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Gov. Tom Wolf

Wolf proposes new budget while reminding Legislature of current 'crisis'

The governor delivers a second budget plan today while the wrangling continues over the current spending plan.



 Penguins center Sidney Crosby scores during shootout against Montreal Canadiens goalie Mike Condon on Nov. 11 at Consol Energy Center. After a slow start to the season, Crosby is the NHL's hottest player.

After sluggish start, Penguins Crosby can't be stopped

Some wondered: What happened to Sidney Crosby? Those questions seem foolish now.



 Dr. Pilar Fish, director of veterinary medicine for the National Aviary, and Cathy Schlott, curator for the National Aviary, introduce a baby Linnaeus two-toed sloth Monday after its arrival at the Voyager Jet Center at the Allegheny County Airport. The sloth will become a part of the National Aviary's permanent collection.

The National Aviary in Pittsburgh gets second two-toed sloth

Pittsburgh’s National Aviary receives a baby two-toed sloth, which will be used to promote rainforest conservation.



 Deviled Salmon Cakes.

There's more to fish than the obvious

Some new takes on the old Lenten fish dinner.



 City Council on Tuesday confirmed Wendell Hissrich as the city's new director of public safety.

City Council unanimously approves new public safety director

Wendell Hissrich, a former city paramedic, is tasked with overseeing emergency management, police and fire bureaus, and other services.



 Kimara King performs a spiritual dance and reading at a memorial service Monday for her cousin, Bruce Kelley Jr., in photo at right, at Apostolic Christian Temple in Washington, Pa.

'Everybody is hurting, but we don’t need division'

Family, friends remember Bruce Kelley Jr., the man killed by Port Authority police after the stabbing of police dog in Wilkinsburg.


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 Penn State head coach James Franklin, center, talks with players along the bench during the first half of the TaxSlayer Bowl on Jan. 2 in Jacksonville, Fla.

Penn State finalizes details for Blue-White game

The annual spring scrimmage will take place 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16 at Beaver Stadium.



City League’s Dragons knock off Red Hurricanes

The No. 1-ranked Class AAAA team in the state, Allderdice, used its height advantage to good effect against New Castle.


Black Box Corp. names E.C. Sykes its new CEO

The Washington County-based firm will be replacing Mike McAndrew with Mr. Sykes, who has been working as a consultant since 2014.



Pennsylvania House committee takes up gas-tax plans

The committee began weighing two Republican proposals for a natural gas severance tax on Monday.


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Pittsburgh restaurants pledge their love for Valentine's Day

From prix fixe and multiple-course dinners to food and drink specials and brunches, chefs whip up heartwarming meals.



Ask Natalie: She sees a family member headed down a dangerous path

What can you do when your stepgrandson is engaging in harmful behavior? What do you do when your boss thinks you harassed a co-worker?


Opinion »

 Jeb Bush is charisma-challenged, which is fine.

Ross Douthat: Jeb Bush might make a good president

Like his father, Jeb’s not politically gifted, but Bush Sr. was pretty good in office.



Sexist claims: Steinem and Albright did Clinton no favors

And Hillary Clinton herself has not been beyond suggesting that her gender should give her extra points, all things considered.


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