The Allegheny Front for the week of

July 28, 2012

Green Infrastructure Could Help Region's Sewer Problems

Like many old industrial cities, Pittsburgh's sewers take in both stormwater and sewage.

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Initiative Improves Use of Electronic Food Stamps at Farmers' Markets

Lawmakers tucked an initiative called the Farmersí Market Promotion Program into the 2008 Farm Bill.

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Food Blogger Cooks Up Dinner with Farm Market Fare

Elizabeth Schandelmeier-Gilgunn of Slow Cooked Pittsburgh picked out farm-fresh items at the Phipps Conservatory Farmer's Market in

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The Organic Gardeners: A Garden in Straw Bales

Did you know you can plant directly in a bale of straw? Gardens planted in bales of straw are becoming popular.

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PA Oil and Gas Law's Zoning Linchpin Yanked by Court

PA's new oil and gas law, Act 13, took a blow this week.

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PA Denies Doctor's Request to Examine Fracking-Health Link

Concerns about the health effects of hydraulic fracturing have prompted a Washington County doctor to ask the state to take a closer look at a group of patients who live near gas wells and have gotten sick.

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Apples to Twinkies' Farm Bill Subsidies Compared

Comparing apples and oranges might not get you anywhere, but what about apples and Twinkies?

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