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Governor told to stay away from Pittsburgh's Labor Day Parade

post-gazette.com — Pittsburgh's Labor Day Parade is a traditional display of union solidarity, but this year the politics of the governor's race has opened some fissures among union leaders. While Tom Wolf, the Democratic nominee, has attracted the lion's share of labor support, the Republican incumbent has drawn endorsements from several union locals, particularly in the building trades and construction locals.
Aug 22, 2014

2 union locals ask Corbett to March in Pittsburgh Labor Day parade but county organizers put kibosh on invite. post-gazette.com/local/2014/08/…

Aug 22, 2014

Unions tell Gov. Corbett he's not welcome at Pittsburgh's Labor Day parade (which they sponsor): post-gazette.com/local/2014/08/…

Penn State football: Coach James Franklin finding a fit for freshman

post-gazette.com — UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - One of the toughest decisions to make when coaching Koa Farmer is where to play him. Where can an athlete with his size and speed best impact the team? Penn State coach James Franklin decided last week that Farmer's position is linebacker, after originally slating him to be a safety.
Aug 22, 2014

RT @PGSportsNow: Californian @KoaFarmer settles into a new world and new position at Linebacker U: bit.ly/1p1EUtK @mdent05 pic.twitter.com/Fy2UXUZG7h

Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

powersource.post-gazette.com — IVANPAH DRY LAKE, Calif. (AP) - Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays - "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.
Aug 22, 2014

RT @PGPowerSource: California weighing bird deaths from concentrated solar plants bit.ly/1vrshhg via @AP

Welcome to The Capaldi Era of 'Doctor Who'

blogs.post-gazette.com — The latest season of "Doctor Who" wastes no time in getting to the point, but doesn't get right to the new face of the regenerated Doctor in the Season 8 premiere episode (Saturday, Aug. 23, at 8 p.m., with pre- and post-shows hosted by Chris Hardwick).
Aug 22, 2014

rt @MariaSciulloPG Meet the new Doctor Who, not the same as the old Doctor Whos via @SEberson_pg bit.ly/1zbLX9r

Biles, 17, surges to lead seniors at P&G Gymnastics Championship

post-gazette.com — It was billed from the beginning as a long-awaited showdown between Simone Biles, the defending champion at the P&G Gymnastics Championships, and the runner-up, Kyla Ross. The opening night of senior women's competition at Consol Energy Center saw Biles and Ross grouped together, too, with Biles trailing two spots behind Ross at every rotation.
Aug 22, 2014

And young gymternet paduwan @stephenjnesbitt says anything you can stick, Simone Biles can stick better: post-gazette.com/sports/other-s…

TV Q&A: 'The View,' 'Anger Management' and 'The Newsroom'

communityvoices.post-gazette.com — Submit a question to TV Q&A by clicking here. This week's TV Q&A (after the "Read more" jump below) responds to questions about "Anger Management," "The Newsroom" and "The View." As always, thanks for reading and keep the questions coming. - Rob Owen, Post-Gazette TV writer Q: Could you please tell me when "Anger Management" will return with new episodes?