It's Municipal Election Day, and the polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. And the forecast isn't looking too great — which may be a bad thing for voter turnout, according to one study. Then again, voter turnout may just be a response to how exciting the races are. Regardless, don't let the weather get you down — here's what you need before you head to the polls, and be sure to check back for updates throughout the day.
If you’re headed to the polls this morning with only a faint idea of who you’ll be voting for or only a vague idea of who’s even on the ballot, you’re not alone. And so it’s with you in mind that we compiled this Procrastinator’s Guide to today’s municipal election, meant to get even the most fashionably late members of the electorate up to speed and confidently into the polls.
In addition to the names of candidates, you'll see at least one yes-or-no question on the ballot today. Every voter in Pa. will see a question about property tax — but it's not as simple as having it or not having it. In Pittsburgh, voters will decide if city employees can take part-time jobs as coaches for public schools and/or as instructors at local public colleges, something they can already do for private schools. And heads up to Monroeville and Bethel Park residents — you have four questions each that are specific to your municipality. Here's what you need to know.
Talk to a robot whisperer — yes, seriously — and ask them anything about the intersection of robotics, fabrication, art, and design, etc., in this event hosted by the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry. The Q&A will follow a panel discussion.
Where: Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at 5000 Forbes Ave. (Squirrel Hill)
When: November 7, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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Our search for the Ultimate Pittsburgh Pizza is nearing its end, with two finalists left and voting wrapping up Wednesday. Vincent’s Pizza Park in North Braddock and Fiori’s in Brookline are the two parlors left standing out of dozens nominated. You can vote for your favorite here by 10 a.m. Wednesday. We also pulled together a Procrastinator's Guide to Pizza, too, in case you're torn between the two.
Air travel sucks: long lines, bad food, lack of personal space and not enough sleep. But it can suck a little less thanks to these handy airport hacks we've compiled for the weary Pittsburgh traveler. Here’s all the intel you need to know, organized chronologically, to make your trip to Pittsburgh International Airport a little less hectic and a lot more enjoyable.