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Following the release of national reports on climate change, Allegheny County Health Department officials are examining how best to prepare for the changes they say are imminent over the coming decades.

The legislative arm of the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania on Tuesday decried a federal judge's ruling striking down the state's ban on gay marriage as a redefinition of God's law.

"What we're trying to do is to take a history that's not just a gay history, but it's a Pittsburgh history. It's a Pittsburgh history of gayness; you just can't separate the two."

Over 30 years have passed since the city's iconic steel mills began to shut down, and the Pittsburgh of today has been that long in the making. A combination of factors, including collaboration across industries, a willingness to change and a keen awareness of creating a good quality of life for citizens, have turned a one-industry town into a city of opportunity.

Under the well-known 1963 Gideon ruling, indigent defendants in criminal cases are entitled to legal representation even if they can’t afford it. But no such legal requirement exists in civil cases, such as foreclosure proceedings and child custody cases.

(Harrisburg) – A federal agency’s proposed water regulations has some farmers, construction managers, and business owners fuming. But it’s not completely clear how the regulation would be enforced.

With the last in-your-face accusations hurled, counter charges lobbed, and deft evasions parried at Monday's final gubernatorial primary debate, the four Democrats vying for the chance to take on incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett took to stumping the commonwealth Tuesday in hopes of winning the nomination.

Organ donation organizations and many in the medical community support the effort to update the state's organ donation law. Pennsylvania was considered at the forefront on the issue in the early 1990s. Now, the donation groups say, Pennsylvania needs a re-write to get in line with what 49 other states are doing.

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