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May 24, 2022 at 11:14 AM

East Liberty home appraisal sparks discrimination complaint

East Liberty home appraisal sparks discrimination complaint Inside: Four groups want a say on the future of PPS. Meet them. Send ideas   Support us A Black woman selling her East Liberty home made an experiment of her apprais…
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May 21, 2022 at 11:14 AM

Queer parenthood in the spotlight

Queer parenthood in the spotlight Inside: Share your stories of love and loss in COVID. Send ideas   Support us Queer parenting convening will explore gender and parenting through art, community building READ …
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May 19, 2022 at 11:14 AM

Love and loss in the time of COVID-19

Love and loss in the time of COVID-19 Inside: The race for PA's governor takes shape, and a proposal for affordable units Downtown. Send ideas   Support us Many thanks to our member Katherine L., who started a birthday Facebo…
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May 17, 2022 at 11:00 AM

How to vote and find results in today's PA primary

How to vote and find results in today's PA primary Inside: Voting resources, ESL teachers reflect on pandemic learning. Send ideas   Support us It’s primary election day! Today, voters have a hand in choosing P…
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May 14, 2022 at 11:29 AM

A 'food Mecca' promised for the Hill district

A 'food Mecca' promised for the Hill district New maps leave local residents 'plucked up like a grape.' Send ideas   Support us New districts place Pittsburgh-area residents in unfamiliar political lands…
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May 12, 2022 at 11:14 AM

Trigger warnings: a tool or censorship?

Trigger warnings: a tool or censorship? Sign up for our gender & identity newsletter in advance. Send ideas   Support us Get Pittsburgh news and perspectives on gender and identity directly to your inbox with our latest…
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May 10, 2022 at 11:14 AM

Some local libraries are flush. Others are crumbling. Why?

Some local libraries are flush. Others are crumbling. Why? Decay becomes beauty for one North Braddock artist. Send ideas   Support us Not all libraries in Allegheny County are funded equally. How does your library stack up? …
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May 7, 2022 at 11:15 AM

Here's what Pittsburghers know to be true.

Here's what Pittsburghers know to be true. What happens in PA if Roe v. Wade is overturned? Send ideas   Support us What do you know for sure? This question was the backbone of From the Source Podcast season 3. This season…
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May 5, 2022 at 10:59 AM

Will OnePGH survive?

Will OnePGH survive? The fund promised $115M over 5 years from major nonprofits. Send ideas   Support us Pittsburgh's 'eds and meds' are economic drivers. But their tax status largely passes the bill for …
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May 4, 2022 at 2:00 PM

Are the Arts Essential?

Are the Arts Essential? A message from Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures View this email in your browser Sponsored content Are the Arts Essential? The Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures Made Local series featur…
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May 3, 2022 at 4:59 PM

Does press freedom matter?

Does press freedom matter? Some thoughts on World Press Freedom Day. View this email in your browser Dear Reader, Today is World Press Freedom Day. To most people, it's probably just another day — but to us, it's one of …
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May 3, 2022 at 2:14 PM

The Exempt Dilemma: Controllers call for big eds & meds to pay more

The Exempt Dilemma: Controllers call for big eds & meds to pay more Share your thoughts and experiences re: abortion rights & restrictions. Send ideas   Support us Pittsburgh's 'eds and meds' are economic driver…
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April 30, 2022 at 11:15 AM

A crisis hotline... with a fee?

A crisis hotline... with a fee? An ER social worker reflects on mass Airbnb shooting. Send ideas   Support us 'We sit with them': An ER social worker reflects on the trauma left by the Airbnb party shoot…
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April 28, 2022 at 11:14 AM

Pittsburgh police discipline doubled. Is it a problem or solution?

Pittsburgh police discipline doubled. Is it a problem or solution? Tell us: How will your kids spend summer vacation? Send ideas   Support us Does the doubling of Pittsburgh police discipline reflect a problem or a sol…
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April 26, 2022 at 11:29 AM

What one senior's success means for public education

What one senior's success means for public education Weighing wealth (and debt) of House candidates. Send ideas   Support us Irwin’s wealth stands out in congressional primary READ …
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April 25, 2022 at 3:00 PM

The No Club: Putting a Stop to Women’s Dead-End Work

The No Club: Putting a Stop to Women’s Dead-End Work A message from Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures View this email in your browser Sponsored content The Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Made Local series…
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April 23, 2022 at 11:14 AM

🌎What’s Pittsburgh's role in saving the environment?

🌎What’s Pittsburgh's role in saving the environment? Inside: A note for you & PublicSource embraces a new CEO. Send ideas   Support us Hey there, I want to share some exciting news with you. PublicSource has a new leader. …
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April 21, 2022 at 11:00 AM

Which PPS schools have the best paid teachers?

