Last year’s medical marijuana bill, SB 1182, passed the Senate, 43-7, in September but did not move to the House.
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Last year’s medical marijuana bill, SB 1182, passed the Senate, 43-7, in September but did not move to the House.

Support surfaces for Pennsylvania medical marijuana bill

With a change in state leadership roles and attitudes, medical marijuana in Pennsylvania may become a reality this year.


 Parents pick up their children from the Propel School in Braddock Hills after someone called the school with a threat.

Propel students sent back home after phoned-in threat

This morning’s incident comes three days after the school went on lockdown after two guns were found inside the school.



 Robert Ferrante and Autumn Klein were married at the historic Old North Church in Boston.

Irretrievably Broken: A preview to the Robert Ferrante sentencing

“Irretrievably Broken,” a series chronicling the lives of Robert Ferrante and Autumn Klein, begins Sunday. Take a first look at their story.



 Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers is sacked by Seattle defensive end Cliff Avril during the fourth quarter of the NFC Championship Game earlier this month.

Ron Cook: Steel Curtain vs. Seattle’s defense

The Seahawks are drawing comparisons to the great Steelers defense of the 1970s, but it might be a little premature.



 Cam Howard, left, and his sister, Riley, get ready for the first day of school.

Fighting rare disease, Hampton second-grader finds acceptance

Cam Howard, 8, has progeria, a rare condition in which children age at a rate much faster than normal.



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Man fatally shot in Beltzhoover

Pittsburgh police said officers were patroling the area of Industry and Haberman streets when they heard numerous shots fired about 3 a.m.



Pittsburgh-area man among 'Friendship 9' activists whose convictions erased in '61 sit-in

Retired professor Thomas Gaither, of Butler County, was arrested for trying to integrate a whites-only lunch counter in Rock Hill, S.C.


 

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Animal adventures

Zookeeper Kesha Phares trains a female sea lion Jan. 13 at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.
Though the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium is closed for routine repairs, the work of zookeepers never stops.

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What's old is new

A 1929 photo of the Mon Wharf. The event for which the thousands of people have gathered remains a mystery.
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.

We hope The Digs will be of interest to readers, history buffs and those interested in photojournalism, and ignites some memories of Pittsburgh's storied past.


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Fresh citrus brightens winter meals

From oranges and tangerines to grapefruit, lemons and limes — they’re all available in spades now through late spring.



Voodoo opening pub in Homestead

The Meadville brewery is opening a pub to sell its brews closer to Pittsburgh.


 



Pittsburgh Public Theater's Ted Pappas wanted to see 'My Fair Lady' — so he's putting it on stage

The actors playing Higgins and Eliza in PPT's "My Fair Lady" find joy in the big and small moments of a classic musical.



Movie review: It's 'Survivor' on the job in 'Two Days, One Night'

Marion Cotillard tries to save her job at a Belgian factory in a new work from the Dardenne brothers.


 

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Thomas L. Friedman: Will Czar Vladimir invade Ukraine or other neighbors?

Putin’s intervention in Ukraine is the ugliest geopolitical mugging in the world today, and it could get a lot worse.



Field of security: Should a sheriff’s officer be in the Steelers’ lineup?

Officers in the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Department can work up to 30 hours a week at a second job.


 

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