Regional News

Widening Wage Gap Separates White and Minority Workers

by Bill O’Toole

The gap between white and minority workers grew by a whopping 62 percent from 2007 to 2017 in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area, according to a new report from the Federal Reserve …

Regional News

Local Wages Rise, but Growth is Slow

by Bill O’Toole

Wages in the seven-​county Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical area continued to grow in the second quarter of 2019, but at a slower rate than the average among Pittsburgh Today benchmark regions, according …

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Andy Warhol Returns to Pittsburgh

by Gordon Nelson

On an autumn evening in Pittsburgh 40 years ago, a larger than usual, fancier than typical, and more expensive than ever event was staged as an acquisition benefit for the Carnegie ...


The Urban Deerhunter

by Mark Kramer

Every July, along deer trails in pockets of forest in and around the city of Pittsburgh, Dan Krivanek and his buddies hang a bevy of camouflaged infrared LED hunting cameras in the ...


Pathway to Pain

by Valentine J. Brkich

I’ve always been enchanted by the idea of a days-​long hike — to head off into the woods with nothing but a pack and the possibility of adventure, much like Bill Bryson in …


Short Takes: “The Secret History of KGB Spy Cameras,” “Threads Around …

by John Allison

Deep in a secret location cloaked by trees and rolling hills — well, to be precise, inside a home in the leafy suburb of Upper St. Clair — exists a notable collection of Soviet spy …


An Uncommon Life in an Ordinary Place

by John Allison

It would be a shame if this strange and glorious book set in Greene County becomes pigeonholed as “a voice from the heartland” or “a rare glimpse inside the Other America.” …


A Deeper Look at Health

by Kelly Casey

When Kelle Cunningham had her first appointment with David Lobur, M.D., it was unlike anything she had ever experienced. They talked for 90 minutes.

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Climbing Past the Weight-​Loss Plateau

by Joseph A. Luxbacher

Question: “I’ve been on an exercise plan for several months and have lost 20 pounds. I still hope to lose 5 more pounds but seem to be stuck at my present …


Holiday Thoughts from the Dalai Lama’s Physician

by Douglas Heuck

Dr. Barry Kerzin, Buddhist Monk and physician to the Dalai Lama, is back in Pittsburgh, continuing his work with UPMC nurses, building compassion, resilience and mindfulness into their daily activities, with …


Duck Delivers

by Matthew John Milligan

Two teams have separated from the pack through 13 weeks; the Saints and the Ravens have established comfortable three-​game advantages. The rest is completely up for grabs. With only four weeks …

Creative Capital

Responsible Investing

by Greg Curtis

We are observing how one of the world’s most successful investors — the New Zealand Super Fund — manages its capital, and considering whether we might not mimic some of what the Fund has been …


Immigration Is Still Our Greatest Asset…

by L.E. McCullough

Each time Thanksgiving rolls around, I can’t help but recall my family’s humble arrival to these shores and the impact they had upon their adopted homeland.

Regional News

For Southwestern Pennsylvania, a Few Reasons to Be Thankful

by Pittsburgh Today

In the Thanksgiving tradition of reflection and expressions of gratitude, here are a few trends that have raised the quality of life a bit in southwestern Pennsylvania, which is always a …

Regional News

Unemployment Unchanged; Remains Low in Region

by Julia Fraser

The Pittsburgh region’s unemployment didn’t budge from October 2018 to October 2019, but plenty is changing in the region’s economy.

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