For the first time in 34 years, faculty and coaches at 14 Pennsylvania universities went on strike at 5 this morning after negotiations failed with the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. More than 100,000 students were told to still go to class unless their university specified otherwise, ABC News reported. California University of Pennsylvania, Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Slippery Rock University remain open.
Amid Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s warnings for weeks that the election will be rigged, Murrysville City Councilman Joshua Lorenz circulated an image claiming Pennsylvanians can vote online for Hillary Clinton (which, of course, isn’t possible). He later said it was clearly a joke, but it will be referred to the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General.
With less than three weeks until Election Day, two presidential candidates are coming back to the Pittsburgh area. Republican candidate Donald Trump will be in Johnstown on Friday, KDKA noted. And Democratic hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine will be in Pittsburgh on Saturday, according to the Tribune-Review. Bonus: Jon Bon Jovi will be in Pittsburgh getting out the vote for Clinton with a concert Oct. 27, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. Add these events to your Google Calendar.
Hear about block watch, pet microchip readers, MyBurgh and buildingeye at tonight’s biannual public safety meeting. Its focus will be on the city department using technology to help Pittsburghers, and tech connecting Pittsburghers to city services, too. Find out more about tonight’s gathering in the South Side Flats.
Bring your friends. Meet The Incline's staff. Eat and drink at Scratch Food & Beverage, featuring $2.50 candidate-inspired drinks. One's Everclear dyed with orange food coloring and served ON FIRE. The other's also pretty gross, but way better than your other option. ... Sound familiar?
Where: Scratch Food & Beverage at 1720 Lowrie St. (Troy Hill)
When: October 19, 2016 at 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
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We’re hosting a free (!) presidential debate watch party at Troy Hill’s Scratch Food and Beverage tonight, as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton face off one last time. There will be $8 cocktails and candidate-themed drinks for $2.50. Play debate bingo! Win prizes! Find out more about our party, or check out this list of other debate watch parties.
It wasn’t your typical sleepover. Nine volunteers spent 31 hours this weekend with adoptable dogs and cats, by staying in the shelter with them. It was the fourth year for the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society’s sleepover. This is what the human participants had to say about the experience.