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Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking Oversight

Democrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing.

02/16/2015

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Local Attorneys Weigh In On Fla. Lawyer’s DUI Checkpoint Proposal

Pittsburgh lawyers are weighing in on one attorney’s recommendation for DUI checkpoints.

02/16/2015

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Santorum Tears Up Recalling Near Death Of His Daughter Bella

The book is called “Bella’s Gift” — and the hero of the story is a little 6-year-old girl named Bella Santorum who doctors said was not going to live.

02/13/2015

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Gov. Wolf Imposes Moratorium On Death Penalty

Newly elected Gov. Tom Wolf imposed a moratorium on the death penalty in the state Friday, calling the current system of capital punishment “error prone, expensive and anything but infallible.”

02/13/2015

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Court Nixes Faith-Based Birth Control Mandate Challenge

A federal appeals court has reversed lower-court victories by two western Pennsylvania Catholic dioceses and a private Christian college that challenged birth control coverage mandates as part of federal health care reforms.

02/12/2015

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Source Of $125K Donation To McCord’s Campaign Is Revealed

A political action committee that gave $125,000 to the failed gubernatorial campaign of former Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord has revealed the source of its money eight months after it blew through the deadline to report the information to the state.

02/09/2015

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Former State Rep. Jesse White Sued By His Mother For $30K

Former State Rep. Jesse White of Washington County is in hot water again.

02/05/2015

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Source Of $125K Donation To McCord’s Campaign Is A Mystery

The source of a $125,000 contribution to the failed gubernatorial campaign of former Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord remains a mystery, more than eight months after it was given, a state official said Thursday.

02/05/2015

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Wolf Nominates Dean Of Duquesne University Law School For Pa. Supreme Court

Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday nominated the dean of Duquesne University Law School and the president judge of Centre County to fill two vacancies on Pennsylvania’s highest court.

02/04/2015

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Gov. Wolf Urging Independent Boards To Ban Gifts To Employees

Gov. Tom Wolf is urging more than two dozen independent state commissions, authorities and other agencies to ban gifts to their employees.

02/03/2015

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Extortion Charges Filed Against Former Pa. Treasurer Rob McCord

Just-resigned Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord plans to plead guilty to federal extortion charges for threatening potential donors to his failed gubernatorial campaign, according to court papers filed Monday in Harrisburg.

02/02/2015

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New Questions About Taxpayer Dollars Spent On “Undercover Boss”

The Allegheny County District Attorney’s office tells KDKA, it has made certain inquiries concerning the payments of gifts to city employees on Mayor Bill Peduto’s “Undercover Boss” appearance.

01/30/2015

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Treasurer McCord Resigning Immediately, Plans To Plead Guilty

Pennsylvania state Treasurer Rob McCord said Friday that he is resigning immediately and is planning to plead guilty to federal charging that involve him telling two potential campaign contributors during last year’s gubernatorial primary that he could make it difficult for them to continue to do business with the state.

01/30/2015

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D.A.: May Have Been Illegal For Mayor To Give Out Money On “Undercover Boss”

The Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office says it may have been illegal for Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto to give money to city employees on the show, “Undercover Boss.”

01/30/2015

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Gov. Wolf Vows To Support Pa. Senate’s Medical Marijuana Bill

Governor Tom Wolf today met with parents who say their children’s health could be greatly improved – if they had access to medical marijuana.

01/27/2015

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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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