The national PAC Emily's List plans to target anti-choice Republicans in state legislature races in 2018. But there are also a number of Democrats who oppose abortion access up for reelection — and they have the backing of the party establishment. Is there room in Pa.'s Democratic party for anti-choice candidates?
San Juan's Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, who's dealing with the aftermath of a Hurriane Maria and also dealing with Twitter attacks from Donald Trump, was a Pittsburgher for almost a decade. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, she lived in several Pittsburgh neighborhoods (Squirrel Hill, Shadyside and Bethel Park) between 1984 and 1992, TribLive reported. She previously told the Trib that her education at CMU bolstered her success as a public servant.
From first-time candidates to party leaders and grassroots organizers to the staff members working in government and policy day-to-day — we want to know about political up-and-comers for Who's Next: Politics. It's our second time honoring young Pittsburghers in politics, but a lot has changed since our first politics class in January. Get your nominations in by 5 p.m. Oct. 13.
If you've ever wanted to learn CSS, now is your chance. Moms Can Code (more about Moms Can Code here) is hosting a CSS workshop. On-site childcare and snacks will be available.
Where: Alloy 26 at 100 South Commons, Suite 102 (North Side)
When: October 2, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: $15
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It's October — time to break out the Halloween decorations, start planning your costume and watch scary movies. Matthew Pelfrey, an assistant professor at Point Park University, loves horror films and will be teaching a class on zombies this spring. We also asked him for his horror picks on Netflix. Here are 13 movies to watch this month.
Summer's over and so is the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's summer reading challenge. In about 2.5 months, more than 16,000 Pittsburghers read more than 180,000 books. And we have the list of most popular titles for adults, teens and kids. See how your summer reading compared and maybe add a few to your fall reading list.