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“My wife and I have already talked about it. We wouldn’t want to live in ‘Amazonhill.’ Would you?”



Tenant Cities

PublicSource and WESA explore Allegheny County’s changing and growing rental housing market, especially the affordable sector, and examining the governmental and civic responses to the emergence of Tenant Cities.

Crisis of Care

The number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease is expected to swell exponentially in Pennsylvania, one of the oldest states in the nation. But efforts to prepare are falling short. This series is a collaboration between PublicSource and Spotlight PA.

What difference has a year made?

After a year of racial reckoning, how have colleges and universities in the Pittsburgh region changed to address deep-seated problems of anti-Blackness and white supremacy?


Chronic absences and the loss of students are putting additional pressure on Pittsburgh Public Schools’ long-term inequalities

As Pittsburgh Public Schools tries to address attendance challenges that worsened during the pandemic, it faces long-term structural problems that have left the city with segregated schools, inequitable funding and the loss of thousands of students, according to nonprofit A+ Schools 2021 annual report to the community. The report focuses on a handful of Pittsburgh…

Amazon marked Churchill on the map. Now, its residents and council grapple with becoming a prime location.

When your neighborhood becomes part of the Amazon strategy, the dynamic of who holds power, who gains and who loses is complicated. And in Churchill, the debates about economic development, community safety, environment and opportunities for future generations are playing out with a larger debate around Amazon, projected soon to become the biggest employer in…


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