The P-G's Joe Smydo finally breaks down the big fight for District 2 School Board in a way we can understand.
Heather Arnet is a strong supporter of Superintendent Roosevelt, and has the backing of Patrick Dowd, the departing incumbent. Stephanie Tezca is more ambivalent about Roosevelt's heavy-handed reforms, especially as they impact special-needs children. Although Tezca had originally pledged to respect Dr. Dowd's choice for a successor, we suppose things change.
On a separate page, the P-G editorial board endorses Arnet, not seemingly on those issues, but because she is a "bright, young professional" that is "brimming over with ideas."
The TRIB's Jason Cato examines the House Judiciary Committee's interest in speaking with local U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan. We weren't expecting this:
Her office has opened at least five investigations into prominent Democrats over the past five years. Critics say she has ignored allegations against fellow Republicans during that time.
Editorial Aside: The Comet reserves judgement until some of these critics come forth to make a case. (UPDATE: Their name might be "Arlen," h/t Early Returns).
So far it would appear that Ms. Buchanan is only guilty of identifying strongly with the avowed priorities of the Bush administration. Of course if the Congress feels a need to question her, we hope she acquits herself better than Attorney General Gonzales. Here we go, Pittsburgh.
You all must hear the podcast and read the post on the Ethics Board beat from the Busman. The upshot:
All three are very circumspect in their answers. They emphasize what they see as the educational and service role of the Pittsburgh Ethics Hearing Board.
He reports. We'll decide.