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Elections + Women in Robots + Increase in RSV

Good morning Pittsburgh! It’s election day! Don’t forget to cast your vote.

You’re back with your new edition of the Pittsburgh Daily. Keep reading to find out about the hottest things happening around town. In this issue, you will find news about …

  • Fetterman Holds Last Gathering in Pittsburgh on Election Eve
  • Women in Robotics Class Forming in Pittsburgh
  • As the flow of RSV continues, UPMC Children’s is adding a tent to handle the influx of patients

Let’s get into it!

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Here are the top stories in Pittsburgh today:

1) US Senate Democratic candidate Jon Fetterman held his last rally before Election Day in the Pittsburgh area on Monday night. A crowd of people came out to the Carpenters Training Center Pittsburgh to hear the candidate on the eve of the election. “Sometimes I’ll miss a few words, sometimes I’ll put two words together, but the one thing I’ll always understand is making sure we’re standing up for the important things in Washington, DC,” Fetterman said. Fettermann rallied among unionized workers as he focused on his commitment to work and in defense of the unionized way of life. Fetterman has spoken about issues at stake in the race, including the economy, health care and women’s right to choose. He ended the night thanking his supporters.

(WTAE Pittsburgh)

2) The Pittsburgh Robotics Network is looking for volunteers to form a local chapter of Women in Robotics. The group will be part of global organization Open to women, non-binary people, and allies. women carry A third of the positions are in the country’s largest technology companiesalthough it just fills up Quarter of technical roles. they represent Estimated 7% Robotics engineers in the United States. The organizers of the local Women in Robotics group want to improve the workplace experience for employees in their industry who are not men, while also increasing access to jobs.

(90.5 Wissa)

3) As we engage on Election Day, we are reminded of the common theme of unemployment in the campaign. In our backyard in southwestern Pennsylvania, rates have fallen to one of the lowest points in the past 50 years, according to the latest Pennsylvania Department of Labor data. In September, 4.2 percent of workers in the seven-county Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area were looking for work. This rate has been linked to the lowest unemployment rate in the region since 1974. It is lower than the 5.8 percent rate from 2021. According to Chris Brimm, a regional economist at the University of Pittsburgh Center. For Social and Urban Research. “There isn’t a group of workers looking to get back into the workforce.” Employment within the region varied, but rates in all counties of southwestern Pennsylvania are lower than they were a year ago. Butler County had the lowest rate in the region with 3.4 percent jobless in September. Fayette County, where 5.5 percent of workers were looking for work, had the highest rate. The unemployment rate in Allegheny County, which includes the city of Pittsburgh, is 3.5 percent.


4) RSV cases continue to rise in the Pittsburgh area. The director of the hospital’s emergency department said in a video posted on social media Monday that UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh has set up a tent outside its Lawrenceville hospital, so it is prepared to deal with the increasing number of patients infected with RSV. β€œThe tent is a space that provides eight to ten extra beds,” Dr. Raymond Pettitti says in the video. “It’s a way for us to increase our resources, properly, and the ability to see more children in time.” He described the tent as another resource the hospital should see for patients. The hospital has seen a sharp rise in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in the past 6 weeks, Petite It was shared with the news media last week.


5) A new butcher shop for whole animals called fat butcher, scheduled to open at 5151 Butler St. in Lawrenceville. Customers can visit the new location on Saturday, November 12 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Shoppers can expect to find fresh, locally sourced meats, sausages, ground pork, lamb chops, bacon, and steaks ranging from filet mignon and Porterhouse to less. Known – but still delicious – as Santa Fe, Denver, and Teresa Grande. “A lot of it gets rebranded,” says Chef Jesse Barlas, formerly of the Bodega of Butler. β€œIf you give something a palatable name, people will try it. Pittsburgh is becoming more adventurous and trying new cuisines, thanks to pop-ups for restaurants and food trucks.” In addition to feeding people, they want to educate them as well. All you have to do is take a number and ask. The site will soon contain a wealth of information and QR codes will go up around the 1,100 square foot, newly constructed building so that people can get 411 on meat raised around 412. The Fat Butcher will also serve hearty sandwiches on their daily rotating menus, A ready-to-use breakfast sandwich with coffee area.

(Pittsburgh magazine)

Today in Pittsburgh:

  • General Election Day – Ross Town Meetings (7:00 am)
  • Scrabble – Ben Hills Public Library (5:00 pm)
  • BNY Mellon Presents JazzLive: Fall 2022 (5:00 pm)
  • Cooking with Leftovers – Ben Hills Public Library (6:00 pm)
  • Plant – Pittsburgh – Mount Lebanon Public Library (6:00 pm)
  • Passport Friends – Northland Public Library (6:30 pm)
  • Teen Game Night – On discord! Northland Public Library (7:00 pm)
  • Board Games Night – Mount Lebanon Public Library (7:00 pm)
  • Yoga Flow – Brentwood Library (7:00 pm)
  • He lives! Trivia Night/Taco Tuesday (20:00)

From my notebook:

  • Pittsburgh: “The City of Pittsburgh’s 107th Christmas Tree is here. Shout out to the Bureau of Special Events, the Department of Public Works, and the Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety for your cooperation to make this happen!” (City of Pittsburgh via Facebook)
  • Pittsburgh Regional Crossing: Join us! We are looking for operators to join our team! Visit To learn more. 🚍 “(Crossing Pittsburgh Regional via Facebook)
  • Phipps Musical and Botanical Gardens: “We’re only two days away! Join us on this wonderful frozen journey to light up your holiday season! Holiday magic! Winter flower show and light garden with its twinkling lights, abundance of poinsettia and dazzling new shows.” (Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens via Facebook)
  • Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh: “Parents and teachers, do you think you’re out of Cricuts? Join us on Saturday (11/12) to find out! We’ll be having these two workshops: 1. Cricut 101 (9 a.m. – noon).” (Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh via Facebook)
  • Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh: “Swing by CLP-Homewood this Saturday, November 12 at 10:30 a.m. To join Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians and composer Brittany Janey Thurman for a fun workshop that combines reading, music and dance to tell the story of Africa.” (Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh via Facebook)

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Rachel Tasker

ABOUT ME: Rachel is a Pennsylvania native who stopped in Erie and State College before making Pittsburgh her home in 2020. She has a background in a little bit of everything…from working in media newsrooms and public health to the 2016 presidential election in Washington, DC and the Super Bowl 2019 where (surprise!) Tom Brady won…again. She loves good coffee, bad reality TV, attending local events and trying new food at 412. She resides in the South Hills.

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