Newsletter for Thursday, Oct. 6
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Since the 18th Century, only five women have been elected to seven statewide executive positions; another 25 were elected to statewide judicial seats. Five African-Americans have been elected to these same courts. Read more from Cassie Owens, of The Incline’s sister site Billy Penn, on just how many women and people of color have served in statewide offices.
Michael Bagdes-Canning was the only person arrested last month when peaceful protests turned into at-times tense moments during Donald Trump’s visit here for the Shale Insight conference and a fundraiser at the Duquesne Club. Some things you should know about the 63-year-old from Butler County: He wanted face time with Donald Trump. He would have done the same thing if Hillary Clinton had been in Pittsburgh. And he’s not in as much trouble as he could have been.
DONALD TRUMP IN THE ‘BURGH
The day after the second presidential debate, Donald Trump will be near Pittsburgh, the Tribune-Review’s Tom Fontaine reported. Trump will speak Monday at Ambridge Area High School in Beaver County. Read more on that event, including how to get tickets.
THE INCLINE LIKES
Know someone under 40 who’s making Pittsburgh better, working hard for our city and leading in the field of communications? We want to hear about them. Nominate the up-and-coming stars in advertising, corporate communications, marketing and public relations before Oct. 21. We’ll assemble a class of the standouts — and throw a party for them. More chances to recognize Who’s Next in Pittsburgh to come.
When the U.S. Board on Geographic Names decided to standardize names in America in 1890, cities named Pittsburg or Pittsburgh officially became Pittsburg. But our Pittsburgh wasn’t having it. “When you grow up with something, and someone from the outside wants to change and take it away from from you, you’re resistant to change,”Andy Masich, president and CEO of the Senator John Heinz History Center, told The Incline. But even though Pittsburghers fought for it, that doesn’t mean everyone always remembers the H.