Despite pop-up protests, floods of phone calls and a large vote recount effort, Pennsylvania’s 20 electors officially cast their votes for Donald Trump for president on Monday. And though there were protests in Harrisburg yesterday morning asking the state’s GOP electors to not vote for Trump, the electoral college in Pa. worked the way it was supposed to.
Sala Udin, a former Pittsburgh City Council member and community and civil rights activist, has been pardoned by President Barack Obama. (Check out this story from the Post-Gazette on Udin's life.) He and Theresa Marie Bishop of Pittsburgh, who was sentenced in 2006 on firearms charges, are two of the 78 people Obama pardoned Monday. The president also commuted the sentences of 153 other people.
In 2015, Mayor Bill Peduto issued an executive order that guaranteed a $15-an-hour minimum wage for city employees by 2021. Soon, Pittsburgh City Council will take up a bill that extends that raise to employees of some city contractors. "We don't expect it to impact too many contractors," Peduto spokesperson Tim McNulty said, as most already pay at least $15 an hour.
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Pittsburgh is no longer the only city where residents can ride in cars that drive themselves, but what’s the best word to describe those cars? Even PennDOT officials said the terms are changing as fas as the technology. So take this pop quiz and find out what it means if you pick self-driving or autonomous or HAV or driverless. Hint: Just because you hear it often doesn’t mean it’s always correct.