Friday, March 15, 2013
Pittsburgh Regional FIRST Robotics Competition
Thursday, March 14: Practice Day Friday - Saturday, March 15 - 16: Competition Full schedule: http://www.pittsburghfirst.org/programs/frc The Pittsburgh Regional FIRST Robotics Competition is an annual showdown between competing high school teams from Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, New York, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Canada. FIRST combines the excitement of sports with science and technology to create a unique varsity Sport for the Mind™. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of students are challenged to design, build, test, brand, and find local funding to compete in a different game every year. This three day event is free and open to the public.
Earlier this month the Pa. Senate passed legislation that would prevent municipalities from passing green-friendly policies aimed at reducing the environmental effects of plastic bags. Supporters of the bill say regulations on plastic bag sales could inhibit the state's 14 manufacturing facilities and the recycling industry. Environmental groups have opposed the legislation, arguing local communities should have the option to fight litter. Gov. Wolf has previously opposed the bill, though it's not clear whether he plans to veto the legislation.
Do you support the Supreme Court decision to temporarily allow the President's immigration travel ban to go into effect until they hear the case this fall?