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Why Pittsburgh Used to Hate Alexander Hamilton

The musical “Hamilton” made its subject a hero again, but Alexander Hamilton wasn’t always beloved in western Pennsylvania.

Green Medicine: The Business of Medical Marijuana

For many, medical marijuana is a panacea capable of alleviating a wide range of symptoms. As Pennsylvania begins allowing the drug’s medical use, patients are relieved — and business is booming.

Pittsburgh MultiStories: Home of the Bathtub King

In the first edition of this new, recurring look at Pittsburgh's historical skyscrapers, we profile The Arrott Building.

Why You Should Know: Rev. Shanea Leonard

Through her church, as well as her various positions throughout the city, she’s working to make Pittsburgh a more inclusive place.

For You the Red Sky Shone

Exploring the role Pittsburgh played in the life of the quirky songwriter Loudon Wainwright III.

Why You Should Know: Kevin McNair

McNair is co-founder of 1Nation Mentoring, which works with African-American boys and young men in schools throughout the county.

Meet Pittsburgh's 40 Under 40 Honorees for 2017

We present this year's class of 40 people under the age of 40 who are making Pittsburgh a better place.

Chasing Rabbits: Why Tuomas Sandholm Almost Always Wins

The winding career path of Tuomas Sandholm has taken detours through kidney transplants, Texas Hold ’em, windsurfing and more. Next, he’d like to save the planet.

Daytripping: Southern Charm Atop a Cold War Bunker

Experience antebellum elegance and echoes of the Cold War at West Virginia’s Greenbrier Resort.

The Time Harry Truman Got Pulled over on the Pa. Turnpike

President Harry S. Truman's trips through Western Pennsylvania.

Why You Should Know: Vivian Lee Croft

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

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.

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.
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Something big is going on with small companies in our region –– to the tune of $1.7 billion worth of additional investment in Western Pennsylvania. The heroes of this story are the men and women behind these companies. Click here for their stories.