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Portfolio: Mount Everest soloist might be highly crazy

A solo climber sets out to be the first to conquer Everest since the deadly earthquake.


 Central Catholic High School in Oakland

Back to School: Ex-teacher’s best lesson — don’t goof off as he did

From Central I learned the greatest lesson possible, which I might have been wise to practice earlier: Always do your best.



Random Acts of Kindness: Printed sign and email led her back to bracelet

Plus: Fall that ruined her trip showed others’ caring; a fellow diner honored his service in Navy.


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Budget impasse leaving House Democrats in the lurch

Human service agencies are feeling a cash-flow crunch and some school districts have approved tapping lines of credit to pay the bills.



State's voter registration enters digital age

Pennsylvania began online voter registration on Thursday, an administrative move by Gov. Tom Wolf after efforts to pass a law lagged.


 
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Plum teacher faces trial in witness intimidation

Drew Zoldak is accused of identifying a young woman who was the alleged victim of an institutional sexual assault by another teacher.



Children's Museum of Pittsburgh receives grants

With money from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and Chevron, the Children's Museum will start maker spaces in West Virginia.


 

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Back to School: Old classmates graduate to a phase as new friends

Old classmates can turn into new friends 50 years later.



Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Neighborhood tree plans hold potential flourish

Tree plan to be hatched in Manchester and Chateau is the type of public policy needed in all our under-treed neighborhoods.


 

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Breakfast Sausage: 5 stories to read today

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey applauds during a 2012 visit to the VA medical campus in Oakland. (Larry Roberts/Post-Gazette) 1) New poll


The old hidden-sister trick

No, the Kane in the red dress. She said she'd talk when she was able to release the pornographic emails she said were behind her