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"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.

HARRISBURG — Regional differences continue to shape the debate over House legislation to limit what Marcellus drillers can deduct from royalty payments to landowners

Pennsylvania voters head to the polls May 20, and Democrats will choose between four candidates who want to run against Republican incumbent Governor Tom Corbett in November. All four want to create what’s called a severance tax on drilling, but they have different on ideas on how large that tax should be.

Desiree Metcalf's story is heartbreaking, but among the 46 million Americans who are poor today, her story is not unique.


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