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Facing a huge deficit, Pennsylvania eyes gambling for help

Lawmakers who support it estimate that an expansion of some sort could mean hundreds of millions of dollars in one-time license fees.

Pa. high court: Justices 'disturbed' by reports of Eakin emails

The high court released a news release today that said it’s retained an independent lawyer to look into the matter and issue a report.



City braces itself for closing of Greenfield Bridge

The tiny span will have a huge impact on how traffic flows into Oakland, Squirrel Hill and Greenfield. “It’s going to hurt.”

TRAFFIC: Smithfield Street, Downtown closed for 7 months

A northbound lane and parking lane on Smithfield Street, Downtown, will be closed from Fourth to Fifth avenues.



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Pitt to consider rescinding honorary degree bestowed on Cosby

Bill Cosby received an honorary degree from Pitt during Pitt-Johnstown's 2002 graduation, where he was commencement speaker.

Community meeting on Moon-Cornell merger draws 80 people

Merger discussions between the neighboring schools have been ongoing over 30 years, with at least four formal attempts to merge occurring.


Early Returns

Perry on Politics: A party no longer grand

U.S. Representative Daniel Webster (R-FL) arrives for a Republican caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, October 9,

McCarthy steps away from bid to be next speaker

Minutes after we posted a confident bullet-point about the nomination of U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy to replace John Boehner as