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Legislature

State senators weigh in on latest push to expand help for victims of childhood sex abuse
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/local/state-senators-weigh-in-on-latest-push-to-expand-help/article_67dd7b94-5d58-11e9-901b-270a4478dee8.html

From Scranton Prep to Harrisburg, new state rep Bridget Kosierowski shares path to politics
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/from-scranton-prep-to-harrisburg-new-state-rep-bridget-kosierowski-shares-path-to-politics-1.2470300

Bill would begin to mandate testing in radon-dense Pa.
https://www.witf.org/news/2019/04/bill-would-begin-to-mandate-testing-in-radon-dense-pa.php

Butt out: Pittsburgh doesn’t need Daryl Metcalfe’s input on guns
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/04/15/Daryl-Metcalfe-Pittsburgh-Bill-Peduto-gun-control-rights-legislation/stories/201904150021

Plan would boost pay in 6 Erie County school districts
https://www.goerie.com/news/20190415/plan-would-boost-pay-in-6-erie-county-school-districts#

Boost teacher minimum pay
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/boost-teacher-minimum-pay-1.2470117

Raising minimum salaries for PA teachers
https://www.witf.org/smart-talk/2019/04/are-teachers-paid-enough.php

A Boalsburg woman died last year after taking kratom. Should it be banned in Pa.?
https://www.centredaily.com/news/local/community/article229127174.html

Bernstine takes the baton from Christiana on reforming Pennsylvania’s Sunshine Act
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20190413/bernstine-takes-baton-from-christiana-on-reforming-pennsylvanias-sunshine-act

Panel passes Ward bill on wedding venues
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/04/panel-passes-ward-bill-on-wedding-venues/

Legislators should not allow nurses to act as physicians | Opinion
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2019/04/legislators-should-not-allow-nurses-to-act-as-physicians-opinion.html

Editorial: Let candidates for governor choose running mate
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/editorial-let-candidates-for-governor-choose-running-mate

Business

Mariner East 2 pipeline draw heat at Haverford hearing
http://www.mainlinemedianews.com/mainlinetimes/mariner-east-pipeline-draw-heat-at-haverford-hearing/article_da1f7ea4-5f0c-11e9-99d6-c7a9be737d01.html

Our view: Erie Coke must be held accountable
https://www.goerie.com/opinion/20190415/our-view-erie-coke-must-be-held-accountable

Crime/Punishment

Clothing-as-currency allegations shed light on county prison garb
https://www.timesleader.com/news/740173/clothing-as-currency-allegations-shed-light-on-county-prison-garb

Activist and attorney urges hope and help for the condemned
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/activist-and-attorney-urges-hope-and-help-for-the-condemned-1.2470199

‘No ongoing concern for public safety,’ Allentown police say following nightclub shooting
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/lehigh-county/2019/04/no-ongoing-concern-for-public-safety-allentown-police-say-following-night-club-shooting.html

Drug treatment group expands to 4 more Lehigh Valley police departments
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/allentown/2019/04/drug-treatment-group-expands-to-4-more-lehigh-valley-police-departments.html

Education

$2.6M in grants announced for teacher-related programs
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/2-6m-in-grants-announced-for-teacher-related-programs-1.2470151

MONDAY UPDATE: Abington Heights teachers’ salary schedule settled
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/monday-update-abington-heights-teachers-salary-schedule-settled-1.2470307

World War II vet, 94, gets high school diploma
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/world-war-ii-vet-94-gets-high-school-diploma/

Reading School Board candidates voice their opinions on I-LEAD, other district issues
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-school-board-candidates-voice-their-opinions-on-i-lead-other-district-issues

Harrisburg School District considers rehiring controversial attorney as solicitor
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/04/harrisburg-school-district-considers-rehiring-controversial-attorney-as-solicitor.html

Boko Haram stalled her education. Five years later, she’s starting over in central Pa.
https://www.witf.org/news/2019/04/dickinson-boko-haram-education-bridge-program.php

Erie’s Penn State Behrend plans $6.3 million project
https://www.goerie.com/news/20190415/eries-penn-state-behrend-plans-63-million-project

Elections/Politics

Both major parties lacking in foot soldiers in Berks
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/both-major-parties-lacking-in-foot-soldiers

Health Care

A significant doctor shortage is expected by 2030, especially among general practitioners
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/primary-care-by-2030-expect-a-significant-doctor-shortage—-especially-general-praticioners

Local News

County Notebook: Luzerne County recreation grants awarded
https://www.timesleader.com/news/740175/county-notebook-luzerne-county-recreation-grants-awarded

Volunteers clean up neglected baseball field in Parsons Park
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/volunteers-clean-up-neglected-baseball-field-in-parsons-park-1.2470224

Overnight storm knocks out power for thousands
https://www.timesleader.com/news/breaking-news/740165/tornado-watch-issued-for-nepa

Scranton homeowners and city again face off over Airbnb rentals
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-homeowners-and-city-again-face-off-over-airbnb-rentals-1.2470279

Lackawanna County commissioners approve anti-political firing policy
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/lackawanna-county-commissioners-approve-anti-political-firing-policy-1.2470352

For #TrashTag founders, cleaning up is a lifestyle, not an event
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/for-trashtag-founders-cleaning-up-is-a-lifestyle-not-an-event-1.2470306

