Pittsburgh City Council will vote on a symbolic measure Monday to condemn President Donald Trump's tweet-delivered ban on trans people serving in the military. "In America, a person’s gender identity is not a matter of concern for the government," Council President Bruce Kraus, who is openly gay, said in a statement, the Post-Gazette reported. Mayor Bill Peduto and Pittsburgh state Rep. Dan Frankel have already decried Trump's announcement. | Elsewhere in the P-G, local trans veteran Chance Thomas had a lot of questions for the president: "Our country was built on people taking care of each other. ... Why would you turn your back?"
After Sunday, Jerry Weber of Jerry's Records will no longer be at his famous Squirrel Hill record store before employee Chris Grauzer takes over. Weber estimated to WESA that half a million records are in the Murray Avenue store. Read more from the Post-Gazette about famous shoppers and what Weber said "was hands-down the best record collection."
Doctors in the state can now register to be a part of the medical marijuana program, WESA reported. The registered doctors will be in a database that patients can use to find a physician. Technically, doctors can't prescribe medical marijuana, but they can recommend it. State officials told WESA that everything is on track to have the medical marijuana system running next year. In June, the state announced where the initial dispensaries will be located, including three in the city — in Squirrel Hill, Oakland and Lawrenceville.
An Instagram-worthy 35-foot giant Heinz pickle balloon will fly above Picklesburgh, a festival featuring how-to demonstrations, live music, a pickle juice drinking contest, and of course, plenty of pickle-themed foods. The event runs from noon to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Where: Roberto Clemente Bridge (Downtown)
When: July 28, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. to July 29, 2017 at 10:00 p.m.
How much: Free
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Steelers training camp opened Thursday, which means this week is a Steelers-dominated Pittsburgh Sports Power Rankings. From the secondary to JuJu Smith-Schuster's trip to Kennywood, it all makes the list. Including the amazing fact that you can go to the camp, park and watch for free. While you're there, see some Arnold Palmer history, too.
LIFE magazine photographers were generally known for their well-explained captions and extensive notes to go along with their pictures. But some slipped through the cracks including this series from 1940s Pittsburgh, reported TIME. The photos show a steel worker's family and their home, with Iron City in the fridge of course, and editors guess it was for an article on poverty. But other than that, the photos are a mystery.