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EDITORIALS


Perils of Penn: Contractors and the city messed up a major artery

Neighbors are calling it a comedy of errors, but there is nothing funny about the reconstruction of a section of Penn Avenue in Garfield.


35th House District: Gergely deserves re-election over a no-show

State Rep. Marc Gergely says he doesn’t want to be a lifer in the Legislature, but he does want another term.



School trash: A bipartisan bill cans classroom child abusers

A merger of bills targeting abusive teachers and staff is a rare case of bipartisan common sense in the often fractious General Assembly.



The NRA’s helpers: Legislators propose a late gift for the gun lobby

The end of legislative sessions can bring a rush to bad judgment and Harrisburg has served up a stunning example.



Parking for good: A new board sends what it owes the pension fund

It’s been three years since Pittsburgh City Council averted a state takeover of the city’s pension plan.


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David Shribman



David Shribman: A small-town hero goes home

Dick Jauron is remembered for getting an “A” from the toughest son-of-a-buck who ever taught 11th-grade American history in this town.


 

Sally Kalson



Health care sabotage 101

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


 

Reg Henry



Reg Henry: Sun shines, in the end, on son’s wedding

We interrupt this newspaper, with its stories of war and dread disease, to bring you a cheerful report about the wedding of the year.


 

Dan Simpson



Dan Simpson / The pain in Spain

You’d hardly know that 24 percent of Spaniards are unemployed.


 

Jack Kelly



Jack Kelly: Ebola-ready we’re not

Only four hospitals in the country are fully equipped to deal with Ebola victims.


 

Ruth Ann Dailey



Ruth Ann Dailey: Ebola and the price of being unprepared

Remember “Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job”? It’s the same old, same old with Ebola.


 

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