... try something different. A coalition of groups in favor of election integrity tried — and failed — to get a referendum on the ballot to create a commission on voting machines. Now, they're pressing Allegheny County Council to pass an ordinance to do the same thing. “County Council and the Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald should pass this ordinance or others which have been proposed, because such action goes a long way to protecting the integrity of our vote,” the coalition said in a press release.
Attention Pittsburghers: The city of Pittsburgh needs you — or rather any 40- to 50-foot pine trees you're looking/willing to unload. It's all part of Pittsburgh's annual tradition of turning to its residents to find the tree that will anchor the city's Downtown Christmas display. But as city forester Lisa Ceoffe explains, finding them is the easy part. It's the getting them in place that's something of a miracle.
Just days before a viewing party with children and parents, The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh discovered 100 of the 150 pairs of solar eclipse glasses it had ordered were fakes. Luckily the vendor notified them in time and disaster was averted, TribLive reported. But let that serve as a reminded as we prepare for another solar eclipse in 2024: You might want to get and check your glasses now considering how hard they were to find last time. You also may want to book a hotel in the eclipse's path, but that may prove even more difficult.
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A part of its Books in the 'Burgh series, Heinz History Center will host an event with author Paul Hertneky, who wrote "Rust Belt Boy: Stories of an American Childhood." The evening will include a reading, discussion and book signing.
Where: Heinz History Center at 1212 Smallman St. (Strip District)
When: August 23, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
How much: Free
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Carnegie Mellon and Point Park both have a bunch of alums representing the universities on Broadway. According to Playbill, 21 CMU grads are currently in a Broadway show, while 13 Point Park alums are performing on the Great White Way. CMU is fourth on the list after NYU, the College Conservatory of Music and the University of Michigan, but ahead of Juilliard. That's right — the Juilliard.
If you're passionate about local journalism (and open bars), you should join The Incline on Sept. 27 at the Ace Hotel Pittsburgh as we celebrate our 1st birthday. A ticket includes beer, wine, cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres, as well as live music and an A+ swag bag. You can also meet our Who's Next winners from our 2017 classes. | Reminder: You have until 5 p.m. today to nominate someone for Who's Next: Health. We'll celebrate that class at the bash.