Rep. Dom Costa, a Democrat who represents part of Pittsburgh, and Butler Republican Rep. Daryl Metcalfe joined forces to introduce legislation that seeks to prevent employers from hiring undocumented immigrants. They plan to introduce a bill that would require all employers in Pennsylvania to use the federal E-Verify Program, which checks information from Form 1-9 like Social Security and passport numbers against federal databases to determine if a person can work legally in the U.S. What consequences could employers face if they didn't follow the law? Read on.
The NFL Scouting Combine hits Indianapolis this week, with prospective players set to be poked, prodded and pressured on and off the field, all in a grand effort for scouts and general managers to get some validation for what they see on game film before drafting some of these guys come April. So what should you be watching for this weekend? Check out our list.
On the Calendar
Grab lunch from Bulldawgs, The Coop Chicken and Waffles, Evil Swine BBQ, Mission Mahi, Pgh Po Boy or Sugar and Spice Ice Cream, and enjoy seating and drinks in the cafe.
Where: Coffee Buddha at 964 Perry Hwy. (Ross Township)
When: March 4, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Make your own caffeinated or caffeine-free tea blend by picking a base and adding up to four herbs. No reservations; first come, first served.
Where: Tupelo Honey Teas at 211 Grant Ave. (Millvale)
When: March 4, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
How much: $15, single recipe (2 oz.) | $25, double recipe (4 oz.)
St. Practice — yes, practice — Day is upon us. Head to the South Side for this pierogi contest and pub crawl at about two dozen bars featuring $1 pirogies and $2.50 Miller Lite. Proceeds benefit the South Side Bar and Restaurant Association to help fund safety, cleanup and transportation.
Where: South Side at Carson Street
When: March 4, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
How much: $8 registration
An afternoon of poetry, prose and music, a "fun writing activity" and a discussion of the "Socio-historical Sexualization of Black Women.” The United Black Book Clubs of Pittsburgh hosts, in celebration of Women's History Month and Pgh-native Betty Davis.
Where: 7811 Hamilton Ave. (Homewood South)
When: March 4, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Hear the Central quarterfinals of the Varsity Vocals International Championship of A Cappella, where both college and high school singers can perform.
Where: Soldiers and Sailors Hall at 4141 Fifth Ave. (Oakland)
When: March 4, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
How much: $25 general admission | $20 students