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Legislature

Council votes for resolution supporting Marsy’s Law, a proposed crime-victim rights amendment
https://www.philly.com/news/marsy-law-philadelphia-city-council-resolution-jennifer-storm-20190411.html

Conservation work in need of funding
http://www.sungazette.com/news/top-news/2019/04/conservation-work-in-need-of-funding/

12 of Pa.’s urban school superintendents: Harrisburg should do more to help our students | Opinion
https://www.philly.com/opinion/commentary/pennsylvania-school-funding-education-spending-budget-20190412.html

Nuclear bailout is a terrible deal for electricity customers | Opinion
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2019/04/nuclear-bailout-is-a-terrible-deal-for-electricity-customers-opinion.html

PIAA funding comes from public dollars
https://www.dailyitem.com/opinion/piaa-funding-comes-from-public-dollars/article_f606066e-40f5-5992-a5d8-68f1c750a492.html

Business

Amazon workers around the world are listening to what you tell Alexa
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/tech-news/2019/04/11/Amazon-workers-are-listening-to-what-you-tell-Alexa/stories/201904110172

Turkey Hill coming to Blackman and 309; Chick-fil-A work to start this month
https://www.timesleader.com/news/739992/turkey-hill-coming-to-blackman-and-309-chick-fil-a-work-to-start-this-month

Crime/Punishment

Woman caught after taunting sheriff’s office on Facebook
https://triblive.com/local/regional/woman-caught-after-taunting-sheriffs-office-on-facebook/

Radnor’s murder problem, and the uphill fight to stop violence against women | Will Bunch
https://www.philly.com/opinion/radnor-murder-stephanie-miller-brian-kennedy-domestic-violence-20190411.html

Test examiner at LCCC charged with tampering records
https://www.timesleader.com/news/739879/test-examiner-at-lccc-charged-with-tampering-records

Woman shot, paraylzed in W-B robbery among those charged for January robbery in Blakely
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/woman-shot-paraylzed-in-w-b-robbery-among-those-charged-for-january-robbery-in-blakely-1.2469007

Scranton firefighter under investigation for DUI after Moosic wreck that injured 4
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-firefighter-under-investigation-for-dui-after-moosic-wreck-that-injured-4-1.2469030

8 suspected members of Reading gang The Sevens facing federal sex-trafficking charges
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/criminal-gang-was-running-underage-sex-trafficking-operation-in-reading-boarding-home

Education

Glen Mills Schools, state officials sued by national legal center over abuse, failing to educate
https://www.philly.com/news/glen-mills-schools-abuse-juvenile-law-center-pa-20190411.html

Kiski Area might provide free after-school meals for students
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/kiski-area-might-provide-free-after-school-meals-for-students/

Fast money and loose change: Kids get after-school lessons on cash
https://www.timesleader.com/news/739949/fast-money-and-loose-change-kids-get-after-school-lessons-on-cash

Bullying, then a drive-by shooting: Family says middle-school taunts went too far
https://www.philly.com/news/pennsylvania/pottstown-shooting-middle-school-bullying-jasmin-samba-20190411.html

Riverview may curtail programs, raise taxes to plug 2019-20 budget hole
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/riverview-school-district-officials-may-curtail-programs-raise-taxes-to-plug-2019-20-budget-hole/

I-LEAD Charter School in Reading is not tax-exempt, court rules
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/court-upholds-ruling-says-i-lead-in-reading-not-tax-exempt

Rap legend Chuck D, Trayvon Martin’s mom to speak at Cal U
https://triblive.com/local/regional/rap-legend-chuck-d-trayvon-martins-mom-to-speak-at-cal-u/

Lehigh University offers early retirement program to 270 employees
https://www.mcall.com/business/mc-biz-lehigh-university-offering-buyouts-to-long-term-staff-20190411-e66vxzux2vcydbbweu4rby237i-story.html

