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“This is the only place I have, but I will never call this place home. Home is where your heart is, where your heart is kept, not where they’re killing your heart.”



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?


Penguins suitor, new community group raise questions about Hill redevelopment

Just as earth-moving equipment starts to reshape the former Civic Arena site, the entire development landscape of the Hill District threatens to shift this month. News broke this week that Boston-based Fenway Sports Group [FSG] was negotiating to buy the Pittsburgh Penguins, potentially putting the Lower Hill’s redevelopment in the hands of a billionaire whose…

U.S. Steel faces lawsuit alleging that Clairton Coke Works ‘decrepit’ condition continues to endanger Mon Valley residents

Three takeaways from this story: A 2018 fire at the Clairton Coke Works revealed severe long-term maintenance problems, according to experts in a lawsuit.The risk of future breakdowns leaves Mon Valley residents vulnerable to high levels of pollution.The Allegheny County Health Department staff has lost trust in U.S. Steel and is asking the court to…


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