Lilian McHugh, center, cries for her grandson, Steven Akerly, 25, pictured, who was found dead from an overdose in August. She attended a rally Downtown Monday as part of Overdose Awareness Day.
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Lilian McHugh, center, cries for her grandson, Steven Akerly, 25, pictured, who was found dead from an overdose in August. She attended a rally Downtown Monday as part of Overdose Awareness Day.

'Thank you for doing this': Dozens turn out at Pittsburgh rally to raise awareness of addiction

The event, part of International Overdose Awareness Day, was aimed at directing resources away from punishing addicts and into helping them.


 The National McKinley Birthplace Memorial Museum’s bust of President William McKinley wears his top hat.

Ohio residents lament the removal of McKinley name from an Alaskan peak

Ohio lawmakers blocked the proposed name change for Mount McKinley for years, and denounced the decision to restore the Mount Denali name.



 A Franklin & Marshall College poll last week found a wide, bi-partisan majority of registered voters believe state lawmakers should not be paid during budget negotiations when the budget is late.

Voters say: No budget, no pay for Pennsylvania lawmakers

Republicans, Democrats and Independents in a Franklin & Marshall College poll favor not paying lawmakers until a budget is approved.



 If you’re apartment hunting in or near Downtown, don’t expect any bargains.

Rental rates for apartments in Downtown Pittsburgh at record high

The average rental rate per square foot in and around the Golden Triangle is up to $1.86 a square foot.



 Five-year-old Prince suffered a seizure and died last week at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort.

Rare lion’s death at Nemacolin raises oversight questions

Prince suffered a fatal seizure Thursday caused by adverse effects from anesthesia after undergoing a procedure to treat an ear infection.



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A WIDE VIEW LOOK AT BACK TO SCHOOL

Gabrielle Johnson-Thomas writes on a whiteboard during her first day of kindergarten at Manchester Academic Charter on August 26, 2015.
Recess, whiteboard and waiting in straight lines -- welcome back to school!

Students in the Pittsburgh region headed back to the classrooms this week, and several of the Post-Gazette's visual journalists were there to capture their returns.

Browse our wide view images from the first days of school across the area, and upload your own moments and memories on our MyBurgh page.

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Westinghouse High coach on leave after report of student injury

The district received a report a Westinghouse student was injured while “being admonished” by one of the team’s assistant coaches.



What to watch for in the Pirates' pivotal September

There are a few storylines to watch as the Pirates chase the Cardinals in the division and a third consecutive postseason spot.


 





25th New Works Festival draws plays from all over

The city’s festival of new plays brings together writers worldwide with local theater companies to produce a dozen world premieres.



PEOPLE: Josh and Gab, Barack Obama, the MTV Video Music Awards and more!

“The Josh and Gab Show” creators are shopping around a new talk show for children.


 

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