REMEMBERING THE FALLEN

 Ike Goldman and his sister, Maggie Goldman, from Mt. Lebanon, visit the graves of veterans at Allegheny Cemetery in Lawrenceville. Their mother, Katie Goldman, said "we didn't want the day to go by without thinking about the veterans."

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Ike Goldman and his sister, Maggie Goldman, from Mt. Lebanon, visit the graves of veterans at Allegheny Cemetery in Lawrenceville. Their mother, Katie Goldman, said "we didn't want the day to go by without thinking about the veterans."

 Chief Joe Hartman, USN, center, faces the color guard Monday as it snaps to attention at the Courthouse Plaza in Greensburg for the singing of the national anthem before the rededication of the Westmoreland County Civil War memorial statue.

A new home for an old statue rededicated in Memorial Day ceremony

The memorial, now in the heart of Greensburg, was rededicated to all veterans who served in all of America’s wars.



 Niki Rogers goes through her belongings behind her tent while Dave Gloss, clinical outreach coordinator for Operation Safety Net, talks to other clients his organization helps who camp out along Second Avenue.

City’s homeless live in fear of eviction from camps

When a Pittsburgh-led crackdown on homeless camps in 2013 forced residents to move, some settled under an overpass along Second Avenue.



 Vic Kleman, 82, center right, embarks on 95 consecutive rides Sunday on the Jack Rabbit at Kennywood.

At 82, this fan of Kennywood's Jack Rabbit coaster clocks ride 5,000 in eight hours

Vic Kleman, 82, rode the roller coaster 95 times Sunday at the West Mifflin amusement park.



 John Schalcosky, founder of Odd Pittsburgh, and holding a copy of a photo from 1934, stands in front of the Skinny Building on the corner of Wood and Forbes, Downtown.

Skinny Building mystery — and others — solved by researcher into Pittsburgh oddities

When the renovation of Downtown’s Skinny Building sparked comments about its mysterious origins last week, John Schalcosky went to work.



 One of Bridgeville artist Toby Atticus Fraley’s designs.

Where will this Pittsburgh artist’s robot world land next?

The Lonely Robot from a Downtown art exhibit several years ago will soon have a new home at the Pittsburgh International Airport.



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500 bikes ready to hit the streets on Sunday

The bikes will be available for short-term rentals at $2 per half hour at 50 stations spread throughout 11 neighborhoods in the city.



City’s homeless live in fear of eviction from camps

When a Pittsburgh-led crackdown on homeless camps in 2013 forced residents to move, some settled under an overpass along Second Avenue.


 

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The Long Journey Home


A special series by the Post-Gazette follows a Pittsburgh man's journey to the other side of the Earth to fight in World War II and the 70 years it would take for his remains to be found, identified and returned to the United States.

Read about Tech. Sgt. Charles L. Johnston Jr. and his homecoming.



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Summer guide to Pittsburgh

"Flashes of Freedom" by Zambelli as seen from Grandview Avenue atop Mt. Washington.
There's plenty to do and see around Pittsburgh during the summer.

From festivals to concerts, here's an index to help you plan all the fun in the coming months.

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On the Digs: Bombing of the USS Franklin


The Post-Gazette is excavating, curating and digitizing its photo library, which has been accumulating photographs for more than a century, and displaying the photos online with a peek into their origins.

Explore our most recent entry on the 1945 bombing of the USS Franklin, through the eyes of Pittsburgher John Steffora, who witnessed it first-hand.

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Pa. lawmakers propose moving presidential primary even earlier

State Rep. Keith J. Greiner, R-Lancaster, says a mid-March primary next year would give state voters a bigger say in presidential nominees.



More than 500 people killed as heat wave bakes parts of India

Soaring temperatures have gripped parts of southern and northern India in the extreme heat wave.


 



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Lunch-hour program helps employees lose weight, get active

University of Pittsburgh researchers say Bayer employees in the Group Lifestyle Balance program cut their risk of diabetes, heart disease.



Swedish study suggests cases of autism have not been rising

Research led by Sebastian Lundstrom and others at the University of Gothenburg suggests autism cases have stayed steady for years.


 


Let's talk about art: Animation artist/educator Jayla Patton

A local artist and part of Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ Youth Media Program, Jayla Patton found her love of animation as a youth herself.



Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Bill Paxton

The actor plays his distant cousin, legendary Texan Sam Houston, in the epic new mini-series “Texas Rising” on the History Channel.


 

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Conformity on the right

GOP candidates are being forced to march in lockstep.



Pollution source: The lung association’s air report deceives again

The American Lung Association’s presentation again misleads the public on pollution in the three-state, 12-county Pittsburgh metro region.


 

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