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Bill Stanley

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Architecture
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Workers install raised floor panels that allow ventilation between each story...

Phipps Conservatory is almost ready to open a structure that will likely be the greenest of Pittsburgh’s many green buildings.The Center for Sustainable Landscapes was designed to meet a standard…more

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United Way of Allegheny County announced they have raised more than $32.3 million in the 2011 annual campaign. That is a 1.6% increase from last year. The total exceeded their goal of surpassing the $31.8…more

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Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald

The court-ordered reassessment process for Allegheny County has been fraught with confusion and anger. In April, State Senator Wayne Fontana introduced a bill that would allow the county council or…more

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Dr. Trita Parsi

Dr. Trita Parsi is the founder of the National Iranian American Council, and the author of Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United States. He is in Pittsburgh this week…more

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Traffic on the Parkway West

Even the most “livable” city has its problems. The Parkway West’s (I-376) stretch from Green Tree to the Fort Pitt Tunnel is the ninth worst traffic corridor in the nation according to…more

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The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office is charging four southeastern Pennsylvania men with leading a financial fraud scheme targeting seniors throughout the state.“There are a number of…more

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David Rosenberg of the Pgh. Darfur Emergency Coalition (left) speaks about...

Pittsburgh City Council has given honors to a Sudanese women’s rights activist who was recently released from government custody.While accepting Council’s proclamation on Tuesday, Hawa…more

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More than half of the Pennsylvania school districts that responded to a recent survey expect to scale back their offerings next year in response to having less money to spend.The third annual survey…more

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Pittsburgh City Council is denouncing a state House bill to allow high-interest payday loans in Pennsylvania.Council unanimously passed a resolution against HB 2191 on Tuesday, saying the bill would…more

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A bill in Pittsburgh City Council would authorize about $3 million in voluntary payments from a group of the city’s largest nonprofit organizations, but the legislation’s sponsor really wants…more