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 Pennsylvania's Ethics Commission has too few powers to properly monitor legislators' conflicts of interest.
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Pennsylvania's Ethics Commission has too few powers to properly monitor legislators' conflicts of interest.

Who polices legislative ethics in Pennsylvania?

The Ethics Commission is in charge of oversight, but it’s largely toothless. Are there solutions to prevent conflicts of interest?


 Former University of Pittsburgh athletic director Steve Pederson, left, and former Pitt football coach Paul Chryst talk about the team's inaugural Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college football schedule at a news conference at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh last year.

Coach or AD? Which Pitt football post will be filled first?

With two top jobs open, the University of Pittsburgh’s athletic department may be looking to reinvent itself.



 Paul Busang, president of Gulliver's Travel, at his Shadyside office.

Cuba watchers in Pittsburgh cheer opening of trade relations, easing of travel restrictions

The easing of some restrictions will be “one of the best things to ever happen in the travel industry,” says one travel agent.



 Frederick Harris III, 47, who is accused of killing and dismembering his mother and stepfather.

New details emerge in slayings of Penn Hills couple

Westmoreland County authorities had been seeking Frederick Harris III, 47, for nine months.



 Blake Comeau is congratulated by teammates after scoring game winner in overtime against the Avalanche at the Consol Energy Center.

Comeau's overtime goal gives Penguins 1-0 win against Colorado

A goal by left winger Blake Comeau at 2:24 in overtime gave the Penguins a win against the Colorado Avalanche.



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Setting the SEEN


It's the most wonderful time of the year!

SEEN editor Natalie Bencivenga and style editor Sara Bauknecht spend an afternoon Downtown and visit the PPG ice rink and Wintergarden, the People's Gas Holiday Market and more holiday hot spots on this week's "Setting the SEEN."


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PG Interactive: A Wide View

The Smithfield Street Bridge, opened in 1883, is a National Historic Landmark. On its northern end, the bridge connects with Fort Pitt Boulevard.
The Golden Triangle is truly a sight to see, especially under the nighttime sky.

Follow along here as the Post-Gazette's Steve Mellon captures wide view images of people, landmarks, bridges and more in Downtown Pittsburgh throughout the holiday season.

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Pine-Richland's Kasperowicz gets his team to the top in a hurry

In just his second season as at Pine-Richland, Eric Kasperowicz won a WPIAL title and is the Post-Gazette’s choice as coach of the year..



Central Valley's Whitehead delivers in oh-so many ways

Post-Gazette Player of the Year Jordan Whitehead had a sensational senior season, leading his team to a WPIAL title in grand style.


 



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Meet the Taliban killer of schoolchildren

That would be Maulana Fazlullah, radical broadcaster turned military chieftain.



Cuban overthrow: Obama’s bold move buries a relic of the Cold War

President Barack Obama put an end Wednesday to five decades of failed American policy toward Cuba.


 

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