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Wilkinsburg, Bellevue Voters Okay Lifting Ban On Liquor Licenses

Voters in a pair of area “dry towns” have approved referendums which overturn the ban on liquor licenses in their communities.

05/19/2015

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Gov. Wolf Wants To Tax Lottery Winnings Over $600

If you’ve ever won any money in the Pennsylvania Lottery, you already know that those winnings are not subject to Pennsylvania’s 3.07 percent income tax.

05/19/2015

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Governor Optimistic That Property Tax Relief Is On Its Way

Gov. Tom Wolf was back in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, this time to meet with Pittsburgh School District educators at Roosevelt Elementary School in Carrick.

05/19/2015

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Wolf, Business Leaders Clash Over Proposed Natural-Gas Tax

Gov. Tom Wolf clashed Monday with a coalition of more than a dozen business groups that is trying to derail his proposed severance tax on natural-gas drilling, charging that they are putting gas and oil interests ahead of the schools and children that Wolf says will benefit from his plan.

05/18/2015

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Local District Justice Candidate Accused Of Using Sick Time To Campaign

Pennsylvania’s primary election is Tuesday.

05/18/2015

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Allegheny Co. Dems Pushing Votes For Deceased Councilwoman Still On Ballot

Supporters of a Democratic Allegheny County councilwoman who died earlier this month are still touting her in next week’s primary as a tribute to her – and a rebuke to County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, who has been supporting her opponent.

05/15/2015

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Citing Amtrak Accident, Rendell Goes For Quick Passage Of Transportation Bill

“Forty-eight percent of Pittsburgh’s bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete,” former Gov. Ed Rendell declared in Pittsburgh on Wednesday afternoon.

05/13/2015

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Wagner & Flaherty Exchange Heated, Nasty Words In Final Debate

Strong words between County Controller Chelsa Wagner and former Controller Mark Patrick Flaherty got heated from the get-go.

05/13/2015

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Wolf Signs First Bill, Extends Deadline For Death Benefits

Nearly four months since he took office, Gov. Tom Wolf has signed his first bill.

05/13/2015

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Charges Of Ethics Violations Made In Local Magistrate’s Race

Bethel Park school director Jim Means has filed an ethics complaint with the Judicial Conduct Board against Magistrate District Judge Ronald Arnoni — who is up for reelection — bringing a sharp denial from Arnoni.

05/12/2015

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Pennsylvania Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

Pennsylvania state senators have for the second time sent legislation to legalize various forms of medical marijuana to the House, where it faces an uncertain future.

05/12/2015

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Deceased County Council Member Sends Final Letter To Her Constituents

The late County Councilwoman Barbara Daly Danko of Regent Square was a fighter for her causes, like opposing posting the motto ‘In God We Trust’ in council chambers because it was offensive to some.

05/08/2015

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Campaign Signs Sprouting Up In Butler Co.

Though campaign signs are few and far between here in Pittsburgh, you can’t miss them if you drive through Butler County.

05/06/2015

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State House Hearing In Pittsburgh Takes Testimony On Medical Marijuana

Legalizing medical marijuana — the issue stirs emotion, as members of the state House Health and Judiciary Committees discovered at a hearing in Pittsburgh.

04/29/2015

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Local Workers Celebrate Workers’ Memorial Day

It’s called Workers’ Memorial Day, and on Tuesday morning a crowd assembled to commemorate the lives of those who have lost their lives on the job.

04/28/2015

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Sophie Masloff Remembered In Photos

Remembering Pittsburgh’s first female mayor Sophie Masloff. Masloff died Sunday, Aug. 17 at the age of 96. She’s credited with the idea of creating PNC Park – a stadium just for baseball, for sprucing up the city and her signature Pittsburgh charm.

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Election Night 2012

President Barack Obama wins a second term in office on Nov. 6, 2012.

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Memorable Political Foibles

When politicians make the news, it’s not always for their politics. We’re taking a look back at stories that were the talk of the town.

Sen. Carper (center) commutes everyday from his home in Wilmington, Del. to Capitol Hill.

The Scoop On The Senate

Which senator has already claimed his title as “Trail Blazer” – on his mausoleum? Which one has scaled more than 50 mountains in his home state? Alabama to Illinois, click through to find out.

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Michelle Obama: The First Lady’s Fashion

All eyes have been on Michelle Obama before she entered the White House. Here’s a look at some of the first lady’s fashion styles.

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