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.

 Supporters for (right) and against Scotland’s independence referendum chat Wednesday during a campaign event. The nation votes today on whether to split from or remain part of the United Kingdom.

Will Scotland’s independence vote transform Britain?

With voters set to cast their ballot today, several opinion polls indicate a razor-thin victory for opponents of separation. But nobody

 Jann Berhardt shovels mud from the sidewalk in front of her Etna home during the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan in September 2004.

Hurricane Ivan: 10 years later

A decade after some North Hills towns were inundated with flooding, those involved look back at what good has come out of the experience.

 Ike Davis is congratulated Wednesday night after hitting a three run-homer against the Boston Red Sox 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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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.

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.



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.



Lives in limbo

Kamala Biswa, 19, sits in her neighbor's home in Bildangi II, one of the remaining Bhutanese refugee camps in eastern Nepal, near the Indian border. Kamala, a shy girl, is immigrating to Akron, Ohio.
For a dwindling number of refugees living in sweltering U.N. camps in Nepal, hope for a new life in Pittsburgh is mixed with the pain of missing family members.

Many refugees cannot return home, or are afraid to do so

Divided families in Nepal remain in limbo

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Route 30 work on target for November finish

The $8 million project to add center turning lanes to a 1.5-mile section of the highway in Jeannette and Hempfield began in 2012.

House approves Obama’s plan to battle Islamic State

The House votes, 273-156, to authorize President Obama’s plan to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels in fight against the Islamic State.


East Liberty's revitalization efforts studied

East Liberty, stands as an example of redevelopment in an area once known mainly for deteriorating buildings and concerns about crime.

Pa. auto insurance a bargain, report says

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


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A feast of ethnic dining has sprouted on Smithfield, Downtown

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

Local 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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