In late October, the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force cut the ribbon on its renovated facility in East Liberty. Inside is a clinic devoted to pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, an HIV prevention method that involves taking what’s been called a “miracle” medication. Any doctor can prescribe it, but PATF's Andrew Ptaschinski said “it’s not something that’s widespread." PATF hopes to become the city's hub for PrEP.
Jill Stein's recount efforts continue ... and continue to fail. On Wednesday, an attorney for the Green Party presidential candidate asked a Common Pleas judge to force Allegheny County to allow a forensic examination of voting machines. The judge responded the next day with a ruling that can be boiled down to a "Nope," the Trib reported. This comes after a recanvass of voting machines requested by voters in 52 districts earlier this week didn't turn up any abnormalities. Allegheny County is set to certify election results Monday. Read more about the saga here.
Carnegie Mellon's School of Art hosts its annual Open Studios. There will be an art sale, performances and installations, as well as beer from Penn Brewery, food from Conflict Kitchen and music by WRCT. Free.
Where: Carnegie Mellon School of Art at 5000 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)
When: December 9, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: Free
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Yes, ROC the Pitt Panther and Penn State's Nittany Lion are both considered Puma concolor. Don't believe us? It's science. Now that that's out of the way, ahead of tomorrow's basketball game between the teams, here are some stories about which school claimed the animal first and a "borrowing" incident that lasted 40 years.
“Our intent coming in here was to have Andrew McCutchen be in our lineup going forward. No one changed that. It's unlikely someone changes that going forward. We're not going to close the door, but we're not going to be making calls," the Pirates GM said, per the Tribune-Review. So that means he's not going anywhere, right?