Sustainability Watch: Cost of Living
The cost of living has increased in the region since 2011, but so has family income. And despite rising costs,... More
No Money Down
The use of money bonds to hold people who are arrested is falling out of favor in an increasing number... More
Does Air Quality Matter to Young Workers?
Pittsburgh’s “smoky city” days are past, but the region’s air remains among the most polluted of the country’s metropolitan areas,... More
Despite the improvement in the region’s air quality in recent years, southwestern Pennsylvania still fails to meet federal health-based standards... More
The Last Coke Works
U.S. Steel’s Clairton plant still casts a long shadow over local air quality At the Clairton Public Library in the... More
The Region's Top 10 Air Polluters
Although the region’s air has improved dramatically from the height of Pittsburgh’s industrial past, southwestern Pennsylvania remains home to factories... More
Inconspicuous and Dangerous
Ozone and PM2.5 are the region’s biggest air hazards The heavy smoke is gone. But particulates 30 times smaller than... More
Up in the Air
Southwestern Pennsylvania and air quality have long had a complicated relationship. For the better part of a century, the region... More
Bridging the Digital Divide
Public libraries, a piece of the region’s educational mosaic, are reinventing themselves in response to the demands of new technologies... More
The demographic portrait of the seven-county Pittsburgh region’s population is becoming less white and more diverse, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates. From 2011 to 2016, Allegheny County’s...
The Pittsburgh region gained 7,300 jobs between May 2016 and May 2017, a 0.6 percent increase over the year. However, that percentage was well below the benchmark average of 1.9 percent...
Over the five-year period from May 2012 to May 2017, the Pittsburgh region gained 10,300 nonfarm jobs, the smallest increase among all benchmark regions. Pittsburgh’s job growth rate over the...