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The Meadows Casino Wants Perk Deduction To Attract ‘Whales’

The Meadows Racetrack and Casino would like to go whale hunting – with a little help from state gambling regulators.

06/04/2015

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Dispute Erupts In Democratic Party Over Replacing Late County Councilwoman On Ballot

When the late County Councilwoman Barbara Daly Danko won the Democratic nomination for reelection to County Council, Allegheny County Democratic chairwoman Nancy Patton Mills had a problem.

06/03/2015

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State House Republicans Push Wolf Taxes To Unanimous Defeat

A measure combining all of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed tax increases went down unanimously Monday in the state House, but Republicans and Democrats had much different reasons for voting against it.

06/01/2015

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Monday Supreme Court Case Revisits Threats Posted Online

Twitter, Instagram, Facebook — chances are good you’ve seen something posted that could be construed as a threat to harm someone.

06/01/2015

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County Auditors Race Ends In Tie; To Be Decided By Lot

Helen Clark now knows the value of every single vote – especially her own.

05/30/2015

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Mayor’s Trip To Cuba Sets Groundwork For Future Business Relationship

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A mission to Havana, Cuba, over the Memorial Day weekend will bring dividends to Pittsburgh-based companies, Mayor Bill Peduto predicts. “What they really need right now is construction, engineering, they need new […]

05/28/2015

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Councilwoman Trying To Calm Tempers In Heated Debate Over Bayer Sign

What was once an iconic symbol of Pittsburgh has become an old, rusty hulk and has sparked a battle between the city and the sign’s owner, Lamar Advertising.

05/27/2015

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Rick Santorum Announces Second White House Run During Campaign Visit To Cabot

He exceeded the political world’s expectations by scoring a second-place finish in the race for the Republican presidential nomination four years ago. Yet as he readies a second White House run, Rick Santorum may struggle even to qualify for the debate stage in 2016.

05/27/2015

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High-Profile Votes, Fights Preview Wolf’s Challenges In June

June is crunch time in the state Capitol and the challenges in front of Gov. Tom Wolf are becoming clearer in the Democrat’s first go-round with budget negotiations.

05/24/2015

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Mayor Fires Back Over Scotched Billboard Deal

Pittsburgh waterfronts have become a major tourist draw in recent years, but the beautiful view showcased by Just Ducky’s tours has been marred by what was once this iconic sign atop Mt. Washington.

05/22/2015

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Santorum To Announce He Will Run For Republican Presidential Nomination

Next Wednesday, former Pa. Sen. Rick Santorum is expected to announce he is again running for the Republican presidential nomination.

05/21/2015

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Fitzgerald Says He’s Heard The Message Voters Sent Him

Usually, public officials try to put the most positive spin on election results that they don’t like.

05/20/2015

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Results In From City, County Controller Races, Other Election Day Votes

The results are in from Tuesday’s Primary Election.

05/19/2015

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Wilkinsburg, Bellevue Voters Okay Lifting Ban On Liquor Licenses

Voters in a pair of area “dry towns” have approved referendums which overturn the ban on liquor licenses in their communities.

05/19/2015

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Gov. Wolf Wants To Tax Lottery Winnings Over $600

If you’ve ever won any money in the Pennsylvania Lottery, you already know that those winnings are not subject to Pennsylvania’s 3.07 percent income tax.

05/19/2015

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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.

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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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