Five state senators — including three from Allegheny County — are preparing to re-introduce a bill, taking the next step to get legislation regarding testing self-driving cars to the governor's desk. The bill will be similar to one from the 2015-16 session, except for a lot more feedback from industry, researchers and others. Look for the new bill next month.
Aweys Mwaliya has lived in the U.S. for more than a decade after escaping civil war in his home country of Somalia as a refugee. Now the country that he calls home is being led by a man who makes Mwaliya and others in the Somali Bantu community in Pittsburgh feel the same kind of discrimination they experienced in refugee camps in Kenya. “We feel like we don’t have anywhere to go,” he told The Incline.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's administration announced Thursday that SCI Pittsburgh will close by June 30. The closure will save roughly $81 million annually, as inmate numbers are dropping, the Tribune-Review reported. Mayor Bill Peduto and County Executive Rich Fitzgerald issued a joint statement saying "none of the 550 employees will be laid off, but will instead be offered the opportunity to transfer to other facilities."
|What||Join PublicSource for an evening with J.D. Vance, author of 'Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis.' The No. 1 New York Times bestseller was identified by the Times as being one of “six books to help understand Trump’s win.”|
|Where||Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Lecture Hall at 4400 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)|
|When||March 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm|
|How much||$25-$50 | $10 students & military | $150 to attend 6 p.m. private reception|
|What||Wigle's latest creation, Old Sap, is a whiskey distilled from malt and maple syrup as a collaboration with Latrobe's Four Seasons Brewery. The spirit's launch party will feature live music, beer from Four Seasons and a maple syrup tasting with Philsons' Bushel and a Peck Farm. All that plus a cocktail is included with a ticket.|
|Where||Wigle Whiskey at 2401 Smallman St. (Strip District)|
|When||January 27, 2017 at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm|
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Welcome to the Pittsburgh Sports Power Rankings. Every week, national sports writer and humorist DJ Gallo of SportsPickle.com, will rank players, teams, coaches and whatever else. One other important note: These rankings are intended to be fun, and also they are the final word on the current state of Pittsburgh sports, and no arguing will be tolerated. Thank you. Now, let’s begin.
If you've been to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, you know what exhibit we're talking about. “It’s as much a 19th century piece of art as it is a piece of natural history," the museum director told the Post-Gazette. If you want to hear more about the iconic diorama, head there this Saturday for a symposium on its reimagining and to learn more about its backstory.