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Polls show that we may be less divided about race relations than we think.
Under the proposed Homeless Children and Youth Act an estimated 900,000 young adults and families would become eligible for assistance.
Libraries are reporting that thousands of dollars worth of books are walking out the doors.
Allegheny County and the city of Pittsburgh are finally completing a long-awaited merger of their 911 emergency call centers.
If Officer Darren Wilson faces charges his fate should be decided by a jury and not by mob rule or a Rob Rogers cartoon.
I was appalled by Rob Rogers’ Aug. 19 cartoon labeled “Miranda rights for blacks in America,” which depicts police officers as racist thugs.
The unintended consequences of the lawlessness in Missouri will be a boon to the gun industry.
High-powered weaponry that belongs on a field of battle is just what everybody needs to have next to their bed in case the bad guy comes.
Fanatics are brave fighters when it comes to murdering unarmed women and children but now become cowards when faced with military might.
If I had a magic lantern, I will rub it and ask the genie for these three wishes.
With the recent death of former Mayor Sophie Masloff, her name should also be immortalized.
Tony Norman wonders what an ideal cop in a not so ideal world would look like.
Never mind a 31-21 loss -- the Steelers had bigger problems off the field, since Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were caught not
With the recent suicide of Robin Williams, we need to recognize the signs and causes of both addiction and depression.
Pennsylvania’s natural resources promise a great future.
Amanda Curtis, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Montana, is a super long shot with something to say.
What started as an affectation -- casting himself as the lone man on the stage -- has turned into an affliction.
At a minimum, authorities should say whether this important case is closed.
The accountability that congressional oversight of what is occurring might introduce to the new U.S. role in Iraq has been missing.
I don’t want U.S. troops in Syria any more than anyone else, but I have no respect for the argument that just arming some pro-democracy
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services employees have good reasons to be against this illogical move.
All hail to the late Mayor Masloff, whose street sign initiative made Pittsburgh a more livable, more address-locatable city.
The president should tell us that we will hunt down and bring to justice the murderers responsible for James Foley’s death.
I agree 100 percent-plus with the letter of Nita Ryan (“Missing the Music,” Aug 16). Please do bring back Jack Bogut and Bill Cardille.
These so-called “entertainers” who are part of WJAS’ new format fuel the hatred in our current political climate.
Officials like to brag about the county’s increased efficiency, but it seems there are still dinosaurs lurking in county offices.
Sophie Masloff mastered the art of being underestimated.
There’s an election coming up this November, and the Republicans are running on their boilerplate platform of small government.
The Cupcake Postulate explains everything, from Missouri to Iraq, concerning Americans’ comprehensive withdrawal of confidence from
Pittsburghers need to know what will happen for them regarding charges after the split.
While criminals should not be coddled, solitary confinement is an affront to human rights and to liberties guaranteed by the Constitution.
How did America get from the more user-friendly police forces of yesteryear to the military-style, 21st-century version?
An internal LCB proposal to jack up the surcharge on wine and spirits provides one more strong argument for ending the state monopoly.
When I think about the Michael Brown case, I think about the fact that African-American women as mothers have to fear for their sons’ lives.
As an American Jew and a Zionist, I am sickened by some tasteless responses.
I am so annoyed with WJAS that I will never, ever dial into it again on any of my radios.
In a time when most stations just play rap and country or talk about sports, WJAS was unique.
If a particular radio format, be it talk or music, cannot interest people who are willing to advertise, the station must adapt.
Dining, history, architecture, shopping, art, theater, jazz, poetry, opera, fitness. Why not plan a few forays into Carnegie?
Justin Upton drove in five runs and B.J. a sixth while the Braves rolled to a fifth consecutive win and pushed the Pirates toward the plank.
This latest social media fad on behalf of Lou Gehrig’s disease is all wet.
He may have been outspoken and eccentric, but at least he was honest -- a trait found few and far between among politicians.
In addition to HR 2538, financial literacy education would go a long way in helping young people.
Humpty Dumpty states may never be put back together again.
There’s no pretense involved, just a realistic new course.
Ferguson shows that the SWAT mentality has gone too far.
Pittsburgh will bid goodbye today to the city’s own beloved grandmother, Sophie Masloff.
Why are some legislators treating Pittsburgh like an outcast when it comes to Act 47?
Ghana has been in recent years one of the few stars of African economic and political performance.
Pittsburgh should be ashamed of its lack of recruitment and retention of a more diverse police force.