Rep. Mike Doyle, whose district includes Pittsburgh, won't attend the inauguration of Donald Trump after the president-elect tweeted that civil rights icon and Congressman John Lewis was "all talk, talk, talk - no action or results." Trump's Twitter insults were "certainly the deciding factor" in why Doyle won't attend, his spokesman told Pittsburgh City Paper. Doyle is the only Democrat representing Western Pa. in the U.S. House.
A $5 entrance fee at strip clubs and other sexually oriented businesses in Pennsylvania could be used to raise money for rape crisis centers and domestic violence centers, Billy Penn reports. The Sexually Oriented Businesses Revenue Act was first introduced during the last session and could be brought back in the next two weeks.
City Councilman Dan Gilman on Tuesday introduced six bills aimed at creating a City for All by making Pittsburgh "more welcoming and inclusive." "Certainly, the current political climate and public dialogue triggered more of a call for action. But this is not something that is in response purely to any election or federal action," Gilman told the Post-Gazette, which notes that the legislation does not create a sanctuary city.
|What||Join PublicSource for an evening with J.D. Vance, author of 'Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis.' The No. 1 New York Times bestseller was identified by the Times as being one of “six books to help understand Trump’s win.”|
|Where||Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Lecture Hall at 4400 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)|
|When||March 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm|
|How much||$25-$50 | $10 students & military | $150 to attend 6 p.m. private reception|
|What||Pretend spring is closer than it is by building a terrarium to take home. The price includes one succulent, planting materials and a terrarium. You have multiple choices, and extra plants are $4 each (cash only.) Plus you can drink while you garden. RSVP required.|
|Where||Allegheny City Brewing Company at 507 Foreland St. (East Allegheny)|
|When||January 18, 2017 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm|
The Incline Likes
Le’Veon Bell joined an elite group Sunday, one that includes only three other running backs in NFL history, and he has a chance this weekend to do something no running back has ever done. With his record-setting performance Sunday, Bell joined Terrell Davis, John Riggins, and Marcus Allen as the only players in NFL history to rush for 150-plus yards twice in the same playoff season. It’s never happened three times.