Lane closures possible today at Greentree and Cochran roads

Work will occur from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 Gov. Tom Wolf

Gov. Tom Wolf uses Facebook to field questions on budget

Gov. Tom Wolf makes the case for his budget in a Facebook town hall.

 Jamari Hayden, 5, rings bells during Flo Monroe's preschool class at the Conroy Education Center on the North Side.

Academic vs. play-based preschool debate fading in favor of intellectual discovery

How preschoolers are taught is gaining greater focus as federal and state officials hope to expand funding for early childhood learning.

Failed Lawrence County racetrack deal built around investment-for-green-card exchange

The ill-fated Lawrence County racetrack couldn’t find a bank willing to lend it money — so it turned to China.



Obama defies Congress on shift in union rules

President Barack Obama on Tuesday rejected a congressionally passed resolution that would have barred streamlined, speedy union elections.

Nation dates: Library of Congress criticized

Plus: Boston defense rests; Sentences commuted; Inmate captured.



No Iran agreement yet as talks go past deadline

Iran nuclear negotiations in Switzerland passed the self-imposed midnight Tuesday deadline and headed into overtime in search of accord.

Iraqi prime minister claims major advance in Tikrit

Iraq’s prime minister claimed Tuesday that the city of Tikrit had been recaptured from the Islamic State.


Cultural Crossroads

Students gather Tuesday in front of the 'Lifting the Veil' statue of Booker T. Washington at the center of Tuskegee University's campus.
Education writer Clarece Polke is joining a group of Pittsburgh-area high school students to tour 13 historically black colleges as they decide on their futures.

The Post-Gazette will document the reactions and growing perspectives of five of these students as they experience -- some for the first time -- a glimpse of the black college experience.


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Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Bureaucratic inanity blocks garden project for prison’s halfway house

A prison-community garden project on the North Side falls to bureaucratic interpretation of governor’s no-gift order.

Sharon Randall: Principal showed principles behind a life well lived

Former high school principal was one example of a life well lived.


Early Returns

Breakfast Sausage: 5 stories to read today

Darlene Harris (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette photo) 1) Pittsburgh City Council is expected to vote today to make changes to the

Breakfast Sausage: 5 stories to read today

Ron Castille (Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette) 1) Given the extraordinary run of problems for state Attorney General Kathleen Kane,

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