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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 […]

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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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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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$372.5M In Federal Funds Awarded To Conservation Projects

Projects designed to cut down on fertilizer runoff, expand bird nesting areas and restore native grasslands are among those selected for funding under a new initiative that encourages conservation partnerships between government and private organizations.

01/14/2015

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Pa. House Elects A New Speaker, Other Legislators Sworn In

With both an outgoing and incoming governor looking on, a more Republican General Assembly took office in Harrisburg Tuesday.

01/06/2015

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New Chief Sworn In On Heels Of Police Body Camera Approval

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto says he’s allocating $650,000 from next year’s budget to outfit the city’s entire police force with body cameras.

12/09/2014

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President Obama Unveils Executive Actions On Immigration

Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on “felons, not families.”

11/20/2014

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Border Patrol Council: Illegal Immigrants Bring More Problems Than We Need

Illegal immigrants are streaming into our country through the border with Mexico. The Border Patrol Union has a few concerns about these people coming into our home, but mainly they need help to stop it.

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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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Congressman Rothfus Questions VA Pittsburgh Wait List

Congressional representatives in our region are asking why some 700 local veterans have waited months, and in some cases, even years to receive care from VA Pittsburgh healthcare system.

06/06/2014

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Episcopal Deacon Walking To End Poverty Across America

Lou Ness is an Episcopal deacon. The 65-year-old grandmother has walked into Pittsburgh for a lofty mission.

05/21/2014

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Rep. Murphy Proposes Mental Health Reforms

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) Earlier this year a man who was allegedly hallucinating and paranoid killed his 76 year-old grandmother in Gibsonia when he said the “Archangel Michael” made him do it. The family told KDKA’s John Shumway when it happened they wanted to see laws change because families need protection against thoughts who they feel are violent but have yet to act out.

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Santorum: President Obama Providing Very Poor Leadership

It has been a year since Barack Obama was re-elected as president, and it has been year that has seen the divide between the Democrats and the Republicans deepen.

11/20/2013

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Healthcare.gov Enrollment Numbers Lower Than Expected

Healthcare.gov enrollment numbers are lower than expected.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–11/14/2013

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Affordable Care Act Website Designers Grilled During Congressional Hearing

It was the first Congressional hearing on why Healthcare.gov, the government’s website to sign up for affordable health insurance under Obamacare, has been plagued with start-up problems.

10/24/2013

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