Last year’s budget wasn't signed by then- Gov. Tom Corbett until July 10, and late budgets were regular features of the Rendell administration.
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Last year’s budget wasn't signed by then- Gov. Tom Corbett until July 10, and late budgets were regular features of the Rendell administration.

What happens without a state budget?

Republicans and the govenor are at odds over a budget, so for now government services continue as normal, at least in the short term.

 Plum High School teacher Joseph Ruggieri

Plum teacher faces second intimidation charge

Joseph Ruggieri is one of two Plum High School teachers accused of having sex with female students.

 Fred Aheimer, president and owner of Raff Printing on St. Mary Street on the South Side, stands in front of an area, adjacent to the South Side Lofts, which has restricted 2-hour parking. His belief is that it should be made available to local business employees when residential parking permits are issued.

Council approves new South Side parking permit area over concerns from businesses

The new South Side permit parking district between 16th and 25th streets lets non-residents park for two hours between noon and midnight.

 Janet McKee, with freshly picked strawberries, and farm manager Kevin Keslar have started a "veganic" farm on a historic property in Donegal Township, Westmoreland County.

Holistic health counselor aims for better nutrition through vegan-inspired farming

Veganic farming is rare in America, but Janet McKee uses it to maximize nutrition on her Westmoreland County farm.

 Pete Rose was banned from baseball in 1989 after violating the No. 1 rule in sports by betting on games while he was managing the Cincinnati Reds.

Ron Cook: Shameless Rose will do anything to make a buck

Wild Things quest to sell tickets brings disgraced major leaguer to Washington, Pa., in his never-ending drive to make a buck.

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Summer 2015 Dining Guide

Bacalao en Aceite with cauliflower catalan, left, Cynar cured Laural Hill Trout with rose pickled rhubarb, artichoke chips and honey-pepper honey by Aaron Hoskins at Cure in Lawrenceville.
Restaurants reflect how Pittsburgh is changing, with so many openings pointing to a city on the rise.

In that spirit, the Post-Gazette’s 2015 summer dining guide is focused on that growth. Click here to explore reviews, photos and more about some of the hottest spots to dine in the coming months.

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Farmers Markets

Baskets of strawberries for sale at the farmers market in Market Square.
Looking to explore your local farmers market and pick up some fresh produce and other goods?

The Post-Gazette has built an interactive map of the area's markets for you to peruse.

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Pittsburgh teachers, support staff to continue working after contracts expire today

Pittsburgh Public Schools and Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers, continue to negotiate terms to replace a contract approved in 2010.

Google agrees to add railroad crossings to online maps

Crashes and deaths rose at rail crossings last year, reversing a long trend of decreases.


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Guerra's ride to the majors reaches its destination at long last

It’s been a long,long journey to the majors for reliever Deolis Guerra, and he is savoring his arrival.

Penguins notebook: Hall doesn't call for Recchi

Former Penguins wingger Mark Recchi misses out on a Hall of Fame election for a second consecutive year.


Book review: Bottle rockets make bad neighbors

Stephen King’s latest, “Drunken Fireworks,” is a perfect audio companion for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday.

TV review: 'Zoo' should have stayed behind bars

Animals begin attacking humans in CBS’s preposterous, unintentionally funny summer drama “Zoo.”


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Clementa / Clemente

The martyred pastor and the beloved Pirates star shared a name and a history.

Misfire: The gun lobby miscalculates on a sneaky bill

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