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Articles from January 22, 2018

Burglary Suspect Wounded during Shootout with Officers
A suspect in a Wilkinsburg break-in was recovering from a gunshot wound Sunday after he exchanged gunfire with municipal officers, Allegheny County officials said. Randall Hockett, 32, of Wilkinsburg was shot in the chest amid a reported home invasion...
Carr Suddenly Plays Up to His Potential Again
DURHAM, N.C. - Even among a group of 11 new players on Pitt's roster entering the season, a huddled mass of unrecognizable names and indistinguishable faces, there was always something about Marcus Carr that stood out.Among the seven freshmen who made...
Coro Pittsburgh's 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Awards
The place: Saturday night at the DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh Hotel, Downtown.#Forward: In times of divisiveness and intense political tension, it is uplifting to walk into a room filled with dreamers, doers and activists from all walks of life being...
Financial Impact Another Sticking Point in Breakup of Upmc-Highmark: Emergency Care Costs
Picture for a moment this unsettling scenario: Some time after June 30, 2019, when Highmark and UPMC have finally gone their separate ways, a Highmark-insured pedestrian is seriously injured and unconscious after being struck by a car while crossing...
Give Credit Where It's Due Democratic Hysteria on Some Issues, like Tax Cuts, Could Bolster Trump
Apple's announcement on Wednesday that it will repatriate most of the estimated $274 billion that it holds in offshore earnings is great news for the United States. Uncle Sam will get a one-time $38 billion tax payment. The company promises to add 20,000...
Giving Voice to Their Causes Thousands on Downtown Streets Take Part in Women's March
Wearing pink hats and carrying signs such as, "A woman's place is in the resistance," "I resist and I vote," and "Grab 'em by the Midterms," thousands took to the streets of Downtown Pittsburgh on Sunday afternoon. One of a number of women's marches...
Government's Role Some Lazily Bash the System While Ignoring Its Important Work
TROY, Mich.Episodes of congressional disarray feed an ideologically loaded narrative that government is hopelessly incompetent and can never be counted on to do much that is useful.Even if President Donald Trump and the Republicans ultimately come to...
Hand That Rocks NFL Brady Directs March, Sews Up Another Crown
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Give them a hand: Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are heading back to the Super Bowl.Brady shook off a hand injury and threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Danny Amendola with 2:48 remaining, rallying the Patriots to a 24-20 comeback...
High (Gloss) Fashion Badgley Mischka Dresses the Home
HIGH POINT, N.C. - From the red carpet to the runway, designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka have been dressing Hollywood stars and supermodels since 1988. They recently turned their talents to the home and are adorning rooms with the same couture...
Highlights from Major Construction Projects around Pittsburgh and Surrounding Areas. [Derived Headline]
Highlights from major construction projects around Pittsburgh and surrounding areas this week. 1. Glenwood Bridge Interchange: Around-the-clock single-lane restrictions in each direction of Route 885 for bridge work over the northbound Route 837 ramp...
High-Tech Assistance Provides Legal Aid for Those with Debt Low-Income Earners Can File for Bankruptcy
Legal aid attorneys in Pittsburgh who assist low-income clients are hoping a new program will allow them to help more people who struggle with what can be a complex and costly legal proceeding - declaring bankruptcy. Attorneys at Pittsburgh's Neighborhood...
Hundreds Dance for Joy and for Scholarships
They danced for scholarships and for the chance to compete in a national final in New York City, but mostly they danced for the pure joy of leaping and spinning with 388 of the best young dancers from nine states and two foreign countries in the 2018...
I'm Voting for a Return to Normalcy in Washington
On March 13, a special election is being held in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Tim Murphy. As an independent voter, I supported Mr. Murphy's election each time, along with every Republican...
It's Simple: Patriots Get It Done
An amazing thing happened Sunday at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. The New England Patriots didn't look past the Jacksonville Jaguars to Super Bowl LII. They took the Jaguars seriously and took care of business, winning the AFC championship behind...
It's Time to Wake Up and Help Our Sleep-Deprived Students
Parents, do you remember when it was so hard to wake your teenagers each morning that you were sure your next step would involve dynamite? Or maybe you're in that phase of life right now. My condolences. There must be a lot of you out there, because...
LATEST DEATHS [Derived Headline]
The Post-Gazette's comprehensive report of recent deaths includes three types of obituaries. News obituaries, prepared by our staff, are published at the discretion of our editors. Classified obituaries are paid death notices prepared by funeral home...
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR [Derived Headline]
Protecting and improving our environment and public health is a top priority for the natural gas industry, which has a long and clear record of working collaboratively to advance these shared and important goals. We're also deeply committed to fostering...
'Lift Every Voice' Celebrates African-American Culture through Classical Music
Sometimes a concert turns out to be more than the music. Sometimes it's a perfectly proportioned balancing act, a celebration of joy that heightens the spirit.In the case of "Lift Every Voice: Resonating Music, Words & Legacy," which filled Heinz...
Lovable Cullen Returns This Week to Place He Loved
Good luck finding a Penguins fan who doesn't love Matt Cullen.The feeling is mutual.In fact, if you can believe it, the player affectionately called "Dad" might have loved his time in Pittsburgh even more than the city loved him during two consecutive...
