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.

Off-color: How orange is your mac-and-cheese?

Kraft’s version, the quintessential mac-and-cheese, is about to undergo a radical change.

Size matters: Crowd numbers can have an impact on safety

How to prevent crime at Monroeville Mall has been a topic of discussions between shopping center officials, community leaders and police.

Needless giveaway: Now is not the time to expand the federal deficit

Republicans in Congress want to repeal the federal estate tax.

No free pass: Conventional drillers must obey standards, too

Industry advocates are right that it is not fair to judge all conventional drillers based on the misdeeds of a few bad operators,


David Shribman

David M. Shribman: Clinton v. Rubio, et al.

The two newly announced presidential candidates face very different challenges.


Brian O'Neill

Brian O’Neill: Potty’s No. 1 problem is being available

I stopped by the fabulous public toilet near the corner of 18th and East Carson streets on the South Side, only to find the gate was locked.


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: As animals become suburbanites, what's a human to do?

Here’s something we know from observing human nature: Virtually anything can be a lucrative reality show. ...


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