A bill that would reinstate mandatory minimum sentences for drug and violent offenses passed the Pa. House 122-67 on Wednesday, with support from all of Allegheny County's Republicans and three Democrats. While most of the Democrats in the county's Harrisburg delegation didn't support this session's bill, a few had a different stance in 2015. Find out where your legislator stands on this issue — and others.
As part of our nine-part series introducing you to your City Council, The Incline sat down in District 2 councilmember Theresa Kail-Smith’s office to talk about her western district, the challenges it’s facing and how you can get more engaged in the community there. The longtime community organizer also shared a long-but-worth-it story about how she decided to run for office.
From campaign finance reform to health care, catch up on the talking points from U.S. Sen. Bob Casey's town hall held in Oakland on Sunday. Read this report from WPXI to also find out what the Senator called "a bipartisan failure."
Get a double dose of Japanese culture when Pittsburgh Taiko does its group drumming before a screening of Sion Sono's "Why Don't You Play In Hell?" The screening is part of the Pittsburgh Japanese Film Festival, which ends April 13.
Where: Row House Cinema at 4115 Butler St. (Lawrenceville)
When: April 10, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
How much: $9
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"A friend named Robin has disappeared and a trail of computer puzzles are the only clues. Since the end of March, more than 15,000 middle and high school students have been racing to help the fictional Robin, through the largest hacking competition of its kind, run by Carnegie Mellon University," the Post-Gazette reports. So what do you win? Well, money. And maybe a spot at CMU.
Think about the best cocktail you had this weekend. Or maybe the best beer. (We know, we know. You haven't even finished your coffee yet — but hear us out.) Now think about the person behind that drink. And tell us about them to help us assemble our Who's Next: Drink class. In the meantime, keep an eye out, as we'll soon be announcing our Who's Next: Food class and details about a happy hour in their honor that you're invited to.