Supporters of marijuana decriminalization will gather in Harrisburg today to call on the state legislature to pass a reform bill that would make possession of pot a summary offense, rather than a misdemeanor. "We can’t have Pennsylvanians facing potentially inconsistent penalties or inconsistent prosecution depending on simply where they are," Pittsburgh NORML's Patrick Nightingale said. State Rep. Ed Gainey is pushing his decriminalization bill while also touting an unusual proposal: drug testing his colleagues.
Pittsburgh's a leader when it comes to self-driving cars. But there aren't any laws that are specific to the technology. And there's no designated person or entity considered the main resource on the technology. So who is educating Pittsburghers about this technology and its impact? Right now, the bulk of public awareness falls to PennDOT. But others are also stepping forward too. Find out who they are and what they're doing.
Starling Marte was supposed to be one of the bright spots for the Pittsburgh Pirates lineup this season. Past tense. On Tuesday, he was suspended for 80 games after violating the league’s substance abuse policy, testing positive for Nandrolone, which is about as bad as it gets when it comes to steroid suspensions. So what happens next for the Pirates?
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The May primary is less than a month away and you have a decision to make (if you live in the city and are a registered Democrat): Who should be the Democratic candidate for mayor of Pittsburgh and run unopposed in November? To help, we've pulled together a list of mayoral debates, forums and campaign events, where you can meet and question the three candidates. It starts tonight on your TV (or laptop).
Eighteen area breweries will participate in 10 days of activities this month as part of Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week. The events include "a keglet scavenger hunt, a breakfast beer and doughnut pairing brunch, the 13th annual keg ride and the brewers' olympics," according to PennLive. Better get ready now.