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The Pittsburgh Promise scholarship program has done a lot of good
Democratic state Rep. Jake Wheatley is being challenged by school board member Mark Brentley Sr., running as an independent.
Pittsburgh benefited from the visit of Ebrahim Rasool, who is completing four years of assignment to the U.S. after a career at home.
Justice Seamus McCaffery has been suspended for some of the strangest, most unprofessional conduct alleged against Pa.’s highest court.
Security Council reform is a political minefield that no one wants to walk through during U.N. sessions.
According to a poll at Gawker.com, “Pittsburgh officially has the ugliest accent in America.”
With midterm elections so close, it was inevitable that Ebola would become another depressing political point of division.
Those who disagree with the St. Vincent College professor won’t find an equally capable opponent in Democrat Lisa Stout-Bashioum.
Indonesia yesterday inaugurated a new president, Joko Widodo, who has a humble background.
Neighbors are calling it a comedy of errors, but there is nothing funny about the reconstruction of a section of Penn Avenue in Garfield.
State Rep. Marc Gergely says he doesn’t want to be a lifer in the Legislature, but he does want another term.
A merger of bills targeting abusive teachers and staff is a rare case of bipartisan common sense in the often fractious General Assembly.
The end of legislative sessions can bring a rush to bad judgment and Harrisburg has served up a stunning example.
It’s been three years since Pittsburgh City Council averted a state takeover of the city’s pension plan.
Every Oct. 13 since 1985, Pirates fans have gathered at the old Forbes Field wall to listen to a replay of the 1960 World Series.
The Port Authority is making progress on its real-time bus tracking system, but it’s been slow.
Voters chose Evo Morales for a third five-year term, reflecting the economic success of the country under his leadership.
It’s state Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery’s turn to resign.
The Israelis are behaving as if they can disregard world opinion.
Conservative members of Congress may not be ready to acknowledge the reality of climate change.
A series of candidate endorsements by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial board for contested races in the Nov. 4 election.
The Ebola virus has proved a tough opponent even for the expertise of the American health system.
Turkey’s problems are jeopardizing its chance to play a useful role in the Middle East and in the Western-Muslim interaction in the world.
Voters in the 33rd House District have a tough choice on Nov. 4 — stick with a smart, senior lawmaker or take a chance on a newcomer.
The people of Allegheny County now know how many trains carry volatile crude oil through their communities. The numbers aren’t comforting.
His Republican challenger this year gives voters no reason to make a change now.
The proposed construction near Consol center has raised the specter that eventually there won’t be enough parking spaces in the
Highmark’s actions subvert its assurance of access to UPMC for Medicare customers.
Mr. Fodi demonstrates a willingness to think outside the box, a skill sorely lacking in Harrisburg.
George Rowland White and his wife Kathleen have given their entire estate to the school
The county executive has given council a budget plan that doesn’t contain anything flashy and respects the taxpayers.
A ridiculous sentence for the former Pa. Supreme Court justice invited appeals that have set the scene for the latest stage of absurdity.
The Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded to a Muslim Pakistani teenager and a Hindu activist in India, both of whom champion education.
The Public Utility Commission, Gov. Tom Corbett and the Republican-controlled Legislature face a showdown with the 21st century.
Recycling dirty stoves. bridging Morningside and Highland Park, singing opera at the market and breaking a pierogi record.
Inmates who participated in one of two programs offered by the Allegheny County Jail Collaborative were less likely to be re-arrested.
New kinds of medication-assisted treatment offer the greatest hope for moving people who are addicted to opioids to long-term sobriety.
Allegheny County’s plan for posting health inspection grades at restaurant entrances is ready for public consumption now.
The Carnegie Science Center is taking heat for offering Girl Scouts a program that critics claim is inferior to what is offered boys.
The United Way of Allegheny County is offering Be a Middle School Mentor, which plans to match 430 students with caring volunteers.
The U.S. Supreme Court declined to review rulings by appeals courts that struck down state bans on same-sex marriage.
Conflict Kitchen describes itself as one that “only serves cuisine from countries with which the United States is in conflict.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy found that Americans give on average 3 percent of their income to charity.
As the Jan. 1 separation of UPMC and Highmark approaches, their dealings with each other should become more clear.
The Republican Party would really like to see that Democratic state Rep. Jesse White doesn’t get a sixth term.
The fatal police shooting of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, has become a watershed for the criminal justice system.
Loading up their campaign coffers under the old rules, they are too complacent about changing the rules.
The district needs a lawmaker fully versed on the issues in Harrisburg.
After a recovery that’s been too slow and inconsistent, September’s jobs report is a sign that the economy is making a robust comeback.
The fallout continues to disappoint from the attorney general’s investigation of the state’s pornographic email scandal.