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Pittsburgh Says Farewell to Fallen Cops

(Newser) - Pittsburgh bade farewell today to the three police officers slain Saturday in a ceremony attended by family, citizens, and cops from around the nation, the Post-Gazette reports. Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said the city would not easily forget the “pain of this tragic event,” but praised the fallen officers... More »

Pittsburgh's Superfan Mayor Changes Name

Ravenstahl now 'Steelerstahl' ahead of playoff with Baltimore

(Newser) - Eschewing the usual (read: boring) wager with a fellow politician over the big game, Pittsburgh’s mayor is changing his name ahead of the hometown Steelers’ AFC championship tilt against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Luke Ravenstahl hit the Allegheny County clerk’s office today, Deadspin reports, though it could... More »

Democrats Hang On to City Hall

Four mayors returned to office, one wins in Philly; Dems also take Virginia senate

(Newser) - It was a good night for Democratic mayors last night: incumbents in San Francisco, Houston and Pittsburgh all comfortably won reelection. In addition, Philadelphia elected Michael Nutter on promises to reduce violence, and Baltimore gave a full term to Sheila Dixon, the city's first female mayor, who took office earlier... More »

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