Here's your chance to check out the Uber ATG headquarters and learn from the company's software engineers. Code & Supply, a network for software professionals, is having an open-to-the-public event at the Strip District location Aug. 11. And according to Uber, keep your eye out for more public events at the ATG, including ones with self-driving car rides.
Republican candidate for governor Paul Mango has a nickname for Tom Wolf: "Thomas the Tax Engine." The Western Pa. businessman claims the Democrat has earned it as he's "proposed more than $8 billion in tax increases" since taking office. Are Wolf's tax asks really that high? We dig into the numbers for PolitiFact Pennsylvania.
Low-income Pittsburghers who use housing choice vouchers — better known as Section 8 vouchers — are theoretically able to live in neighborhoods across the city. But in reality, as the Post-Gazette reported, these families and individuals are limited to a handful of areas. The Allegheny County Housing Authority currently does not have anyone on staff to counsel voucher holders during their search or to accompany them on visits.
On the Calendar
Wigle Whiskey and Heinz History Center are teaming up to share tales of the "spirited women who shaped American alcohol history" from rough-and-tough bootleggers to influential women in whiskey today. Guests get two drink tickets and complimentary samples.
Where: Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse & Whiskey Garden at 1055 Spring Garden Ave. (Spring Garden)
When: August 3, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $18 in advance | $20 at the door
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Where: Alloy 26 at 100 South Commons Suite 102 (Allegheny Center)
When: August 3, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free
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Pittsburgh's Trader Joe's, located on Penn Avenue in East Liberty, is growing. By the end of October, the grocery store will be more than 25 percent bigger. Construction will not affect the store's hours. We're just hopeful that more space has to mean more cookie butter, right?
In the human library, the people are the books. Stories are told out loud as a way to break down stereotypes and share experiences, WESA reported. Pittsburgh's Human Library Project launched this week in a packed room at the Carnegie Library in East Liberty. Organizers told WESA that the event was likely the first of many around the city that will be in different settings and explore different topics. Read more about getting involved.