The latest census population estimates are in, and it's not a good look for the Pittsburgh area. "The seven-county region lost 8,972 people between July 2015 and July 2016," the Post-Gazette reported. "The year before it reported a loss of 6,716." So if Pittsburgh is The Hippest now, what's going on? The region's persisting issue can be summed up in one word: unemployment.
In order to get people to do something they, for the most part, don't do at the moment, A+ Schools has launched a campaign that asks voters to pay attention to school board races, Pittsburgh City Paper reported. James Fogarty, the education-advocacy group's executive director, says a new website aims to "close the information gap." There will also be a candidate forum on May 8 that you should attend (but will you?).
Vogue this week became the most recent national media organization to profile Pittsburgh's very own Conflict Kitchen, which is currently featuring fare from the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. But, of course, as Vogue notes, "Only time — and the current presidency’s foreign diplomatic conduct — will dictate which other countries’ cuisines could be featured." For more stories on how the Trump administration is impacting Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania — and how the city and region are responding — “follow this” story, and we'll send updates straight to your inbox.
It's 21+ Night at the Carnegie Science Center — so minus the kids and plus a cash bar and snacks. Learn about space travel and distant galaxies, fake a moon landing in front of a green screen and more. P.S. The Incline will be there too, so don't forget to come say hi.
Where: Carnegie Science Center at 1 Allegheny Ave. (North Shore)
When: March 24, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: $12 in advance | $17 at the door
The Incline Likes
It's been about 56 hour since Sidney Crosby scored his one-handed goal against the Sabres, which means it’s probably time to take a brief break from watching the highlight on a loop to cleanse the palate. Let the Pittsburgh Sports Power Rankings be your sorbet. Don't worry. The goal makes the list. Along with Mario Lemieux, Heather Lyke, Gregory Polanco, and … twerking.
In the battle for bragging rights and a trophy, the Ultimate Pittsburgh Fish Fry is down to the Final Four. St. Alphonsus Parish (North) is taking on Corpus Christi Parish (East), while it's Holy Angels Parish (City) vs. St. Joan of Arc Church (Southwest) on the other side of the bracket. We'll be stopping by each church's fish fry today for some in-person voting. Keep an eye on Twitter to see when and where we'll be. Where will you be eating today? And have you voted yet?