Rep. Tim Murphy, who admitted to having an affair with a mistress who says she was asked to have an abortion, will resign from Congress on Oct. 21. "It was Dr. Murphy's decision to move on to the next chapter of his life, and I support it," Speaker Paul Ryan said of Murphy, who just yesterday announced his intention to retire at the end of his term. Politico reports that the Southwest Pa. congressman was facing pressure from senior Republicans to leave office before the end of 2018.
Last year, ICE agents arrived at Martin Esquivel-Hernandez’s Beechview home before dawn. With much of his family still sleeping, Martin, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, was arrested. Months later, he was deported. His wife and three children remain in Pittsburgh, both adapting and struggling to adapt to life without him. They spoke with The Incline at a welcome center for immigrants in Brookline last week, describing an anxious present and the fractured future that awaits them.
And you have less than a week to register or update your registration! The deadline is Oct. 10 in order to vote on Nov. 7. Currently, most voters in Pa. have a 13-hour period on a single day to vote during each election. That could change, however, if a number of voting reform bills pass the General Assembly. So what's standing in the way?
Be the first to taste Wigle Whiskey's Walkabout Apple Whiskey at this release party. You can also try cider samples from Threadbare Cider & Mead, Pittsburgh's newest ciderhouse. Black Sheep BBQ food truck will be on-site for food, and Black Cat Moan will be on-site for tunes.
Where: Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse & Whiskey Garden at 1055 Spring Garden Ave. (Spring Garden)
When: October 6, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
How much: $15
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Back for its third pitch contest, Invest In Her is making some changes to its all-female funding competition. This year, there are two tracks — one for services and one for products. And finalists include coding, composting and body positive pop culture accessories. The contest is coming up on Oct. 19 — here's more on who's competing, how you can go and advice from past winners to the finalists.
DJ Gallo's Pittsburgh Sports Power Rankings are a national treasure. A regional treasure? A citywide treasure? The treasure you used to get inside a cereal box when you were a kid? Probably close to that. But, seriously, who else would dare try to rank the start of the Penguins season with flipping a Gatorade jug, Ben Roethlisberger's leadership skills, Greg McKegg, making fun of the Capitals, the Pirates' futility and Phil Kessel's amazing hair? Check out this week's rankings and try not to spit out your Lucky Charms.