Since the November election, there’s been a renewed focus on how Pennsylvania’s congressional and state legislative districts are drawn. The answer in Pennsylvania, according to experts, is gerrymandering, or drawing the boundaries in a way that's biased to one party. Led by Fair Districts PA, which is holding meetings in Pittsburgh this spring, citizens are asking their legislators to support bills that would create an independent redistricting commission. Where does Allegheny County's Harrisburg delegation stand on the issue? We asked. Some of them answered. We also asked the delegation where they stand on abortion access and immigration. To have stories like this sent right to your inbox, follow this.
Councilwoman Darlene Harris, continual thorn in the side of Bill Peduto, is running for mayor. Her reasons vary from Peduto's travel schedule to low morale in the Pittsburgh police department, she told WESA. "Public safety is probably one of the most important issues that people have not been happy with," Harris told the radio station. "Our crime in this city has been up." Actually, no, WESA informed her, violent crime is down. "I don’t know about the numbers," she responded, "but I do know the facts of what’s happening in the communities."
It was once a crowded Democratic primary race to replace District 4 Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak. But now it's down to two — roofing contractor Anthony Coghill and Ashleigh Deemer, Rudiak's chief of staff. On Tuesday, Allegheny County Judge Joseph James removed candidate Mark Johnson because he didn't have enough signatures on his petitions, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. Need a refresher on who else is running this year? We've got you covered.
Come to play trivia, eat tacos from La Palapa Mexican Gourmet Kitchen, and hang out with us, The Incline. Yes, there will be prizes.
Where: East End Brewing Co. at 102 19th St. (Strip District)
When: March 23, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free
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And we're not sorry about it! Sidney Crosby's crazy one-handed goal (how!?) Tuesday helped the Penguins clinch a playoff spot for the 11th-straight season. That's basically all Pittsburgh Penstravaganza! columnist Dave Lozo wanted to write about this week, but he also found the strength to shame some Sabres players.
When Mike Feinberg Co. in the Strip District closes its doors in April, a neighbor will take the key. The owner of Yinzers in the Burgh, another Strip shop that sells sports items and souvenirs, has purchased the building, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. Jim Coen said the new shop is "definitely going to be different" and should open sometime this summer. "I think I can give that building a little bit of a resurgence in business. They were like legends. I don’t think I’ll ever do what they did," Coen told the paper.