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Rising East Liberty out of reach for Pittsburgh’s poor

By Bob Bauder
Jerry Murry doesn’t know where he will go if he’s evicted from the affordable Penn Plaza Apartments where he has lived for 10 years. Long waiting lists for affordable units in East Liberty mean he probably will have to leave the neighborhood and maybe the city, said Murry, who uses …

Pa. House speaker says overriding Wolf’s budget veto ‘an option’

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — House Speaker Mike Turzai, R-Marshall, said Monday that overriding Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of a no-tax-hike state budget is an option for the House to consider. Democrats said they’ll stand …

‘Real’ people, solutions at heart of GOP ad blitz in Pa.

By Salena Zito
A nearly $1 million online, radio and television advertising blitz in Pennsylvania aims to portray a different side of Republican values than those emphasized by mainstream news media, its developers said Monday. …

Allegheny

Bill seeks to give Pittsburgh police license plate info

By Bob Bauder
When Pittsburgh Parking Authority employees record the license plate numbers of parked vehicles, they could begin sharing the information with Pittsburgh police, under legislation City Council is scheduled to get Tuesday. The idea is to help police locate stolen or …

Armstrong

Rural Valley judge hanging up robes after 34 years on the bench

By Brad Pedersen
District Judge Samuel Goldstrohm is retiring Friday after 34 years on the bench in Rural Valley. “I can honestly say there hasn’t been a day when I didn’t want to …

Beaver

Ambridge’s PittMoss takes off with help from TV show, Mt. Lebanon native Cuban

By Chris Fleisher
Mont Handley was facing a frenzy of sharks and convinced one of them to bite. It was a big one — serial entrepreneur and Mt. Lebanon native Mark Cuban — …

Butler

Freeport to address sewage bill deadbeats

By Jodi Weigand
Freeport Borough is considering adopting a stricter system for dealing with sewage treatment customers who are behind on their bills. Since rejoining council about a year ago, Councilman Ron Gallagher has been working to collect what’s owed to the borough, …

Fayette

Police seeking suspect in Fayette motel robbery

By Tribune-Review
Police are looking for a man about 6 feet tall in connection with a robbery Monday at the Karlyn Motel office in German Township. The man threatened a woman employee with a handgun about 9:30 a.m. and left with a …

Indiana

Medical pot has advocate in Pennsylvania House

By Melissa Daniels
For the first time since the issue landed inside the state Capitol, the House has a road map to legalizing medical marijuana. House Majority Leader Dave Reed, R-Indiana County, convened …

Somerset

Tickets needed to tour Flight 93 visitor center, to open Sept. 10

By Kari Andren
Visitors will need a ticket to tour the Flight 93 National Memorial Visitor Center Complex, which is scheduled to open Sept. 10, the National Park Service announced Thursday. There is …

Washington

Federal judge rules oil and gas lease for Washington County tract is valid

By Brian Bowling
Range Resources-Appalachia LLC and NiSource Energy Ventures LLC have a valid lease to the oil and gas under a 151-acre plot in Washington County, a federal judge ruled Monday. Rugh and Sherry Mason of Donegal claimed in the lawsuit that …

Westmoreland

Last option for former Jeannette Glass site: Pa. Supreme Court

By Renatta Signorini 10:14 a.m.
The owners of the former Jeannette Glass site have one final option to challenge Westmoreland County’s takeover: the state Supreme Court. Commonwealth Court has denied Zion Bullitt Avenue LP’s application for reargument, moving the neglected and hazardous 13-acre parcel in downtown ...

Education

Agencies aim to ease test-takers’ troubles with updated GED exam

By Debra Erdley
Joshua Barnhart has high hopes. He knows he has a future in HVAC or computer technology. But first, the South Greensburg man who dropped out of high school in 10th …

Pennsylvania

Medical pot has advocate in Pennsylvania House

By Melissa Daniels
For the first time since the issue landed inside the state Capitol, the House has a road map to legalizing medical marijuana. House Majority Leader Dave Reed, R-Indiana County, convened …

Photo Gallery

Monday - July 27, 2015

Daily images from across the region by Trib Total Media staff photographers. …

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fábregas: Bethel Park native pedals through handcycling challenges despite disability
Ashli Molinero spent this week in Alaska, but it wasn’t exactly a vacation. Molinero, who lives in the South Side, is participating in the Alaska …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
‘Real’ people, solutions at heart of GOP ad blitz in Pa.
A nearly $1 million online, radio and television advertising blitz in Pennsylvania aims to portray a different side of Republican values than those emphasized by …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Next stop for Pa. lawmakers on game show circuit? ‘Press Your Luck’
And the survey says … clever. U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is up for re-election next year, and his campaign committee is hard at work. The …

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Obituaries

Broker served clients, family, community with joy

By Katherine Schaeffer
When stay-at-home mother  Dolores Porter Foster announced she planned to enroll in a bachelor’s degree program at Carlow College in 1975, her children remember their surprise that their smart, education-driven …