After weeks of tabulation and reviews, Allegheny County's results from last month's 18th Congressional District special election will be certified today. With all votes tallied in the four counties with portions belonging to the 18th, Democrat Conor Lamb wins by roughly 700 votes over Republican Rick Saccone. Three other counties — Greene, Washington and Westmoreland — were set to certify their results last week, making Allegheny's certification the last needed to formally confirm a Lamb win and begin the process to have him sworn into office. Here we look at why it took so long, the challenges raised along the way, and what comes next in a race to fill an eight-month term before Pennsylvania's 18th district is struck from the map.
Pennsylvania's treasurer joined with several other state treasurers in writing a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking for clarity about banking for the cannabis industry, PennLive reported. The letter follows up on a directive from Sessions that allows prosecutors to more aggressively enforce the federal law outlawing marijuana — instructions that have left financial services institutions apprehensive about banking with the cannabis industry in states where it is legal for medical or recreational use. That leaves marijuana-related businesses with a cash-only operation, which presents bookkeeping headaches and makes them more susceptible to crime.
When the popular Molly’s Trolleys closed after two decades in business, it left a void in the Pittsburgh tour industry. That changed this weekend as a Pittsburgh Trolley Works tour bus cruised through the city for the first time led by a guide describing local history along the way, the Post-Gazette reported. The fleet of trolley buses is an expansion of the business that owns the double-decker open-top tour buses you've probably seen around town, and it provides a new tour option for those days when it's too cold for a double-decker bus trip.
This workshop, "Listening to Difference, Made Practical," kicks off Inclusive Innovation Week. Facilitators will dive into the practice of suspending beliefs and listening to the experience of others. Experience a structured listening method called “Collective Story Harvest,” and learn more about practical ways to include many voices in the work of innovation. (Check out more Innovation Week events here.)
Where: CoLab18 at 100 S. Commons (North Side)
When: April 2, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
How much: Free (advance registration requested)
The Incline Likes
You’ll be back at PNC Park this summer. You know you will. Maybe you’ll be cursing Bob Nutting’s name throughout the experience, but you’ll still make that one trip to the North Shore because it’s too much to go a whole year without visiting the jewel on the Allegheny River. And when you do, you've got to make the most of it. We're here with PNC Park hacks, from tailgating tips to seating suggestions to pierogi pointers.
When picking a wedding venue, this Lower Burrell couple knew exactly the place: Aisle 13 at Community Supermarket where they first met a decade ago. On Sunday, they said their vows in that very spot under a paper wedding bell, surrounded by their loved ones and packages of crackers and desserts. TribLive introduces us all to the couple and their sweet love story.