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 Children arrive on buses for classes at Penn Hills Elementary Center.
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Children arrive on buses for classes at Penn Hills Elementary Center.

Declining rolls lead Allegheny County school districts to adjust

As school districts face declining enrollments and increasing financial pressures, the era of neighborhood elementary schools is fading.


 Garment workers at the Nishat Complex, a Ha-Meem Group factory, sew pockets for blue jeans in early July.

Long days a staple of garment industry in Bangladesh

At That’s It Sportswear, apparel makers for Pittsburgh’s American Eagle Outfitters, workers say they routinely work over 60 hours a week.



 Greg Robes gives Tim Flanigan, 55, of Baldwin, a flu shot earlier this year at the Allegheny County Health department's vaccination clinic in Oakland.

Risk of bad flu season raises need for shots

Severity of the upcoming influenza season could hinge on our old acquaintance H1N1.



Obituary: Jeffrey E. Cortopassi Sr. / Mylan scientist, loving father

Mr. Cortopassi, a scientist at Cecil-based generic drug giant Mylan Inc., died Thursday at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.


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Obama formally notifies Congress of ordering air strikes in Iraq

Mr. Obama has to notify Congress of the authorization under the the War Powers Resolution.



Both parties criticize Obama foreign policy

Key lawmakers suggested that the administration should be more assertive in addressing conflicts in the Middle East and Ukraine.


 
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Holiday closings for Labor Day

All City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, state and federal offices and courts are closed today for the Labor Day holiday.



Sweeping changes to Act 47 proposed in Harrisburg

State legislators are looking to change the program to help towns in financial distress, mainly by setting time limits for the designation.


 

Early Returns


New poll: Wolf edges ahead

Gov. Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf in Pittsburgh Aug. 8, 2014. (John Heller/Post-Gazette) Gov. Tom Corbett has


Biden heads to Pittsburgh

Vice President Joe Biden will be in Pittsburgh Thursday for a private fund-raising event. An official of the Democratic National



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