Elections/Politics

Bernie Sanders to speak at nurses’ convention
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/bernie-sanders-to-speak-at-nurses-convention-1.2469041

Joe Biden early top pick for Pennsylvania Democrats, Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll shows
https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/capitol-ideas/mc-nws-pa-morning-call-muhlenberg-poll-democrats-2020-president-20190412-ls5uqkn55zappbk3l4jjofqpha-story.html

Health Care

State to hold hearing on UPMC projects; 2 in Westmoreland
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/state-to-hold-hearing-on-upmc-projects-2-in-westmoreland/

Geographic spread of flu in Pa. has shrunk, state says
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/geographic-spread-of-flu-in-pa-has-shrunk-state-says-1.2469135

Local News

Elimination of WB residency requirement for unions sparks debate
https://www.timesleader.com/news/739953/elimination-of-wb-residency-requirement-for-unions-sparks-debate

Decision to drop residency requirement draws criticism
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/decision-to-drop-residency-requirement-draws-criticism-1.2469143

W-B adds to police vehicle fleet
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/w-b-adds-to-police-vehicle-fleet-1.2469137

Five children removed from “deplorable” house in Hazleton
https://www.timesleader.com/news/739884/five-children-removed-from-deplorable-house-in-hazleton

Diocese of Scranton: Beware of fake priest text scam
https://www.timesleader.com/news/739892/diocese-of-scranton-beware-of-fake-priest-text-scam

Get politics out of county stadium box
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/get-politics-out-of-county-stadium-box-1.2469021

City council tables parade ordinance
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/city-council-tables-parade-ordinance-1.2469054

3rd recycling event set for Lower Burrell
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/third-recycling-event-set-for-lower-burrell/

Reading Police Department to test body cameras on about 15 officers
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-police-to-test-body-cameras

Commissioners will release some information related to sale of Berks Heim
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/commissioners-will-release-some-information-related-to-sale-of-berks-heim

Northumberland County agrees to pay $363,400 to settle caseworkers’ OT pay suit
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/04/northumberland-county-agrees-to-pay-363400-to-settle-caseworkers-ot-pay-suit.html

National News

Ohio governor signs ban on abortion after 1st heartbeat
https://www.witf.org/news/2019/04/ohio-governor-signs-ban-on-abortion-after-1st-heartbeat.php

Philly

One year later: A timeline of controversy and progress since the Starbucks arrests seen ’round the world
https://www.philly.com/news/starbucks-incident-philadelphia-racial-bias-one-year-anniversary-stutter-dilworth-park-homeless-tables-20190412.html

A year after Starbucks arrests, Philly still needs a better response to racist surveillance | Opinion
https://www.philly.com/opinion/commentary/starbucks-arrest-racial-bias-training-20190412.html

Why this ex-chef’s pastime is cleaning Philly parks of needles | Helen Ubiñas
https://www.philly.com/news/columnists/helen-ubinas-mcpherson-park-philadelphia-heroin-drugs-20190412.html

Safest bicycle lanes are those with physical barriers
https://www.philly.com/health/bicycle-lanes-fatalities-cyclists-cars-philadelphia-australia-20190412.html

Philadelphia drivers’ lawsuit a risk to Uber as tech giant prepares to go public
https://www.philly.com/news/uber-driver-gig-economy-ipo-ride-share-20190412.html

As Biden, Bush headline opioid panel at Penn, Kenney talks supervised injection sites
https://www.philly.com/health/biden-bush-opioid-epidemic-penn-20190411.html

Philly controller subpoenas city elections officials over voting machine decision
https://www.philly.com/politics/philadelphia/philly-voting-machines-subpoena-controller-commissioners-20190411.html

John Street endorses Williams in mayoral primary derby
https://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/john-street-endorses-williams-in-mayoral-primary-derby/article_dd0624f1-240b-52ff-98f4-f5b903bf52a1.html

3 dead, including a shop owner, in separate Philly shootings
https://www.philly.com/news/man-shot-dead-wissinoming-philadelphia-20190411.html

