Head coach Mike Tomlin reacts to referee Jerome Boger's penalty call on the Steelers early in the game.
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Head coach Mike Tomlin reacts to referee Jerome Boger's penalty call on the Steelers early in the game.

Steelers' defense missing in 43-19 loss

Roethlisberger was gone halfway through the first quarter, giving way to Mike Vick’s debut,  followed by the loss of kicker Garrett Hartley.


 Marchers protest the recent spike in heroin overdoses in Washington County.

March addresses spike in Washington County heroin overdoses

"I want people to speak out and speak up," said organizer Michael Markley, a Washington, Pa., native. "This is poison."



 Minority Leader Frank Dermody, D-Oakmont, this month wrote to state Treasurer Timothy Reese to request “a loan, from whatever source you deem appropriate and in such amount as may be necessary” to help pay salaries for members and approximately 650 employees of the Democratic caucus.

Budget impasse leaving House Democrats in the lurch

Human service agencies are feeling a cash-flow crunch and some school districts have approved tapping lines of credit to pay the bills.



 The sun garden looking back toward the main house and an outbuilding at Clare and Duncan Horner's second home in Wind Ridge, Greene County.

Greene County farm is a testament to plants' toughness, her smart choices

Clare Horner’s winning Greene County garden was constructed with a backbone of hardy plants that survive nicely on little TLC.



 Chicken and Sausage Gumbo.

Let's Eat: Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Back to school means back to dinner and a good solution is a Cajun-style gumbo.



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Setting the SEEN stomps into Pittsburgh Winery


In the spirit of harvest season, SEEN editor Natalie Bencivenga + style editor Sara Bauknecht visit Pittsburgh Winery in the Strip Districtto learn how to make wine the old-fashioned way in advance of the venue's Grape Stomp event.

Plus, they get glammed to grape stomp with hair and makeup by Izzazu Salon, Spa and Serata.

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A WIDE VIEW LOOK AT BACK TO SCHOOL

Gabrielle Johnson-Thomas writes on a whiteboard during her first day of kindergarten at Manchester Academic Charter on August 26, 2015.
Recess, whiteboard and waiting in straight lines -- welcome back to school!

Students in the Pittsburgh region headed back to the classrooms this week, and several of the Post-Gazette's visual journalists were there to capture their returns.

Browse our wide view images from the first days of school across the area, and upload your own moments and memories on our MyBurgh page.

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Pirates' walk-up songs, reimagined
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• A wide view look: Where trolleys go to die and be reborn

• Hall of Fame ride: Jerome Bettis' journey to Canton, Ohio

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Budget impasse leaving House Democrats in the lurch

Human service agencies are feeling a cash-flow crunch and some school districts have approved tapping lines of credit to pay the bills.



Bicyclists test out roll-on train service for Amtrak

Amtrak has not announced the start date for the service but a spokeswoman said it could be as soon as next week.


 



Office complex planned near Pittsburgh International Airport

The plans include office buildings with up to 100,000 square feet each and another office/flex building up to 100,000 square feet in size.



McDonald’s, Tyson Foods drop farm after videotape shows animal cruelty

McDonald’s Corp. and Tyson Foods have severed ties with a farm where workers were videotaped stabbing, clubbing and stomping on chickens.


 



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Dirt track competitors heat up the course at Pennsylvania Motor Speedway

Watching the races at the Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial is loud, dirty ... and a lot of fun. (Food’s good, too.)



Stylebook: FGI Pittsburgh announces new board members, next event

Plus, charity fashion shows, made-to-measure suits trunk show at Larrimor’s, a workshop for models in the making and more fashion news.


 

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First Person / On the sandlot: I learned life lessons on a neighborhood field

It is said that the Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton.



Shoot ’em up USA: Americans must rethink their attitudes on guns

If you get the feeling that a multiple shooting makes headlines every day, you’re right.


 

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