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Genealogies, time cards, and newspaper clippings are among the hundreds of artifacts in the Heinz History Center’s Rauh Jewish History Program and Archives

COURTESY OF LINDSEY WILLIAMS FOR PA AND FRIENDS OF JEREMY SHAFFER

Updated, 11/7/18 9:00 a.m. with latest vote totals

 

In a very tight race for the 38th state Senate district, Democrat Lindsey Williams declared victory, as her Republican opponent Jeremy Shaffer conceded on social media.

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Allegheny County voters narrowly denied a ballot measure to increase property taxes for child well-being programs. 

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Longtime state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe will retain his seat representing Butler County in Pennsylvania’s 12th House district.

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Pennsylvania’s speaker of the House won re-election Tuesday against a political newcomer.

 

Republican Rep. Mike Turzai will continue to represent the 28th House district north of Pittsburgh, defeating Democrat Emily Skopov.

Since 2001, Turzai has represented the district, which includes Bradford Woods and Franklin Park, as well as Marshall, McCandless and Pine townships. Both candidates live in Marshall Township.

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Sara Innamorato sailed to victory Tuesday in the race for Pennsylvania’s 21th House district, despite a write-in campaign for her primary challenger, longtime Democratic state Rep. Dom Costa.

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Check in throughout the day for 90.5 WESA's continuous coverage of the Midterm Election. 

Report: Amazon In ‘Advanced Talks’ To Build New HQ Near DC

Nov 4, 2018
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Retail giant Amazon Inc. is in "advanced talks" to open its second headquarters in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, The Washington Post reported Saturday.

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In the days leading up to the election, volunteers are knocking on doors to ask residents what they say is a simple question.

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History teacher Jackie Goldblum told her students that she felt helpless and scared after the attack on a synagogue about 2 miles from the school.

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Colfax K-8 school in Squirrel Hill has been cleared after being placed on lockdown for more than two hours Wednesday morning. 

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President Donald Trump came to pay tribute Tuesday to those touched by the worst instance of anti-Semitic violence in American history, traveling to a city where he faced an uneasy welcome from those grieving.

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San Francisco-based company Affirm has announced Pittsburgh will be the location of its second flagship office.

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will visit Pennsylvania on Tuesday to mourn a synagogue massacre that left 11 people dead.

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Western Pennsylvania usually has spectacular fall colors, but this year they’re late and lackluster.

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The vacant Horace Mann Elementary building is a four-story mass of fire-red brick that dwarfs the houses orbiting it’s three-acre plot.

Peoples Natural Gas

Aqua America Inc., a Bryn Mawr, Pa. headquarted water utility company, has announced it will buy Peoples Gas and its subsidiaries in a $4.3 billion all-cash deal. 

According to a press release, the resulting company will serve one million water utility customer connections and more than 740,000 gas customer connections.

As part of the deal, Aqua will assume about $1.3 billion of Peoples' debt.

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Marquita Brown is the mother of a fifth grader at Minadeo Elementary in Squirrel Hill, and is also on the board of the school’s Parent Teacher Organization. She said her daughter is happy, outgoing, and is succeeding there.

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When Kate Anglin and her husband, Ben, were house hunting earlier this year, school quality was big concern. The couple have a toddler and a newborn.

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Sheraden resident Terri Minor Spencer started West End P.O.W.E.R. (Providing Opportunities with Effective Resources) three years ago. The organization aims to redefine and rebuild community in Pittsburgh's West End through the facilitation of multiple neighborhood support initiatives. 

Minor Spencer spoke about P.O.W.E.R.'s origins with 90.5 WESA's Elaine Effort, as well as where she sees the organization moving forward.

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About half of Pittsburgh Public Schools' 23,000 students attend their neighborhood schools. The map that assigns kids to those schools last changed in 2012, and that realignment was meant to even out class sizes and reduce excess capacity.

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The double yellow line that runs down the middle of Thomas Boulevard in North Point Breeze separates eastbound and westbound traffic. 

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Democrat Lindsey Williams, of West View, was sued Monday based on claims that she’s ineligible to run for the state Senate this year. 

Democrats are crying foul over lawn signs attacking state Senate candidate Lindsey Williams as a "Socialist," saying they look just like the signs used by her own campaign.

And the treasurer of the group paying for those signs, the North Hills Republican Club, looks just like Carlton Fogliani, the campaign manager of her Republican rival, Jeremy Shaffer.

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Where a child goes to school shapes their educational experience, and that educational experience in turn shapes their future.

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A librarian and a bookseller accused of stealing and trafficking rare books from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in a years-long scheme are standing trial.

Pittsburgh police say 61-year-old Gregory Priore stole prints, maps and rare books from the library and handed them off to Caliban Book Shop co-owner John Schulman to resell them. Prosecutors say the pair conspired to steal and sell several hundred rare items worth more than $8 million.

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Lawrenceville United and Pittsburgh Action Against Rape held a workshop earlier this month for Pittsburghers to learn how to intervene if they see an incident of sexual harassment or violence. 

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Pennsylvania's Republican candidate for governor has released a video of himself saying he wants to stomp on the sitting governor's face with golf spikes.

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The 2018 Carnegie International, which opens Saturday, at the Carnegie Museum of Art, will spotlight work by dozens of artists and artist teams from around the world. But only one of those artists, it’s safe to say, traces his relationship with the museum back to 1968.

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The executive director of the Allegheny County Democratic Committee has resigned from his post, just weeks after being hired, amid outcry over his social media posts.

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