In an online campaign ad, Republican gubernatorial candidate Paul Mango says Pennsylvania's economy has been floundering under Gov. Tom Wolf and fallen behind much of the country. "We have higher unemployment and lower job growth than most," Mango, a Pittsburgh-area businessman, said in the three-minute-long video clip. In our latest PolitiFact Pennsylvania Fact Check, we examine this claim and the state of Pennsylvania's economy in an attempt to determine if Mango's dire economic portrait is accurate or exaggerated. Here's what we found.
Two apartment buildings had to be leveled and dozens of people were evacuated from their homes following Saturday's massive landslide and Route 30 collapse in East Pittsburgh, the Post-Gazette reports. Those people were being housed in hotels until they likely can return today to get their belongings before finding new homes. "I want some information," one resident told the PG. "I want to know where I'm going to live and when I'm going to get there. I want to know I can afford it. I want to know when they're going to pay me for all my stuff."
- Sales and Events Manager Lindsey Van der Veer will be on KDKA's "Pittsburgh Today Live" this morning with details about Spring Into Action, the volunteer fair we're hosting with Pittsburgh Cares on Tuesday. (Reserve your free spot here.)
- Reporter/curator MJ Slaby is at the Pa. Automated Vehicle Summit today. Follow along here, and tweet at her with questions.
- We want to hear about Pittsburgh's biggest boosters — from tour guides to those working for sports teams to the organizers behind the biggest events and conferences — for our next Who's Next class. Nominate someone by 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Renowned poet and activist Sonya Renee Taylor will speak about her book "The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love" in what's billed as "an evening of conversation, poetry, and radical self-love." The book identifies the correlation between systems of oppression and our relationships to our bodies. It's an event hosted by Big Idea Books, Black Unicorn Library and Archives Project, and BOOM Concepts.
Where: BOOM Concepts at 5139 Penn Ave. (Garfield)
When: April 9, 2018 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The Incline Likes
OK, so we don't often use this space for the weather. BUT OMG, GUYS. It's going to be in the 70s by this weekend, WTAE boldly declares. Suffer through the rain and the snow the next few days, and keep your eye on the prize: Patio dining. You just might get some use out of this guide from Good Food Pittsburgh sooner than you might have thought.