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Here's what you need to know about Parkway West construction this year.
The first of three major construction projects along the Parkway West is scheduled to begin tonight, with serious traffic disruptions looming in the weeks and months ahead, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Also this week, PennDOT will make a major change to the traffic pattern on northbound Route 51 at the construction zone at Route 88 in Overbrook. The first parkway project will add a fourth outbound lane for nearly a ...
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You probably have seen this #Pittsburgh  #building with the crown on top, but do you know its story?

Read "The Digs" today: http://pgdigs.tumblr.com/
Explore more Pittsburgh history: http://bit.ly/TheDigsmap

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Gov. Tom Corbett refused to sign the state budget before the fiscal year ended at midnight because "it does not address all the difficult choices that still need to be made.”

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HARRISBURG -- With an hour left in Pennsylvania’s fiscal year, Gov. Tom Corbett said in a statement last night he would withhold his signature from a $29.1 billion budget sent to him by the Republican General Assembly while he considers its effect on the state. In his statement, the Republican governor cited the failure of legislators to deliver measures reshaping the retirement systems for state and public school workers. He cited the rising cos...
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Should they trade that pick?
PHILADELPHIA -- The Penguins are scheduled to make the 22nd selection in Round 1 of the NHL draft at the Wells Fargo Center. Whether that actually will happen tonight is hard to say because general manager Jim Rutherford has not ruled out making a trade that would include his team's first-round pick. Perhaps it's fitting that the Penguins aren't certain that they'll hold onto that choice because they also aren't sure what they'll get with it if t...
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Some of these innovations are very cool — not to mention that they came from the Steel City.
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Steel City died years ago. Now it's just called Pittsburgh.
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The Liberty Bridge, Downtown, is targeted for a $79 million rehabilitation as part of a larger set of proposed improvements to the region's transportation system.

The bridge at present is weight-restricted and rated structurally deficient, meaning its components are deteriorated but not yet unsafe.
A draft plan for improvements to the region's transportation system envisions $4.7 billion in spending in the 10 counties of southwestern Pennsylvania in the next four years, a 52 percent increase from the current four-year plan. The plan for fiscal years 2015 through 2018 signals a reversal of years of diminished spending on infrastructure and public transit, bolstered by the funding bill that the Legislature and Gov. Tom Corbett enacted last fa...
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And that money is going to come from? Who, exactly?
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Why? Steadily decreasing enrollment figures and unchanged funding levels.
Undergraduate students within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education will see a tuition increase of $198 for the 2014-15 academic year. The Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education approved a 3 percent increase bringing the cost of tuition to $6,820 for the academic year, or $3,410 per semester. The change will impact full-time, undergraduate, in-state students enrolled at the 14 State System universities, including C...
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Tom Corbett, GOPer, Governor
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Food trucks are great — except when they explode.
The ex­plo­sion of a pro­pane tank on the back of a Phil­a­del­phia food truck that in­jured 12 peo­ple ear­lier this week might high­light a gap in safety in­spec­tions of some food trucks, which are grow­ing in pop­u­lar­ity across the coun­try, in­clud­ing in Pitts­burgh. On Tues­day night, one of two pro­pane tanks in the back of La Par­ril­lada Chapina, a li­censed food truck parked in the Fel­ton­ville neigh­bor­hood of Phil­a­del­phia, ex­...
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Some food from taco trucks cause explosions.
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Who do you think is going to prevail here?
Without offering specifics about what action he might take, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto issued a statement today reiterating his support for ride-sharing companies Lyft and Uber. “I will not let the governor and the Public Utility Commission shut down innovation without a fight. I am confident it is one that I and other supporters of new business models will ultimately win," the statement read. "Technologies like ride-sharing evolve with the tim...
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I am deeply disappointed at the state's decision to cancel Lyft and Uber's much needed services. Especially before a holiday weekend - one of the most dangerous for alcohol-impaired driving - Lyft and Uber are essential for the safety of Pittsburghers. It is pathetic that the state (and our moron governor) would rather endanger people.

I personally used Lyft twice and was very happy with their service.

Public transit in Pittsburgh is NOT working and taxi services are unreliable. We need Lyft and Uber to ensure safe, reliable, and convenient transportation!

Our mayor supports this necessary service, so I hope that this critical service can return before too many people are impacted.
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What do you think of the decision?
WASHINGTON – In a major test of the federal Affordable Care Act’s implementation, the Supreme Court this morning ruled 5-4 that closely held businesses with religious objections can opt out of a federal requirement to provide employees coverage for birth control. The decision involves a pair of cases: one involving the national chain Hobby Lobby and the other involving a Pennsylvania cabinet maker, Conestoga Wood Specialties. Justice Samuel Alito...
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+richard hoover I agree but there are some interesting arguments that can be made on this topic
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Shelly Anderson has the latest on the Penguins' move to fill coaching vacancies with Mike Johnston and Rick Tocchet.

Are Johnston and Tocchet the right guys to lead the #Pens to victory?
Mike Babcock, who knows what it’s like to win a Stanley Cup as a coach with the Detroit Red Wings and an Olympic gold medal as coach for Team Canada, was talking about star hockey player Sidney Crosby and the Penguins’ coaching vacancy earlier this week. “Anybody who gets a chance to coach him is going to be very, very lucky,” Mr. Babcock said. That sweepstakes was decided Wednesday when the Penguins named Mike Johnston their 21st head coach sinc...
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What do you think of Pittsburgh's newest skyscraper? It reached its highest point today in a ceremony Downtown.
Downtown's newest skyscraper has reached a milestone. Scores of construction workers, with their hard hats on and cell phones recording the moment, watched from the ground today as the last steel beam for PNC Financial Services Group's 33-story Tower at PNC Plaza was put into place. The beam featured the signatures of many of the iron workers, carpenters and other tradesmen who have been working on the $400 million building, billed as the world's...
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