Your Weekends

Hyperloop One plans to use high-speed pods that travel in low-pressure tubes to whisk people and freight at 700 miles an hour, cutting the travel time from Pittsburgh to Chicago to less than an hour.

Watch: Local Beverly's Birthdays Gets National Attention

NBC Nightly News profiled Megs Yunn of Irwin, who doles out birthday cheer 365 days a year.

Penguins Broadcaster Mike Lange Cutting Back This Season

Lange is entering his 43rd season of NHL broadcasting, all but one of which were spent with Pittsburgh

With 50 Shades of Silence, Darieth Chisolm Offers Her Voice and Support

The longtime local newscaster’s website and forthcoming documentary, based on her own experience with non-consensual pornography, aim to provide victims with help and support.
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