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Nearly three decades after leaving home for college, Chris Potter now lives four miles from the house he grew up in -- a testament either to the charm of the South Hills or to a simple lack of ambition. In the intervening years, Potter held a variety of jobs, including asbestos abatement engineer and ice-cream truck driver. He has also worked for a number of local media outlets, only some of which then went out of business. After serving as the editor of Pittsburgh City Paper for a decade, he covered politics and government at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He has won some awards during the course of his quarter-century journalistic career, but then even a blind squirrel sometimes digs up an acorn.

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Presidential candidate, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar to visit Pittsburgh Wednesday

Pittsburgh has already hosted visits by Democrats including former Vice President Joe Biden, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, and New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who subsequently withdrew from the race.

By Chris Potter/WESA

Pence vows to ‘honor the memory’ of 9/11 victims, noting a generation has grown up since the attacks

“Americans will ever be inspired by the faithful and courageous words and deeds of the heroes of Flight 93.”
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In Pittsburgh visit, Sanders picks up first national labor endorsement

Bernie Sanders received an enthusiastic welcome – and his first endorsement by a national labor group – from the United Electrical workers union in Pittsburgh this morning.

By Chris Potter/WESA