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Legislature

Chesco sources praise sexual abuse bills
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/chesco-sources-praise-sexual-abuse-bills/article_37b798d4-5df6-11e9-b147-2fcaa798d687.html

Editorial: Changing law still denies justice to abuse victims
https://www.delcotimes.com/opinion/editorial-changing-law-still-denies-justice-to-abuse-victims/article_ef69595f-30cd-5692-b8fa-4f857888fe7b.html

Pay charters based on actual costs
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/pay-charters-based-on-actual-costs-1.2469704

Business

Immigrants in licensed trades have a harder time getting to work
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/immigrants-in-licensed-trades-have-a-harder-time-getting-to-work-1.2469729

Tesla couldn’t solve a Model 3 owners’ Bluetooth problem after 7 months. So it blamed Samsung phones.
https://www.philly.com/business/tesla-model-bluetooth-problems-samsung-cherry-hill-lawsuit-20190414.html

Monroeville Mall shoppers react to Friday night gunfire
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/monroeville-mall-shoppers-react-to-friday-night-gunfire/

It’s ranked as the nation’s biggest industrial project this year, and it’s happening in the Lehigh Valley
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/business/2019/04/its-ranked-as-the-nations-biggest-industrial-project-this-year-and-its-happening-in-the-lehigh-valley.html

Crime/Punishment

State police uncover suspected meth lab in Indiana County
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/04/13/State-police-uncover-suspected-meth-lab-in-Indiana-County/stories/201904130039

Allentown police investigating early morning shooting at nightclub
https://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-one-shot-at-gravity-nightclub-20190413-7dz7v4sqbbhnjdx4o67sjh7jqm-story.html

How One Mother’s Battle Is Changing Police Training On Disabilities
https://www.npr.org/2019/04/13/705887493/how-one-mothers-battle-is-changing-police-training-on-disabilities?_ga=2.75098704.310332393.1555241222-143648526.1525781970

Erie County getting state refund for SCI Albion crimes
https://www.goerie.com/news/20190414/erie-county-getting-state-refund-for-sci-albion-crimes

Report on Delco prison stresses savings for county
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/local/report-on-delco-prison-stresses-savings-for-county/article_7f145862-5e36-11e9-9fa5-27b961196dee.html

Patients, employees detail web of deception at Liberation Way
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20190414/patients-employees-detail-web-of-deception-at-liberation-way

Chesco judge sends 8-time DUI offender to jail: ‘Enough is enough’
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/chesco-judge-sends–time-dui-offender-to-jail-enough/article_5714b386-5d2b-11e9-99c9-7bdb17fb38b0.html

Education

After protests and fears, Scranton school for deaf celebrates 10 years with new owner
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/after-protests-and-fears-scranton-school-for-deaf-celebrates-10-years-with-new-owner-1.2469817

Community helps build Prescott Elementary’s new playground
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/community-helps-build-prescott-elementary-s-new-playground-1.2469945

Holi Festival at University of Scranton welcomes spring with clouds of color
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/holi-festival-at-university-of-scranton-welcomes-spring-with-clouds-of-color-1.2469938

Morehouse College to take transgender students
https://www.philly.com/education/moorehouse-college-transgender-men-lgbtq-20190413.html

Elections/Politics

Commissioner candidates share visions, positions during first forum
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/commissioner-candidates-share-visions-positions-during-first-forum

Gaming

Mobile app will be available for bettors
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/mobile-app-will-be-available-for-bettors-1.2469788

Local News

Residency not a big issue for city union
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/residency-not-a-big-issue-for-city-union-1.2469930

Can your boss tell you where to live if he’s the mayor?
https://www.citizensvoice.com/opinion/can-your-boss-tell-you-where-to-live-if-he-s-the-mayor-1.2469740

More than 600 turn out to ‘Bowl for Kids’ Sake’
https://www.timesleader.com/news/740133/more-than-600-turn-out-to-bowl-for-kids-sake

Peter Cottontail comes to Public Square
https://www.timesleader.com/news/740127/peter-cottontail-comes-to-public-squarepage/2/

City parish seeks $1.25M to fix, save historic church
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/city-parish-seeks-1-25m-to-fix-save-historic-church-1.2469872

Beeping Easter egg hunt a big hit with kids
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/beeping-easter-egg-hunt-a-big-hit-with-kids-1.2469803

Four officers join Hazleton force; six others promoted
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/four-officers-join-hazleton-force-six-others-promoted-1.2469874

Plan to convert closed playground in West Hazleton moves forward
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/plan-to-convert-closed-playground-in-west-hazleton-moves-forward-1.2469737

Greensburg march raises awareness about domestic, sexual violence
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/greensburg-march-raises-awareness-about-domestic-sexual-violence/

Carl Magnetta remembered as one of Tarentum’s biggest boosters
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/carl-magnetta-remembered-as-one-of-tarentums-biggest-boosters/

Kochel Kids, Olivet partner for big scramble at annual egg hunt
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/kochel-kids-olivet-partner-for-a-big-scramble-at-annual-egg-hunt

