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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.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/01/2014

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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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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.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–12/12/2013

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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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Easy-To-Access Part Of Obamacare Website Could Be Misleading

While it’s hit or miss whether you can actually sign up for health insurance on the Affordable Care Act website, http://www.healthcare.dot.gov, there is one new feature on the home-page that always opens for you: an option for potential customers to see a plan right now.

10/23/2013

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Congress To Investigate Affordable Care Act Website Snafus

The multiple problems associated with the Affordable Care Act’s website have brought elected officials of all parties together, from President Obama to House Speaker Boehner.

10/23/2013

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Lawmakers Getting Earful From Constituents After Shutdown

Lawmakers ended the government shutdown earlier this week with a last minute deal, but it could all happen again early next year if a long-term deal isn’t reached.

10/18/2013

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Veterans From Pittsburgh Visit WWII Memorial Day After Government Reopens

The first day the government reopened, a group of 36 World War II and Korean War veterans from the Pittsburgh area bused to Washington DC to see the World War II Memorial.

10/17/2013

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Rep. Rothfus Optimistic Parties Will Come Together After Ending Shutdown

In sure sign the government shutdown is over, the doors to the popular Air and Space Museum were back open again Thursday afternoon.

10/17/2013

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Congress Approves Bill To End Government Shutdown, Avoid Default

Congress has passed legislation to reopen the partially-shuttered federal government and avert a potentially disastrous default on U.S. obligations, clearing the measure for President Barack Obama’s promised signature.

10/16/2013

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Government Shutdown: What Stays Open, What’s Closed

A government shutdown will furlough as many as 800,000 of the nation’s 2.1 million federal workers. It hit early Tuesday as a bitterly divided Congress failed to approve a temporary spending bill to keep the government running.

10/01/2013

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