Which PPS schools have the best paid teachers? Inside: A new podcast episode & $1,000 for a micro apartment? Send ideas   Support us PPS employee salaries show disparities between Black, white staff READ …
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April 19, 2022 at 11:29 AM

Mass shooting upends North Side neighborhood

Mass shooting upends North Side neighborhood Pittsburgh's growing homeownership gap. Send ideas   Support us Mass shooting at Airbnb party leaves two teens dead, upends small North Side neighborhood READ …
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April 16, 2022 at 11:14 AM

Tax the rich and UPMC?

Tax the rich and UPMC? URA turnover begins at the top. Send ideas   Support us Budget researchers to Pittsburgh: Tax the rich, and UPMC READ Diamonte Walker's departure …
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April 14, 2022 at 11:14 AM

LGBTQ Catholics wonder: Can the church be inclusive?

LGBTQ Catholics wonder: Can the church be inclusive? Sto-Rox school district has 5 years to bounce back. Send ideas   Support us LGBTQ Catholic ministries are being formed. Can the church be an inclusive space? READ…
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April 13, 2022 at 2:00 PM

Nominate an outstanding local leader for the Illuminate Awards

Nominate an outstanding local leader for the Illuminate Awards A message from the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh View this email in your browser Sponsored content Do you know a Youth, Educator, Com…
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April 12, 2022 at 11:30 AM

Sto-Rox's struggle to survive

Sto-Rox's struggle to survive Rocky finances & enrollment loss challenge the district. Send ideas   Support us The Sto-Rox School District just began a 5-year struggle to survive READ …
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April 9, 2022 at 11:14 AM

‘Slapped with the tax’

‘Slapped with the tax’ Inside: A special note for you. Send ideas   Support us Lawsuit challenging Allegheny County's property tax math headed for a key hearing READ …
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April 7, 2022 at 11:14 AM

Explore how Allegheny County paid its employees in 2021.

Explore how Allegheny County paid its employees in 2021. Inside: Mindfulness tools for kids. Send ideas   Support us Here's what Allegheny County government paid employees in 2021 Explore the data. RE…
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April 5, 2022 at 11:29 AM

Hot housing and 'inequitable' bills

Hot housing and 'inequitable' bills Why taxes can vary for nearly identical homes. Send ideas   Support us Every spring, I pay my city, school district and county property taxes. In recent years, it’s seemed like a pretty good deal…
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April 2, 2022 at 11:14 AM

‘I want to believe that I have something to say’

‘I want to believe that I have something to say’ Share this newsletter with a friend. Send ideas   Support us Thank you to everyone who stepped up to support our nonprofit newsroom with a gift in our March campaign! We’re deligh…
Halle Stockton, PublicSource · [email protected]
March 31, 2022 at 6:00 PM

⌛ LAST HOURS for matched gifts!

⌛ LAST HOURS for matched gifts! Until midnight, your support goes even farther. View this email in your browser Dear Reader, Today’s the last day of our spring fundraising campaign, and we’re so grateful for the reader…
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March 31, 2022 at 11:14 AM

One writing class turns local LGBTQ history into art ✏

One writing class turns local LGBTQ history into art ✏ A Bhutanese refugee reflects on a quiet mental health crisis. Send ideas   Support us LAST CHANCE TO MATCH YOUR SUPPORT!  Today’s the last day of our campaign,…
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March 29, 2022 at 11:29 AM

See how your district spent COVID $$

See how your district spent COVID $$ Local schools got $420M from the federal government. Send ideas   Support us 3 DAYS ONLY: ALL GIFTS MATCHED! Thanks to the support of the Inasmuch Foundation, until March 31, one-time gifts a…
Alyia Paulding, PublicSource · [email protected]
March 28, 2022 at 11:14 AM

⏰ 4 days only: ALL GIFTS MATCHED!

⏰ 4 days only: ALL GIFTS MATCHED! Help us close our fundraising gap. View this email in your browser Dear Reader, We’re four days away from the end of our March fundraising campaign, and we’ve got big news. Through the…
Bridget Daley, PublicSource · [email protected]
March 27, 2022 at 2:59 PM

Supporting commitment to the community

Supporting commitment to the community Why a monthly gift goes further. View this email in your browser Dear Reader, I first came to PublicSource as a reader. Their stories, particularly the investigative pieces, resonated with me as …
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March 26, 2022 at 11:14 AM

'Ask for help when you need it'

'Ask for help when you need it' Inside: PPS performing arts students will unmask. Send ideas   Support us Why is monthly support for PublicSource important? Here’s what some of our donors say. Helen: “Well researched, closely fa…
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March 24, 2022 at 11:14 AM

Restaurant workers reflect on how the pandemic changed their industry

Restaurant workers reflect on how the pandemic changed their industry Inside: A new From the Source podcast episode. Send ideas   Support us Think what you can give to support our journalism each month is too small to matter? Th…
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March 22, 2022 at 11:29 AM

Can Pittsburgh's green future be more diverse?

