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The perception of Pittsburghese as a “backwoods dialect,” to use the phrase of a 1928 article in American Speech, has remained persistent.
The Pennsylvania Legislature has earned its terrible reputation.
Last call for 2014 charitable deductions, United Way needs tax prep volunteers, Pittsburgh is set for First Night.
Discussions around U.S. foreign policy toward Cuba absolutely should include considerations on how Pittsburgh might serve as a model.
Hats off to Greg Victor and his wife for embracing “marriage first, kids second” during their years of raising their sons.
It is this team approach to care that is the hallmark feature of palliative and supportive care services across UPMC.
I enjoyed the article by Peter Smith about the possibility that animals have souls and will, upon their deaths, have a place in heaven.
The No. 1 sporting activity in relation to head injuries is bike riding.
Facts that speak for themselves.
It is probably too soon to declare a feminist reformation, but a few signs here and there give one hope.
Bob Swaim wants the Slinky, born in Pennsylvania, to become the state’s official toy. Its story is captivating enough to be a movie, too.
Today’s hot tech companies may soon be in for some nasty surprises. Teenagers are pushing back against the technology dependence.
Here’s the reality: The principle of national representation in the presidency is honored only in the breach, and usually briefly.
New ideas / Sharp opinions
As a financial journalist, I’ve covered the mutual fund industry for 18 years, the last five of which from my home in Bellevue.
Americans are perfectly happy to celebrate genius, provided it doesn’t make them uncomfortable or require too much of them.
I’m a daughter of exiles who’ve pledged not to return until there is political change. Yet I’ve traveled there many times since the 1990s.
With the Christmas holidays all around us, I find myself thinking about my beloved dad and the treasure trove of Christmas memories I love.
A new rule proposed by the EPA would give it the authority to regulate small waterways that flow into watersheds and affect water quality.
For a person receiving medical care, there’s a time when comfort is as key as the best prescription drug.
Attracting people to the city is one thing, but shouldn’t you have the amenities to keep them there?
If we do accept the Gospels as truthful, why didn’t Jesus choose any women as part of the 12 apostles when he was such a “rebel”?
Since 1946, when the orchestra was created, it has presented classical music of the finest quality to all, with no charge.
2014 in review: A highly subjective and assuredly incomplete look back at the year that was.
“The Imitation Game” asserts a strong connection between Alan Turing’s eccentricity and his brilliance.
Norman Angell didn’t predict an end to warfare, but he did argue that aggressive wars no longer made sense.
So ordinary: / snow, and pancakes / for breakfast, the cat / in and out of his cat door / and Keith Jarrett in the background
The documentary maker who exudes love for the city is ubiquitous. And his stories are reminders that in strangeness, there is possibility.
President Barack Obama has made a geopolitical irrelevancy suddenly relevant to American presidential politics.
The county hired Corizon Health Inc. in September 2013 to replace the ineffective nonprofit that had been providing inmate health care.
The United States has let itself become prey to a trade deficit with China that cost 3.2 million jobs in this country between 2001 and 2013.
Sony Pictures capitulated to hackers by pulling the Seth Rogen comedy “The Interview” from distribution.
We need champions in government to take a different path and advocate for complete abolition of nuclear weapons.
The U.S. government has been engaged in torture since its founding and it will never voluntarily cease engaging in it.
The trillion-dollar bill passed by Congress gives us an inkling of what to expect in the future.
Many non-Muslims tend to associate with Islam the barbaric acts of numerous terrorists who happen to consider themselves Muslims.
No need for the “hands-up” T-shirt you dressed Santa in.
Here’s my favorite music of the year, a little more mainstream than previously.
Kruger National Park in South Africa was forced to relocate its remaining rhinos to secret sites to combat a surge of poaching.
Ismaaiyl Brinsley he’d been arrested at least 19 times, imprisoned for two years and admitted to having mental health issues.
The holiday has been canceled in Sierra Leone, but we can see it in the distance.
From the Post-Gazette family to your family, Merry Christmas.
The broader affiliation will give AHN and Highmark Health more options for improving patient care and achieving economic efficiencies.
For such an anticipated policy change, Attorney General Eric Holder Jr.’s new framework on racial profiling is disappointing.
In this season of holiday observance, let us be mindful of the toll that violence can take on our community.
Pope Francis raised the hopes of this Roman Catholic as I read “Pope Scolds Vatican’s Curia” (Dec. 23).
I admire and applaud Pope Francis (“Pope Scolds Vatican’s Curia,” Dec. 23).
How do we get the pope to deliver a similar message to our Congress?
They’re cherished because they are not perfect; they’ve seen rough times.
In 1954, my teacher would parade me around to other teachers to hear me speak French or sing some of the songs from “The Children’s Corner.