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Where's the work?: It’s hard to justify a Corbett adviser’s 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.



Martian marathon

Opportunity rover dazzles with its longevity on Mars.



 Notable instances condemned by federal regulators include the derailment of a train in Vandergrift in February that poured 10,000 gallons of oil onto the tracks.

Right track: A federal rail mandate will make oil cars safer

The U.S. Transportation Department’s welcome mandate comes in the wake of a year of heavy spills and catastrophic derailments.



Ryan’s block grants: His new proposal would hurt vulnerable Americans

Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin has been considered the intellectual heavyweight among congressional Republicans on fiscal issues.


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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: 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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