One of the best rivers in western Pennsylvania for paddling and nature watching is the Clarion River, starting about 70 miles north of Pittsburgh. The Clarion River corridor between the towns of Ridgway and Clarion is remote, rich in public lands and hosts large expanses of uninterrupted forest.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading A regional success story and haven for recreation
After going to college and law school in the south, Jack Barbour decided to return to Pittsburgh in 1979. “When I said I was going back to Pittsburgh, everyone looked at me like I was nuts. They still may look at me like I’m nuts. But there’s no longer that stigma about Pittsburgh,”…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading How and why did Pittsburgh finally turn the corner?
What do you wish you could tell young people who are considering applying for college?

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading We asked 19 of the region’s top admissions officers to respond to this question:
Allegheny County got rid of desk-​side wastebaskets in the County Office Building and Health Department administrative offices last year and, as a result, sent 64 percent less trash to landfills.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading Sustainability in the workplace and built environment gains momentum
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