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Terminally ill Pennsylvanians have a right to death with dignity | By Sen. Daylin Leach
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2019/03/terminally-ill-pennsylvanians-have-a-right-to-death-with-dignity-opinion.html

Wolf’s plan gaining support
https://www.poconorecord.com/news/20190331/wolfs-plan-gaining-support

State representative seeks to repeal antiquated measures, including 1913’s Female Labor Law
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/states-1913-female-labor-law-still-on-the-books

Of Harrisburg’s push to punish the poor | John Baer
https://www.philly.com/opinion/john-baer-pennsylvania-legislature-general-assistance-grants-20190401.html

The PA. Statehouse is not the setting for a sermon | Editorial
https://www.philly.com/opinion/editorials/prayer-statehouse-pennsylvania-borowicz-wolf-atheists-evangelicals-20190401.html

Borowicz’s Divisiveness Undermines Key Causes | Opinion
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2019/03/borowiczs-divisiveness-undermines-key-causes-opinion.html

Crime/Punishment

If convicted, Robert Bowers could face death penalty — but not necessarily execution
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/if-convicted-robert-bowers-could-face-death-penalty-but-not-necessarily-execution/

Police: Counterfeiters nabbed in W-B Twp.
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/police-counterfeiters-nabbed-in-w-b-twp-1.2464654

Woman gunned down at Wawa with assault rifle is victim of domestic violence: Pa. cops
https://www.pennlive.com/daily-buzz/2019/04/woman-gunned-down-at-wawa-with-assault-rifle-is-victim-of-domestic-violence-pa-cops.html

How can you protect yourself online? Pa. ranks among worst for cybercrime
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/04/how-can-you-protect-yourself-online-pa-ranks-among-worst-for-cybercrime.html

Education

Scranton School Board to take funding issue to parents, lawmakers
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-school-board-to-take-funding-issue-to-parents-lawmakers-1.2464754

The verdict is in: Holy Cross clinches mock trial state championship
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/the-verdict-is-in-holy-cross-clinches-mock-trial-state-championship-1.2464701

Leechburg Area OKs Gilpin temporary property tax break
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/leechburg-area-oks-gilpin-temporary-property-tax-break/

Derrick Morgan sponsors curriculum program at Caln Elementary
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/derrick-morgan-sponsors-curriculum-program-at-caln-elementary/article_f467a6fc-53c1-11e9-a163-9bfbfe706fc3.html

Health Care

The philosophy of Reading Hospital’s new CEO: ‘Never be satisfied’
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/the-philosophy-of-reading-hospitals-new-ceo-never-be-satisfied

Local News

Luzerne County DA weighs in on first-time offender program expansion
https://www.timesleader.com/news/738812/luzerne-county-da-weighs-in-on-first-time-offender-program-expansion

Lending a helping hand
https://www.timesleader.com/news/local/738835/lending-a-helping-hand

Councilman Vough presents story of drug recovery
https://www.timesleader.com/news/738810/councilman-vough-presents-story-of-drug-recovery

New tool shows how river would flood in our area
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/new-tool-shows-how-river-would-flood-in-our-area-1.2464709

MONDAY UPDATE: Senior judge appointed to oversee two former prison guard trials
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/monday-update-senior-judge-appointed-to-oversee-two-former-prison-guard-trials-1.2464708

Forty Fort to take over county-owned sports complex
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/forty-fort-to-take-over-county-owned-sports-complex-1.2464655

Effort on to bring historic mine lokie back to area
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/effort-on-to-bring-historic-mine-lokie-back-to-area-1.2464656

Queer NEPA to host meetups over coffee
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/queer-nepa-to-host-meetups-over-coffee-1.2464589

West Hazleton child care facility honored
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/west-hazleton-child-care-facility-honored-1.2464593

2 Luzerne groups receive grants for new program
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/2-luzerne-groups-receive-grants-for-new-program-1.2464551

Westmoreland County’s longest-serving public defender keeps giving clients his all
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/westmoreland-countys-longest-serving-public-defender-keeps-giving-clients-his-all/

Hempfield officials look to improve fire department ratings ahead of insurance assessment
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/hempfield-officials-look-to-improve-fire-department-ratings-ahead-of-insurance-assessment/

Berks County organization to open 10th group home for veterans in need
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-county-organization-to-open-10th-group-home-for-veterans-in-need

Reading teen marks 1,000 service hours in mission to help disadvantaged children
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/olivet-volunteer-on-mission-to-help-disadvantaged-children

Officials break ground for Lions Pride Park in Warrington
https://www.theintell.com/news/20190331/officials-break-ground-for-lions-pride-park-in-warrington

