Greg Huston: Pens’ GM embarrassment, LeBron’s cramps and Pirates questions
The embarrassment that was the month-long handling of the Penguins’ general manager search finally ended last week with the hiring of former Carolina Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford.
John K. Manna: Lagging revenues create budget woes
When Tom Corbett took over as governor three years ago, Pennsylvania faced a budget deficit. In the previous year he signed a no-tax pledge, and thus refused to raise taxes to close the budget hole.
John K. Manna: Citizens demonstrate they can make a difference
Taxpayers often complain that their complaints to government officials tend to fall on deaf ears. It isn’t really a matter of officials not listening or caring, but whether they can really do much about solving the issues that citizens complain about.
Culinary Conversation: Pin your taste hopes on these recipes
Are you a pinner? You know what I mean if you are familiar with the web site called Pinterest. And if you’re not acquainted, it’s like an online bulletin board.
Mitchel Olszak: Forced pooling and a clash of rights
There’s an old saying: The right of your fist ends where my nose begins. It’s a reference to the fact that in a free society, there are still boundaries that must be respected.
Culinary Conversation: Get out the grill; it’s Memorial Day!
We thought it would never get here. However, it looks like the snowblowers can finally be exchanged for lawnmowers. And those grills that have been tucked away all winter can come out of hiding.
John K.Manna: Assessing the results of Tuesday’s voting
Going into Tuesday’s primary election, you had a good idea as to who would win the Democratic nomination for governor. That is, if you believe the public opinion polls.
Kali Davies-Anderson: I’m in no shape to make a summer splash
Summer is quickly approaching (at least we HOPE it is) and that meant it was time for me to do the unthinkable: Shop for a bathing suit. Sure, I have a couple already, but two pregnancies later and things don’t seem to, errr, sit where they used to.
Mitchel Olszak: The consequence of cowardice
The anonymous letter came with a question. The writer claimed to be concerned about a decision made by a municipal governing body. Supposedly, this action was suspicious, devious and possibly illegal.
Culinary Conversation: Take time to create a family cookbook
One of my most prized possessions is stained, battered, beaten and falling apart at the seams. But that old composition book with the black and white cover contains memories. There was never anything fancy about this simple little journal.
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