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Governor Visits Tech Shop In Bakery Square To Promote Manufacturing

It’s called the Tech Shop in Bakery Square — and if that sounds familiar — President Obama was there last June to celebrate people who make things.

04/08/2015

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Shuster Brings Transportation Delegation To Pittsburgh To Push For Federal Funds

Billed the Pennsylvania Road Show, House Transportation Chairman Bill Shuster, of Hollidaysburg, led members of Congress and transportation secretaries from around the country through Pittsburgh on Tuesday morning.

04/07/2015

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Wolf Moves To Get Easy Access To Antidote To Heroin Overdoses

Gov. Tom Wolf wants to widen public access to a prescription drug that can prevent fatalities from drug overdoses.

04/06/2015

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Pennsylvania’s Religious Freedom Act Differs From Controversial Indiana Law

Pennsylvania has a Religious Freedom Restoration Act, but Indiana took it a step further.

04/01/2015

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Court Upholds Judge’s Role In Investigation Of AG Kane

Pennsylvania’s highest court says a county judge acted properly when he appointed a special prosecutor to look into grand jury leaks tied to the state attorney general’s office.

03/31/2015

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Wolf To Take Pennsylvanians’ Questions On Facebook Session

Questions for Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf are piling up as he prepares to hold a “Facebook Town Hall.”

03/31/2015

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Turzai Says Governor’s Tax On Shale Drilling Hurts Drilling Industry

House Speaker Mike Turzai, a Marshall Republican, convened an energy forum with some of his House colleagues at the Pittsburgh Technical Institute in Oakdale on Friday morning.

03/27/2015

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Peduto, County Officials Seek ‘Green’ Solution To Water & Sewer Overhaul

The overhaul of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County’s antiquated water and sewer systems is estimated at between $2-$3 billion.

03/24/2015

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Consumer Advocate Says Governor’s Sales Tax Plan Could Make Things Worse

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf wants to expand the sales tax to include a list of items that aren’t taxed now.

03/18/2015

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Governor Looks To Expand Sales Tax To Boost Funding For Education

They are things you buy all the time – from non-prescription drugs to candy to concert tickets and haircuts – and they are all tax-free in Pennsylvania. That is, at least for now.

03/18/2015

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Gov. Wolf Tours New Castle School, Pledging More State Money

New Castle Area School District gave Gov. Tom Wolf quite a welcome, as he pitched his budget plan of $400 million more in state money for basic education funding.

03/18/2015

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UPMC, Pitt, Carnegie Mellon To Work On Medical Data Sharing

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center plans to partner with Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University to collect and analyze patient health care data and, hopefully, use that information to create ways to better treat some illnesses.

03/16/2015

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Pittsburgh’s Pilot Reconciliation Project Aimed At Saving Citizen & Police Lives

On Thursday, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that Pittsburgh was one of six cities for a pilot project to build trust and reconciliation between the police department and the diverse communities it serves.

03/13/2015

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Pittsburgh Among 6 Cities Chosen For Project On Curbing Racial Bias

Six cities will participate in a federal pilot program aimed at reducing racial bias and improving ties between law enforcement and communities, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday.

03/12/2015

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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.

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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