Last week, U.S. house lawmakers advanced draft legislation to regulate self-driving cars to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, which meets at 10 a.m. to discuss and markup up the draft bill. On the committee are two western Pa. representatives — Democrat Mike Doyle and Republican Tim Murphy. We checked in with both to hear what they want to see in the bill for it to continue to advance.
Protesters gathered Wednesday outside House Speaker Mike Turzai's Harrisburg office to protest the Republican's opposition to a severance tax on shale, PennLive's Jan Murphy tweeted. About 40 people did the same Tuesday at Turzai's McCandless office to protest the budget impasse in Harrisburg, according to Pittsburgh City Paper. Turzai missed both: He's currently in Georgia.
As Steelers training camp opens, and Pittsburgh sports fans embark on yet another championship-caliber season, it's worth stopping to ask ... do the Steelers have too much talent? Specifically, with 11 receivers being called into the 90 players invited to camp, and another 13 running backs and tight ends, will there be enough balls to go around this season? We all know Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown are going to get their touches, but what about Martavis Bryant? Eli Rogers? Sammie Coates? Juju Smith-Schuster? Jesse James? We ran the numbers to figure out which receiver might be left out on the fun.
|What||Celebrate all things Irish through music, food and dancing at the 27th annual Celtic Celebration. Other activities include an intro into Irish genealogy, cultural Hedge school, and a chance to hang out with Irish pups, such as setters, wolfhounds.|
|Where||Riverplex at Sandcastle at 1000 Sandcastle Dr. (West Homestead)|
|When||September 8, 2017 at 4:00 pm to September 10, 2017 at 5:00 pm|
|How much||Ticket prices vary|
|What||Join fellow young professionals for a networking event. Bring business cards and and an elevator pitch, and prepare for round table conversations spanning a wide range of different topics. Light appetizers will be provided.|
|Where||The Foundry Table and Tap at 381 North Shore Drive (North Shore)|
|When||July 27, 2017 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm|
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As Pittsburgh transforms into Picklesburgh this weekend, get ready to cross off some items on your Yinzer Bucket List. Eat pickle ice cream! Get a pickle pin! Go to the pickle juice drinking contest! Or do one of these other things that show why this event is a really big dill.
Under layers of lathe, plaster and wire mesh, construction crews discovered five missing portraits by Pittsburgh artist Elizabeth Black at the North Side Carnegie Library. According to the Post-Gazette, Black painted 25 portraits to "fill 25 niches in the reception room, where librarians welcomed visitors and retrieved books for them." Paintings depicting Edgar Allan Poe, Benjamin Franklin, Mark Twain and Emily Dickinson are still missing.