The Pa. Department of Health announced the names of the 12 companies that received the first permits to grow and process medical marijuana in the state. Two of those companies are located near Pittsburgh, in Carmichaels in Greene County and McKeesport in Allegheny County. Stay tuned for an announcement later this month about dispensaries.
Officials have again and again declared Pittsburgh a welcoming city in the face of a federal crackdown on immigration, but a new group wants lawmakers to go a step further with official “sanctuary city” designation. The Pittsburgh Sanctuary City Coalition delivered signed petitions to the City Clerk’s office Friday asking for a hearing on the topic. “We think it’s urgent that we have sanctuary city status,” member Greg Godels said.
If you requested a free water filter pitcher, you should have it by early July at the latest, reported the Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh's Safe Water Program has distributed about half of its 20,000 lead-reducing pitchers since May and left open the possibility for a second round if there's demand and funding.
It's the longest day of the year, but did you know it's also the Longest Day of Rosé? Seven restaurants in Pittsburgh are offering discounts on the wine from noon until 9:04 p.m. Participating locations include Smallman Galley, Union Standard, Market Street Wine Bar, Talia, DiAnoia's Eatery, Poros and Vallozzi's.
Where: Various venues
When: June 21, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 9:04 p.m.
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We rounded up the best ways to celebrate the summer solstice in Pittsburgh this week. *Hint: Rose and snow cones are included. We make no guarantees for sunny weather, however.* From a yoga class featuring sun salutations to a quirky snow-themed event, here’s how to get into the summer spirit.
It’s tacos vs. hot dogs in the championship of the Ultimate Pittsburgh Food Truck bracket. The Final Four combined online and in-person voting (as well as lighthearted teasing from truck to truck) pushed Las Chicas and Hott Dawgz into the final round. So who will claim the trophy and bragging rights that go with the title of Ultimate Pittsburgh Food Truck? That's up to you. Vote now.