Marijuana

Legalizing adult recreational marijuana faces uphill battle
https://observer-reporter.com/series/budding_dilemma/legalizing-adult-recreational-marijuana-faces-uphill-battle/article_16e3bbd0-531d-11e9-9078-cb0e9401330a.html

Editorial: Pennsylvania must look at new approach to marijuana
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/pennsylvania-must-look-at-new-approach-to-marijuana

National News

Federal report finds ‘pervasive’ harassment at AccuWeather
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/career-workplace/2019/04/13/Federal-report-pervasive-sexual-harassment-AccuWeather-pennsylvania/stories/201904130068

New Jersey

N.J. law requiring public workers to live here is ‘antiquated, almost barbaric.’ Let’s kill it, lawmaker says.
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/2019/04/nj-law-requiring-public-workers-to-live-here-is-antiquated-almost-barbaric-lets-kill-it-lawmaker-says.html

Philly

Arcadia volunteers work with special needs athletes but worry that budget cuts may impact similar programs
https://www.philly.com/sports/arcadia-students-special-olympics-athletes-budget-cuts-secretary-education-betsy-devos-20190414.html

The Clintons visit The Met: A look back, with nods to the future
https://www.philly.com/news/bill-hillary-rodham-clinton-nnamdi-asomugha-met-philadelphia-20190414.html

It’s tax season, the busiest time of year for CPAs, the IRS, and … tattoo artists?
https://www.philly.com/news/tax-season-tattoos-refund-artist-philadelphia-20190414.html

What’s at stake in judicial elections | Editorial
https://www.philly.com/opinion/editorials/judges-election-municipal-primary-philadelphia–20190414.html

Pitt

‘I love L.A. but Pittsburgh just is home.’ Aaron Donald flaunts Pitt love at Heinz Field
https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/Pitt/2019/04/13/aaron-donald-pitt-football-donation-gift-pat-narduzzi-heather-lyke/stories/201904130051

History center exhibit evokes memories – some pleasant, some painful – for Vietnam veterans
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2019/04/13/Western-Pennsylvania-Vietnam-War-Heinz-History-Center-pittsburgh-veterans/stories/201904140125

Mayor Peduto, why the silence on UPMC?
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/04/14/Mayor-Bill-Peduto-Pittsburgh-UPMC-Highmark-health-care-consent-degree/stories/201904140051

Luke Skywalker acquitted on all charges by Pittsburgh-area ‘jury’
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/luke-skywalker-acquitted-on-all-charges-by-pittsburgh-area-jury/

Chelsa Wagner declares partial victory in Detroit case, releases more video
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/chelsa-wagner-declares-partial-victory-in-detroit-case-releases-more-video/

State News

Fruit products linked to salmonella outbreak recalled; some may be for sale in Pennsylvania
https://www.philly.com/news/melon-salmonella-caito-llc-fda-cdc-pennsylvania-walmart-whole-foods-trader-joes-kroger-20190413.html

Trout season opener a family affair
https://www.post-gazette.com/life/outdoors/2019/04/13/Trout-season-opener-families-bull-creek-pennsylvania/stories/201904130072

Pennsylvania hopes to hook anglers early to spur interest in fishing
https://triblive.com/local/regional/pennsylvania-hopes-to-hook-anglers-early-to-spur-interest-in-fishing/

The kielbasa is calling, and they must go
https://www.philly.com/news/kielbasa-kielbasy-coal-easter-polish-easter-pierogies-20190413.html

Discrimination or elitism?: Retailers should be required to accept paper money
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/04/13/Cashless-paper-money-discrimination-elitism-Philadelphia/stories/201904130011

Opening day change is official for Pennsylvania deer hunters
https://triblive.com/sports/opening-day-change-official-for-pennsylvania-deer-hunters/

Erie, Crawford farm numbers tumble
https://www.goerie.com/news/20190414/erie-crawford-farm-numbers-tumble#

Transportation

Sans Souci Blues: Potholes, patching and years until the next big fix
https://www.timesleader.com/news/740145/sans-souci-blues-potholes-patching-and-years-until-the-next-big-fix

‘Fix the damn roads,’ Luzerne County Councilman says
https://www.timesleader.com/news/740142/fix-the-damn-roads-luzerne-county-councilman-says

Ed Lewis: A lifetime of memories on the Sans Souci
https://www.timesleader.com/news/740139/ed-lewis-a-lifetime-of-memories-on-the-sans-souci

Washington

House Democrats give IRS hard deadline of April 23 to turn over Trump tax returns
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2019/04/13/House-Democrat-treasury-chief-bicker-over-Trump-tax-returns-1/stories/201904130080

Dems defend Omar after Trump retweets video against her
https://www.philly.com/politics/nation/ilhan-omar-trump-retweet-muslim-democrats-20190413.html

Study: Fox News is obsessed with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
https://www.philly.com/politics/nation/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-fox-news-media-study-20190413.html

President Trump’s plan to send migrant detainees to sanctuary cities draws concerns about cost, legality
https://www.philly.com/news/nation-world/trump-migrant-detainees-sanctuary-cities-cost-20190413.html