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UPMC, Pitt, Carnegie Mellon To Work On Medical Data Sharing

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center plans to partner with Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University to collect and analyze patient health care data and, hopefully, use that information to create ways to better treat some illnesses.

03/16/2015

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Pittsburgh’s Pilot Reconciliation Project Aimed At Saving Citizen & Police Lives

On Thursday, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that Pittsburgh was one of six cities for a pilot project to build trust and reconciliation between the police department and the diverse communities it serves.

03/13/2015

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Pittsburgh Among 6 Cities Chosen For Project On Curbing Racial Bias

Six cities will participate in a federal pilot program aimed at reducing racial bias and improving ties between law enforcement and communities, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday.

03/12/2015

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Gov. Wolf Visits CCAC As Part Of ‘Schools That Teach’ Tour

Gov. Tom Wolf is in town today, showing his support for our local schools.

03/10/2015

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Pennsylvania Lawmaker Says He Got An IRS Scam Call, Too

State Rep. Brian Ellis says someone pretending to be an IRS agent called his home last week and said he and his wife would be arrested if they didn’t pay nearly $4,000 to settle a supposed debt.

03/09/2015

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Wolf Administration Broadens Number Of Highmark Customers Eligible For UPMC Care

The Wolf administration says it will interpret last year’s consent agreement between Highmark and UPMC in a broader way than its predecessor.

03/06/2015

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State Senators Push Bill To Require Vehicles Be Clear Of Ice And Snow

It’s happened to most of us — a big chunk of snow or ice comes flying off a truck or car directly into your path.

03/05/2015

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Expert Crunches Numbers On Gov. Wolf’s Budget Proposal

Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed trade off — lower property taxes, but higher income and sales taxes — is getting mixed reaction.

03/03/2015

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Wolf Seeks Billions In Higher Taxes For Schools, Tax Revamp

Gov. Tom Wolf is asking Pennsylvania lawmakers to approve $4 billion in higher taxes and new taxes to help boost school aid and shift education funding away from local property taxes.

03/03/2015

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Democrats Say Wolf’s Budget Proposal Will Be Ambitious

More details of Gov. Tom Wolf’s forthcoming budget proposal emerged Monday, as top Democratic lawmakers said Wolf’s ambitious proposal must be considered as a whole, rather than as pieces.

03/02/2015

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Regulators OK ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules For Internet Providers

Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile now must act in the “public interest” when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under rules approved Thursday by a divided Federal Communications Commission.

02/26/2015

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Pa. House Takes New Stab At Privatizing Liquor Sale

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is beginning debate on another proposal to privatize the operations of much of the state-controlled wine and liquor store system.

02/26/2015

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Gov. Wolf Looking At Both Cutting & Raising Taxes

Gov. Tom Wolf will urge lawmakers to cut Pennsylvania’s major corporate income tax rate by half, while broadening how it is applied, to make the state more attractive to employers, he said Wednesday.

02/25/2015

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Pennsylvania House Passes Bill On Cyber Bullying

A bill creating the offense of cyber harassment of a child in Pennsylvania has the overwhelming approval of the state House of Representatives.

02/24/2015

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Local Shopping Malls May Or May Not Be Ready For Terrorist Attack

Local shopping malls didn’t want to engage publicly about their security measures, but all seemed aware that a Somali group called al-Shabaab had issued a general threat, as reported on Australian television.

02/23/2015

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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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