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The impact fee says, “You mess it up, you pay for it.” That’s fair. The extraction tax says, “You’ve got something we want; gimme!”
Regarding the Post-Gazette’s Oct. 14 article about a report commissioned by the DHS discussing the many obstacles homeless youth face...
Fighting poverty in our city will take new ideas as the editorial describes — but it will take reviving some old ones, too.
I was overcome with sadness one recent morning as I waited at Magee for my annual screening mammogram.
Regarding the letter by Mike Vargo: As I see it, Mr. Vargo fell flat on his face trying to scare Post-Gazette readers.
The Post-Gazette’s editorial on Uber and Lyft fails to recognize the challenges faced by those upholding the law.
In 1973, the percentage of veterans in the U.S. House and Senate was 73.8 percent. Now, the percentage is down to 20 percent.
I wonder if these Republican fellows are aware of the revelations from the family of the “index patient” that he did not have insurance.
A guy with Ebola entered the country, died, and two nurses who treated him contracted the disease and are still alive.
Former Sen. John E. Sununu’s remarks that President Barack Obama’s “war on coal” will hurt Democrats at the polls are pretty disturbing.
Conservative Pennsylvania legislators have little credibility when worrying about wind energy impacts on land use and wildlife populations.
Letter writer Mike Lisak’s take on minimum wage is interesting (“Tom Corbett Is Quietly Doing a Great Job for Pennsylvania,” Oct. 10).
In response to Mike Lisak’s Oct. 10 letter about minimum wage, corrections are in order.
His opponent, Tom Wolf, only talks off a script or talking points and dodges questions asking for details on his platform.
Bishops are gathering to express their opinions about the current state of the church.
Marriage is a matter of endurance in the sense that it is a continuing process.
Robert E. Stewart is quoted as saying that he found the level of media coverage the Kristen and Douglas Barbour case has received “absurd”.
People living in Allegheny County have a cancer risk from air toxics more than twice that of those living in surrounding rural areas.
Nick Kotik and Gov. Tom Corbett squandered their opportunity to address important issues like tax reform and school funding.
PUC commissioners are nominated by the governor and approved by the state Senate.
The state should not be dragging Highmark into court when consumers want and understand these plans.
Judge Simmons was part of the Western Pennsylvania connection to the landmark decision of Brown v. Board of Education.
Contrary to what the kitchen is asserting by this choice, the United States is not in conflict with Palestine.
This goes against the spirit of academic freedom expected from a university-affiliated project.
Gene Collier takes a break from analyzing college and professional games and instead provides a litany of infractions by players.
This is the time for the General Assembly to pass the legislation necessary to increase consumer choice and access.
I strongly support the view of the editorial board that the availability of this treatment should be expanded.
I fear that they might become yet another victim of the epidemic of car-vs.-bike accidents in Pittsburgh.
The engineers and workers did a great job of keeping traffic moving very well considering what a huge undertaking it was.
As a Palestinian local, I was disturbed by the article “Conflict Kitchen’s Palestinian Dishes Leave Bitter Taste” (Oct. 7).
I look for my inspiration to the families who fought for the original desegregation order.
The financial mess created by the administrators of the place gets worse every moment.
The center remains a model of mishap and malfeasance.
Pittsburghers have a rare opportunity to sample from multiple authentic Palestinian culinary traditions.
It is meant to share not just food and culture, but also academic exploration and dialogue.
No other county in Pennsylvania forces you to pay taxes before your tax assessment appeal is resolved.
Jason Ortitay is a mature, intelligent and serious young man who is dedicated to good government, family values and serving his community.
It is evident that our elected officials don’t have the backbone to stand up to these companies and act in the best interest of the public.
Gov. Tom Corbett and Attorney General Kathleen Kane should be embarrassed to acknowledge their participation in crafting this agreement.
Might I suggest that we have a classic case of not being able to see the forest for the trees?
I am sorry that he is stepping down as U.S. attorney general.
As an American of Italian descent, I am proud to celebrate the life of Christopher Columbus, a native of Genoa, Italy.
President Bush’s powers of prediction admired by one letter writer never included Mr. Bush’s irresponsible rush to war in the wrong country.
How do we pay for 300 percent and 500 percent premium increases with 3 percent to 4 percent cost-of-living increases?
I am furious with UPMC for the ad telling Highmark customers that they will no longer have access to any doctor on the list of 1,600.
The popular perception of “someone sitting on his or her butt and doing drugs while others work” is misinformed.
Gov. Tom Corbett called marijuana a “gateway drug.” A largely ignored but more widespread and deadly “gateway drug” for teens is tobacco.
Unfortunately, the traits attributed to effective leaders are seldom seen in our society.
Regarding the domestic abuse problem in the NFL and in society in general: Let’s focus on how to make things right within our own families.
If there’s no work being done for mile after mile and week after week, take down the signs.