City council on Wednesday preliminarily approved a proposed conversion therapy ban that would prohibit all mental health professionals within city limits from engaging “in sexual orientation or gender identity or expression conversion efforts with a minor.” Councilmember Darlene Harris abstained, saying she wants to make sure the legislation would hold up in court. Council's final vote on the legislation could come as soon as Tuesday.
Within the recommendations of a state task force on policies for testing self-driving cars in Pennsylvania, an Uber official shared her thoughts, five pages of them. Shari Shapiro, Uber’s head of public affairs for Pennsylvania and Delaware, said PennDOT should adopt a simple policy for now and make some changes to the draft recommendations. Those changes include expanding the definition of "driver" and removing some requirements for testers.
|What||Join PublicSource for an evening with J.D. Vance, author of 'Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis.' The No. 1 New York Times bestseller was identified by the Times as being one of “six books to help understand Trump’s win.”|
|Where||Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Lecture Hall at 4400 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)|
|When||March 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm|
|How much||$25-$50 | $10 students & military | $150 to attend 6 p.m. private reception|
|What||Grownups are welcome at the Children's Museum's MAKEnights. In December, the museum aims to fix what ails you with science activities and a Bloody Mary bar. "Make a shrinky dink of your favorite body part," "frost your own anatomical gingerbread person," "sketch a live model," "make cells with ink marbling," "sew 3D organs" and "transport yourself inside the body at our green screen."|
|Where||Children's Museum of Pittsburgh at 10 Children's Way (North Side)|
|When||December 8, 2016 at 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm|
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Communal pizza ovens in underserved neighborhoods? That’s the idea behind TIPizza, a project of the Trade Institute of Pittsburgh that aims to build pizza ovens in Western Pa. communities while creating employment for the training program’s graduates and opportunities for local entrepreneurs. “It checks all the boxes of all the things we hope bring benefit to the community," TIP's Kit Mueller said.