The Pennsylvania Office of Open Records this week ruled that Pittsburgh's Amazon HQ2 bid is a public record and should be released. The decision was hailed as a victory by open records advocates and media groups. But it's unclear what the likelihood is of actually seeing the document released. Pittsburgh officials on Thursday said they believe it's in the best interest of Pittsburgh to fight the OOR's ruling, setting up what is likely to be a protracted effort to keep the bid under wraps. And while experts say it's hard to imagine the city winning that appeal, they also acknowledge that the OOR's ruling may only be the beginning of a long legal drama.
Summer Lee, a graduate of Woodland Hills High School, knew she wanted to work in civil rights and social justice when she came home after law school. So the North Braddock native started helping with community-run write-in campaigns for Woodland Hills School Board. Here's how those campaigns inspired her to run for Pa. representative in the 34th District, and why Harrisburg is the place she thinks she'll make the biggest difference.
Deadspin dropped its much-anticipated story about DK Pittsburgh Sports on Thursday, Pittsburgh's Cutting-Edge Sports Site Is A Meat Grinder Of A Workplace, which details life at the sports website under the leadership of Dejan Kovacevic (who stepped down from the top role Sunday) and "in some interactions, according to former staffers, Kovacevic went far beyond merely being a bad boss." DK pre-empted the article with his own post and telling of events on Wednesday saying, "This company’s under attack."
At the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Gallery Crawl through Downtown Pittsburgh, experience visual and performing arts, focusing on a range of topics. There's a little something for everybody: Hear steel drum music, check out forward-thinking fashion creations, watch a cooking demo, dance the salsa, peruse Wonder Woman artworks, and a lot more.
Where: Various locations Downtown
When: January 26, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
The Incline Likes
Bellevue will soon have a new bar/restaurant. And when it opens, this restaurant — its name has yet to be announced — will be the borough’s second bar. Prohibition in Bellevue ended only in 2015. And to community leaders, the new restaurant and the soon-to-open Lincoln Avenue Brewery, which were both started by Bellevue residents, are the tipping point for revitalizing the Lincoln Avenue business district.
It's almost fish fry season, and we're taking nominations for this year's 2018 Ultimate Pittsburgh Fish Fry Bracket. But before we create the bracket, we decided to check back in with the 2017 winners, St. Alphonsus, to get their tips for competing and find out their plans for 2018.