Local Politics

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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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Local District Justice Candidate Accused Of Using Sick Time To Campaign

Pennsylvania’s primary election is Tuesday.

05/18/2015

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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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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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Dwayne Woodruff Throws Hat Into Ring For Pa. Supreme Court Justice

Mel Blount, Craig Bingham, Chuckie Okobi and Chris Hoke were all downtown at the County Courthouse today.

01/13/2015

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Kane Files For Divorce From Husband Of 14 Years

State Attorney General Kathleen Kane, who has already endured a tough year professionally, has filed for divorce after 14 years of marriage, saying her union is irretrievably broken.

12/27/2014

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Reporters Look Back On Covering Sophie Masloff

There was no one like her before – or since.

08/18/2014

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Pittsburgh Remembers Sophie Masloff

Former Mayor Sophie Masloff was known for her personal touch with the people of Pittsburgh.

08/17/2014

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CBS Poll Shows Corbett Behind, But Narrowing Gap With Wolf

Behind in the polls by 20 to 25 points, Republican Gov. Tom Corbett has been on the attack against his opponent, Democrat Tom Wolf.

07/29/2014

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Brentwood EMS On The Chopping Block As Council Looks To Cut Cost

Brentwood council is looking at ways to cut costs.

07/28/2014

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Can Pa. Rep. Adam Ravenstahl Survive Primary Challenge Without His Brother?

Call him the lesser known brother — PA Rep. Adam Ravenstahl of Brighton Heights.

03/17/2014

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Mayor’s Race Ends On Negative Note

On the last day before polls open, Pittsburgh mayoral candidate Jack Wagner enjoyed a dance and some laughs with seniors at a Mt. Washington senior center.

05/20/2013

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Michael Lamb Joins City Mayoral Race

Move over Luke Ravenstahl — and you, too, Bill Peduto — there’s another man who wants to be mayor.

01/16/2013