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Legislature approves ending license suspensions for certain crimes in Pa.

In the final hours of the legislative session last week, lawmakers in Harrisburg overwhelmingly approved a bill that will end the practice of suspending driver’s licenses for those convicted of certain non-driving offenses. Gov. Tom Wolf is expected to sign the bill this week.  Editor’s note: The article sites an op-ed by Maxwell King and Matt Smith in support of the bill.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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AlphaLab & AlphaLab Gear Demo Day unveils the tech of tomorrow. Here’s what we saw.

On Oct. 16, these entrepreneurs took over Stage AE to show off the fruits of their labor at the 2018 AlphaLab and AlphaLab Gear Demo Day. Innovation Works partnered with several local foundations to host the event, including The Pittsburgh Foundation and the BNY Mellon Foundation. Innovation Works offers accelerator and incubation programs to support small companies through every stage of their development.

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Mac Miller fund launching, LA concert to kick it off

“Mac Miller was among the brightest young talents to emerge from our city," Maxwell King, president and CEO of The Pittsburgh Foundation, said in a prepared statement. "His vitality and creativity live on through this fund at the foundation. We plan to work closely with his family to support programs that help young people find their voice and their truth through the arts.”

Pittsburgh Business Times

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Mac Miller benefit concert set for Halloween

Mac Miller’s family on Tuesday announced a benefit concert for the late rapper set for Halloween in Los Angeles with performers ranging from Chance the Rapper to John Mayer. The concert launches the the Mac Miller Circles Fund (MMCF) to provide programming, resources, and opportunities to youth from underserved communities, helping them recognize their full potential through exploration in the arts and community building.

Pittsburgh TribLive

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Denzel Washington returns to the Hill District to bestow $5 million on August Wilson House

“I love August Wilson. He touches my soul in a way that no one else ever has,” the actor said. “This is just like coming home to me. I feel so comfortable here and its like seeing old friends and reconnecting from when we were filming here. And so I thank you in advance for keeping him alive.” Paul Ellis, Wilson's nephew, pitched the August Wilson House as a performance space in 2006 meeting with the Pittsburgh Foundation. Ellis was awarded a $35,000 feasibility study from the Pittsburgh Foundation.
 

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette