Three Pittsburgh City Council members will defend their seats May 16. It won’t be a tough battle. Theresa Kail-Smith in District 2, Daniel Lavelle in District 6 and Dan Gilman in District 8 are uncontested in the primary, while Anthony Coghill and Ashleigh Deemer are battling it out in District 4. How common is it to have several incumbents unchallenged in a primary? It depends on the year and the race.
Western Pa. is the only region in the state where a majority of voters approve of President Donald Trump's job performance. TribLive reported. A Franklin & Marshall College poll that shows 60 percent of voters in north- and southwestern Pennsylvania — excluding Allegheny County — like what Trump has done so far. The president's support in Allegheny County has also grown since the election — to 31 percent.
According to Mayor Bill Peduto, the lead in Pittsburgh's water is just like 5,330 other water systems. But the report he's using doesn't address lead contamination levels, TribLive reported. Peduto quoted the figure on Tuesday during our mayoral forum with WESA, but TribLive reported earlier this month that Pittsburgh is "the second-largest water system in the U.S. that exceeds a key federal threshold for lead contamination." Peduto backed up his claim with a CNN report, but it isn't comparable.
For the 81st time, Phipps is hosting its May Market plant sale. Dozens of vendors will be on hand to sell plants, soil, tools, body products and more. Some vendors accept only cash. Phipps' admission is 50 percent off Friday during market hours.
Where: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens at 1 Schenley Drive (Oakland)
When: May 12, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
How much: Free
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The Pittsburgh-filmed comedy series "Downward Dog" premieres Wednesday on ABC, offering you a great chance to play, "hey, I recognize that place!" with whoever is sitting next to you on your couch and/or bed. "Downward Dog" tells the story of a dog (Martin) and a woman (Nan) who, we presume, eat sandwiches at Primanti's and say yinz a lot. Maybe? Tell us how wrong we are next week.
Speaking of animals, Pittsburgh chef Justin Severino recently served horse meat to people at a pop-up dinner, causing other people (the ones who don't think you should eat horse) to get very mad. Severino told Pittsburgh Magazine the horse meat was sourced from a farm in Canada, the one where all of your childhood dogs went to hang out when they got old.