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The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics

The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics

Helping Women to Seek Office If you’ve ever observed a car with a steering wheel locked in a turn, you know that the car will go nowhere but in a circle. Perhaps that’s why our government sometimes seems to be running in circles and getting nothing done; it has been turned in one direction. While the population of Pennsylvania is almost equally divided between women

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Hispanics in Pittsburgh

Hispanics in Pittsburgh

At one time, finding a Hispanic person in Pittsburgh was almost as rare as finding a Cleveland Browns fan in the city. But that has begun to change. “Hispanic” is an all-encompassing term for those with roots in Mexico, Spain, areas of the Caribbean, and Central and South America. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, there were slightly more than 11,000 Hispanics living in Allegheny

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Museums Worth a Visit

A trip to the museum can expand your knowledge, amaze the senses, spark your imagination, and provide hours of fun. The Pittsburgh area has a plethora of museums ranging from the world class to niche interest. The following is a list of museums in our area. American Jewish Museum Pittsburgh’s Jewish Community Center houses the American Jewish Museum at its center in Squirrel Hill. It

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Cultural District

We have much to offer its residents and visitors.  Our cityscape rises majestically from the point of three rivers, impressive with its glittering towers and webbing of bridges.  The downtown area is filled with restaurants, shops, hotels, and public parks.  The old feel of an industrial city has almost vanished.  Today Pittsburgh is not only a busy corporate center and leader in high-tech industries, but

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The Talk of the Town: Pittsburghese

The Talk of the Town: Pittsburghese

Do you speak Pittsburghese?  Not Portugese, but Pittsburghese, the dialect and lingo spoken by native Pittsburghers.  Here’s an example. “Listen, yinz, ta this story.  Last Mundy, when I got home from dahntahn Picksburg, I redded up the hahse, worshed the clothes and did the arning, n’at.  Then I decided ta take a break coz I was gettin’ rilly hungry.  I looked ina fridge, but it

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A Trio of Museums Attracts Throngs

A Trio of Museums Attracts Throngs

When you think of museums in Pittsburgh, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, The Heinz History Center, and The Carnegie Science Center are the first ones that spring to mind. However a trio of lesser-known museums is rapidly becoming popular in their own right. The Mattress Factory, the Andy Warhol Museum, and The Toonseum are distinct and delightful in their exhibits and in their facilities.

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Cool and Famous Things Made in Pittsburgh

Cool and Famous Things Made in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is known to Americans as the home of champion sports franchises, including the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Pittsburgh Pirates.  Of course, in Pittsburgh world renowned sports teams are just the start.  Innovative Pittsburghers have crafted everything from the steel for the Brooklyn Bridge to a famous sandwich that brings with it a true taste of Pittsburgh.  Let us take a look at a

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Pittsburgh Movie History: You Ought to Be in Pictures

Pittsburgh Movie History: You Ought to Be in Pictures

When it comes to movies, Pittsburgh is no understudy.  Since the early 1900s, the city has played a starring role in the film industry.  Whether it’s movies about Pittsburgh or movies filmed in the area, Pittsburgh and the movies have a long and storied relationship. First Theater Dedicated to Movies: the Nickelodeon Although movies weren’t invented in Pittsburgh, the city boasts the first theater dedicated

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Pittsburgh is a Taurus!

Have you ever been in one of those conversations where people start asking questions like, “What’s Your Sign”? No matter how old that question gets, it’s still fun to talk about astrology. Because of those questions, plus the horoscopes we read online and elsewhere, we’re all vaguely familiar with the signs of the zodiac. Bet you know what your sign is! If you’re honest, you have

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Pittsburgh Sisters Working Wonders for the Poor in Haiti

Pittsburgh Sisters Working Wonders for the Poor in Haiti

McMutrie Sisters There are two kinds of people in the world: those who when they see a need, talk about doing something to satisfy it, and those who roll up their sleeves and actually get to work. Pittsburgh sisters Jamie and Ali McMutrie are of the latter stock. For nearly 14 years, the McMutries, who hail from Ben Avon, have been working in Haiti to

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