Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Sunday his team was "not going to play politics," explaining why the Steelers were not going to participate in the national anthem, in the wake of President Donald Trump saying any "son of a bitch" who took a knee during the anthem should be fired. But the Steelers did, in a way, participate in the anthem, as Army veteran Alejandro Villanueva walked out of the tunnel during the anthem with members of his team behind him. Whether the Steelers were making a statement or not — a hot debate online during the terrible overtime loss to the Bears — the Penguins certainly did, announcing just before the NFL games kicked off they will visit the White House this year, unlike the NBA champion Golden State Warriors who were 'uninvited' by Trump. Read the Pens' statement here.
Six months after Allegheny County adopted its ban on vaping in public spaces, there exists little to document its true impact. The ban has not drawn a single fine, citation or earned the government a single dollar since it passed this spring, begging the question: Is it a token public health measure with no follow through or a policy reliant on word-of-mouth and social conditioning as opposed to boots on the ground? Health officials say the latter. They also say the anecdotal evidence supports a resulting decrease in e-cigarette use in public spaces.
Despite the heat on Sunday, more than 15,000 people raced through the city in Pittsburgh's 40th Great Race. Runners told TribLive how much they appreciated the race volunteers and the fellow Pittsburghers who lined the street to cheer.
Join MoWa Yoga for some Monday night relaxation at this vinyasa yoga class held at Kenny's. The workshop is free to Homewood residents, YMCA members and members of the Kingsley Association. For all others, the class is a pay-what-you-can system.
Where: Kenny's at 7401 Tioga Street (Homewood South)
When: September 25, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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Wigle Whiskey's founders wrote a book, "The Whiskey Rebellion and the Rebirth of Rye," now available for purchase, Belt Magazine reports. The book explores the history of the Whiskey Rebellion with a focus on western Pennsylvania connections. It also looks ahead to the future of the American rye whiskey industry and what might be yet to come.