It all began when my car caught fire. I smelled something burning as I approached the intersection of Penn and North Negley Avenue. I scanned my surroundings to see which building was ablaze. Nothing. Just then, it dawned on me the smoke was inside my car while all the windows were closed. A…

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  • Issue Quarter Between the Issues
  • Issue Year 2019
  • Sub Heading Getting rid of my car and biking the streets of Pittsburgh
When summer gives way to early fall and warm days yield to cool nights, an annual obsession begins to surface on Lake Erie streams.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2011
  • Sub Heading As fall comes on, Lake Erie’s tributaries become Pennsylvania’s hottest fishing spot
On May 21, 1975, a small train rolled out of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Station in Pittsburgh. At the head was a yellow, red and blue Chessie System locomotive, #6600 with asleeping kitten on the side. It was followed by a gleaming stainless steel Amtrak Silver Dome, #9401, and a vintage blue,…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading Turning a dream into the nation’s greatest bike trail
In his Westmoreland County office, Scott Tomlinson displays a photo of four men with camouflage-​painted faces and a pile of dead deer in their blue pickup truck. As a state wildlife conservation officer, Tomlinson has apprehended dozens of poachers over the years, and the image has come to symbolize the bravado he has…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2011
  • Sub Heading Could there be an end to poaching in Pennsylvania?
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