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That's fine, but the whole process should have been transparent to the public.
But it's still a mystery as to why the United States wants to troops there after this year.
It should pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.
Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering a bill to allow teachers to carry firearms on school property.
Range Resources is the leader in state penalties for violations related to Marcellus Shale gas drilling.
Since 1968, about 76,000 American miners have died because of medical conditions linked to black lung disease.
Transparency in government is the political theme of the age, but apparently the Corbett administration did not get the memo.
Two days ahead of a U.N. climate summit, tens of thousands will gather today in New York City for a “people’s march” against climate change.
Heinz is bringing baby food production to the North Side; computers are less common in Pittsburgh; and the Bucs have a winning season.
The results Thursday night were a clear 55 percent to 45 percent affirmation of the Scots’ desire to remain in the United Kingdom.
The General Fund would be in better shape if Mr. Corbett had gone after more revenue from shale gas drillers.
The incident in Blooming Grove shows that our first responders face constant danger.
The United States plans to send 3,000 military personnel to West Africa with a mission to train Liberian medical workers.
The Pittsburgh community must hope that creative marketing helps to sustain the PSO and the opera.
There are various interpretations of what Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Senate Armed Services Committee.
District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. is confronted with a choice: retry the East Liberty man on the remaining charges or cut bait.
Terrance Hayes is living the kind of life other poets would hesitate to dream.
In March 2012, two Ethiopian children came to this country to begin a new life, but what they got was sickening abuse and deprivation.
It is difficult to identify which U.S. interests in Yemen require America to be involved there or Americans to care.
Eight Catholic high schools in the Pittsburgh region have made an elite national list of high performers.
At the top of the to-do-but-not-done list is pension reform.
Clearly, testing had gotten out of hand in the district, which is to be congratulated for listening to critics and responding.
Consumers of these organizations’ reports have a right to demand that they reveal who gives them money, how much and for what purpose.
Scots should not take the uncertain, risky path to independence.
The URA gave two developers three months to work together on a plan for the historic produce terminal.
Joe Wos recently announced that he is stepping down as the ToonSeum’s executive director to pursue his first love — cartooning.
A powerful ally has joined the effort to legalize ride-share services in Pennsylvania.
With time-wasting political theater by Congress, voters are invited to critique it on the strength of the plots.
One of the saddest anniversaries was remembered this past week — the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
A rallying trumpet of hope has sounded, not on climate change directly but a related problem.
In 1935 when Lillian Gobitas Klose was in seventh grade in Minersville, Pa., she refused to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
Americans are worried and angry about the new Islamic State, created by Sunni Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria.
When it comes to the treatment of animals, Pennsylvania has a shameful history.
The H.J. Heinz Co. was founded in Sharpsburg in 1869 and went on to become one of the world’s great food companies.
A deal between the Pittsburgh Penguins and local officials holds enormous potential for the Hill District.
The World Affairs Council was able to attract to Pittsburgh on Tuesday two senior experts on U.S.-Iranian relations.
“In God We Trust” has been the national motto since 1956.
Former Sen. George J. Mitchell reported that the university has complied fully with the terms it agreed to in a consent decree.
And NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has little credibility when he claims the NFL was unaware of the video.
The government is reeling from a growing Islamist militant insurgency and the spreading ebola epidemic.
President Obama can't find agreement on how to deal with Ukraine or the Islamic State.
The president should take a principled stand and enacts those reforms he can.
Everyone can benefit from government policies that encourage the eating of fresh food and more daily exercise.
The gist of Highmark’s complaint is that UPMC engages in “upcoding.”
Since the recession started America’s rich have continued to get richer and the incomes of the middle class and poor have continued to drop.
Dreadnoughtus schrani is believed to be the largest land-dwelling creature ever cataloged.
A key change House Bill 1773 would make is imposing time limits on keeping Act 47 status.
By constitutional tradition, a wall of separation is supposed to help believers and nonbelievers to the benefit of both.
An attacker picks on the wrong person, social media spread a wrong story and the county makes the right choice on restaurant grades.
Evolving demographics are forcing administrators to confront the question of how small is too small for a school and a school district.