Highmark headquarters at Fifth Avenue Place.
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Highmark headquarters at Fifth Avenue Place.

Highmark offerings for 2015 use tiers, cost reductions

On the first day of the annual open enrollment period, Highmark made public its offerings for the 2015 post-UPMC era.


 Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice McCaffery sent explicit emails

The justice forwarded at least eight emails from his personal account to an employee in the AG's office, The Morning Call reported.



 Pirates pitcher Edinson Volquez reacts after walking the Giants' Brandon Belt to load the bases in the fourth inning Wednesday.

Offseason is next important stretch for Pirates

While the season ended on a sour note at PNC Park, Pirates owner Bob Nutting is optimistic about the future.



 This is a Calidus gyrocopter. Search crews today recovered the body of the pilot of a one-seater gyrocopter that went missing after taking off from Rostraver Airport in Westmoreland County.

Missing pilot in gyrocopter crash found dead in Westmoreland County

The gyrocopter went missing Wednesday evening after taking off from Rostraver Airport.



 The Giants' Madison Bumgarner delivers a pitch to the Pirates in the third inning Wednesday. Bumgarner, who earned the victory in the 8-0 decision, struck out 10.

Giants' Bumgarner simply stellar in shutout over Pirates

The San Francisco ace silenced the Pirates bats and the rowdy, record crowd of 40,629 at PNC Park.



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Aliquippa fires three police officers

Beaver County District Attorney Anthony Berosh said it was his understanding that the terminations were in relation to job performance.



Parkway West reopens after jackknifed truck blocked inbound traffic

The truck jackknifed, blocking all lanes just past the off-ramp to the West Busway in Carnegie, shortly before 10:30 a.m.


 

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The prescription problem

The DEA has approved changes to the scheduling classification of hydrocodone, set to take effect Monday, to halt misuse of the drug.
In an effort to halt misuse of the drug, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration has approved changes to the scheduling classification of hydrocodone, set to take effect Monday.

But the changes have some pharmacists concerned. Read more about it in our special suburban edition.

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Top workplaces


The Post-Gazette once again partnered with WorkplaceDynamics, a Philadelphia-based employee survey firm, to determine the Pittsburgh region's Top Workplaces. Click here to check out their stories.

You can also explore this map to see where the region's Top Workplaces are located, view the winners alphabetically and get in-depth information about each company.

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Education Planning Guide: College students deliver real-world advice

From how to pick a school to off-campus living tips to how to find financial aid: Listen to peers with a degree of experience.



PennDOT revises Parkway West detour; first closure tonight

Traffic will be required to exit at Green Tree. The previous detour called for traffic to exit at Parkway Center.


 



Top Workplaces discover the 'secret' to a content workforce

Employee autonomy and recognition of performance were two attributes of many winners among this year's Top Workplaces.



Pittsburgh airport-area development exceeding expectations

In the last 24 months, Chaska and Continental Real Estate Companies have built three offices. On Wednesday, construction began on a fourth.


 



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Appreciating the underappreciated pear

No disrespect to apples, but pears are as sweet and delicious a fruit as you will encounter in the fall.



Breaking the Yom Kippur fast

After services, most families go home to break the fast with a simple, light, dairy meal that starts with a cool drink or a few grapes.


 

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