Lexie Bouchard, a seventh-grader at Pittsburgh Brookline PreK-8 who has a rare bone disease, stands in the hallway Thursday after posing for a group photo.
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Lexie Bouchard, a seventh-grader at Pittsburgh Brookline PreK-8 who has a rare bone disease, stands in the hallway Thursday after posing for a group photo.

Teenager with bone disease honored for her advocacy

Third-graders at Pittsburgh Brookline PreK-8 have developed a bond with mentor Lexie Bouchard, a seventh-grader with brittle bone disease.

 Katherine Seelman, associate dean of disability programs, in her office at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.

The ADA at 25: Disability issues find champion at Pitt

Part two: National Council on Disability to meet here, thanks to Kate Seelman, Pitt professor and internationally renowned advocate.

 Elite runners break from the starting line at the 2015 Pittsburgh Marathon.

Pittsburgh Marathoners had a great day for going the distance

A collection of anecdotes and notable sights from around the city during the 2015 Pittsburgh Marathon.

 Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak, 35, of Carrick is challenging incumbent Controller Michael Lamb, 52, of Mount Washington for the Democratic nomination in the May 19 primary.

Primary 2015: Rudiak challenges Lamb for Pittsburgh controller

Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak says incumbent Pittsburgh Controller Michael Lamb doesn’t work closely enough with city administration.

 From left, Co-chairs Christy Wiegand, Debbie Demchak, Meg Cheever, Annie Hanna Engel and Kiya Tomlin.

PNC Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Spring Hat Luncheon held at Riverview Park

A sea of roughly 670 colorful hats peppered the park on the North Side for the 17th annual event.

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Kennywood officials will look for ways to prevent disruptive behavior

Several large groups of teenagers caused concern in the park when they ran around, pushing and shoving, shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday.

Bill Thomas, ambassador of aging, speaks tonight at the Carnegie Museum of Art Theater

Reject the worship of youth, Bill Thomas tells baby boomers, and embrace the transition from adulthood into elderhood.



Setting the SEEN

We're ready for a hat extravaganza ... are you?!

This week on "Setting the SEEN," SEEN editor Natalie Bencivenga and style editor Sara Bauknecht get the scoop on what guests can expect at the 17th annual PNC Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Spring Hat Luncheon. Plus, they check out a Pittsburgh haven for hats -- Eons Fashion Antique in Shadyside.

Visit post-gazette.com Monday for a special "Setting the SEEN" from the Spring Hat Luncheon. Natalie and Sara will be on the lookout for the best hats to feature, so walk the pink carpet (yes, they're bringing one) and be seen!

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Editorial board endorsements

Who will you vote for? Read a series of candidate endorsements by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial board for contested races ahead of the May 19 primary.

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Baltimore begins de-escalation

The move signaled an end to the extraordinary measures taken to ensure public safety amid an outcry over police practices.

Retired surgeon announces bid for presidency

He has become a conservative favorite on the strength of his motivational life story and strong opposition to President Barack Obama.


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Steelers will give Harrison reduced role for several reasons

James Harrison, 37, is back to help the Steelers defense, but will begin to give way to younger linebackers Jarvis Jones and Bud Dupree.

Pirates notebook: Alvarez waits for the right one until home run

Pedro Alvarez stays patient until he gets his pitch, Gregory Polanco sharpens skills and Charlie Morton’s next step to be decided this week.


Higher wages can create hunger paradox

As incomes rise for low wages workers, their government benefits decrease, leaving them still struggling.

New data tools allow employers to home in on cost, quality at local hospitals

Health care consumers are tapping user-friendly cost and quality data to help them make decisions about network size and hospital spending.


Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... 'Lebanon' Levi Stoltzfus

The star of Discovery Channel’s “Amish Mafia,” Levi Stoltzfus has pulled the curtain back on Amish life with his book “Amish Confidential.”

Kitty Hawk or bust: 'The Wright Brothers' by David McCullough

A succinct and colorful chronicle of the Wright brothers and the invention of the era of manned flight.


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George F. Will: Rewriting the Lusitania’s history

Owning a fragment of history is fun, so in 1968 Gregg Bemis became an owner of the Lusitania.

Burgess for District 9: A record of accomplishment

The Rev. Ricky Burgess’ opponents complain he isn’t sufficiently involved. His legislative record rebuts that claim.


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