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Pennsylvania Jobless Rate Falls, Hiring Flattens

Pennsylvania’s jobless rate fell by three-tenths of a percentage point in November for the second straight month, even as payrolls remained static.

12/19/2014

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Local Woman Hails Improved Relations With Cuba

When President Obama addressed the nation with word that he was going to normalize relations with Cuba, one local woman was watching intently.

12/17/2014

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Flaherty To Challenge Wagner For County Controller, While Fitzgerald Stays Mum

Surrounded by supporters, former Allegheny County Controller Mark Patrick Flaherty announced a comeback try for his old office.

12/16/2014

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City Budget Approved With Concessions On Nighttime Parking

Pittsburgh’s City Council approved Mayor Bill Peduto’s new $516.6 million budget Monday.

12/15/2014

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Campaign Adviser, Ex-Candidate Join Wolf’s Office

Gov.-elect Tom Wolf is naming a top campaign adviser and a former fellow cabinet member under ex-Gov. Ed Rendell to key positions in his office.

12/10/2014

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New Chief Sworn In On Heels Of Police Body Camera Approval

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto says he’s allocating $650,000 from next year’s budget to outfit the city’s entire police force with body cameras.

12/09/2014

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Wolf’s $1B Drilling Tax Prediction Might Be High

Gov.-elect Tom Wolf might have been off the mark by hundreds of millions of dollars when he said during his campaign that a new severance tax on natural gas drillers would raise more than $1 billion, potentially complicating his bid to secure new funding for Pennsylvania schools and alleviate a severe budget shortfall.

12/07/2014

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Mayor Peduto Creates Half-Dozen New City Positions

It’s a new kind of administration, with strange new titles.

12/05/2014

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Peduto Proposing Tax, Rate, Fee Increases

If you live or do business in the City of Pittsburgh, start preparing to dig a little deeper because you’ll be paying more to do either next year.

12/05/2014

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EXCLUSIVE: Wolf Talks Election, Budget In First TV Interview Since Win

Governor-elect Tom Wolf was in Pittsburgh this evening to support Rich Fitzgerald’s bid for re-election as county executive.

12/04/2014

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City Council Considering Proposal To Raise Real Estate Millage

A proposal on the table for Pittsburgh City Council would raise city real estate millage by a half mill, which would cost the owner of a $100,000 home an extra $42 a year.

12/03/2014

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Wolf Claims He Will Inherit $2 Billion Budget Deficit

Charles Zogby, Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget secretary, acknowledged on Wednesday a shortfall in revenues and unexpected expenses in the current budget, shortfalls that the Corbett administration says require additional adjustment

12/03/2014

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Councilwoman Proposing Changes To Animal Care Ordinances

Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Darlene Harris is proposing changes to the city’s animal care ordinances.

12/02/2014

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Former Homeland Security Sec. Tom Ridge On Latest ISIS Threat

On Monday a message from the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI sent out the strongest warning to day. They warn law enforcement and intelligence personnel to be ready for a possible attack against the United States. The threats stem from two separate incidents in Canada in late October.

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Joe Sestak Eying 2016 Senate Run

When it comes to the most vulnerable senators in the United States Senate, Pennsylvania Republican Pat Toomey is on every list.

11/27/2014

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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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