Last week, 25 women in Allegheny County ran for mayor in the primary election, compared to 104 men. Of those female mayoral candidates, 18 won their races. We caught up with four of those women — Marita Garrett in Wilkinsburg, Emily Marburger in Bellevue, Nickole Nesby in Duquesne and Stacie Riley in Carnegie. They all won by defeating one (or more) challengers in the Democratic primary. Inspired by their family, their city or borough, and even by the president, these four women decided to run for mayor and break into the “good old boys” club of local politics.
Last year, Pittsburgh City Council approved the creation of an affordable housing trust fund and now has a proposal about how to actually fund it in front of them. But that idea — to pay back a $100 million bond by increasing the realty transfer tax — has been criticized by stakeholders, from real estate agents to community groups, Pittsburgh City Paper reported. As the debate continues, low-income Pittsburghers are dealing with real-life consequences of the housing crisis.
The 12 jurors who will serve at Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial in June have been selected, NBC News reported. Just two of those Allegheny County residents are black, a point Cosby's attorneys raised as a proof of racial bias. According to the Associated Press, Judge Steven O’Neill rejected that argument. The trial is expected to begin June 5 across the state in Montgomery County.
"ABBEY: In the Red" is a night of jazz and dance that celebrates musician and civil rights figure Abbey Lincoln. Pittsburgh's Anqwenique Wingfield provides vocals with dance by the STAYCEE PEARL dance project. The show closes Saturday.
Where: August Wilson Center at 980 Liberty Ave. (Downtown)
When: May 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
How much: From $21.75
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On Memorial Day, the top of the Gulf Tower will change colors to mark the holiday. That happens about 20 times a year on special occasions, as we explained back in November. The rest of the time? It's an *actual* weather beacon that you can *actually* use to gauge the temperature, humidity level and more. But to do that, you need to learn how to read it — by watching this video.
There is a lot on the line tonight when the Penguins host the Senators in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final. Legacies. Career defining moments. Not having to think about the Pirates for another two weeks. In a special Pittsburgh Sports Power Rankings, DJ Gallo ranks tonight's potential heroes, or playoff goats. Will Crosby or Malkin shine? Will Murray make fans wish for Fleury? Who is the X-Factor? Let's find out together.