The Pittsburgh commission tasked with investigating complaints related to employment, housing and public accommodation discrimination wants City Council to add protections for more people who come forward with issues. "The housing and the public accommodation [sections of the Pittsburgh Code] did not provide protections for people who might oppose a practice or may testify in one of our investigations," Commission on Human Relations Executive Director Carlos Torres said. "We wanted to make sure those individuals’ rights are also protected."
At the first of two public sessions about the potential Bus Rapid Transit system, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said it would "look like a train on rubber wheels," the Post-Gazette reported. The $200 to $240 million system would go between Downtown and Oakland, with electric vehicles running every 3 to 5 minutes. Find out how attendees reacted.
It’s practically inevitable that the Penguins will face the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round of the playoffs. And the Pens are light years better than the Blue Jackets — well, when they're healthy, Dave Lozo writes in this week's Pittsburgh Penstravaganza! (To be fair: They’re still pretty good when they’re not.) So what would happen if even half of the players who are out returned? We know at least one player who won’t be back: Kris Letang. He'll be out four to six months after neck surgery. Not good, Rich Miller writes for The Incline.
Tekko, the annual Japanese Pop Culture convention, runs Thursday to Sunday. This year's theme is "Supernatural Horror." Events include topics from anime to gaming, music, fashion and more.
Where: David L. Lawrence Convention Center at 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd (Downtown)
When: April 6, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. to April 9, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
How much: $50
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Wish you could find a proper bagel in Pittsburgh? Chef Kate Romane — former owner and chef of e2 and current owner and chef of Black Radish Kitchen catering company — is launching a bagel CSA called "Love and Lox." It starts this month (!) and goes through June. Get the details, via Good Food Pittsburgh.
It's Thursday, so why not throwback to what's easily been our most popular video? Watch this video about the Pittsburgh potty to learn why it's there — yes! there is a real reason — or just watch it again for fun. This video is part of our Peculiar Pittsburgh series, too, so if you liked it, check out more stories about what makes Pittsburgh, well, peculiar.