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Balancing Flood Protection and Fun in Pa.'s River Towns

There are many cities in Pennsylvania that are rediscovering their waterfronts. And redevelopment projects have to have an eye on both fun and flooding.

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Risks and Rewards of Being "Out" In the Outdoors

Lots of people can feel intimidated by the great outdoors. But for some gay and transgender people, being in the outdoors can be dangerous.

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Beginning Kayakers Take to the River

For many people, summer means hauling colorful plastic kayaks into one of our region's many waterways and paddling. The sport can be intimidating for new paddlers, so Pittsburgh recreation group Venture Outdoors gives hands-on instruction for those just starting out.

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Sledding: A Kid's Perspective

For many children, their first winter sport comes on the back of a sled. What could be better for a kid than high speed and a sudden drop induced by a favorite sledding hill. Kyle Norris tried to replicate that experience, by squeezing onto a sled.

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The Swimming Murrays

When the weather's hot, nothing sounds more inviting than a cool dip.

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Hard Rock Habit

When the weather warms up, rock climbers leave their climbing walls behind and head for the real thing.

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The Allegheny Front Celebrates Winter in Pennsylvania

This week's Allegheny Front features winter activities in Pennsylvania.

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Kayaking Pittsburgh's Rivers

You don't need to travel far for a lazy day on the water. And no problem if you don't have your own boat.

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Great Outdoors Week Interview

Michael Sobkowiak of Venture Outdoors stops by to fill us in on all of the events taking place around the Three Rivers for Great Outdoors

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Lawsuit on the Little Juniata

Fishing is one of summer's greatest pleasures and the Little Juniata River is one of the state's finest trout streams.

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