Developer Blumenfeld targets July for North Broad Street office-and-apartment tower groundbreaking
https://www.philly.com/real-estate/commercial/north-broad-spring-garden-tower-opportunity-zone-blumenfeld-mural-west-20190411.html

Execs at Kenny Gamble’s charter school operator implicated in federal bribery probe
https://www.philly.com/news/kenny-gamble-universal-companies-michael-bonds-indictment-milwaukee-bribery-20190411.html

Newspaper’s bid for Philadelphia mayor’s texts thwarted
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2019/04/11/Newspaper-s-bid-Philadelphia-mayor-s-texts-thwarted-Jim-Kenney-right-to-know/stories/201904110095

Wawa to debut a hoagie created by Brian Dawkins and a tiny Philly store with a walk-up window
https://www.philly.com/news/philadelphia/wawa-day-tiny-store-brian-dawkins-free-coffee-20190411.html

Trump’s sister retires as federal judge in Philadelphia amid reported probe of family finances
https://www.philly.com/news/trump-sister-judge-maryanne-barry-philadelphia-federal-court-third-circuit-20190411.html

Bedbug infestation closes Southwest Philadelphia charter school
https://www.philly.com/news/bedbugs-school-philadelphia-infestation-20190411.html

‘It’s a game-changer’: Booming Brewerytown gets its first bank in over 30 years
https://www.philly.com/business/fulton-bank-brewerytown-philadelphia-revitalization-20190412.html

Philly by the numbers: 10 years after Pew’s first city-wide progress report, here’s what has changed | Opinion
https://www.philly.com/opinion/commentary/philadelphia-pew-state-of-the-city-growth-report-20190411.html

Pitt

After transit group’s urging, Gov. Wolf replaces Port Authority board member
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/04/11/Pittsburghers-for-Public-Transit-group-Gov-Wolf-replace-Port-Authority-board-member-robert-kania/stories/201904110081

DA says not yet to private criminal complaints against gun-controlling city officials
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/04/11/Pittsburgh-gun-law-zappala-peduto-private-criminal-complaint-val-finnell/stories/201904110124

Central Pa. leaders, residents speak out about Pittsburgh gun ban
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/central-pa-leaders-residents-speak-out-about-pittsburgh-gun-ban/

WATCH: Body cam footage shows incident that led to Chelsa Wagner felony charge
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/04/11/Allegheny-County-Controller-Chelsa-Wagner-Khari-Mosley-hearing-Detroit-police-arrest-obstruction/stories/201904110102

Allegheny County Jail inmate dies days after suicide attempt
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/04/11/Allegheny-County-Jail-inmate-dies-days-after-suicide-attempt-pittsburgh-timothy-pauley/stories/201904110180

CCAC South cuts ribbon on new Film Center
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2019/04/11/Film-technician-Community-College-of-Allegheny-County-TV-industry-videos-CCAC-South/stories/201904110151

Pittsburgh hip-hop scene rallies for family of Antwon Rose II
https://www.post-gazette.com/ae/music/2019/04/11/Pittsburgh-hip-hop-scene-rallies-for-family-of-Antwon-Rose-II-Jasiri-X-Ace-Hotel-benefit-Sa-Roc/stories/201904110091

Six injured in crash involving Port Authority bus near Andy Warhol Museum
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/04/11/Six-injured-in-crash-involving-Port-Authority-bus-near-Andy-Warhol-Museum/stories/201904110142

URA approves loan for Squirrel Hill affordable housing and development
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/04/11/URA-approves-loan-for-Squirrel-Hill-affordable-housing-and-development/stories/201904110131

Convention center work stalls over ‘paltry’ minority-, women-owned business participation
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2019/04/11/Lawrence-Convention-Center-Sports-Authority-Mascaro-Construction-minority-women-Steelers/stories/201904110135

