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Legislature

Pennsylvania National Guard family college benefit touted
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/pennsylvania-national-guard-family-college-benefit-touted/

Stephens bill targets gun suicide prevention
https://www.theintell.com/news/20190412/stephens-bill-targets-gun-suicide-prevention

Stuck on stickers? State representative from Berks wants a return to vehicle registration stickers
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/stuck-on-stickers-state-representative-from-berks-wants-a-return-to-vehicle-registration-stickers

Rep. Shusterman appointed to chair tourism committee
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/local/rep-shusterman-appointed-to-chair-tourism-committee/article_0847c1d2-5d2e-11e9-a12c-53ccdcc87827.html

Administration

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman toured Steelton
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/04/lt-gov-john-fetterman-visits-steelton-police.html

Business

Monroeville Mall evacuated amid panic after gunshots
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/04/12/Gunshots-Monroeville-Mall-Pittsburgh/stories/201904120144

Crime/Punishment

Two woman sentenced in record home healthcare fraud case; 14 more under indictment
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/04/12/Moriarty-Consultants-fraud-Pennsylvania-Medicaid-Autumn-Brown-Brenda-Lowry-Horton-Arlinda-Moriarty/stories/201904120141

By-the-numbers look at Westmoreland County courts in 2018
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/by-the-numbers-look-at-westmoreland-county-courts-in-2018/

Allegheny, Westmoreland contractors accused of scams, shoddy work
https://triblive.com/local/regional/attorney-general-takes-on-contractors-in-17-counties-including-allegheny-and-westmoreland/

Education

Cheers, jeers as Wilkes-Barre Area breaks ground on new school
https://www.timesleader.com/news/740020/cheers-jeers-as-wilkes-barre-area-breaks-ground-on-new-school

W-B Area breaks ground on new high school; protesters keep up fight
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/w-b-area-breaks-ground-on-new-high-school-protesters-keep-up-fight-1.2469555

Protesters: W-B Area school site is a health hazard
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/protesters-w-b-area-school-site-is-a-health-hazard-1.2469559

Harrisburg School District refuses to provide financial information to state auditors, education department says
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/04/harrisburg-school-district-refuses-to-provide-financial-information-to-state-auditors.html

Teachers get $44,000 workplace grant
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20190412/teachers-get-44000-workplace-grant

City district should sue for state cash
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/city-district-should-sue-for-state-cash-1.2469499

Fund drive at Penn State surpasses $1 billion mark
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2019/04/12/Penn-State-University-fundraising-campaign-1-billion-mark/stories/201904120096

Penn State fraternity suspended due to alleged misconduct and a ‘serious student injury’
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2019/04/12/Penn-State-fraternity-theta-chi-suspended-misconduct-student-injury/stories/201904120083

Wilkes University losing a VP as Skleder heads to Brenau in Ga.
https://www.timesleader.com/news/740009/wilkes-university-losing-a-vp-as-skleder-heads-to-brenau-in-ga

Gov. Wolf names international student to Kutztown University Council of Trustees
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/gov-wolf-names-international-student-to-kutztown-university-council-of-trustees

ESU reports suspected case of mumps
https://www.poconorecord.com/news/20190412/esu-reports-suspected-case-of-mumps

Test taker pleads guilty in college admissions scheme
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2019/04/13/Test-taker-pleads-guilty-in-college-admissions-scheme/stories/201904140117

Elections/Politics

Candidates in contested central Pa. primary elections urged to fill out Voters Guide information
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/04/candidates-in-contested-midstate-primary-elections-urged-to-fill-out-voters-guide-information.html

Health Care

UPMC says state attorney general has no legal grounds to delay Highmark divorce
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/upmc-says-ag-has-no-legal-grounds-to-delay-highmark-divorce/

Allegheny Valley Hospital earns advanced certification for stroke care
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/allegheny-valley-hospital-earns-advanced-certification-for-stroke-care/

Pennsylvania fares better than 42 other states in physician-patient ratio
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/pennsylvania-fares-better-than-42-other-states-in-physician-patient-ratio/

Local News

Work held up on Solomon Creek flood control project
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/work-held-up-on-solomon-creek-flood-control-project-1.2469458

Rare, valuable elements extracted in Hazleton area
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/rare-valuable-elements-extracted-in-hazleton-area-1.2469463

Hazleton Innovation Center partners with Valmont Industrial Park job incubator
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/hazleton-innovation-center-partners-with-valmont-industrial-park-job-incubator-1.2469486

Recycling rejection leaves full bins on Scranton streets
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/recycling-rejection-leaves-full-bins-on-scranton-streets-1.2469467

Scranton gets two proposals on stormwater management
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-gets-two-proposals-on-stormwater-management-1.2469659

With meter officer out, parking went unenforced in Carbondale
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/with-meter-officer-out-parking-went-unenforced-in-carbondale-1.2469663

Carbondale couple file suit against city over $1 property transaction
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/carbondale-couple-file-suit-against-city-over-1-property-transaction-1.2469658

Youth Summit addresses opioid epidemic, Schuylkill Co. future
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/youth-summit-addresses-opioid-epidemic-schuylkill-co-future-1.2469470

Vandergrift Public Library wins free summer program bringing educators from Carnegie Science Center
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/vandergrift-public-library-wins-free-summer-program-bringing-educators-from-the-carnegie-science-center/

Allegheny County loan will help East Deer complete 3 projects
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/county-loan-will-help-east-deer-complete-three-projects/

Editorial: New recovery center a positive step for community
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/new-recovery-center-a-positive-step-for-community

