Newsletter for Wednesday, Sept. 21
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FEDS ON DRIVERLESS CARS: YAY! BUT ALSO RULES
The feds have released guidelines to regulate a technology already on Pittsburgh streets: driverless cars. The U.S. Department of Transportation also laid out what the roles that states (hi, Pennsylvania) will play in making sure driverless cars operate safely on the road. Mayor Bill Peduto, who previously told the New York Times “it’s not our role to throw up regulations or limit companies like Uber,” said in a statement he looks forward to working with the Obama administration on the policy. State lawmakers said they will try to follow the feds’ lead, too, the Tribune-Review’s Aaron Aupperlee wrote.
FIRST LADY TO VISIT PITTSBURGH
First Lady Michelle Obama is coming to Pennsylvania, the Hillary for America campaign announced Tuesday. She’ll be in both the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia areas Sept. 28. But, don’t get too excited yet about seeing her (and her arms) up close — locations and times are TBA.
PITTSBURGH POLICE UNION PICKS TRUMP
The local police union endorsed Donald Trump. Its nod is one of many that led to the national organization throwing its weight behind the Republican candidate on Friday. For local union President Robert Swartzwelder, the choice came down to one thing: Hillary Clinton’s refusal to return the national police union’s questionnaire.
|What||Food trucks, cocktails, conversations and tips on reducing food waste with Repair the World: Pittsburgh and 412 Food Rescue. 21+.|
|Where||Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse & Whiskey Garden at 1055 Spring Garden Ave. (Spring Garden)|
|When||September 21, 2016 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm|
THE INCLINE LIKES
THE CLEAR ICEMAN COMETH
Whether you like it or not, clear ice is A Thing. Making it at home is, too, which is why Pittsburgher Matt Verlinich has invented his own clear-ice maker, OnTheRocks. Laugh if you want, but Verlinich has raised more than $21,000 to bring his invention to market. He expects OnTheRocks to retail for around $60 and to — maybe — replace ice-cube trays in general.
SAY HI TO JASMINE!
On Tuesday, The Incline grew by one with Pittsburgh photojournalist Jasmine Goldband joining staff as our visual producer. She’ll be telling stories through photos and videos and will be the person behind The Incline’s Instagram and Snapchat accounts, so make sure to follow her work there, too.