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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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Criminal Probe Of AG Kane May Expand To Include Staff Firing

A criminal investigation of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane may expand to include the firing of a staff prosecutor following his grand jury testimony.

04/27/2015

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Gov. Wolf, AG Ask Court To Enforce UPMC, Highmark Consent Decree

Gov. Tom Wolf and the state attorney general want the Commonwealth Court to force the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and rival Highmark Inc. to honor a consent decree and force the sparring medical giants into arbitration to settle lingering disputes.

04/27/2015

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Senator, Former Gov. Endorse Presidential Candidates

Former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge is endorsing a candidate for the 2016 presidential election.

04/25/2015

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Wolf Administration To Begin Reorganizing Medicaid Plans

Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration plans to begin transferring more than a million adult Medicaid enrollees into a single, new benefits program that it touts as a more efficient and effective way of providing health care for the poor, disabled and elderly.

04/24/2015

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KD Investigation: Congressman Wants Answers In Vet Suicides

After fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq — returning U.S. veterans are committing suicide in astounding numbers.

04/24/2015

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Gov. Wolf & House Republicans Inch Closer To A Property Tax Deal

For decades, Pennsylvania governors and legislators have promised — but never delivered — substantial tax relief from higher and higher school property taxes.

04/22/2015

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Officials Say Proposed Cracker Plant In Ohio Should Have No Impact On Beaver Co.

Ohio state officials and officials in Belmont County announced Wednesday that an Asian consortium was looking at building an ethylene cracker plant just over the state line from Wheeling.

04/22/2015

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U.S. Attorney Hickton To Co-Chair National Heroin Task Force

The top federal prosecutor in Pittsburgh has been picked to co-chair a national Heroin Task Force as the city and its suburbs respond to 12 overdoses that killed two people this week.

04/17/2015

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No Longer Handcuffed, Ex-Judge Mails Out Apology Letters

A former Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice has finally mailed apology letters to every other judge in the state as part of her criminal sentence for using her state-paid staff to run her political campaigns.

04/16/2015

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Clairton Young People Urge City Council To Change Curfew For The Summer

Some young people from a group called Stay Positive Clairton showed up at City Council on Tuesday with an idea.

04/15/2015

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Lawmaker Calls For Extended Bar Hours In Pennsylvania

Regular late-night drinkers know that “last call” for alcoholic drinks in Pennsylvania is at 2 a.m., but now a Philadelphia state representative wants to extend those hours.

04/14/2015

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Gov. Wolf Takes On UPMC For Its Low Pay

On KDKA Radio Tuesday morning, Gov. Tom Wolf criticized UPMC for failing to pay its employees adequately, contrasting the salaries of the highest paid to the average at UPMC with what he paid his employees when he owned and operated a company.

04/14/2015

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Gov. Wolf Critical Of Wages Paid At UPMC

Gov. Tom Wolf is criticizing the wages paid at UPMC, saying he wouldn’t treat his employees the way they treat theirs. Wolf joined “The KDKA Morning News” with Larry Richert and John Shumway to talk about his comments.

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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.

First Lady Michelle Obama during the Midatlantic Regional Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, January 20, 2009. (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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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