As Pennsylvania's Republican senator defends the GOP health care bill he helped draft, his colleague Sen. Bob Casey is making the case for how awful he says it is. "The GOP health care proposal would slash more than $135 million in federal funding available to PA schools," Casey tweeted last week. Would a cut really be that bad for the state's schools? Billy Penn looked into the claim for PolitiFact Pennsylvania.
Did Columbus police dump Pittsburgh activist Alisa Grishman from her wheelchair during a protest against possible Medicaid cuts? "The whole thing was just an entire attempt to deal with us as harshly as possible," Grishman of Access Mob Pittsburgh told the Columbus Dispatch. "Police came in and yelled at us to move, move, move." Police are reviewing video from the scene.
Sure, living in Lawrenceville or Highland Park might be great, but Next Pittsburgh came up with a roundup of seven neighborhoods that are close but more affordable than the trendy nearby neighborhoods. They even included median rent and mortgage prices to compare. Here's the list.
Enjoy four specially selected beers plus four banh mi sliders. Banh Mi & Ti will provide the sliders, and Bierport will provide the brews.
Where: Bierport at 4115 Butler St. (Lawrenceville)
When: July 12, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
How much: $20
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... to dress up like Shrek at Smash Mouth's Pittsburgh performance next month. We only know the person as "General Scallion," who told The Incline by email, "I am a big fan of Shrek and of Smash Mouth because I really like what they represent." The general hopes Smash Mouth feels "a welcoming wave of relief and comfort" when they see a crowd full of Shreks.
The Washington Post created a travel list/checklist/ranking of Major League Baseball parks across the U.S. The list acknowledges that Pittsburgh's "PNC offers the greatest view in baseball," but when it comes to the ranking, the Pirates' home turf comes in at No. 2. So which park does the list declare the best?