Drug and alcohol cases accounted for 13 percent of the deaths seen at music festivals worldwide between 1999 and 2014. Reports of concert overdoses have also continued in the years since, as countries facing epidemics of addiction find themselves confronting the dangers of recreational drug use. Headed into this weekend’s Thrival music festival at Carrie Furnaces, organizers say safety concerns remain omnipresent and discussions about drugs and alcohol remain a fact of life. But while they face logistical hurdles in ensuring public safety on the front end, frontline medics, first responders and emergency room doctors are finding an evolving set of challenges on the back. Organizing a music festival means knowing how to throw a party. It also means knowing how to save a life.
Amazon fever continues. City and county leaders said Thursday they received interest from 20 property owners and developers in the area in response to a request for possible Amazon HQ sites. Interested parties include the developer that owns the defunct Parkway Center Mall, according to the Post-Gazette. The regional partnership that has dubbed itself Amazon HQ2 Team Pittsburgh has until Oct. 19 to file a formal response to Amazon.
A year into Uber's pilot program for self-driving car rides, autonomous vehicle companies are ramping up their work and hiring in Pittsburgh. But questions still remain about what jobs will be created, what jobs will fade away, and what happens to those who currently work as drivers in one way or another. Read more in our partnership with HuffPost.
HuffPost is hitting the road to find out: What does it mean to be American today? To answer this question, they'll interview Pittsburghers about their hopes, dreams, fears and definition of "being American" in a mobile video studio. The goal is to create a moving story that showcases what we share as Americans, rather than what divides us. The Incline is partnering with HuffPost on the project.
Where: Schenley Plaza at 4100 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)
When: September 29, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Incline Likes
Hundreds of Pittsburghers gathered Wednesday (aka "The Incline Day" in the City of Pittsburgh ... for real) at the Ace Hotel Pittsburgh to celebrate The Incline’s 1st birthday and nearly a year of Who’s Next honorees working to make the city better. The gym there was a perfect backdrop for the networking, corn hole games, Wigle Whiskey tastings, photo-boothing, eating and drinking happening. Were you there? Thanks! And be sure to tag your friends in our album. Didn't make it? Catch all the highlights here. (And be sure to come to our next event!)
It’s time for another edition of Pittsburgh Sports Power Rankings in this, the most political week in the history of Pittsburgh sports. Fear not: DJ Gallo is #StickingtoSports in this week's 100-percent politics free* column.