Public hearing scheduled to discuss flood plan for Westmoreland County
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/public-hearing-scheduled-to-discuss-flood-plan-for-westmoreland-county/

Prep work underway for Freeport sewer project
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/prep-work-under-way-for-freeport-sewer-project/

Laney’s Fashionista 5K draws more than 500 to West Reading
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/laneys-fashionista-5k-draws-more-than-500-to-west-reading

YMCA of Bucks County announces expanded prgrams, services
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20190414/ymca-of-bucks-county-announces-expanded-prgrams-services

Philly

Gun violence in Philly: ‘An everyday mass shooting,’ Temple study finds
https://www.philly.com/health/gun-violence-mass-shootings-injuries-philadelphia-temple-university-20190415.html

This city-run nonprofit has been handing out millions of your dollars — without any oversight
https://www.philly.com/news/philadelphia-city-council-hall-nonprofit-charity-government-activities-fund-recreation-20190415.html

Repeal the tax abatement, rent control: Here’s what Council candidates say they’d do first
https://www.philly.com/politics/primary-election-council-candidates-politics-first-legislation-platform-philly-20190415.html

Mail for the homeless: A local lifeline for people off the grid
https://www.philly.com/news/homeless-philadelphia-broad-street-ministry-mail-20190415.html

Tornado warnings startle sleeping Philadelphia area
https://www.philly.com/news/tornado-philadelphia-warning-thunderstorms-weather-20190415.html

Why we should worry about the future of history — and the institutions that house it | Editorial
https://www.philly.com/opinion/editorials/pennsylvania-historical-society-philadelphia-layoffs-genealogy-20190415.html

Pitt

Ground broken for Wightman Park renovation in Squirrel Hill
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/04/14/Ground-broken-Wightman-Park-Squirrel-Hill-Pittsburgh-renovation-stormwater/stories/201904140171

Mayor working on nonprofit fund, but deal still out of reach for now
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/04/14/Mayor-Peduto-OnePGH-report-pittsburgh-raise-critical-needs-tax-exempt-organizations/stories/201904110090

Police: 26 bullets fired in Fairywood, striking 3 parked cars
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/police-26-bullets-fired-in-fairywood-striking-3-parked-cars/

Redistricting

Redistricting panel has monstrous task
http://www.sungazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/04/redistricting-panel-has-monstrous-task/

State News

Former wrestling champion from Canon-Mac shot by police multiple times
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/04/14/State-PIAA-wresting-champion-Logan-Macri-Canon-McMillan-shot-police-multiple-times-weapon-domestic/stories/201904140176

Where will the nuclear waste go after Three Mile Island shuts down?
https://www.philly.com/business/what-happened-to-three-mile-island-nuclear-waste-after-the-accident-20190414.html

New Kensington fire shows importance of renters insurance
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/new-kensington-fire-shows-importance-of-renters-insurance/

Numbers shrink at immigration facility in Bern Township
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/numbers-shrink-at-immigration-facility-in-bern-township

Prayers for detainees at Berks County Residential Center
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/prayers-for-detainees-at-berks-county-residential-center

Don’t put water at risk for pipelines
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/don-t-put-water-at-risk-for-pipelines-1.2470115

Cops violated central Pa. man’s rights when they searched his garage without a warrant, state court rules
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/04/cops-violated-central-pa-mans-rights-when-they-searched-his-garage-without-a-warrant-state-court-rules.html

Unredacted report: Even after Sara Packer admitted to three-way sex with older foster daughter, Grace was returned to her
https://www.mcall.com/news/watchdog/mc-nws-grace-packer-2010-abuse-reexamined-20190414-hugeozq3sfcv7hc6frffjhizse-story.html

Transportation

North Walnut Street closed due to mine subsidence, authorities say
https://www.timesleader.com/news/740151/north-walnut-street-closed-due-to-mine-subsidence-authorities-say

Washington

Bernie Sanders caps battleground tour with criticism of Trump, vow to ‘bring people together’
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2019/04/14/Bernie-Sanders-strives-to-win-back-Pa-democrats-at-rally-in-Oakland-scheney-plaza-campaign-2020/stories/201904140178

Bernie Sanders brings his presidential campaign to Pittsburgh
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/bernie-sanders-brings-his-presidential-campaign-to-pittsburgh/

Some Democrats beginning state campaigns for president
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2019/04/14/Democrats-begin-state-campaigns-president-sanders-beto-pittsburgh/stories/201904130040

Pelosi asks for extra security for Ilhan Omar after Trump tweet
https://www.philly.com/politics/nation/nancy-pelosi-asks-for-extra-security-for-ilhan-omar-after-trump-tweet-20190414.html

Democrats take aim at Miller as questions persist about ‘sanctuary city’ targeting
https://triblive.com/news/politics-election/democrats-take-aim-at-miller-as-questions-persist-about-sanctuary-city-targeting/

Congress is not ‘smart enough’ to examine Trump’s tax returns, Sarah Sanders says
https://triblive.com/news/politics-election/congress-is-not-smart-enough-to-examine-trumps-tax-returns-sarah-sanders-says/

Barletta honored for ‘fundamental change’ to disaster recovery efforts
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/barletta-honored-for-fundamental-change-to-disaster-recovery-efforts-1.2470208

World News

A measles outbreak in Madagascar has killed over 1,200
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2019/04/14/outbreak-measles-cases-Madagascar-children-killed-parents-vaccinations/stories/201904140182