Women pick through scraps of fabric and jute in Kashimpur, Bangladesh. They wade through wet and often soiled scraps, making less money than garment workers, and work is never guaranteed.
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Women pick through scraps of fabric and jute in Kashimpur, Bangladesh. They wade through wet and often soiled scraps, making less money than garment workers, and work is never guaranteed.

In Bangladesh's garment factories, workers face an uphill battle for better safety

American Eagle joined a broad effort to improve conditions for Bangladeshi garment workers, following two deadly accidents. Is it working?

 Third-graders read books after a tour at the library during the first day of school at Highcliff Elementary School in Ross. Instead of two larger and five smaller elementary schools, North Hills School District has four comparably sized, renovated elementary schools where the district can offer similar academic opportunities, better balance class sizes and have room for full-day kindergarten as well as separate spaces for art, music and library.

Allegheny County school districts resize, close schools as population shifts

Most school districts face the challenge of declining enrollment. There are no easy solutions as school boards look for cuts.

 Gov. Tom Corbett's public schedule Monday will feature appearances around but not in the Labor Day Parade in Downtown Pittsburgh, after a dispute between two unions that had invited him and parade organizers, who balked at what they characterize as his anti-labor record in Harrisburg.

Shrinking organized labor to show political clout in Pittsburgh parade

While his opponent, Democrat Tom Wolf, will join marchers on Monday, Gov. Tom Corbett will appear at rallies Downtown and in Banksville.

 Data submitted by oil and gas operators on the amount of drilling cuttings and fracking fluid sent to Pittsburgh-area landfills don’t match up to reporting required of landfills. The DEP has opened an investigation into drillers’ under-reporting of the landfill waste.

Shale drillers’ landfill records don’t match those of Pennsylvania DEP

Shale drillers are under-reporting how much waste they send to landfills, and the DEP has launched an investigation to standardize

 From left to right, Larry Marcello of Brentwood, Greg Neugebauer of Delmont, Nick Kennedy of Regent Square and Steve Benso of Shadyside tailgate Saturday on the North Shore, which was full of activity with University of Pittsburgh playing the University of Delaware at Heinz Field, the Pirates playing the Cincinnati Reds and the Kickoff and Rib Festival all happening.

Pittsburgh's North Shore survives trifecta of events

Pitt football, Pirates baseball and the all-day Rib Fest made traffic and parking tight on the North Shore, but planning prevailed.

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Sweeping changes to Act 47 proposed in Harrisburg

State legislators are looking to change the program to help towns in financial distress, mainly by setting time limits for the designation.

The burning of Atlanta, seared into America's memory

The fall of Atlanta 150 years ago this week was a Civil War pivot, while 1939’s “Gone With the Wind” enshrined the event in popular culture.



Back to school

Students arrive for the second day of classes at Penn Hills Elementary Center on Tuesday.
* Pittsburgh schools' literacy efforts target youngest students

* Experts urge later start times for students in higher grades

* Region’s school districts resize, close schools as enrollment shifts



Setting the SEEN

In this week's "Setting the SEEN," Post-Gazette SEEN editor Natalie Bencivenga and style editor Sara Bauknecht get the inside scoop on RiverLife's upcoming Party at the Pier: Gold and Glam event at the Rivers Casino riverfront.

Need help sprucing up your style with some sparkle? ModCloth has created wardrobe inspiration boards for the event and styled Natalie and Sara for the day!

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EU sets Russia ultimatum, threatens sanctions

Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia over Ukraine, EU leaders stopped short of imposing new sanctions against Moscow right away.

Eyewitness 1864: Editors assail Lincoln for his re-election bid

The local paper was among President Abraham Lincoln’s persistent critics.


PPG transformation ‘not a revolution’

The shift from glass and chemicals to coatings was “an evolutionary process” to focus on “our best businesses,” said chairman Charles Bunch.

Heard Off the Street: Changes to keep brokers in check?

Just how much more protection the change provides investors remains to be seen.


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Stylebook Snapshot: Curioso Cuff aims to spark conversation in style

Robin Randall of Sewickley created an interactive cuff that she hopes will help people break the ice with its unique glowing color settings.

The huge Minnesota State Fair is big on decadent food creations

Deep-fried and on a stick at the Minnesota State Fair are the popular offerings that draw nearly 2 million visitors a year.


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