Stories tagged: "Allegheny County"


Great Allegheny Passage Bridge, Ohiopyle, PA (Photo credit: Joseph/Creative Commons)
7 Things to Do With a Friend Visiting Pennsylvania for the First Time

When you’re hosting an out-of-state friend who has never been to PA before, you want to show them the sights that scream Pennsylvania. We can help.

Ed Gainey speaks to supporters at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts after winning the election for mayor of Pittsburgh during his election night returns watch party, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, in Pittsburgh. Democrat Gainey beat Republican candidate Tony Moreno. Gainey will become the first Black mayor of Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Pittsburgh Gets First Black Mayor in Ed Gainey

History was made in Pittsburgh as voters elected Democrat Ed Gainey the first Black mayor of Pennsylvania's second-most populous city.

PA Rep. Summer Lee (D) speaks on stage during a keynote discussion of the Netroots Nation progressive grassroots convention in Philadelphia on July 13, 2019. (Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
With US Rep. Mike Doyle’s Retirement, PA Rep. Summer Lee Announces Bid for Congress

Lee, a progressive attorney from Braddock, is the first Black woman to represent southwest Pennsylvania in the state Legislature.

Republican state Senate candidate Nicole Ziccarelli and Democratic state Sen. Jim Brewster.
Republicans Plan to Block Democratic State Senator From Taking His Seat

State officials certified Democratic state Sen. Jim Brewster's victory over Republican challenger Nicole Ziccarelli in November, but Ziccarelli has filed a lawsuit in federal court in an attempt to overturn the results.

This is a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, County of Allegheny Official Mail-in General Election Ballot in Pittsburgh on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
2,000 Mail-In Ballots in Allegheny County Won’t Be Counted. Here’s Why.

The mail-in ballots could make a difference in the 45th state Senate District race, where incumbent Democrat Jim Brewster and Republican Nicole Ziccarelli are separated by a few thousand votes.

This is the Allegheny County Courthouse in downtown Pittsburgh on Oct. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
GOP Candidates Give Up Efforts to Watch Satellite Election Offices in Allegheny County

The settlement included an agreement for how Allegheny County will deal with the 29,000 ballots it mailed incorrectly, and any corrected ballots that are sent back.

Philadelphia resident Priscilla Bennett receives her mail-in ballot at the opening of a satellite election office at Temple University's Liacouras Center, on Sept. 29, 2020, in Philadelphia.  (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
PA Elections Officials Are Scrambling to Make Sure Every Vote Counts

Election officials across the state say they are doing all they can to make sure Pennsylvania doesn’t end up like Florida two decades ago, when the last drawn-out presidential tally ended before the US Supreme Court.