Housing a family of four is on average $789 a month, according to a new report.
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Housing a family of four is on average $789 a month, according to a new report.

How much money do families need to live modestly in Pittsburgh?

Pittsburgh families spend more on child care but less on health care.

 The Steelers' Maurkice Pouncey was injured Sunday against the Packers at Heinz Field.

Tomlin: Pouncey has 'a chance' to return to Steelers this season

The starting center fractured his left fibula during Sunday’s preseason game against Green Bay.

 It's been almost a year since the bankrupt August Wilson Center was rescued from becoming a hotel.

August Wilson Center announces new funding, programming

Foundation grants support new programming and a spate of bookings already begun by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

 The Pittsburgh-based Pearl Jam tribute band Ten is, from left, Billy Schneider, Todd Kaczorowski, Adam Sivitz, Nick Rhodes and Brian Pardee.

With real bands phasing out, tribute acts are flourishing

For tribute bands, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and an easy way to get prime gigs.

Top Workplaces 2015: Who are the best employers in the Pittsburgh area?

In total, WorkplaceDynamics invited 1,401 companies to participate and surveyed 126 of them. The organizations employ 25,397 people.

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Gabrielle Johnson-Thomas writes on a whiteboard during her first day of kindergarten at Manchester Academic Charter on August 26, 2015.
Recess, whiteboard and waiting in straight lines -- welcome back to school!

Students in the Pittsburgh region headed back to the classrooms this week, and several of the Post-Gazette's visual journalists were there to capture their returns.

Browse our wide view images from the first days of school across the area, and upload your own moments and memories on our MyBurgh page.


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Pirates' walk-up songs, reimagined
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• Hall of Fame ride: Jerome Bettis' journey to Canton, Ohio

• Behind the facade: Post-Gazette journalists document life in a changing Cuba

• A look at the past: Memories from 34 Boulevard of the Allies

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Penn State report: Effects of climate change to accelerate in Pennsylvania

The report says climate change can cause more severe storms, higher risk of insect-borne illnesses and significant changes to water quality.

State review finds mismanagement of federal student aid at Cheyney University

At least one error in 85 percent of the records for federal grants and loans over a three-year period, placing the awarding of $29.6


Cima Life’s optics help restore sight for cataracts patients

Cima Life operates out of a 10,000-square-foot facility where it designs, manufactures, tests and ships intraocular lenses to 30 countries.

Scott Sturgis/Driver’s Seat: BMW M4 Convertible combines power and luxury

If you need a comfortable four-person unit, the BMW will fit the bill without complaint.


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Munch goes to Wingstop and Wings Over Pittsburgh

Wing chains bring the heat and provide the warm-up for a competition judge.

Drinks: Wigle celebrates its straight whiskey, Smuttynose rocks out

The Pittsburgh distillery’s newest release is its oldest whiskey yet, and the New Hampshire brewery is 21.


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George F. Will: Trump wreaks havoc

Every sulfurous belch from the molten interior of the volcanic Trump phenomenon injures the chances of a Republican presidency.

Compromise, already: Leaders in both parties are hurting Pennsylvania

With the Legislature’s latest attempt to enact a budget now fizzled, Pa.’s leaders should stop playing politics and pass a spending plan.


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