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Ask The Leaders: Luke Bryan, Bicyclists, Millennial Generation, And More!

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald join KDKA Radio once a month to take on concerns that are important to residents. Today, the men addressed issues like the Luke Bryan concert, bicycling in the city, “Choice Neighborhood”, and more!

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–06/30/2014

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Supreme Court: Can’t Make Employers Cover Contraception

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that some corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

06/30/2014

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Obama Picks Ex-P&G Head To Lead Veterans Affairs

President Barack Obama plans to nominate former Procter & Gamble executive Robert McDonald as the next Veterans Affairs secretary, as the White House seeks to shore up an agency beset by treatment delays and struggling to deal with an influx of new veterans returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

06/30/2014

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GOP’s Patchwork $29.1B Budget Speeds Toward Votes

Pennsylvania state lawmakers are preparing for more votes as they try to advance an approximately $29.1 billion spending plan for the new fiscal year that’s nearly here.

06/30/2014

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Details Of UPMC, Highmark Split Made Public

UPMC has agreed to allow some Highmark insurance enrollees under certain conditions to continue using its doctors and facilities at in-network rates under a consent decree filed in court Friday after a long and bitter fight between the two western Pennsylvania health care giants.

06/27/2014

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With Congress Stalling, Gap & IKEA Move Ahead To Raise Minimum Wage

With President Obama’s efforts to increase the minimum wage blocked by Republicans in Congress, some companies are acting on their own.

06/26/2014

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Former Prosecutors Say Kane Wrong That Sandusky Victimized Others While AG “Slow-Walked”

Attorney General Tom Corbett first heard allegations of child sexual abuse by Jerry Sandusky in March of 2009.

06/24/2014

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$1,800 Coffee Machine Order Leads To Changes In Mayor’s Office

New changes are taking place in Mayor Bill Peduto’s office after word got out that nearly $2,000 was spent on a coffee machine, raising some eyebrows.

06/23/2014

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Mayor’s Office Cancels Order For $1,800 Coffee Machine

The mayor’s office will go without a coffee machine after deciding against purchasing a nearly $2,000 model.

06/20/2014

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Wolf Says He Will Raise Certain Taxes

Last month, Republican incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett leveled this charge against his Democratic challenger Tom Wolf.

06/19/2014

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Wolf Acknowledges A Different Style From Corbett

Democrat Tom Wolf toured the makeover of the old Connelly Trade School on Thursday afternoon, a conventional campaign event for someone who, admittedly, doesn’t come across as very political.

06/19/2014

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City Council Gives Initial Approval To Recovery Plan That Could Raise Property Taxes

Pittsburgh’s City Council voted preliminarily on Wednesday to go forward with an Act 47 recovery plan that includes the possibility of a property tax hike for city property owners.

06/18/2014

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Variable Meter Parking Rates Coming To Pittsburgh

As part of their Act 47 financial recovery plan, City Council has approved a proposal from Councilman Corey O’Connor that could ultimately affect everyone who uses one of the city’s new meters for parking — varying the hourly rate in the same spot to attract more cars to park.

06/18/2014

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Sen. Costa Talks Pennsylvania Budget

State Senator Jay Costa believes there are numerous other methods to solve the budget crisis than pension cuts. He joined Mike Pintek to talk about his ideas.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–06/18/2014

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Turnpike Commission Approves Another Toll Increase

Tolls on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will increase in January for the seventh consecutive year.

06/17/2014

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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett

Governor Tom Corbett Visits Newsradio 1020 KDKA

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Election Night 2012

President Barack Obama wins a second term in office on Nov. 6, 2012.

Twittergate

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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