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The Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP) gathered together with other organizations and community leaders this week to decry the recent spate of shootings in the African American community in and…more

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Port Authority CEO Steve Bland and County Executive Rich Fitzgerald

Port Authority CEO Steve Bland issued a personal apology to all riders who were affected by last weekend’s North Shore Connector Delays.“Without a doubt everyone at Port Authority, from our…more

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SRBC Alternate Maryland Commissioner Herb Sachs speaks with two testifiers...

The agency that vets applications from energy companies to pull water from the Susquehanna River Basin is hearing public comment on its next steps.Environmental advocates and anti-drilling activists are…more

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Funding woes and waves of retirements have thinned the ranks of the State Police, so lawmakers are hoping to spur new hires by setting up a sort of rent-a-trooper program with municipalities.The state…more

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The U.S. House Armed Services Committee has passed budget legislation that aims to prevent the Air Force from closing the 911th Airlift Wing. The wing, along with the 171st Air Refueling Wing, is…more

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An arborist scaling a tree

This weekend 25 arborists will take part in the Western Tree Climbing Championship, sponsored by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).“It’s to bring professional arborists and tree…more

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Now that the Pennsylvania Senate has passed its version of a 2012-2013 state budget, the state House is now considering the spending plan, and it looks like changes will be made.The Senate added about a…more

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Friday marks the start of Sustainable Pittsburgh’s 11th annual Great Outdoors Week, or as organizers like to call it, the “ten day weekend.” The event running from May 11th to May 20th…more

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Motorists may have the option of going a full five miles per hour faster on the Turnpike, if one state House proposal is approved. The plan would raise the roadways upper limit from 65 to 70 miles-per-…more

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The Pennsylvania Senate has approved a $27.7 billion state budget plan that would avoid many of the cuts Governor Tom Corbett included in his 2012-13 budget. The plan penned by the Republican majority in…more