President Donald Trump rallied in Youngstown, Ohio on Tuesday night with about 8,000 people. He talked health care and jobs in the Rust Belt town about an hour northwest of Pittsburgh and asserted, "With the exception of the late, great Abraham Lincoln, I can be more presidential than any president that's ever held this office," cleveland.com reported.
... President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law. To mark that anniversary, Access Mob Pittsburgh and other members of the disability community will hold a rally and march Downtown starting at noon. "The ADA is one of the most powerful pieces of legislation," Access Mob Pittsburgh’s Alisa Grishman said. But it could be improved.
Pittsburgh City Council gave final approval Tuesday to a bill that allows the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority to replace lead services lines on private property. This is a big step forward for the city, but as the Post-Gazette reported, the city has yet to come up with a funding mechanism. Meanwhile, County Controller Chelsa Wagner released an audit that claimed local officials downplayed the dangers lead presented to residents. The county health department called her report "misleading and biased and potentially dangerous," the Guardian reported.
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Join us as we recognize stellar under-40 teachers, administrators and innovators in and around Pittsburgh who are making a difference and changing the education landscape. Your ticket includes appetizers, beer, wine and spirits as well as your chance to meet The Incline's Who's Next: Education class, presented by S&T Bank.
Where: Ascender at 6401 Penn Ave., 3rd Floor (East Liberty)
When: July 26, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How much: $20 for public | Free for Who's Next: Education honorees
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Erica Peterson isn't much of a coder — yet. The founder of education nonprofit Science Tots and a mom of two decided to start a new network called Moms Can Code, which officially launches next week. It'll connect women who want to learn to code and help them decide the best path and timeframe as well as give them profiles of moms already working in tech. And Peterson will be right there along side them, learning to code and tweeting about coding and motherhood, too.
If so, you should audition to do just that at a local haunted house. Phantom Fright Nights at Kennywood should have about 100 positions to fill by the end of August, Pittsburgh Magazine reported, while ScareHouse will hold auditions between Aug. 6 and 8. "It’s more personality based than anything, so we want to get them comfortable in the role," ScareHouse's Nino Balistrieri told the magazine.