If a recount is going to happen in Pennsylvania, it has to start happening today, the recount deadline for our commonwealth. Green Party candidate Jill Stein asked for $2.5 million in donations last week (and has since received more than $6.2 million) to file for recounts in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. She filed for the Wisconsin recount on Friday. But will 5.8 million Pennsylvania presidential election votes be recounted? Billy Penn takes a look at what that would take.
Bike Pittsburgh has been advocating on behalf of the city’s cyclists and pedestrians for more than a decade. But until this month, the nonprofit’s staff didn’t have the data they needed to make their case. Now they have it. Last week, Bike Pittsburgh released a report that uses crash data from PennDOT and other statistics to contextualize how safe the city is for cyclists and pedestrians. This is what the group found.
Is legislation that would allow terminally ill people to seek a prescription to end their lives "inevitable" in Pennsylvania? That's what state Sen. Daylin Leach told the Tribune-Review, but efforts to introduce a bill in the state have thus far failed. The paper also spoke with Lana Lindauer, a Westmoreland County woman whose husband died by suicide after suffering from a chronic illness. “It would have been better for my husband, and for me, if I could have sat with him, legally, while his mind was good, and he took pills,” she told the Trib.
You survived the holiday weekend. Time for some drinks and friendly competition. It's Goose Island month at Copper Kettle Brewing Company and Hough's, and they're hosting a cornhole competition. Games start at 7 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. Teams of two should register by emailing email@example.com.
Where: Copper Kettle Brewing Company at 563 Greenfield Ave. (Greenfield)
When: November 28, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: Free
The Incline Likes
The Gulf Tower is arguably the most interesting part of the nighttime Pittsburgh skyline. On holidays and after some Pirates and Penguins games, it lights up in celebration. But on a regular Monday (or any other day), it’s *The KDKA-TV Weather Beacon.* So how do you read its weather beacon? Which holidays' light shows are hardest to design? Read on.
The city is planning to install bike lanes on Fort Pitt Boulevard from Grant to Stanwix streets, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. The lanes will also extend from Penn Avenue west to Point State Park. Believe it or not, a lot of people are happy about the new lanes — while others are mad. An attorney who works Downtown told the paper, “I think it’s great that the city is doing things to make the city safer for bicyclists. But it’s pretty clear that this project is being ramrodded down people’s throats." Sorry, guy, but expect more of this Roads For All! thinking now that council has passed Complete Streets legislation, as Next Pittsburgh reported.