Marijuana

Pa. Lt. Gov. Fetterman brings cannabis listening tour in Downingtown
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/pa-lt-gov-fetterman-brings-cannabis-listening-tour-in-downingtown/article_0e567280-5d65-11e9-b0fb-47c4e7fd2178.html

National News

To prevent child abuse and promote health, teach kids the impact of behavior
https://www.philly.com/news/child-prevent-abuse-promote-health-teach-kids-impact-behavior-20190413.html

Philly

Philly developer granted approval to partially demolish Society Hill’s Dilworth House to build condos
https://www.philly.com/real-estate/housing/dilworth-house-society-hill-historical-commission-approval-partial-demolition-condo-tower-turchi-20190412.html

As change comes to Jewelers Row, memories of the time I was friends with Row royalty | Mike Newall
https://www.philly.com/opinion/jewelers-row-philadelphia-toll-brothers-eviction-20190413.html

CCP faculty and staff ratify six-year contract
https://www.philly.com/news/community-college-faculty-contract-ratify-raises-20190412.html

Wendy’s at 11th and Walnut in Philly headed for demolition
https://www.philly.com/real-estate/commercial/wendys-th-walnut-briad-honigfeld-center-city-fast-food-development-20190412.html

Affordable summer camp a lifesaver for working parents | Opinion
https://www.philly.com/opinion/commentary/summer-camp-philadelphia-parks-and-recreation-20190412.html

Philadelphia’s revival may not provide a playbook for other cities | Opinion
https://www.philly.com/opinion/commentary/urban-development-philadelphia-johnstown-pennsylvania-20190412.html

Pitt

Peduto: Sending immigrant detainees to Pittsburgh not a punishment
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/peduto-sending-immigrant-detainees-to-city-not-a-punishment/

A key labor moment arrives at the University of Pittsburgh. Will grad assistants vote to join a union?
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2019/04/12/University-of-Pittsburgh-Pitt-United-Steelworkers-USW-union-labor-graduate-assistants-students/stories/201904120115

Pittsburgh controller launches comprehensive city spending website
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/04/12/Pittsburgh-controller-launches-city-spending-data-web-portal-nightly-updates/stories/201904120098

See how much Pittsburgh has spent and on what with these online tools
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/see-how-much-pittsburgh-has-spent-and-on-what-with-these-online-tools/

WATCH: Controller Wagner releases second officer’s body-cam footage, showing elevator incident from different angle
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/04/12/chelsa-wagner-detroit-felony-charge-body-cam-Allegheny-County-Pittsburgh/stories/201904120131

As military transgender ban takes effect, Pittsburgh researcher is caught in national debate
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/04/12/transgender-ban-military-pittsburgh-rand-report-agnes-schaefer-federal-court-subpoena-testimony/stories/201904120108

Gun-rights activists push for criminal charges against Pittsburgh officials
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/04/12/Gun-rights-activists-push-for-criminal-charges-against-city-officials/stories/201904120080

Aaron Donald makes historic 7-figure donation to Pitt football
https://triblive.com/sports/aaron-donald-makes-seven-figure-donation-to-pitt-football/

Highmark’s IT company axes 132 positions in Pittsburgh
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/highmarks-it-company-axes-132-positions-in-pittsburgh/

State News

King of Prussia Town Center is hip new city within a suburb. But with a parking problem. Oops! | Maria Panaritis
https://www.philly.com/news/columnists/king-of-prussia-town-center-parking-cbre-maria-panaritis-20190413.html

Death of Marines with local ties a reminder of America’s longest war
https://www.philly.com/news/marine-trump-afghanistan-iraq-war-terrorism-pennsylvania-20190412.html

Bucks DA: New Hope officer mistook gun for Taser, shot man in holding cell
https://www.philly.com/news/pennsylvania/new-hope-officer-shooting-taser-excused-brian-riling-20190412.html

Researchers find a bounty of fish in Allegheny Township’s Pine Run
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/researchers-find-a-bounty-of-fish-in-allegheny-townships-pine-run/

DEP to sample 300 public water supplies for man-made contaminants
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/dep-to-sample-300-public-water-supplies-for-man-made-contaminants/

Pennsylvania plans to begin testing drinking water for PFAS toxins
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/04/pennsylvania-plans-to-begin-testing-drinking-water-for-pfas-toxins.html

DEP to begin statewide sampling for six PFAS chemicals
https://www.witf.org/news/2019/04/dep-to-begin-statewide-sampling-for-six-pfas-chemicals.php

Campaign for free trade hits Reading, pushes for new international trade deal
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/campaign-for-free-trade-make-a-stop-in-reading

Game Commission may close dangerous eastern Pa. trail: report
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/04/game-commission-may-close-troubled-trail-report.html

Transportation

Irwin-area drivers are Pennsylvania’s worst, survey finds
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/irwin-area-drivers-rated-pennsylvanias-worst-by-seattle-insurance-quote-company/

Washington

Trump immigration disgrace: Not just at the border, but blocking legal arrivals, too | Trudy Rubin
https://www.philly.com/opinion/trump-southern-border-migrants-full-stephen-miller-iraq-visas-20190412.html

Second federal judge blocks Trump plan to send Haitians home
https://www.philly.com/politics/nation/federal-judge-blocks-department-homeland-security-forcing-haitians-return-home-president-donald-trump-20190412.html

Rep. Perry opens district office, moving in with familiar GOP face
https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/politics/2019/04/12/rep-perry-opens-district-office-moving-familiar-gop-face/3448536002/