The Steelers' Martavis Bryant hauls in a pass Aug. 14 during a preseason game at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla. Bryant will miss the season's first four games.
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The Steelers' Martavis Bryant hauls in a pass Aug. 14 during a preseason game at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla. Bryant will miss the season's first four games.

Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant suspended four games for violating NFL drug policy

Bryant, a fourth-round draft choice in 2014, caught eight touchdowns and averaged 21.1 yards per catch in 10 games last season.


 One of the two new siamangs eats in a tree at The Islands exhibit at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium on July 23.

Pittsburgh Zoo disqualified for six-figure state grant after dropping accreditation

The lack of accreditation excludes the zoo and aquarium from a state grant program that has provided $5.5 million over the past 15 years.



 It's been almost a year since the bankrupt August Wilson Center was rescued from becoming a hotel.

August Wilson Center announces new funding, programming

Foundation grants support new programming and a spate of bookings already begun by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.



 The Pittsburgh-based Pearl Jam tribute band Ten is, from left, Billy Schneider, Todd Kaczorowski, Adam Sivitz, Nick Rhodes and Brian Pardee.

With real bands phasing out, tribute acts are flourishing

For tribute bands, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and an easy way to get prime gigs.



Top Workplaces 2015: Who are the best employers in the Pittsburgh area?

In total, WorkplaceDynamics invited 1,401 companies to participate and surveyed 126 of them. The organizations employ 25,397 people.



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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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Top Workplaces 2015: Who are the best employers in the Pittsburgh area?

In total, WorkplaceDynamics invited 1,401 companies to participate and surveyed 126 of them. The organizations employ 25,397 people.



Cima Life’s optics help restore sight for cataracts patients

Cima Life operates out of a 10,000-square-foot facility where it designs, manufactures, tests and ships intraocular lenses to 30 countries.


 



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Munch goes to Wingstop and Wings Over Pittsburgh

Wing chains bring the heat and provide the warm-up for a competition judge.



Restaurant scene: Gaucho in the Strip District gets its groove

Owner Anthony Falcon tells the story behind the fast-paced growth of Gaucho Parrilla Argentina, a temple of grilled meat and vegetables.


 

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Every sulfurous belch from the molten interior of the volcanic Trump phenomenon injures the chances of a Republican presidency.



Compromise, already: Leaders in both parties are hurting Pennsylvania

With the Legislature’s latest attempt to enact a budget now fizzled, Pa.’s leaders should stop playing politics and pass a spending plan.


 

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