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James Harrison

Former Steelers linebacker Harrison announces retirement

“My love for my family and the need to be there for them outweighs my desire to play the game,” Harrison wrote on Facebook.


 Sunset against at the Pittsburgh Skyline as viewed from the overlook in Schenley Park.

Pittsburgh is nation's 19th-most liberal city, study finds

The Steel City leans, if even just a bit, further left than the Mile High City. Yes, you read that right, er, correctly.



 Pitt's James Conner carries for a touchdown against Delaware at Heinz Field Saturday afternoon.

Pitt pounds Delaware 62-0

For the first time in the Paul Chryst era, Pitt started its season with a win — and an emphatic one at that.



 Artist and composer Abby Aresty has turned sounds recorded around Pittsburgh into an installation at Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes.

Sound installation at Phipps teaches visitors to pay attention

Iowa artist, composer captures the sounds of Pittsburgh in installation you can hear at Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes.

  • PG Audio: Excerpt from artist/composer Abby Aresty's "Of Earth and Sun" installation at Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes.



  •  A mature oak tree in Sewickley Cemetery illustrates the importance of a strong central leader and wide angles at which branches meet the main trunk. A narrow angle makes a branch more likely to break in a storm.

    Garden Q&A: Take your time when choosing a tree

    Because trees last for decades, special care must be taken when selecting, planting and maintaining them during their lifetime.



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    Congregation rallies around Allentown church after fire

    Those in the Pittsburgh neighborhood said Hilltop United Methodist Church is as much a place to gather as it is a place of worship.


     

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    In this week's "Setting the SEEN," Post-Gazette SEEN editor Natalie Bencivenga and style editor Sara Bauknecht get the inside scoop on RiverLife's upcoming Party at the Pier: Gold and Glam event at the Rivers Casino riverfront.

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    West Hardies Road to reopen tonight in Hampton

    West Hardies Road in Hampton, which has been closed since July 21, is scheduled to reopen tonight, weather permitting.



    Wolf says he would consider a traditional Medicaid expansion

    Democratic nominee for governor took a tour Friday of the Bidwell Training Center on the North Side.


     



    McCandless residents fight township's approval of Wal-Mart store

    Residents who say township left them in the dark are appealing the McCandless council’s approval for a new Super Center.



    Business Forum: Are China and Russia ‘irresponsible’ traders?

    Whatever our hopes may have been, China and Russia have been irresponsible since joining the WTO. And they are getting away with it.


     



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    Tour unlocks history as they explore the nooks and crannies of the Albert Gallatin homestead

    This historic Fayette County home was built in 1789 by Albert Gallatin, U.S. secretary of the treasury to Presidents Jefferson and Madison.



    New gift shop at Carnegie Museum of Art opens next Saturday

    Carnegie Museum of Art to open new gift shop that will provide a new shopping experience.


     

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