Currently, there are no Pennsylvania state laws or federal laws aimed specifically at self-driving cars. But that could change. There are two bills in Harrisburg and one in D.C. that would make rules for the new technology. A draft of federal legislation moved this week to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce, which includes Pittsburgh-area reps Mike Doyle (D) and Tim Murphy (R) as members. Meanwhile in Harrisburg, one bill was introduced in February, but the other is from last month. Here's what you need to know.
Once a landmark and Downtown destination, the former Kaufmann's/Macy's building is now, well, an eyesore with leftover Christmas decorations still in the windows. But Philly-based owners Core Realty said they're committed "to act immediately to make sure the site is cleaned up," Kevin Acklin told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. And officials from Core stressed to the PG that they're getting work done on the inside and have plans to spruce up the window displays.
A new program is giving resources to immigrants and refugees looking for a job in Allegheny County, reported WESA. "All for All" helps with resumes, networking, emails and more. “You don’t want to come off as being too pushy and too aggressive, and the American culture might be a little bit more direct than what they’re used to,” Betty Cruz, the program director and a Who's Next: Community Leaders honoree, told the radio station.
The Bakery Square Urban Beach party features food trucks, craft beer, margaritas, music and a 65-foot sand beach. Beach gear — leis, Hawaiian shirts and flip flops — are encouraged.
Where: Bakery Square at 6425 Penn Ave. (Larimer)
When: July 21, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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It might be a thousand degrees this week, but nothing is as hot as the Pittsburgh baseball team. And with Starling Marte back, the Buccos might just get the kind of post All-Star boost that usually only a trade-deadline deal could bring. DJ Gallo ran down this week's Pittsburgh Sports Power Rankings and the Pirates were well repped. Also on the list: Le'Veon Bell's contract, Sidney Crosby's Twitter, James Conner's jersey and ... Kato Kaelin.
Axe-throwing could be the next sports craze. Or at least as popular as Escape Rooms. That's the prediction of Corey Deasy, who's started a throwing club near Pittsburgh. LumberjAxes, opens Aug. 18 in Millvale, reported NextPittsburgh, though the club isn't the first in the area. That title goes to Valhalla Indoor Axe Throwing in Jeannette. A pro tip? Don’t wear open-toe shoes.