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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?


 Many Pittsburgh-area school districts, including Pine-Richland, issued two-hour delays this morning due to poor road conditions.

Icy roads cause numerous accidents; Pittsburgh-area schools issue two-hour delays

The temperature has been hovering just below the freezing mark and was expected to rise by late-morning, according to the Weather Service.



 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.



 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.



 Steve Carell gives an outstanding performance as John du Pont in "Foxcatcher."

Movie review: 'Foxcatcher' presents a compelling tale of brothers drawn into a warped millionaire's orbit

Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo give outstanding performances in the tragic “Foxcatcher.”



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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.


 





Tuned In: Networks roll out new shows for midseason

Broadcast networks plan for the new year, announcing new series premiere dates and series return dates, too.



'Foxcatcher' director energized by commitment from actors

It started with a Rupert Pupkin-style move by a stranger and ended with director Bennett Miller filming “Foxcatcher” in Pittsburgh area.


 

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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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