Illegal gun control: By flouting state law, city is helping the NRA
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/04/12/Pittsburgh-illegal-gun-control-legislation-state-law-Bill-Peduto-NRA-National-Rifle-Association/stories/201904120029

State News

Tradition of the hunt: Will Saturday deer opener harm camp camaraderie?
https://www.post-gazette.com/life/outdoors/2019/04/11/Saturday-deer-season-hunting-camp-PA-Pittsburgh/stories/201904110049

2 Southwestern Pennsylvania active-shooter incidents make FBI’s 2018 list
https://triblive.com/local/regional/2-southwestern-pennsylvania-active-shooter-incidents-make-fbis-2018-list/

3 fallen Marines with ties to Pa. honored with flags flown at half-staff
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/3-fallen-marines-with-ties-to-pa-honored-by-flags-flown-at-half-staff-until-sunday/

Auditor General: Number of untested rape kits in Pennsylvania decreased by nearly 90%
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/auditor-general-number-of-untested-rape-kits-in-pennsylvania-decreased-by-nearly-90-percent/

Auditor General praises dwindling rape kit backlog
https://www.witf.org/state-house-sound-bites/2019/04/auditor-general-praises-dwindling-rape-kit-backlog.php

As crime labs prioritize rape kit testing across Pa., backlog drops by 90 percent
https://www.ydr.com/story/news/2019/04/11/number-untested-rape-kits-pennsylvania-down-nearly-90-percent/3434547002/

Small earthquakes shake Blue Marsh area
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/small-quakes-shake-blue-marsh-area

A Reading baby formula factory plans to use milk from Pennsylvania’s cows; the move could have a major statewide impact on the dairy industry
https://www.readingeagle.com/money/article/reading-baby-formula-factory-could-prop-up-dairy-industry

Reeling from 2018 rainfall, Pa. farmers offered emergency USDA loan
https://www.witf.org/news/2019/04/still-reeling-from-2018-rainfall-pa-farmers-offered-emergency-usda-loan.php

Editorial: Kernsville Dam removal is best course of action
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/editorial-kernsville-dam-removal-is-best-course-of-action

ACLU accuses Pa. State Police of racial profiling over traffic stop of Latino motorist
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/2019/04/aclu-accuses-pa-state-police-of-racial-profiling-over-traffic-stop-of-latino-motorist.html

Transportation

Maidencreek supervisors concerned about upcoming bridge closure
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/maidencreek-supervisors-concerned-about-upcoming-bridge-closure

Shillington OKs participation in state’s Buckle Up Project
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/shillington-oks-participation-in-states-buckle-up-project

Gas prices could be significantly higher in Allegheny County this summer
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20190411/gas-prices-could-be-significantly-higher-in-allegheny-county-this-summer

Washington

White House considered releasing migrants in ‘sanctuary cities’
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2019/04/11/Trump-administration-immigration-Homeland-Security-detainees-sanctuary-cities/stories/201904110179

White House proposed releasing immigrant detainees in sanctuary cities
https://www.philly.com/politics/nation/immigration-detainees-sanctuary-cities-release-homeland-security-san-francisco-donald-trump-nancy-pelosi-20190412.html

Two U.S. senators request PBM pricing inquiry, citing Pennsylvania and Ohio Medicaid programs
https://www.philly.com/business/senate-finance-committee-pbm-medicaid-pennsylvania-cvs-20190411.html

Joyce heading to southern border
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/04/joyce-heading-to-southern-border/

Battle for Boeing: Go get ’em, Mary Grrrrrrrr-ay
https://www.delcotimes.com/opinion/battle-for-boeing-go-get-em-mary-grrrrrrrr-ay/article_fc6386a8-5c56-11e9-9cb8-536da887fe81.html

Houlahan votes for bill aimed at protecting women
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/local/houlahan-votes-for-bill-aimed-at-protecting-women/article_74005a9e-5c5f-11e9-9885-63d0818b73f3.html