Can Pittsburgh's green future be more diverse? Barriers keep Black workers from renewable jobs. Send ideas   Support us Proud to be on Pittsburgh’s digital doorstep, for free.  Many readers tell us they used to have a local new…
Jennie Ewing Liska, PublicSource · [email protected]
March 21, 2022 at 3:00 PM

Without support, newsrooms like ours close.

Without support, newsrooms like ours close. Help us beat the odds with a monthly gift. View this email in your browser PublicSource reporters Rich Lord and Juliette Rihl interview then-Mayor Bill Peduto in August 2020. …
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March 19, 2022 at 11:14 AM

Why did Allegheny County Jail's budget jump by $12M?

Why did Allegheny County Jail's budget jump by $12M? Inside: Amazon axes Churchill plan. Send ideas   Support us NEW MATCH OPPORTUNITY! Free access to nonpartisan, fact-based journalism is essential to our region’s future, but w…
Halle Stockton, PublicSource · [email protected]
March 18, 2022 at 6:59 PM

Act now: New recurring gifts matched!

Act now: New recurring gifts matched! Don’t wait. Sustain our journalism today. View this email in your browser Dear Reader, Nonprofit newsrooms like ours operate on trust. You trust us to provide in-depth coverage of the region that …
Halle Stockton, PublicSource · [email protected]
March 18, 2022 at 3:59 PM

Act now: New recurring gifts matched!

Act now: New recurring gifts matched! Don’t wait. Sustain our journalism today. View this email in your browser Dear Reader, Nonprofit newsrooms like ours operate on trust. You trust us to provide in-depth coverage of the region that …
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March 17, 2022 at 11:29 AM

Masks stay on at PPS (for now)

Masks stay on at PPS (for now) School board wants more info before changing rules. Send ideas   Support us Pittsburgh students to continue masking for another month. Local cases continue dropping. REA…
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March 15, 2022 at 11:29 AM

New partners: social workers and police

New partners: social workers and police 'I believe in them 100%, and so do the officers.' Send ideas   Support us Police aren’t social workers. Some local departments want them at the scene. READ …
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March 12, 2022 at 12:14 PM

8,000+ businesses, 14 food safety inspectors

8,000+ businesses, 14 food safety inspectors Callout: Are you a Pittsburgh college student who has experienced sexual violence? Send ideas   Support us Allegheny County’s food safety program is strained READ …
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March 10, 2022 at 12:15 PM

'Back to the academics' for Penn Hills superintendent

'Back to the academics' for Penn Hills superintendent Listen: Damian explains how 'movement is medicine.' Send ideas   Support us Penn Hills superintendent looks to academic growth after seven years of …
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March 8, 2022 at 12:29 PM

Coping with COVID: 'Here we still are'

Coping with COVID: 'Here we still are' Pittsburghers share how the pandemic has shaped their lives. Send ideas   Support us ‘Here we still are’: Pittsburghers reflect on life with COVID and the future READ …
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March 5, 2022 at 12:14 PM

PPS testing data shows struggles for young kids

PPS testing data shows struggles for young kids Would you be impacted if abortion rules change in PA? Send ideas   Support us Learning declined unevenly during the pandemic, new Pittsburgh schools test d…
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March 3, 2022 at 12:30 PM

Antiracism in the sanctuary

Antiracism in the sanctuary Pittsburghers from warring nations open up. Send ideas   Support us The Russian invasion of Ukraine ignites anger, distress among Pittsburghers from warring nations READ …
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March 1, 2022 at 12:14 PM

Will the end of emergency rent relief clog housing court?

Will the end of emergency rent relief clog housing court? Meet the nonprofit that wants to 'fill the hill with music.' Send ideas   Support us Parking revenue fell flat in ‘21 as Pittsburgh relied on fed…
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February 26, 2022 at 12:14 PM

Is it time to rethink what we consider ‘real work?’

Is it time to rethink what we consider ‘real work?’ Inside: Read Pittsburgh Black history & share how COVID changed your life. Send ideas   Support us Black history, gold merit: Read the stories of 4…
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February 25, 2022 at 2:00 PM

Heard about these PublicSource projects?

Heard about these PublicSource projects? Voices, stories, and info you should know about. View this email in your browser Dear Reader, We know you count on us for in-depth news about what’s happening in our region, and we’re proud to …
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February 24, 2022 at 12:14 PM

Read about the lives of 4 Black Pittsburgh pioneers.

Read about the lives of 4 Black Pittsburgh pioneers. Omicron is fading in Allegheny County. Send ideas   Support us Black history, gold merit: Read the stories of 4 local Black pioneers READ …