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DEP must do better: The public is left with too many questions on drilling

In the past seven years, oil and gas operations have damaged Pennsylvania water supplies 209 times.


Judges needed: Black lung cases are overwhelming the system

There are few jobs in America that are as hazardous to one’s health as working in the coal mines.



Pedal to the metal: Safety concerns not left in the dust as speed limit rises

On two stretches of Pennsylvania interstates the speed limit will soon rise to 70 mph from the existing 65 mph as a test.



PUC’s deaf ear: The agency fails to monitor existing taxi operators

The introduction of Lyft and Uber to Pittsburgh has put a spotlight on the Public Utility Commission — and the light is not flattering.



Unhealthy sign: Federal courts differ on ACA insurance premiums

Two federal appeals courts handed down sharply differing opinions last week on Affordable Care Act subsidies.


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Brian O'Neill



Brian O'Neill: Bucs get a boost in fans, who now look to payroll

PNC Park's attendance on pace to match metro area's population, but how will Pirates' spending compare?


 

Tony Norman



Tony Norman: Put the horror of executions on public view

Executions have become so appalling that everyone should be forced to watch them.


 

Sally Kalson



Health care sabotage 101

The GOP, not a botched website, is the real obstacle.


 

Reg Henry



Reg Henry: Mother Goose and chicks visit home nest

When you write a newspaper column, it is advisable to read as much as you can. This week my reading included “Mother Goose.”


 

Dan Simpson



Dan Simpson / Where is America’s heart?

Compassion seems lacking on nearly every front: immigration, unemployment, the Middle East ...


 

Jack Kelly



Jack Kelly: More rot at today’s VA

Top officials put their careers above the needs of veterans.


 

Ruth Ann Dailey



Ruth Ann Dailey: It’s no summer of love for the flustered Left

As public opinion mounts against Obama and his policies, the fear-mongering on the Left gets cranking.


 

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