She served as an election poll worker for 79 years and is being mourned as ‘one of the great moral leaders’
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/2019/03/she-served-as-an-election-poll-worker-for-79-years-and-is-being-mourned-as-one-of-the-great-moral-leaders.html

Steve Chronister breaks silence a year after calling cops on 5 black women at golf course
https://www.ydr.com/story/news/2019/03/29/steve-chronister-break-silence-grandview-golf-club-incident-year-later-five-black-women-cops-called/3310816002/

Hazardous waste collections coming to two sites in Chester County
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/local/hazardous-waste-collections-coming-to-two-sites-in-chester-county/article_b8e90432-5474-11e9-b8a4-0f702c352207.html

Marijuana

Fetterman’s ‘listening tour’ on recreational pot stops at PSU Beaver
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2019/03/31/Fetterman-s-listening-tour-on-whether-legalize-recreational-pot-stops-at-PSU-Beaver/stories/201903310176

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman hears mostly pros, some cons on legalizing marijuana in Pa.
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20190401/lt-gov-john-fetterman-hears-mostly-pros-some-cons-on-legalizing-marijuana-in-pa

National News

Suburban Phoenix officers raided a home to get an unvaccinated, feverish child
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/03/31/guns-drawn-police-officers-raid-home-unvaccinated-child-fever-Arizona-parents/stories/201903310186

No right to bump stocks
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/no-right-to-bump-stocks-1.2464491

Philly

DA Larry Krasner pitched judges on ending Philly’s addiction to probation. Will they go along with it?
https://www.philly.com/news/philly-da-larry-krasner-probation-criminal-justice-reform-20190401.html

Feds’ case against reputed mobster Philip Narducci hinges on S. Philly barber with alleged ties to Mideast terror group
https://www.philly.com/news/philip-narducci-philadelphia-mob-mafia-chicks-extortion–20190330.html

Union and administration at Community College of Philadelphia fail to reach agreement after meeting
https://www.philly.com/news/community-college-philadelphia-strike-negotiations-faculty-20190331.html

Philly school board seeks your input on budget process. Here’s how to help | Opinion
https://www.philly.com/opinion/commentary/philadelphia-board-education-schools-budget-funding-20190401.html

One year away from the 2020 Census, states and towns make the case for filling out those forms
https://www.philly.com/news/census-day-citizenship-philadelphia-philly-count-harrisburg-mount-holly-20190401.html

Pitt

Project to rebuild part of Bigelow Boulevard on Pitt campus could begin this fall
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/04/01/Pittsburgh-University-of-Pittsburgh-Bigelow-Boulevard-reduce-traffic-safety-improvements-pedestrians/stories/201903310106

State News

We’ve got an unfunded federal mandate to fix stormwater, what now?
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/we-ve-got-an-unfunded-federal-mandate-to-fix-stormwater-what-now-1.2464680

After the Civil War, African-Americans made a sleepy Pa. borough home; can its rich history be saved?
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/03/after-the-civil-war-african-americans-made-a-sleepy-pa-borough-home-can-its-history-be-saved.html

The Rundown: Fetterman’s marijuana listening tour coming to Berks County
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/the-rundown-fettermans-marijuana-listening-tour-coming-to-berks-county

Poll: Pennsylvanians’ concerns about climate change are increasing
https://www.witf.org/news/2019/04/poll-pennsylvanians-concerns-about-climate-change-are-increasing.php

Commission rethinks CWD approach
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/04/commission-rethinks-cwd-approach/

DVRPC awards $3.6 million in trail grants
https://www.theintell.com/news/20190331/dvrpc-awards-36-million-in-trail-grants

Which Pa. county has the highest rate of drunken-driving fatal crashes?
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/easton/2019/03/which-pa-county-has-the-highest-rate-of-drunken-driving-fatal-crashes.html

Transportation

Long-awaited Route 356 project begins in Allegheny Township; little disruption expected
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/long-awaited-route-356-project-begins-in-allegheny-township-little-disruption-expected/

Road crews prepare for their annual spring fixing of potholes
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/road-crews-prepare-for-their-annual-spring-fixing-of-potholes

How high will Pa. Turnpike fares go? (And other numbers you should know)
https://www.witf.org/news/2019/04/how-high-will-pa-turnpike-fares-go-and-other-numbers-you-should-know.php

Washington

Can you hear them?: Bob Casey and Pat Toomey, your constituents are talking
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/03/31/Bob-Casey-Pat-Toomey-UPMC-Highmark-split-health-care-Pittsburgh-constituents/stories/201903310070