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Parents, State Sen. Fight For Legalization Of Pot To Treat Epilepsy

Parents of children with different types of epilepsy explained how medical marijuana could help their kids without the serious side effects of other drugs, at a town hall meeting in Export Tuesday night.

08/26/2014

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EXCLUSIVE: AG Kane Talks About Criticism Of Her Work

On the anniversary of women’s suffrage, Attorney General Kathleen Kane sat down for an exclusive interview with KDKA political editor Jon Delano, who asked her about breaking the glass ceiling as the state’s first elected woman AG.

08/26/2014

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AG Kane Unveils Mobile Forensics Unit To Catch Child Predators

Attention child predators – Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s revamped Child Predator Section is out to catch you.

08/26/2014

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Drilling For Natural Gas Now Underway At Airport

Consol Energy has cut roads through forested lands to reach six pads designed to support 45 wells to extract natural gas under and near the Pittsburgh International Airport.

08/25/2014

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Squirrel Hill Funeral For Sophie Masloff To Take Place Tuesday

When Bob O’Connor died just months after taking office, thousands flooded the City County Building where his body was lying in state.

08/18/2014

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Sophie Masloff Left Big Imprint On Local Politics

Sophie Masloff knew politics better than most men, having done grunt work in Democratic Party headquarters for decades.

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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Pa. Senator: Colo. Trip Included Using Marijuana

Taxpayer dollars paid for the trip, but no money was spent to buy or smoke marijuana.

08/01/2014

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Holy Family Sisters Explain Decision To Shelter Immigrant Children

A meeting was held in Emsworth Tuesday night, where the sisters who run Holy Family Institute explained their decision to temporarily shelter immigrant children fleeing their homes in Central America

07/29/2014

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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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Pittsburghers Show Support For Israel And Gaza During Squirrel Hill Demonstration

There was a lot of emotion in the heart of Squirrel Hill Sunday afternoon as supporters of both Israel and Gaza squared off outside the Jewish Community Center.

07/27/2014

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Wolf: Wealthy Should Pay More To Cut School Taxes

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf says he’d look to increase income taxes on Pennsylvania’s higher earners to expand the state’s share of public education funding.

07/26/2014

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McCandless Residents Speak Out Against Proposed New Walmart

There was standing room only Monday night at a meeting of the McCandless Zoning Board as it considers a proposal by Walmart to build a store off McKnight Road.

07/21/2014

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Peduto Makes History With Virtual Town Hall On Reddit

The Peduto administration made history Thursday night when it became the first in the country to use a computerized social networking site to answer tax payers’ questions.

07/18/2014

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Gov. Corbett Says Health A Main Concern With Immigration

Immigration continues to be a hot topic in the US, including in non-border states like Pennsylvania.

07/18/2014

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