"We feel very strongly that a large hotel is needed at the (David L. Lawrence) convention center,” Craig Davis, president and CEO of VisitPittsburgh, said.
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"We feel very strongly that a large hotel is needed at the (David L. Lawrence) convention center,” Craig Davis, president and CEO of VisitPittsburgh, said.

Developers show renewed interest in building a hotel at convention center's doorstep

The Sports & Exhibition Authority has received five responses from firms that want to pursue a mega-hotel or some other type of project.


 Penguins center Brandon Sutter, left, becomes entangled with a Colorado Avalanche left winger as he tries to control the puck in the first period in Denver.

Penguins open road trip with loss to Colorado, 3-1

With the exception of a brief flurry following an Evgeni Malkin goal in the third period, the Avalanche carried play for most of the night.



 Carnegie Mellon University announced a plan today to shave energy costs by $2 million annually across more than three dozen buildings on its Oakland campus

CMU set to save millions in energy costs annually

Carnegie Mellon University estimates it will save 10 percent — $2 million a year — within three years by using an IBM analytics system.



 Troy Polamalu's one-handed interception against San Diego was one of the 10 best plays in the 2008 season.

Ron Cook: Steelers still facing difficult, awkward situation with Troy Polamalu

The safety has not announced his retirement, keeping alive the idea he might play in 2015 — with or without the Steelers.



 Patrons enter Round Corner Cantina in Lawrenceville.

Welcome to Larryville: Your introduction to the people who have changed Lawrenceville

When did Lawrenceville turn into Larryville? Somewhere between five and 10 years ago, if you ask the people profiled.



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GOP lawmakers dispute Wolf budget’s taxes

The governor has presented his plan as one with a general fund, the state’s main operating account, of $29.88 billion. Republicans disagree.



Knife-wielding attacker slashes face of U.S. ambassador in South Korea

Mark Lippert, the U.S. ambassador to South Korea, was slashed in the face by a Korean nationalist at a Seoul breakfast forum.


 

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Mercer hoping to build on progress from last season

Jordy Mercer rebounded after a poor start in 2014, but now faces an internal challenge from Jung Ho Kang.



2 new Penguins defensemen aim to fit in quickly and smoothly

New additions Ian Cole and Ben Lovejoy join Penguins’ lineup for game Wednesday against Colorado.


 



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Get inspired: Closet organization makeover

The task of de-cluttering your wardrobe can be overwhelming, so here are some tips and tricks to help you get through it.



On the Table: Hotel Monaco's The Commoner meets high expectations

The Commoner, at Hotel Monaco, Downtown, is a welcome addition to Pittsburgh dining.


 

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: The Bibi-Boehner coalition

Netanyahu trashes our president and offers no useful ideas.



Divisive speech: The fallout on Netanyahu will come soon enough

The more significant returns will come in shortly, with the Israeli elections and the fate of the draft Iranian accord later this month.


 

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