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Jay Paterno Drops Out Of Lt. Governor Race

Jay Paterno, a novice candidate with a famous family name, dropped out of the Democratic race for lieutenant governor Friday.

03/29/2014

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Push On To Get Health Insurance By March 31 Deadline Or Risk Penalty

Getting every American to sign up for health insurance has put President Obama on web shows like Between Two Ferns with comedian Zach Galifianakis.

03/18/2014

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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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Corbett Gets A Republican Primary Challenger

Today was the last day to file nominating petitions of Governor, Congress and General Assembly.

03/11/2014

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Ex-Pa. Speaker Perzel Plans Future After Prison

Former Pennsylvania House Speaker John Perzel is looking forward to his future now that he’s out of prison – but it won’t be in Harrisburg.

03/09/2014

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Jay Paterno Discusses His Race For Lieutenant Governor

For years, Jay Paterno was on the field with his dad as an assistant coach at Penn State. Now he wants to be lieutenant governor.

03/07/2014

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Court Denies Ex-Sen. Jane Orie’s Corruption Appeal

A three-judge state Superior Court panel has rejected former state Sen. Jane Orie’s appeal of her conviction and subsequent prison sentence for campaign corruption and with introducing forged evidence, which resulted in a mistrial before her eventual conviction.

03/06/2014

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Polls Show Gov. Corbett In Trouble, Wolf In The Lead

Three independent polls just released all say the same thing: Gov. Tom Corbett is in trouble for reelection this year.

02/26/2014

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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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