U.S. Attorney David Hickton's efforts are admirable, but the lack of backup is disappointing.
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U.S. Attorney David Hickton's efforts are admirable, but the lack of backup is disappointing.

Fighting medical fraud: Prosecutor David Hickton forges ahead without help

The U.S. attorney is committing his office’s resources to complex investigations and could use an assist from Washington.

A green river: Spreading algae on the Ohio is cause for concern

The Ohio River, already the most polluted river in the United States, oozes with a toxic new menace.

 LaToya Ruby Frazier.

An evocative artist: Braddock’s LaToya Ruby Frazier is a worthy MacArthur Fellow

The photographer and videographer joins celebrated company as the latest regional artist to receive a “genius” grant for her body of work.

Another angry man: The nation mourns but it must do more

Emboldened by multiple firearms, a man who rarely emerged from his home walked into a classroom, killed nine people and injured seven.

An economic setback: The latest job figures are disappointing

September job figures released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday were depressing.


David Shribman

David M. Shribman: It’s amateur hour, again

Every once in a while, Americans look to nonpoliticians to transform our political system.


Brian O'Neill

Brian O'Neill: Reminders keep coming of a soldier’s sweet song

What did your daddy do in The War? That’s a question we baby boom boys often asked in grade school but which rarely comes up anymore.


Reg Henry

Reg Henry: The refugee crisis that we cannot ignore

Our nation, so long the world’s moral conscience, has not shown as much public sympathy toward these refugees as might have been expected.


Dan Simpson

Dan Simpson: That’s quite a pope

Pope Francis raised our level and civility of discourse, briefly.


Jennifer Graham

Jennifer Graham: Fat-fixing vs. fat-shaming 

Respecting everyone shouldn’t mean accepting obesity.


Jack Kelly

Jack Kelly: First-rate health care

I’m getting it, as should more Americans.


Ruth Ann Dailey

Ruth Ann Dailey: The pope's message and Boehner's exit, through a media filter

Why are our society’s polarized disagreements on serious topics the primary concern in both the pope and Boehner news narratives?