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Dirty numbers: Someone’s account of shale waste disposal is way off

To say that the records of Marcellus Shale well waste disposal are riddled with gaps doesn’t begin to describe the scale of the problem.


Medicine upside down: When hospital rates are charged at the doctor’s office

Under Medicare rules, certain freestanding clinics can be considered hospital-based facilities, letting clinics charge inpatient-type fees.



A home of one’s own: The county tries a program for greater independence

A trial program by county Human Services will allot $200 a month to 20 residents in group housing who would like to live on their own.



 Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald says county officers are underutilized in the county's nine public parks.

Policing the parks: Fitzgerald has a smart plan to begin using rangers

Hiring county park rangers would free up 45 to 50 police officers to assist communities that need help from the Allegheny County police.



The NFL reconsiders: Goodell switches to a tough stand on domestic abuse

If there’s a right time to take a stand on domestic violence and sexual assault, it’s now.



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David Shribman



David M. Shribman: The world is changing fast and the United States seems stuck

Perhaps only a few times before have world leaders returned to their posts to so dangerous a mix of global conditions.


 

Brian O'Neill



Brian O’Neill: Something stinks about how people act in public now

This page regularly runs “Random Acts of Kindness.” Might we get just as many letters if we went with “Random Acts of Rudeness”?


 

Tony Norman



Tony Norman: Islamic State puts a pacifist in a tough place

Between the unrest in Ferguson, renewal of American bombing in Iraq and more, it was easy to get lost in a thicket of bad vibes last week.


 

Sally Kalson



Health care sabotage 101

The GOP, not a botched website, is the real obstacle.


 

Reg Henry



Reg Henry: Obama not super, but who is?

While George W. Bush wasn’t Mr. Popularity by the end of his presidency, he always had diehard fans. Obama doesn’t have that luxury.


 

Jack Kelly



Jack Kelly / Rick Perry resists ‘lawfare’: Bogus charges backfire on Democrats

He’s not the first Republican to be victimized by Democratic efforts to criminalize policy differences.


 

Ruth Ann Dailey



Ruth Ann Dailey: In tyranny’s assault, we're all together now?

A lot of time, energy and lives have been wasted while we citizens of the still-free Western world bicker bitterly while Mosul burns.


 

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