What better time to renew the is-a-hot-dog-a-sandwich debate than today. Our governor thinks a hot dog is a sandwich, a bold take in an election year. I disagree. After all, if hot dogs are sandwiches, then wouldn't National Hot Dog Day be rolled into National Sandwich Day on Nov. 3? Just sayin'. P.S. You can celebrate by eating at the Ultimate Pittsburgh Food Truck.
— Colin (@colin_deppen)
Not far from where Antwon Rose II was shot and killed, Democratic state lawmakers held a hearing Tuesday as they look for ways to mend the relationship between police and the communities they serve and to prevent similar deaths in the future. Several hours later during a borough council meeting, Mayor Louis J. Payne expressed regret for Rose's death and said, “If the people of East Pittsburgh want me out, I’ll resign, but not right now because there’s work to be done, and I’m not going to turn my back on the people that need me.”
- Over 100 opponents targeted a Pittsburgh City Council resolution approving part of UPMC Mercy's expansion on Tuesday, calling for a community benefits agreement from UPMC and better treatment for workers. UPMC leaders stressed their community involvement. (Post-Gazette)
- Arnold City Council formally began the process Monday to have Mayor Karen Peconi removed by sending a letter to the Pa. state Senate asking for a special committee. Here's more about how that process works. (WPXI/The Incline)
- Fare-capping — a way to make sure riders don't overpay for public transit — is used in multiple cities as a way to make transit more affordable for low-income riders. But what are the chances it could be applied here? (WESA)
You asked, you voted, and we investigated. As part of our Peculiar Pittsburgh series, we asked you to vote on which reader question you wanted answered. After hundreds of votes, we decided to answer both the first-and-second-place questions. Ever wonder about power source for the lighted billboard with blue and while triangles that faces the Allegheny? Learn more here. Confused by why the the numbered streets and avenues Downtown don't line up? Here's the reasoning. We're still collecting questions — ask us anything.
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🚌 5 p.m. Aug. 8: Nominate under-40 innovators for our inaugural Who's Next: Transit class.
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💃 6:30 tonight (Oakland): Get moving with some "Summer Soul Line Dancing."
🖼 8 p.m. Thursday (Oakland): At Third Thursday: Crossroads, be the first to explore Carnegie Museum of Art's new modern galleries.
🍿 7 p.m. Friday (North Shore): Travel back to 1968 in a yellow submarine at Carnegie Science Center's Rangos Giant Cinema.