Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto.
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Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto.

Legal ceasefire: Peduto takes a new approach to UPMC’s exemption

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and UPMC have declared a ceasefire over what the health care giant’s fair share for city services should be.

Coal countries: A growing U.S. export also transfers pollution

A 12% drop in the power sector’s carbon emissions since 2008 elicited praise for the Obama administration’s effort to combat global warming.

Ideal audience: Pittsburgh will be the National League of Cities’ ideal host

Pittsburgh has a big story to tell but lately hasn’t been able to attract a big audience that comes by hosting a national conference.

Where's the work?: It’s hard to justify Corbett adviser Ron Tomalis’ high salary

The reasons for Ron Tomalis’ hefty salary are unclear.

Witness to fairness: The DA demands that police improve identifications

Allegheny County’s district attorney is looking into the Pittsburgh police robbery squad.



Brian O'Neill

Brian O'Neill: Corbett’s in danger of falling off party cycle

Gov. Tom Corbett hopes not to break cycle in which political parties take turns holding Pennsylvania governor’s seat for eight years.


Tony Norman

Tony Norman: There’s no point in continuing ban on pot

The New York Times has it right -- it’s time to end the criminal prohibition against marijuana.


Sally Kalson

Health care sabotage 101

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


Dan Simpson

Dan Simpson / Fracking compromises the future of Pennsylvania

I guess that having lived in the Ohio-Pennsylvania-West Virginia tristate area for decades of my life should have hardened me to the


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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