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Administration

Critics of Restore Pennsylvania plan say it relies on only one industry for funding

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/critics-of-restore-pennsylvania-plan-say-it-relies-on-only/article_a3adb896-6901-11e9-9607-9bf8cacdcb9b.html

Legislature

Support grows for reform in district court jailings over collateral

https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/chorus-grows-for-reform-in-district-court-jailings-over-collateral

Superintendents: Urban schools matter, and they need help from Harrisburg

https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/superintendents-forum-urban-schools-matter-and-they-need-help-from-harrisburg

Suburban Philadelphia state senators seek answers from DEP chief over Mariner East pipeline

https://www.witf.org/news/2019/04/suburban-philadelphia-state-senators-seek-answers-from-dep-chief-over-mariner-east-pipeline.php

State

Digital license plates are legal in 3 states – will Pennsylvania be next?

https://www.readingeagle.com/drivetime/article/digital-license-plates-are-legal-in-california-arizona-and-michigan-what-about-pa

They come in droves to Glen Onoko for one last, legal, hike to the falls

https://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-nws-glen-onoko-closing-last-weekend-20190427-oxqmpscr6fh7lj6wvwooaprz2e-story.html

As special education costs soar, state fails to keep up

https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/as-special-education-costs-soar-state-fails-to-keep-up-1.2475745

Familiar trend: Data show region’s population continues to shrink ahead of 2020 census

https://www.tribdem.com/news/familiar-trend-data-show-region-s-population-continues-to-shrink/article_207d4140-695f-11e9-aeef-f34cae7e0fbb.html

Pa. Turnpike worker’s child killed in crash on Take Your Child to Work Day: report

https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/2019/04/pa-turnpike-workers-child-killed-in-crash-on-take-your-child-to-work-day-report.html

Online voter registration spikes in PA, outpaces paper by 50 percent

https://billypenn.com/2019/04/26/online-voter-registration-spikes-in-pa-outpaces-paper-by-50-percent/

Marijuana

Editorial: Legalizing pot may provide fiscal relief to Pa.

https://www.delcotimes.com/opinion/editorial-legalizing-pot-may-provide-fiscal-relief-to-pa/article_6bc25ade-68d6-11e9-8f17-df6d1e3d11ee.html

Could recreational marijuana impact the medical marijuana industry?

https://observer-reporter.com/series/budding_dilemma/could-recreational-marijuana-impact-the-medical-marijuana-industry/article_d9bd5266-56fa-11e9-afa1-43b2065a8f08.html

Local marijuana entrepreneurs hoping for clarity amid banking haze

https://observer-reporter.com/series/budding_dilemma/local-marijuana-entrepreneurs-hoping-for-clarity-amid-banking-haze/article_58a056af-182e-57af-a8eb-806ba27a4e5f.html

How recreational marijuana might affect workplace

https://observer-reporter.com/series/budding_dilemma/how-recreational-marijuana-might-affect-workplace/article_3082575a-623a-11e9-bba0-7f6db2a9bbf1.html

Education

Bloomsburg University president, accused of sexual harassment, was previously forced out of two jobs

https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/bloomsburg-university-president-accused-of-sexual-harassment-was-previously-forced-out-of-two-jobs

Slippery Rock responds to Dr. Phil comments on admissions scandal

https://triblive.com/local/regional/slippery-rock-responds-to-dr-phil-comments-on-admissions-scandal/

West Chester University breaks ground for its largest single project ever

https://www.pottsmerc.com/news/local/west-chester-university-breaks-ground-for-its-largest-single-project/article_a6a31e8a-00f4-5b12-8ca7-aa08396f622f.html

Transportation

Exeter hoping bridge fix doesn’t get sidetracked

https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/exeter-hoping-bridge-fix-doesnt-get-sidetracked

Large buildings now the norm along I-81 corridor

https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/large-buildings-now-the-norm-along-i-81-corridor-1.2475650

Work to replace Route 924 bridge starts Monday

https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/work-to-replace-route-924-bridge-starts-monday-1.2475663

Wilkes-Barre officials to offer look at bridge plan

https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/wilkes-barre-officials-to-offer-look-at-bridge-plan-1.2475752

A small borough renamed some streets months ago. But you wouldn’t know it from Google Maps.

https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/warren-county/2019/04/a-small-borough-renamed-some-streets-months-ago-but-you-wouldnt-know-it-from-google-maps.html

Crime/Punishment

Disbarred attorney John Karoly’s debt to society is almost paid. But he still owes $1M.

https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/2019/04/disbarred-attorney-john-karolys-debt-to-society-is-almost-paid-but-he-still-owes-1m.html

Philly

Authorities break up cockfighting ring at Philadelphia home

https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/04/authorities-break-up-cockfighting-ring-at-philadelphia-home.html

Humane officers seize more than 100 birds at cockfight in progress

https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/2019/04/humane-officers-seize-more-than-100-birds-at-cockfight-in-progress-news-release-says.html

Sixers co-owner Michael Rubin blasts judge in Meek Mill case for barring travel to playoff game

https://www.philly.com/sixers/meek-mill-sixers-raptors-philadelphia-20190427.html

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh synagogue: Violence ‘must end. Enough is enough!’

https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/04/pittsburgh-synagogue-violence-must-end-enough-is-enough.html

Pittsburgh-area doctors sound alarm about deadly fungal superbug

https://triblive.com/news/health-now/pittsburgh-area-doctors-sound-alarm-about-deadly-fungal-superbug/

Local

Lehigh County caseworkers say their caseloads exceed caps, ask commissioners to hire more people

https://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-nws-lehigh-county-commissioners-20190427-kdbvpx4hlrcxrluaik4gycfhby-story.html

Thousands flock to fifth annual Overdose Awareness Day

https://www.delcotimes.com/news/local/thousands-flock-to-fifth-annual-overdose-awareness-day/article_6386cd7c-6927-11e9-9385-0b6d6f42ee30.html

Local officer achieves dream, joins Capitol Police

https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/local-officer-achieves-dream-joins-capitol-police-1.2475691

Hundreds turn out for cleanup events in Harrison, Vandergrift

https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/reddin-up-hundreds-turn-out-for-cleanup-events-in-harrison-vandergrift/

Pottstown pups help drive away cancer at annual Bark for Life

https://www.pottsmerc.com/news/pottstown-pups-help-drive-away-cancer-at-annual-bark-for/article_7b0a26ba-68ff-11e9-84fb-c37a7393ea05.html

Meet a deadbeat who owes Scranton $250,000

https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/chris-kelly-meet-a-deadbeat-who-owes-scranton-250-000-1.2475646

BKV complex gets okay from Wyoming County Planning Commission

https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/bkv-complex-gets-okay-from-wyoming-county-planning-commission-1.2475657