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 Janet McKee, with freshly picked strawberries, and farm manager Kevin Keslar have started a "veganic" farm on a historic property in Donegal Township, Westmoreland County.
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Janet McKee, with freshly picked strawberries, and farm manager Kevin Keslar have started a "veganic" farm on a historic property in Donegal Township, Westmoreland County.

Holistic health counselor aims for better nutrition through vegan-inspired farming

Veganic farming is rare in America, but Janet McKee uses it to maximize nutrition on her Westmoreland County farm.


Health roundup: Vitamin D linked to healthy immune response to HIV, Penn State-South Africa study says

Sun exposure and vitamin D supplements are linked to stronger immune response in South African study led by Penn State researcher.



 Last year’s budget wasn't signed by then- Gov. Tom Corbett until July 10, and late budgets were regular features of the Rendell administration.

What happens without a state budget?

Republicans and the govenor are at odds over a budget, so for now government services continue as normal, at least in the short term.



 Fred Aheimer, president and owner of Raff Printing on St. Mary Street on the South Side, stands in front of an area, adjacent to the South Side Lofts, which has restricted two-hour parking. His belief is that it should be made available to local business employees when residential parking permits are issued.

Council approves new South Side parking permit area over concerns from businesses

The new South Side permit parking district between 16th and 25th streets lets non-residents park for two hours between noon and midnight.


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Google agrees to add railroad crossings to online maps

Crashes and deaths rose at rail crossings last year, reversing a long trend of decreases.



Escaped convicts planned to go to Mexico, Cuomo says

New York’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that two killed or captured escaped murderers had intended first to go to Mexico.


 

World


Greeks in Pittsburgh worry about economic situation back home

Banks in Greece stayed closed Monday, announcing they would limit people to withdrawals of just 60 Euro -- $67.40 -- per day from ATMs.



Greece’s Tsipras defiant amid closed banks, curbs

Greece’s prime minister says on television that European leaders wouldn’t dare throw his debt-ridden country out of the eurozone.


 
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Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Haberman link seems like the right path for Hilltop

If you know and love Pittsburgh, you will understand the existence of Haberman Avenue.



Portfolio: New York declares war on rats … again

Traps have been set and poisons brewed, to little apparent effect. Emergency conclaves have been called at City Hall.


 

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Toomey's up with first ad

Fifteen months before he will face voters in the November 2016 general election, Sen. Pat Toomey is airing the first television


Perry on Politics: Once lost, Obama now is found

The casket of Rev. Clementa Pinckney sits beneath the podium as President Barack Obama delivers the eulogy during his funeral