Local


 Gov. Tom Corbett's public schedule Monday will feature appearances around but not in the Labor Day Parade in Downtown Pittsburgh, after a dispute between two unions that had invited him and parade organizers, who balked at what they characterize as his anti-labor record in Harrisburg.
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Gov. Tom Corbett's public schedule Monday will feature appearances around but not in the Labor Day Parade in Downtown Pittsburgh, after a dispute between two unions that had invited him and parade organizers, who balked at what they characterize as his anti-labor record in Harrisburg.

Shrinking organized labor to show political clout in Pittsburgh parade

While his opponent, Democrat Tom Wolf, will join marchers today, Gov. Tom Corbett will appear at rallies Downtown and in Banksville.


 In this 1864 picture, Gen. William T. Sherman inspects battlements in Atlanta prior to his "march to the sea" during the Civil War. After his capture of Atlanta, Sherman went on to capture Savannah and divide the Confederate States of America.

The burning of Atlanta, seared into America's memory

The fall of Atlanta 150 years ago this week a Civil War pivot, while the film “Gone With the Wind” enshrined the event in popular culture



 Third-graders read books after a tour at the library during the first day of school at Highcliff Elementary School in Ross. Instead of two larger and five smaller elementary schools, North Hills School District has four comparably sized, renovated elementary schools where the district can offer similar academic opportunities, better balance class sizes and have room for full-day kindergarten as well as separate spaces for art, music and library.

Allegheny County school districts resize as population shifts

Most school districts in Allegheny County face the challenge of declining enrollment.



Eyewitness 1864: Editors assail Lincoln for his re-election bid

The Local paper was among President Abraham Lincoln’s persistent critics.


City


Pittsburgh's North Shore survives trifecta of events

Pitt football, Pirates baseball and the all-day Rib Fest made traffic and parking tight on the North Shore, but planning prevailed.



Pittsburgh is nation's 19th-most liberal city, study finds

The Steel City leans, if even just a bit, further left than the Mile High City. Yes, you read that right, er, correctly.


 
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