Superior Court: Colville is the Democrats’ more experienced choice

Alice Beck Dubow of Philadelphia and Robert J. Colville of Ross face off in the May 19 primary.

Tragic strike: Answers are needed on the Pakistan drone attack

The deaths of an American aid contractor and an Italian health worker should put the issue of the program’s effectiveness in sharp focus.

Controller Wagner: For Allegheny County, she’s the better watchdog

Democratic voters should retain Chelsa Wagner as county controller in the primary race with Mark Patrick Flaherty.

Asides: More space for training, more help for troubled students, more canines helping veterans

The Trade Institute will rebuild lives, Pittsburgh schools will take a new approach to behavior, Canine Angels will help more veterans.

Feather bedding: Chickens may soon find a home in Pittsburgh

A proposed city zoning change would allow residents who have at least 2,000 square feet of property to own up to five chickens or ducks.


David Shribman

David M. Shribman: Clinton and the special interests

She’s the first Democrat in years to be free of their pressures in the primaries.


Reg Henry

Reg Henry: Vodka is one way to weather a drought

Not to be outdone by The New York Times, it is time to file my own report about the situation in drought-racked California.


Dan Simpson

Dan Simpson: Warren Weinstein, the man

Taken hostage by al-Qaida in 2001 and killed in January by a U.S. drone strike, he lived a life of loving his family and helping others.


Ruth Ann Dailey

Ruth Ann Dailey: The people it takes to redd up after human nature

In the aftermath of an Earth Day neighborhood clean-up: the best of humanity on display.


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