MONDAY'S SCHEDULE [Derived Headline]
MONDAY'S SCHEDULEBoys BasketballWPIAL CLASS 3ASection 4 - Washington at Charleroi.WPIAL CLASS 2ASection 2 - Frazier at Carmichaels.WPIAL CLASS 1ASection 2 - Geibel at Mapletown.NON-SECTIONBlairsville at Kiski Area; Mars at Allderdice.Girls BasketballWPIAL...
Nassar's Assaults Institutions That Ignored Complaints Bear Blame, Too
For years, sports doctor Larry Nassar used his position at USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University to prey on dozens of victims in plain sight. Because of his credentials, his victims put an inordinate amount of trust in what he did to them,...
Northside Common Ministries Brunch Challenge
With more than 210 people - the largest crowd ever - attending Northside Common Ministries annual Brunch Challenge on Saturday at the New Hazlett Theater in the North Side, it is safe to say that Pittsburghers love two things: brunch and giving back....
Only Abolition of Nuclear Weapons Will Make Us Safe
David Templeton's article "U.S. Again Ponders Surviving Nuclear Attacks" (Jan. 14) reports that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was to hold a session on "Public Health Response to a Nuclear Detonation" for health officials. He...
On This Day, Jan. 22
1498: During his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, Christopher Columbus arrived at the present-day Caribbean island of St. Vincent. 1901 Britain's Queen Victoria died at age 81 after a reign of 63 years; she was succeeded by her eldest son,...
Options Weighed for Opioid Lawsuits
With tens of billions of dollars at stake, cities, counties and states are lining up to sue companies that sold and distributed prescription opioids. But even as Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and the state prepare to join the fray, there's disagreement...
PITTSBURGH OPERA'S 'THE LONG WALK' IS A SMART, EXPLOSIVE SUCCESS [Corrected 01/24/18]
The following CORRECTION/CLARIFICATION appeared on January 23, 2018: The Pittsburgh Opera is performing "The Long Walk," which continues Tuesday, Friday and Sunday at Pittsburgh CAPA Theater, Downtown. A headline in Monday's paper named the wrong cultural...
Public Library Underscores Importance of Peaceful Thirst for Knowledge
One recent afternoon, after having scanned hundreds of old family photos into digital copies at the Carnegie Library's Oakland branch, I walked from the REcollection studio toward the elevator. In the adjacent room, a throng of people sat cozied...
Repair the World Pittsburgh's Shabbat Dinner
When and where: Friday night at the Repair the World headquarters in East Liberty#ReadBetweenThe Lines: Repair the World: Pittsburgh held its annual Shabbat-style dinner in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., this year with a focus on racial disparities...
Republican Candidate Jumps into Council Race in Pittsburgh's East End
A Republican is joining the race for the Pittsburgh City Council seat vacated by Dan Gilman. Rennick Remley, 35, of Squirrel Hill said Friday that he will challenge Sonja Finn, Martin Healey and Erika Strassburger in the March 6 special election in...
Social Enterprise Brings Multilingual University Students to Nonprofits
Any bilingual person can find the OK word or the right word translating on the fly, but the better word, or the most precise word separates those who translate and interpret as a discipline. Being bilingual isn't enough, Mary Jayne McCullough told...
The Best Dishes and Drinks in Pittsburgh Right Now
You know those restaurant visits, when a single dish stands out from the rest: It's the one your tablemates wish they'd ordered because it's super flavorful, Instagram-worthy or a nostalgia dish that rivals a favorite home-cooked version. From Brookline...
The Best Dishes and Drinks in Pittsburgh Right Now
You know those restaurant visits, when a single dish stands out from the rest: It's the one your tablemates wish they'd ordered because it's super flavorful, Instagram-worthy or a nostalgia dish that rivals a favorite home-cooked version. From Brookline...
The Budget Beast Huge Overspending on Defense Is the American Way
One line continues to be repeated during the discussion between the White House and Congress, from both Republican and Democratic sides, over the budget and the partial government shutdown drama: Action is essential so as not to leave Department of...
U.S. Soft Power Is Ebbing
Donald Trump's recent tirade against non-white countries may be tearing the final fiber off American soft power.Witness the worldwide reaction in the time since the president of the United States called African and Latin American countries "s---holes."...
Watt, Olsen, Watson Are Finalist for Walter Payton Award
J.J. Watt, Greg Olsen and Benjamin Watson are finalists for the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year award.The recipient of the award that recognizes a player's contribution in his community and to society in general will be revealed Feb. 3 at NFL Honors,...
Winslow Meeting about 'Family Love'
Miami forward Justise Winslowmet with two Houston families he helped last year when they were in need during Hurricane Harvey.He donated cars in December and had his first encounter with them on the Heat's day off before facing the Houston Rockets Monday...
Woman in Rollover Crash Blames Inaction of City Officials, Water Utility
Facing a months-long recovery, the woman hurt in a rollover wreck Thursday on Mount Washington scolded the City of Pittsburgh and a local water utility over the icy conditions where she crashed. "If they would have just put a barricade up, if they...
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