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GOP Bill To Privatize Wine, Liquor Sales Under Construction

A bill to allow private licensees to take over the state-controlled sale of wine and liquor in Pennsylvania is under construction by House and Senate Republicans.

06/26/2015

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Local Leaders Share Support For SCOTUS Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage

Lots of people around the country have showed their support for the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage Friday.

06/26/2015

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Foreign Suspect Indicted In UPMC Identity Theft Tax Case

A federal grand jury has indicted a foreign citizen in a conspiracy to file more than 900 phony federal tax returns seeking $2.2 million in refunds by using employee information stolen from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

06/26/2015

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City Seeing Resistance To New Bike Lanes, Calling It “Bikelash”

The mayor calls it “bikelash” — a resistance to change for a healthier, more vibrant city.

06/25/2015

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Wolf Plans Veto Of GOP Budget, Democrats Say

Gov. Tom Wolf told top Pennsylvania Democratic lawmakers he will veto a Republican budget plan that falls short of his priorities, two senior Democrats said Thursday.

06/25/2015

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Pennsylvania Court Rejects Law On Municipal Gun Ordinances

A state appellate court is striking down a Pennsylvania law designed to make it easier for gun-rights advocates to dismantle local gun ordinances.

06/25/2015

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Senate Panel Approves Wolf’s Nominee For State Treasurer

Gov. Tom Wolf’s nominee to complete the Pennsylvania state treasurer’s term won the unanimous approval of a Senate panel Wednesday and promised to avoid conflicts with his official duties.

06/24/2015

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Bill To Create State Stripper Registry May See House Action

Lawmakers are considering a bill to put tighter regulations on strip clubs and to require strippers and others in the adult entertainment industry to register with the state, a proposal designed to combat sex trafficking.

06/20/2015

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Pittsburgh VA Wants To Fire 3 Who Bound Co-Worker With Tape

Officials with the Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System want to fire three people and discipline four others after a worker complained that he was harassed and bound with duct tape.

06/19/2015

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New Pennsylvania School Funding Formula Wins Panel’s OK

A bipartisan panel of state lawmakers and advisers to Gov. Tom Wolf gave unanimous approval Thursday to a new formula to distribute aid to Pennsylvania’s 500 public school districts, a model that would funnel more money to districts with rising enrollment and students whose families are deeper in poverty.

06/18/2015

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Former Pa. Lawmaker Veon To Be Released From Prison

A former high-ranking Pennsylvania lawmaker who was convicted of public corruption will be released from state prison this week.

06/17/2015

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Equal Pay Case Settled Before Trial While Raising Issues For All Women

The state court system that administers the courts of common pleas has settled a pay equity case with two local women employees.

06/15/2015

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Bill To Allow Hunting With Semi-Automatics Gets Mixed Review

Proponents of legislation to allow hunters to use semi-automatic rifles urged lawmakers Monday to end the nation’s only ban on the practice, but the director of the Pennsylvania Game Commission warned that any such change would be limited in scope, at least initially.

06/15/2015

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Court: Wolf Overstepped Powers In Firing Open Records Chief

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf overstepped his powers when he fired the director of Pennsylvania’s Office of Open Records, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday in ordering the director’s reinstatement with back pay and benefits.

06/10/2015

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Struggling Towns Decry Unfunded Sewer Mandate

Claudia Cooley’s collected more than 2,000 signatures against runaway sewage bills in Clairton, where hundreds have had their water shut off and others are going without food or medicine just to keep it on.

06/05/2015

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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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