Plaintiffs led by the League of Women Voters filed suit Wednesday alleging that Pennsylvania's Republican-drawn congressional districts are unconstitutionally gerrymandered, the Associated Press reported. The suit follows a number of (thus far unsuccessful) legislative efforts to change the way both U.S. house and legislative districts are drawn, including a recent proposal by state Sen. Jay Costa of Allegheny County. Pa.'s congressional districts are created through legislation every 10 years, while legislative districts are created by a commission of lawmakers.
A commission or task force focusing on black technology in Pittsburgh may soon be suggested to City Council. It was just one idea suggested during meeting about black tech in Pittsburgh on Thursday. Council member Theresa Kail-Smith, who requested the meeting, was the only council member to attend. And a group of speakers led by Kelauni Cook, founder of Black Tech Nation, shared their frustrations, concerns and suggestions in the more than 90-minute meeting. Here are six issues they brought up.
Did you hear the news? Wednesday's parade for the Penguins was the biggest victory event ever in Pittsburgh! At least, that's what one Pittsburgh official thinks. City Operations Chief Guy Costa made the estimate himself and told TribLive it "wasn't scientific."
|What||Celebrate all things Irish through music, food and dancing at the 27th annual Celtic Celebration. Other activities include an intro into Irish genealogy, cultural Hedge school, and a chance to hang out with Irish pups, such as setters, wolfhounds.|
|Where||Riverplex at Sandcastle at 1000 Sandcastle Dr. (West Homestead)|
|When||September 8, 2017 at 4:00 pm to September 10, 2017 at 5:00 pm|
|How much||Ticket prices vary|
|What||Party like it's prom in 1999 at this 21+ prom. Strike a pose at the selfie station or get new prom photos taken at the green screen. And yes, you can have your own crown to declare you're royalty. Dancing and flowers included.|
|Where||Carnegie Science Center at 1 Allegheny Ave. (North Shore)|
|When||June 16, 2017 at 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm|
|How much||$12; $17 at the door|
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The parade is over. There is no more hockey to watch. The NHL expansion draft isn’t until next week (keep your damn hands off of Marc-Andre Fleury, Vegas!), and the Steelers don’t start running around in the heat out in Latrobe for another month. That means the Pirates are pretty much the only game in town right now. But thanks to the Penguins latest Cup run, chances are you haven’t had much time to follow the Pirates so far this season. No worries. Here are 10 things to know about the 2017 team that will help you sound like you haven’t missed a thing.
From energy to entertainment to the environment and more, our seventh Who’s Next class, presented by S&T Bank, is filled with young legal experts working across Pittsburgh. The Incline’s editorial staff put together this list of 12 young legal leaders from dozens of nominees. You can meet and celebrate with the honorees at a happy hour thanks to Meyers, Evans, Lupetin, & Unatin, LLC.