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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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Pennsylvania Set To Play A Key Role In 2016 Presidential Race

Hillary Rodham Clinton made no mention of her potential Republican rivals when kicking off her second campaign for president.

04/13/2015

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Second Shot: Hillary Clinton Running Again For President

Hillary Rodham Clinton jumped back into presidential politics on Sunday, as a top adviser announced her much-awaited second campaign for the White House.

04/12/2015

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Treasurer Shuts Down 48th Bar, Boosting Revenue From Drink Tax

On Friday morning, Uncle Jimmy’s Spirits & Food in Oakland became Allegheny County’s 48th establishment shut down by Treasurer John Weinstein for failure to pay the seven percent drink tax.

04/10/2015

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Board Of Governors Freezes Tuition At State-Owned Universities, But There’s A Catch

The board that oversees Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities is endorsing a tuition freeze sought by Gov. Tom Wolf.

04/09/2015

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Wolf Says Budget Deadline Might Slip With Republican Legislature

Gov. Tom Wolf acknowledged that the Republican-controlled state legislature might miss a June 30 deadline to pass a state budget.

04/08/2015

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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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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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