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 A great deal of time and money already has been devoted to figuring out how to solve the problem of sewer overflows during heavy rains in the region.
Michael Henninger/Post-Gazette
A great deal of time and money already has been devoted to figuring out how to solve the problem of sewer overflows during heavy rains in the region.

Stay on track: It’s important to push forward on sewer upgrades

Allegheny County still pumps raw sewage into its waterways because of outdated infrastructure.


A stalled withdrawal: Obama errs in keeping more troops in Afghanistan

President Barack Obama on Tuesday extended the presence of thousands of American troops in Afghanistan by a year.



Dress code: Gov. Wolf should stick with his police nominee

Gov. Tom Wolf’s pick to lead the state police, Marcus Brown, has been the subject of a venomous campaign.



 President Barack Obama looks into the audience while speaking at the SelectUSA Investment Summit on Monday.

Helping Egypt: Obama faces a test of principles on military aid

The U.S. should withhold assistance until the Cairo government cleans up its act.



Curb service: Feeding a parking meter from a distance

The Pittsburgh Parking Authority is smart to keep adapting to new technology.


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Brian O'Neill



Brian O'Neill: Does this clutter make me look fat?

A young Japanese woman, Marie Kondo, has achieved rock star status by getting people to throw stuff out and fold their socks with reverence.


 

Tony Norman



Tony Norman: What August Wilson learned, and how

“How I Learned What I Learned,” August Wilson’s autobiographical one-man play at PPT, is a guided tour of his morally complex heart.


 

Reg Henry



Reg Henry: Sons of Confederate Vets, don’t mess with Texas

The Confederate flag is not always a sign of racism. But on a license plate in an American state? Texas authorities are right to say no way.


 

Dan Simpson



Dan Simpson: Retaliate against Israel for sucker punching us

First, expel the Israeli ambassador. Then eliminate our $3 billion in annual aid. And in Israel’s next war, refuse to send more arms.


 

Ruth Ann Dailey



Ruth Ann Dailey: The city does the right thing with a Lawrenceville vacant house sale

Nonprofit community development corporations do the hard work to move vacant, tax-delinquent properties in Pittsburgh.


 

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