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Pittsburgh In Running To Possibly Host 2016 DNC

Could Pittsburgh host the next Democratic National Convention in 2016?

02/25/2014

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Top Republicans: No Legislative Fix For Highmark-UPMC Dispute

Don’t look to the state legislature to solve the Highmark — UPMC dispute, say the state Senate’s top Republican and chair of its Insurance Committee.

02/25/2014

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New Law Bans American Flags Made Overseas

It turns out, many American flags aren’t always very American.

02/23/2014

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Wagner In Crowded Field, But Is Only Governor Candidate From Western Pa.

In his first television interview as a candidate for governor, former Auditor General Jack Wagner told KDKA political editor Jon Delano that he knows — in a crowded field — he’s the only candidate from western Pennsylvania.

02/21/2014

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Local Couples To Spend Valentine’s Day Defending Same-Sex Marriage

For Valentine’s Day many couples will buy flowers, eat heart-shaped chocolates or go out to dinner.

02/14/2014

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Ex-State Sen. Jane Orie Released From Prison

Former Republican state Sen. Jane Orie, who was convicted of using her legislative staff for her sister’s campaign for state Supreme Court judge, has been released from prison after serving less than two years.

02/09/2014

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Rocco’s Law Introduced To Increase Penalties For Killing A K-9

Snieper, Mt. Lebanon’s officer, is trained to stop a bad guy, but for his handler he’s more than just a police dog.

02/03/2014

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Former Mayor Ravenstahl To Consult With Drilling Firms

Former Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has formed a self-named firm, Ravco Consulting, with a single employee: himself.

01/31/2014

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US Steel Worker Proud To Be Mentioned In President’s Speech

The invited guests lined up early at US Steel’s Irvin Plant, nearly three hours before the event, which was inside but still chilly.

01/29/2014

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Obama Orders Creation Of ‘myRA’ Savings Plan

With a stroke of his pen, President Barack Obama has created a new savings plan designed for Americans who don’t have workplace retirement plans.

01/29/2014

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President Obama Set To Visit Pittsburgh

President Barack Obama is scheduled to travel to Pittsburgh next week.

01/25/2014

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Bill Peduto Takes Oath As 60th Mayor Of Pittsburgh

Bill Peduto is set to take the oath as Pittsburgh’s 60th mayor and a big change was also made this morning to City Council.

01/06/2014

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Peduto’s Inauguration To Be Held Inside Due To Cold

The cold and snowy weather forced the mayor’s inauguration to move inside.

01/06/2014

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Peduto And Staff Ready To Move Into New Offices

Mayor-Elect Bill Peduto showed up at the City-County Building with a bucket and bible.

01/04/2014

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State Pension Fund Chairman Plans To Resign

The chairman of Pennsylvania’s $26.5 billion state employee pension system said Monday he is stepping down, partly because of state Treasurer Rob McCord’s criticism of the handling of allegations of possible misconduct against its chief investment officer.

12/30/2013

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