President Barack Obama will attend Steelers' chairman Dan Rooney's funeral in Pittsburgh this morning, TribLive reported. Rooney, a lifelong Republican, was deeply moved by Obama's speech after he won Iowa in 2008 and decided to endorse the Illinois senator for president. In a statement after Rooney's death last week, Obama, who appointed Rooney ambassador to Ireland in 2009, called the late Hall of Famer "a championship-caliber good man." Read others' reflections on Rooney's legacy here, and take note of today's road closures you'll need to know about.
Next in our ongoing series about Pittsburgh City Council is President Bruce Kraus, who represents District 3. The nearly 10-year member of council said he's drawn to projects about public spaces and called his district one of the “most complex and complicated" of the nine districts. Read more about the district, challenges and why City Council is the highest office he wants. You can also sign up here to have the latest installments of our Meet City Council series sent to your inbox.
Pittsburgh City Council agreed in December to create a housing trust fund to create and preserve affordable homes in the city. But four months later, they still haven't landed on a way to fund it, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. An increase in the realty transfer tax was a leading contender to supply the $10 million a year the fund calls for, and it's still being considered, Councilman Daniel Lavelle told the paper. Lavelle said the conversation should become "much more public" this month.
The Carnegie Museum of Natural History is going live on Facebook for a 20-minute chat about the museum's collection of insects that aren't on display. Curator John Rawlins will show off the bugs and answer questions.
Where: Carnegie Museum of Natural History at on Facebook Live
When: April 19, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
How much: Free
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The Penguins are just one game away from being done with the Columbus Blue Jackets and on to the next round of the playoffs. Only four times in 182 tries has a team comeback to win a series trailing 3-0 in the playoffs. So obviously, the chips are stacked completely in the Penguins’ favor when the game starts at 7:30 p.m. Here are five other things we know heading into tonight's game.
Over the weekend, two things happened that Pirates fans might have considered miracles at the end of last season: First, the Buccos swept the Cubs in Chicago. Second, Andrew McCutchen — for one crucial at-bat — looked like pre-2016 Andrew McCutchen. So was 2016 an outlier? Will Cutch ever be clutch again? Read on to find out.