🗳 Pennsylvania’s election is off to a rocky start. Counties were supposed to begin sending mail-in ballots to voters yesterday, but those ballots aren’t even printed yet because of ongoing lawsuits. Here’s more on the holdup and why Pennsylvania was already ground zero for this year’s mail-in voting debate. (CNN / Christian Science Monitor)
🔒 Some of Pennsylvania’s coronavirus restrictions have been ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge in Pittsburgh. What does that mean? It means current restrictions on gatherings can’t be enforced. But Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration is trying to change that while preparing to file an appeal. (The Morning Call)
🏥 “A city within a city.” That’s how officials are describing a massive new COVID-19 testing site at McKeesport’s RIDC Park. The county-run site offers free testing and is now taking appointments. (WTAE)
🍻 Joe Biden gave a sixer of Iron City to Shanksville firefighters and touched off another Pittsburgh-area food fight — days after picking sides in Mineo’s vs. Aiello’s. (Timothy Burke on Twitter / Ryan Deto on Twitter / WTAE)
⛺️ Why glamping in the Laurel Highlands might be just what the doctor ordered. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
✍️ “A cartoonist looks at Pittsburgh” in the 1940s and finds an “exceptionally temperate climate,” “the arsenal of democracy,” and more. (Odd Pittsburgh on Twitter)
💧 *Do* go chasing waterfalls with this list of some of the area’s best. (Pittsburgh City Paper)
💛 Shoutout to 89-year-old Jackie Stebler of Greenfield who’s making and donating hundreds of pandemic masks. (TribLIVE)
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🎸 Watch The Jaak Sooäär Trio collaborate with Estonian novelist and poet Kai Aareleid for this International Jazz Poetry Month performance (Online) (Partner)
☁️ Join the push for cleaner air in Allegheny County with PennEnvironment's week of action — multiple dates (Online)
🎹 Explore Nat King Cole’s early works at this City of Asylum International Jazz Poetry Month concert (Online) (Partner)
🚼 Learn what it’s like to work as a pediatric oncology and bone marrow transplant nurse at this Women in STEM Speaker Series event (Online)
🎓 Get answers to your questions about educating in a pandemic (Online)
🔬 Join the 24th annual Carnegie Science Awards celebration recognizing innovative leaders in Pittsburgh’s science, technology, and education fields (Online)
🌱 Join a virtual viewing of the film "Living Soil" and get your gardening questions answered by horticulture experts (Online)
🍿 Experience a drive-in like no other with the Carrie Blast Furnaces as your backdrop — multiple dates (Online)
🐌 Get your mollusk questions answered by everyone’s favorite malacologist and comedian, Tim Pearce, at this Carnegie Museum of Natural History-hosted Q&A (Online)
🗣 Learn critical communication skills for the workplace with this virtual class from Pennsylvania Women Work — multiple dates (Online)