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Breakfast Sausage: Five stories to read this morning

Published by Moriah Balingit on .

Good morning, Early Returns. 

1. The second installment of Joe Smydo's series on the closure of Mayview Hospital appears in today's paper. His series looks at the ripple effects of the closure of the mental health facilitiy.

2. In a Sunday story, Rich Lord looks at the the long arm of the law -- in this case, the far-reaching power of federal investigators probing public corruption to dig into a public official's life. Recently, authorities asked for records related to Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's payment of tickets.

3. In Sunday's paper, Andrew McGill writes on a slightly creepy technology that could allow the Pittsburgh Parking Authority to track your movements. A license plate reader mounted on a truck has been snapping pictures of 200,000 plates a month. He got the data -- it's a public record.

4. Pittsburgh' Ethics Hearing Board has been defunct since the start of this year. 

5. Karen Langley sketches out this session's legislative agenda. 

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