Melanie Harrington, president and CEO of Vibrant Pittsburgh, makes a point during a panel discussion on diversity in the workforce following the release of The Pittsburgh Regional Workforce Diversity Indicators Report.
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Melanie Harrington, president and CEO of Vibrant Pittsburgh, makes a point during a panel discussion on diversity in the workforce following the release of The Pittsburgh Regional Workforce Diversity Indicators Report.

Study: Minorities in Pittsburgh region dominate low-wage jobs

The Workforce Diversity Indicators Initiative report was the subject of a forum on diversity at the University of Pittsburgh on Thursday.


 Gov. Tom Wolf delivers his budget address for the 2015-16 fiscal year to a joint session of the Pennsylvania House and Senate on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Harrisburg.

More goods, services to be taxed under Wolf proposal

Diapers, caskets, candy and certain legal services are some of the proposed goods and services the governor’s budget proposal will tax.



 The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is expected to issue an advisory decision that would, in effect, allow distributors to sell cases of beer that contain a minimum of 128 ounces.

Pennsylvania beer distributors could soon sell 12-packs

According to multiple sources, the PLCB is contemplating a rule change that would allow beer to be sold in smaller quantities.



 Hot-flash pajamas made from wicking material are ideal for women thrown into early menopause.

Early menopausal hot flashes may have links to heart disease risk

Hot flashes that occur in women who are 42 or younger may signal the start of heart disease, a University of Pittsburgh study shows.



 Indiana teammates hoist the trophy after defeating Beaver Falls in the WPIAL class AAA championship Friday, February 27, 2015 at the Petersen Events Center.

Varsity Xtra: It wasn't a movie, it was reality for Indiana High, town

Last week a group of teenagers from Indiana, Pa., pulled off something that has lifted a small town and made heroes of high school athletes.



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Some Pitt classes cancelled due to power outage

Classes are cancelled in the buildings and employees are being told not to report to work, Pitt officials said.



Arctic blast continues to break records for Pittsburgh region

An early morning low of minus-3 degrees broke the record low set back in 1901 at 2 degrees in Pittsburgh.


 

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Monroeville health club helps volunteer firefighters get fit

When Club Sport and Health of Monroeville got new equipment, it donated fitness machines and weights to Monroeville Volunteer Fire Company.



Mon Valley hospital staff helps with co-pays

The hospital’s cancer center staff started a program eight years ago that has helped nearly 1,000 patients pay for part of their treatment.


 

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Preliminary rounds lead to PIAA wrestling upsets

Seven WPIAL wrestlers win preliminary matches then score upsets of high-ranked opponents int the PIAA Class AAA and AA tournaments.



Raiders release LaMarr Woodley, will court Ndamukong Suh

Also, Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew will retire from professional football.


 



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Clinton holiday lights draw increasingly larger crowds

Volunteers who organize the display donate proceeds to West Allegheny School District and a host of other organizations.



87-year-old McKeesport restaurant owner: 'This place is my life'

John “Jack” Brusick of McKeesport has owned and operated The Elbow Room in his hometown since 1957.


 



Movie review: A gentle comedy checks into the 'Marigold Hotel' sequel

Almost all of the stars check back in for “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” and Richard Gere joins them in the gently comic sequel.



Tuned In: Netflix's smart, funny 'Kimmy' a winner

Netflix scores with its first original comedy series, NBC cast-off “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” and A&E remakes “The Returned.”


 

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The rising risk of train explosions

Crude-oil rail shipments should be stopped until they are better regulated.



The Petraeus deal: Sharing top-secret documents calls for prison time

Retired U.S. Army general and former CIA chief David H. Petraeus appears on his way to receiving light punishment.


 

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