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What Pittsburgh is talking about

Today’s COVID-19 briefing

📊 COVID-19 by the numbers — as of Monday:

  • 2,651 cases in Allegheny County so far, up 83 from Sunday (more data and demographics here)
  • 386 hospitalizations in Allegheny County, up four from Sunday
  • 186 deaths in Allegheny County, no change from Sunday
  • 85,988 cases with 6,614 deaths in Pennsylvania (more data and demographics here)
  • 2.58 million cases with 125,000+ deaths in the U.S. (more data and demographics here)

🛑 Reminder: Allegheny County bars and restaurants must stop on-site alcohol consumption, with enforcement beginning at 5 p.m. today. (Pittsburgh City Paper)

🌎 COVID-19 came to Pittsburgh from multiple different places around the same time, research shows. (TribLIVE)

🗺 Need a COVID-19 test? Here’s a map of testing sites in Allegheny County. (Allegheny County)

✈️ There’s now a PPE vending machine at Pittsburgh International Airport. (Chris Lovingood on Twitter)

🗄 Black-owned establishments have been more impacted by pandemic shutdowns. Here’s what that looks like in Pittsburgh — and how you can help. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette / The Incline)

🏡 Pennsylvania’s meager labor protections make it harder to recoup home office expenses while working from home. But all is not lost. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

📚 Why the pandemic is especially disruptive for college students with disabilities. (Unabridged Press)

Protests and policing

📩 A new class action lawsuit claims Mayor Bill Peduto and several police officials violated the constitutional rights of protesters who were hurt and arrested at an East Liberty demonstration earlier this month. (TribLIVE / TribLIVE on Twitter)

👕 A Black Lives Matter shirt created by a North Side artist was ripped off by big business in what has become a cautionary tale for creatives in the digital age. (Pittsburgh City Paper)

What else you need to know

🤖 Helping autonomous cars “see” is CMU’s latest research challenge. (90.5 WESA)

📖 A literary road-trip across the country makes its way through Pennsylvania with the book “Carnegie’s Maid.” (Penn State News)

☀️ Roughly 13 percent of Pitt’s annual electricity usage would come from solar power under a new plan. (Pittwire)

📬 Pennsylvania mail-in voting has prompted a new lawsuit from President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign and several Republican lawmakers. (PA Post)

Some levity

🎨 Congrats to Douglas J. Webster, a Penn Hills artist whose painting won the People’s Choice Award at this year’s virtual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival. (TribLIVE)

🍺 Ever heard of Robin Hood Cream Ale? This local beer from the ’70s is making a comeback thanks to Pittsburgh Brewing and Dancing Gnome Beer. And if you’re into Pittsburgh beer nostalgia, read this, too. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

🐺 If you’re missing Anthrocon, this new documentary will help. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

🍳 Meet Kevin Jarosinski, a local farmer who started planning his career at just 15 — and who’s now supplying food to some of your favorite restaurants. (Postindustrial)

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Catching up on the news.

🤓 What you read this month

Here are our most-read stories in June:

📰 Should you cancel the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette? The answer may surprise you.

🗳 The procrastinator’s guide to Pittsburgh’s 2020 primary: Snail-mail edition

🚨 Why Pittsburgh just endorsed 8 police reforms that ‘can’t wait’

💍 The date was too special to change, so this Pittsburgh couple improvised a pandemic wedding

🌍 How to commemorate Juneteenth 2020 in Pittsburgh

In case you missed them, now’s a good time to catch up. What do you want to read next month? Just hit reply and let us know.

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Events

Things to do

Today

📸 Take a crash course in conflict photography with this four-part series from CMOA (Online - multiple dates) 

Tomorrow

💼 Prove you know The Office with this virtual trivia event (Online

🎥 Watch “American Trial: The Eric Garner Story” with Harris Theater at Home (Online — multiple dates)

Thursday

🤡 See a clown and puppet in a presidential debate — and pick the winner (Online

🍅 Pick up some summer gardening tips (Online)

🍷 Sip some wine at home during this virtual blind tasting (Online)

Friday

🎨 Join VaultArt to celebrate its third anniversary with a new exhibit featuring 23 original, never-before-seen master works (Online — multiple dates) 

Saturday

👋 Hang out and make some friends with this social hangout from The Pittsburgh Center for Autistic Advocacy (Online

🎆 Watch D.C.’s fireworks spectacular from home (Online

Sunday

🚨 Learn the real history of policing and Black people in the US in this webinar (Online - multiple dates) 

📹 Hear from comedian and “social vigilante” Krish Mohan in “Road Reflections” (Online)

Monday

🎤 Hear Waxahatchee perform as part of the Warhol’s Sound Series (Online)

🍺 Grab a beer and enjoy some poetry with a virtual version of Poetry & Pints (Online)

One more thing ...

There’s a new book you may want for your bookshelf: The Belt Cookie Table Cookbook.

It’s a collection of 41 recipes from “cookie tables and cookie cooks” ranging from simple to indulgent. It even has “cookies that aren’t really cookies at all but slices of yeasted breads or more like candy.”

And speaking of cookie tables, here’s our look at the Pittsburgh cookie table’s history, mystery and etiquette. Dig in.

Hope your Tuesday is sweet. We’ll see you back here on Thursday.

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