Pittsburgh is a city of health care titans and cutting-edge research. But what about the individuals driving these institutions and innovations? Our tenth Who’s Next class is filled with them; from doctors to nurses to HIV preventionists, frontline responders to the opioid epidemic, policy makers and more, all working to make Pittsburgh a safer, happier and healthier city. This list of 16 young health leaders was chosen from dozens of nominees. And while you're at it — know someone in the Pittsburgh music scene who should be recognized for their work? Tell us about them.
As 10 p.m. approached Wednesday, the Pennsylvania House finally passed a revenue package to fund a $32 billion budget it agreed to earlier this summer. Does this mean the months-long budget impasse is nearing its end? Probably not. Here, we explain how Pennsylvania got into this position and where we go next.
Three years after Laurel Schlemmer drowned two of her children in a bathtub inside their McCandless home, the 43-year-old woman was sentenced Wednesday to 30 to 80 years in prison, "a de facto life sentence." The sentencing capped a long and often complicated criminal case, one that included questions about Schlemmer's mental health — a judge ultimately found her to be guilty of the murders but mentally ill — and claims that Schlemmer had previously tried to kill the boys before drowning them in what she described to police as a final act of mercy. "Not once did she mention her dead boys by name" during her sentencing, the Daily Mail reported.
A year ago this morning, a select group of Pittsburghers woke up to invites to Uber's pilot program and the chance to ride in a self-driving car. In that time, Pittsburgh's mayor has gone from outspoken advocate of self-driving cars to publicly criticizing Uber — to now moving forward. So what would the mayor like to see in year two of the Uber pilot, as more and more autonomous vehicle companies hire in Pittsburgh? We asked him.
|What||This 21+ garden party features spirits from Wigle Whiskey, food from Cafe Phipps and treats from Bella Christie and Lil’ Z’s Sweet Boutique. After dark at "Not Your Parents' Garden Party," Phipps will transform into a dance club with a live DJ and a chance to explore the Conservatory's sparkling SUPER. NATURAL. Glass Art show.|
|Where||Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens at 1 Schenley Park (Squirrel Hill)|
|When||September 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm|
|How much||$25 | $15 for members of Phipps or Pittsburgh Young Professionals|
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“Everything in this restaurant was made in Pennsylvania,” Fiore Moletz says proudly of his newest restaurant, Burgh’ers in Lawrenceville. “That includes the table tops and the bar.” The origin of the beer, meanwhile, is even more immediate — it’s made in house. But beyond the localism and the pride of provenance, this is a story of two men — one a Mississippi moonshiner and the other a classically trained Italian chef — who met at a public crawfish boil, bonded over food and drink and built a living ode to it in Pittsburgh. Our latest Four One Brew column is the story of Burgh'ers in Lawrenceville. (To have Chris Togneri's column, beer events and beer news sent directly to your inbox, sign up here.)
The Steelers' win over the Browns on Sunday was a bit of a glass half-full, glass half-empty scenario. Sure, they won, but the relatively tight final score left some fans skeptical. Many of those same individuals were also left looking to running back Le'Veon Bell for answers. Bell's game was — how shall we say — not awesome, raising questions about whether his absence from training camp had left him out of football shape and unprepared. But our own DJ Gallo goes even deeper, tackling the Bell dilemma once-and-for-all with a single question and a two-sided — yet somehow also one-sided — debate.