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 City Council incumbent Rev. Ricky Burgess speaks during a candidate forum at the Homewood branch of the Carnegie Library on April 16.
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City Council incumbent Rev. Ricky Burgess speaks during a candidate forum at the Homewood branch of the Carnegie Library on April 16.

Burgess for District 9: A record of accomplishment

The Rev. Ricky Burgess’ opponents complain he isn’t sufficiently involved. His legislative record rebuts that claim.


Expenses online: Wolf strikes a blow for government transparency

In February, Gov. Tom Wolf told members of his Cabinet to find ways to reduce expenses. On Thursday, he gave them more motivation to do so.



Mercury rising: Knowledge of the planet grew with Messenger

With its fuel tank empty and NASA’s bag of tricks for keeping it aloft exhausted, the Messenger succumbed to Mercury’s gravitational grip.



State Supreme Court choices for Democrats: Donohue, Lazarus and Wecht

On May 19, Pennsylvania voters will nominate candidates for a host of offices, but none higher than the state Supreme Court.



State Supreme Court choices for Republicans: Allen, Olson and Stevens

Republican voters have the same challenge in the May 19 primary as Democrats: Pick three nominees for Supreme Court from six candidates.


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David Shribman



David M. Shribman: Vladimir Slepak, ‘a modern-day Moses’

Vladimir Slepak helped lead his people to freedom, and he paid the price.


 

Tony Norman



Tony Norman: Plenty of villains surround ‘hero mom’

Baltimore mom is less of a hero than depicted by the media, but she’s surrounded by plenty of villains.


 

Dan Simpson



Dan Simpson: Please, no new wars

The U.S. military/industrial complex seems to be itching for more action.


 

Ruth Ann Dailey



Ruth Ann Dailey: Can Downtown’s glorious noisemakers get along?

It’s a good problem to have: our vibrant city has overlapping festive events. Keeping Pirates fireworks from disrupting PSO can be done.


 

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