In ‘American Rust,’ Buildings Crumble, Passions Burn

Set amid the Rust Belt towns of Western Pennsylvania, the new series, starring Jeff Daniels and Maura Tierney, tells a story of good people and bad choices.

#actors-and-actresses, #american-rust-book, #american-rust-tv-program, #books-and-literature, #daniels-jeff, #futterman-dan, #meyer-philipp, #pittsburgh-pa, #television, #tierney-maura

As Schools Reopen, Districts Are Desperate for Bus Drivers

School officials are getting creative, offering bonuses and other incentives to address a driver shortage that the pandemic made worse.

#buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #helena-mont, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-city, #pittsburgh-pa, #savannah-ga, #united-states, #wilmington-del

Ed Gainey Poised to Become Pittsburgh’s First Black Mayor

Ed Gainey won the Democratic primary in a city that is roughly a quarter Black. The incumbent, Bill Peduto, is the first Pittsburgh mayor to lose a bid to stay in office since 1933.

#black-people, #elections-mayors, #gainey-ed, #peduto-bill, #pittsburgh-pa

In a New Memoir, the Miracle of Black Queer Self-Creation

In his memoir “Punch Me Up to the Gods,” Brian Broome explores the beauty of queer Black manhood.

#black-people, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #men-and-boys, #pittsburgh-pa, #punch-me-up-to-the-gods-a-memoir-book, #writing-and-writers

Tree of Life Synagogue Plans a New Beginning, Years After Deadly Shooting

Daniel Libeskind, an architect known for memorializing historical trauma, will turn the site of 11 deaths back into a home for worship as well as a place to learn about confronting hatred.

#jews-and-judaism, #libeskind-daniel, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #myers-jeffrey-rabbi, #pittsburgh-pa, #pittsburgh-pa-shooting-2018, #synagogues

How Health Care Became the Big Industry in Steel City

Pittsburgh’s once strong unions are part of the answer, Gabriel Winant explains in his book “The Next Shift,” but the change hasn’t come without complications.

#black-people, #books-and-literature, #factories-and-manufacturing, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #labor-and-jobs, #pittsburgh-pa, #steel-and-iron, #the-next-shift-the-fall-of-industry-and-the-rise-of-health-care-in-rust-belt-america-book, #winant-gabriel

A ‘Super’ N.F.L. Playoff Weekend Is Missing Something. Can You Guess What?

No, not Tom Brady. He made it. But the pandemic is forcing teams to keep large numbers of fans away.

#buffalo-ny, #buffalo-bills, #cleveland-browns, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football, #national-football-league, #pittsburgh-pa, #pittsburgh-steelers, #playoff-games, #stadiums-and-arenas

Material From Giuliani Spurred a Separate Justice Dept. Pursuit of Hunter Biden

The inquiry, based out of Pittsburgh, was run parallel to an investigation in Delaware and raised alarms among F.B.I. agents about politicization.

#barr-william-p, #biden-hunter, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #brady-scott, #delaware, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #justice-department, #pittsburgh-pa, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-ukraine-whistle-blower-complaint-and-impeachment-inquiry, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-attorneys, #united-states-politics-and-government

Uber Giving Self-Driving Car Project to a Start-Up

Company executives once said having cars that can drive on their own would be a salvation for their business. But the effort turned into a legal and financial headache.

#car-services-and-livery-cabs, #computers-and-the-internet, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #khosrowshahi-dara, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #pittsburgh-pa, #start-ups, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #uber-technologies-inc, #urmson-chris-p-1976

My Dad Is Going to Paint His Way Through the Pandemic

It’s how he loves.

#adoptions, #children-and-childhood, #parenting, #pittsburgh-pa, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Eleanor Schano, Trailblazing Journalist in Pittsburgh, Dies at 88

Ms. Schano rose from “weather girl” to reporter to anchor in firsts for the city, hiding three pregnancies along the way. She died of Covid-19.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #news-and-news-media, #pittsburgh-pa, #schano-eleanor-1932-2020, #television, #women-and-girls

2016 Nonvoters, a Key Prize for Biden and Trump, Turn Out in Droves

In Pennsylvania and other battlegrounds, both parties are succeeding in coaxing infrequent voters off the sidelines. The all-important question is who does it better.

#absentee-voting, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #pennsylvania, #philadelphia-pa, #pittsburgh-pa, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters

In 2020, the Suburbs Are Stressed

A photographer visited neighborhoods in Midwest battlegrounds to see how politics have intruded on tranquillity.

#detroit-mich, #midwestern-states-us, #milwaukee-wis, #minneapolis-minn, #pittsburgh-pa, #presidential-election-of-2020

‘I Won’t Be Used as a Guinea Pig for White People’

Mistrust of vaccines runs deep in African-American communities. Against formidable odds, Father Paul Abernathy and his teams are trying to convince residents of Pittsburgh’s historic Black neighborhoods to volunteer for trials testing a Covid-19 shot.

#black-people, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #pittsburgh-pa, #race-and-ethnicity, #research, #rumors-and-misinformation, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare

‘Impossible Objects’ That Reveal a Hidden Power

The artist Trevor Paglen peers into the history of photography and its relationship to state surveillance.

#art, #carnegie-museum-of-art, #computer-security, #computer-vision, #opposing-geometries-exhibit, #paglen-trevor, #photography, #pittsburgh-pa, #privacy, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government

Schools Find Health Risks in Water After Covid-19 Lockdowns

A number of schools found the bacteria that causes Legionnaire’s disease in their water, and experts say more should expect to see it.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dayton-ohio, #education-k-12, #interscholastic-athletics, #legionnairesdisease, #ohio, #pennsylvania, #pittsburgh-pa, #plumbing, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #water, #water-pollution, #your-feed-education, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Pittsburgh Seemed Like a Virus Success Story. Now Cases Are Surging.

Pittsburgh, a sister city to Wuhan, China, saw only modest cases for months. In the last two weeks, cases are suddenly soaring.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #pittsburgh-pa

Trump Is in Trouble in Pennsylvania, but ‘He’s Been Way Behind Before’

The president’s campaign and allies have sketched out a comeback path in the battleground state, which he narrowly won in 2016, hoping to capitalize on factors like energy policy.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #democratic-party, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #pennsylvania, #philadelphia-pa, #pittsburgh-pa, #police, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j

2 Sentenced to House Arrest in Long-Running Scheme to Steal Rare Books

The board chair of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh said the thefts “will forever raise doubts about the security of all future charitable donations, particularly to the Carnegie Library.”

#archives-and-records, #books-and-literature, #carnegie-library-of-pittsburgh, #collectors-and-collections, #libraries-and-librarians, #pittsburgh-pa, #priore-gregory-m-1956, #schulman-john-e-1963

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Staff Revolts Over Sidelining of 2 Black Colleagues

An advertiser pulls a full-page ad amid newsroom complaints concerning two journalists who said they were kept from covering demonstrations. The top editor fights back with an opinion piece.

#black-people, #block-communications-inc, #block-john-robinson, #burris-keith-c, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #pittsburgh-pa, #pittsburgh-post-gazette, #social-media

New York Man Charged with Fraud Over Coronavirus Home Tests

Henry Gindt II, 34, shipped stolen test kits to several customers, who never received the results despite spending as much as $200 per test, the authorities said.

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Voices of the Pandemic

Screaming children, worried employees, sick parents and anxious grocery shoppers: This is a peek inside our new world.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #parenting, #pittsburgh-pa, #quarantines, #seattle-wash, #urban-areas

Food Banks Are Overrun, as Coronavirus Surges Demand

Millions are flooding a charitable system that was never intended to handle a nationwide crisis.

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