The Clairton coke plant along the Monongahela River.
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The Clairton coke plant along the Monongahela River.

Despite $1.2B upgrade, Clairton Coke Works still lagging on air pollution, officials say

U.S. Steel Corp. to pay $300,000 penalty for exceeding emissions limit at new coke battery.

Pittsburghers own fewer home computers than average

The metro area ranks last among the 25 largest U.S. cities, the Census Bureau reports.

 The Whole Foods in East Liberty stands as an example of how retail has driven new developments in the Pittsburgh neighborhood.

What drives East Liberty's revitalization efforts?

The Pittsburgh neighborhood stands as an example of redevelopment in an area once known mainly for deteriorating buildings, increased crime.

 Penguins' Pascal Dupuis scores on Flames goaltender Karri Ramo iduring a game in December at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.

Penguins training camp kicks off Friday: Johnston eager to try out combos

New coach Mike Johnston eager to see the pieces fit when the Penguins begin on-ice, training-camp workouts Friday.

 Pittsburgh Pirates' Ike Davis, left, rounds the bases past Boston Red Sox second baseman Mookie Betts after hitting a three-run home run in the fifth inning of a game Wednesday night at PNC Park.

Gene Collier: Pirates banging away toward playoff bid

A win Wednesday night against Boston marked the 49th consecutive game in which the Pirates had a least one extra-base hit.

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Towns better off 10 years after Hurricane Ivan

Communities damaged 10 years ago by the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan are celebrating the rebirth and wakeup call the storm left in its wake.

Man killed in Armstrong County crash on Route 422

State police said William J. Keener, 74, was a passenger in a vehicle heading east on Route 422 in Manor.



STEAMing forward

Kambree Love, 17, works through a group project with Meghan Banerjee, 16, left, and Rachel Pollock, 15, during an innovation studio class at South Fayette High School.
“Our rules for the class are simple: Change the world,” says South Fayette High School’s principal. Upper St. Clair and South Fayette students are collaborating to solve real-world problems for Pittsburgh companies. For some schools, the need for innovators takes the forefront. Read more about it in our special suburban edition.

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Join our energy forum

The Post-Gazette has assembled a distinguished panel of experts to consider whether energy might be the 21st century equivalent of steel in the Pittsburgh region economy.

Register here to attend the Sept. 23 event at the Heinz History Center, moderated by David Shribman, Post-Gazette executive editor.

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Pennsylvania trooper killed outside barracks to be laid to rest; search for suspect continues

State police have warned the public that the suspect is dangerous, calling him an anti-law enforcement survivalist.

Sto-Rox lodges another appeal to block Propel-West

Sto-Rox School District wants Commonwealth Court to block the school because it would take so many students it could kill the district.


Pa. auto insurance a bargain, report says

Report: Pittsburgh region has the third least expensive car insurance among 25 metro areas surveyed.

Pennsylvania legislators debate energy measures

Leaders of key energy-related committees spoke about their expectations for the present and next legislative sessions during a conference.


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A feast of ethnic dining in Pittsburgh has sprouted on Smithfield, Downtown

Indian, Russian, Turkish and Syrian are among the flavors blending within a few blocks of Downtown's Smithfield Street.

Pittsburgh grain pioneers look to past for flavor

There are more local farmers planting more fields of these special organic grains and selling all they can produce


Preview: BARONS has long legacy behind it

BARONS releases debut record with show at Commonwealth Press.

Preview: Movie draws plot from Steubenville rape case

The 2012 high school rape of a teen in Steubenville inspires a new Lifetime movie, "The Assault."


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Defining success in Afghanistan

It’s not about achieving perfection; it’s about seeing real progress

Back to Iraq?: Gen. Dempsey poses the return of U.S. troops

There are various interpretations of what Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Senate Armed Services Committee.


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