Vernon E. Jordan Jr., civil rights leader and former National Urban League president, speaks during a forum titled "A Half Century of Struggle and Success: A Civil Rights Retrospective," held at the University of Pittsburgh's Alumni Hall on Monday.
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Vernon E. Jordan Jr., civil rights leader and former National Urban League president, speaks during a forum titled "A Half Century of Struggle and Success: A Civil Rights Retrospective," held at the University of Pittsburgh's Alumni Hall on Monday.

Civil rights leader Vernon Jordan urges audience at Pitt to keep up the fight

About 250 people attended the panel discussion on the topic of  “A Half Century of Struggle and Success: A Civil Rights Retrospective.”


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Wolf wants Pennsylvania income, sales tax increase

The new governor’s plan also calls for dramatically reducing school district property taxes.



 This artist's rendering released Monday shows a view of the new U.S. Steel headquarters from the southwest. The building will occupy 2.23 acres of land just across from Consol Energy Center.

Design for new U.S. Steel headquarters honors city’s industrial past

Developer Clayco Realty Group plans to begin construction by fall so the five-story, 285,000-square-foot building is ready by fall 2017.



 Adrian Van Balen, Amber Williams, and their daughter Sienna, 8, of Castle Shannon. Their family always keeps a supply of Epinephrine and children's Benadryl nearby in case of accidental contact with peanuts. Sienna is extremely allergic.

Parents, doctors confounded by reversal of advice on peanut allergies

The switch on medical recommendations to ward off peanut allergies comes too late for many Pittsburgh children and their families.



 Pittsburgh-based SolarCast is one of few solar manufacturers and installation companies that have grown in western Pennsylvania. President and CEO Eric Casteel, above, in July showed off portable solar paneling with rechargeable batteries that are being used by companies at remote natural gas drilling sites.

Solar jobs in Pennsylvania lag behind national figures

As U.S. solar industry reports record employment gains nationally, Pennsylvania has lost 30 percent of its workforce in two years.



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Pittsburgh area's Jewish leaders have mixed reactions to Netanyahu

They are concerned about a GOP-Obama rift on the Israeli prime minister’s speech to Congress today.



Carlow University 'wall' encourages free speech

Young Americans for Liberty at Carlow University encouraged students to write on two outdoor poster-boards, part of a national project.


 

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Marathon Ready: A race entered to support her mom turns marathon novice on to her running prowess

After shedding 180 pounds, Bobbi Jo Wendel trains for her first full marathon in Pittsburgh.



Obama says Iran must halt key nuclear work for at least a decade

His comment about the time frame for a freeze represents one of the U.S. government's strongest signals yet of its red line for a deal.


 

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Kang sees first game action in Pirates scrimmage

Newcomer plays shortstop and is hitless in one at-bat in his first appearance with the Pirates; Hart out after needing stitches in his foot.


 



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Century Club: Arts and education supporter, Ann Power Wardrop, turns 100

Ann Power Wardrop also has marked more than 50 years of service to Carnegie Library, Carnegie Museum of Art and other organizations.



Marathon Ready: Beef Wheat berry Stew

This protein-rich stew is good for repairing torn muscle tissue; there also are plenty of carbs to restock your energy stores.


 



Let's talk about art: Frank Capra, filmmaker for the people

During March, Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ Sunday Night Series at the Regent Square Theater some award-winning films from Frank Capra.



Stage reviews: Local college plays are a pleasure

Productions at Carnegie Mellon University, Point Park University and the University of Pittsburgh showcase theatrical talent.


 

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Gwynne Dyer: Murder in Moscow

The likely suspects probably thought they were helping Putin, but they weren’t.



Failure to govern: In the House, it’s another abdication of duty

The House of Representatives will think about funding the Department of Homeland Security for another week.


 

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