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Legislature

Democratic legislators seek support for changes in police use-of-force laws
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2019/04/29/Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh-police-use-of-force-laws-legislation-Michael-Rosfeld-Antwon-Rose-black-caucus/stories/201904190095

Officials tout waste coal plan
https://www.tnonline.com/officials-tout-waste-coal-plan

We screwed up on Santarsiero headline
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/opinion/20190428/we-screwed-up-on-santarsiero-headline/1

State House GOP: Dem’s anti-littering bottle bill has chance
https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/2019/04/27/state-house-gop-dems-anti-littering-bottle-bill-has-chance/3575194002/

Lawyer, state Rep. Lee protest treatment of Allegheny County Jail inmate who gave birth
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/04/26/joss-duerling-bret-grote-pregnant-inmate-allegheny-county-jail-birth-summer-lee/stories/201904260146

House Speaker Turzai’s lawsuit seeks to stop county Redevelopment Authority from tapping fund
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2019/04/26/Pennsylvania-House-Speaker-Turzai-s-lawsuit-county-Redevelopment-Authority-from-tapping-fund/stories/201904260125

A fair and open trial gives justice for victims of abuse — and discourages secrecy | Editorial
https://www.philly.com/opinion/editorials/statute-limitations-sexual-abuse-settlements-secrecy-bloomsburg-pennsylvania-20190429.html

Ensure Motor License Fund money goes where it belongs
https://www.citizensvoice.com/opinion/ensure-motor-license-fund-money-goes-where-it-belongs-1.2475942

Rite Aid banned e-cigarettes. It’s time to update PA laws to address increasing teen use
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2019/04/rite-aid-banned-e-cigarettes-its-time-to-update-pa-laws-to-address-increasing-teen-use.html

EDITORIAL: Pa. resolution overdue on capital punishment
https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/opinion/editorials/2019/04/29/editorial-pa-resolution-overdue-capital-punishment/3608751002/

Administration

Wolf aide won’t face charges following ethics investigation
https://www.witf.org/news/2019/04/wolf-aide-wont-face-charges-following-ethics-investigation.php

Business

Lehigh Valley businesses face deadline to get spotted lanternfly permit
https://www.mcall.com/business/mc-biz-spotted-lanternfly-permit-20190429-z3dff5guureehd6rakqy6ol75y-story.html

Desperate for workers, Pennsylvania employers look behind bars
https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/mc-nws-pa-frackville-state-prison-job-fair-20190428-2qpi7qk2sjdgvmm24fovdjf6zu-story.html

Crime/Punishment

Monroeville girl’s murder spurs father on crusade against teen dating violence
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/monroeville-girls-murder-spurs-father-on-crusade-against-teen-dating-violence/

Education

State takeover of Harrisburg schools may not produce the results advocates seeks
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/04/state-takeover-of-harrisburg-schools-may-not-produce-the-results-advocates-seeks.html

Five more major construction projects coming in Council Rock
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20190429/five-more-major-construction-projects-coming-in-council-rock

Hazleton Area freshman honored for Chemo Buddies
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/hazleton-area-freshman-honored-for-chemo-buddies-1.2475979

New beginnings at Wilkes
https://www.timesleader.com/news/local/741554/new-beginnings-at-wilkes

Sit-in at Swarthmore fraternity enters third day; students say temporary suspension is insufficient
https://www.philly.com/news/swarthmore-college-sit-in-phi-psi-fraternity-leaked-documents-third-day-20190428.html

Elections/Politics

This Main Line teacher was so inspired by her students that she’s quitting her job to run for office
https://www.philly.com/news/deb-ciamacca-state-house-candidate-democrat-conestoga-teacher-inspired-by-students-chris-hurst-marine-20190429.html

Some Lackawanna County commissioner hopefuls always vote, some don’t
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/some-lackawanna-county-commissioner-hopefuls-always-vote-some-don-t-1.2476110

Editorial: Presidential candidates should be seen in Pennsylvania
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/editorial-presidential-candidates-should-be-seen-in-pennsylvania

Health Care

Tax credit cuts will make Obamacare plans more expensive for many
https://www.philly.com/health/consumer/obamacare-tax-credits-aca-health-insurance-20190429.html

Alzheimer’s disease slowly robs a Berks family of their Superman
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/alzheimers-disease-slowly-robs-a-berks-family-of-their-superman

Pennsylvanians urged to get current on shots
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/pennsylvanians-urged-to-get-current-on-shots

Local News

Luzerne County pension fund recoups 2018 losses
https://www.timesleader.com/news/741516/luzerne-county-pension-fund-recoups-2018-losses

Save the Alarm events aims to save lives
https://www.timesleader.com/news/local/741512/save-the-alarm-events-aims-to-save-lives

Cherry Blossom Festival ends on soggy note
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/cherry-blossom-festival-ends-on-soggy-note-1.2476035

Riders ‘rolled with the punches’ for 103-mile bicycle ride
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/riders-rolled-with-the-punches-for-103-mile-bicycle-ride-1.2476060

Efforts continue to save longtime Girl Scout camp
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/efforts-continue-to-save-longtime-girl-scout-camp-1.2475962

Four firms interested in doing downtown walkability plan for Scranton
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/four-firms-interested-in-doing-downtown-walkability-plan-for-scranton-1.2476120

Man killed in incident at vets home suffered head trauma
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/man-killed-in-incident-at-vets-home-suffered-head-trauma-1.2476078

Scranton shooting victim recovering with family’s support
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-shooting-victim-recovering-with-family-s-support-1.2476115

Grants to fund low-emissions police cars in Donora, Monessen
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/environmental-settlement-funds-earmarked-for-low-emissions-police-vehicles-in-monessen-donora/

Disc golf soars in popularity in Berks
https://www.readingeagle.com/life/article/disc-golf-soars-in-popularity

Reading woman carries the message of bicycle safety on her back
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/bike-safety-rides-on-her-back

Cleanup and celebration mark Earth Day festivities in Chester County
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/cleanup-and-celebration-mark-earth-day-festivities-in-chester-county/article_46e303c4-69f5-11e9-aa77-0f2ac59df6cb.html

Opioid Crisis

Opioid awareness forum set in Dupont
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/opioid-awareness-forum-set-in-dupont-1.2475945

Philly

In Philly, your race predicts whether you’ll be locked up or go free until trial, study says
https://www.philly.com/news/philly-money-bail-criminal-justice-community-bail-fund-20190429.html

Inquirer Poll: What Philly voters think of Mayor Jim Kenney, crime, and the soda tax
https://www.philly.com/news/primary-election-2019-philadelphia-voter-poll-survey-issues-20190429.html

At Philadelphia’s annual Holocaust remembrance, fresh heartache over California synagogue shooting
https://www.philly.com/news/synagogue-shooting-california-philadelphia-holocaust-20190428.html

One of the last great corner drug stores thrives in North Philly
https://www.philly.com/real-estate/inga-saffron/north-philadelphia-corner-store-architecture-independent-pharmacy-20190429.html

Why the 15th Street Station along the Market-Frankford Line isn’t just called City Hall
https://www.philly.com/transportation/septa-city-hall-15th-street-market-frankford-broad-street-subway-20190429.html

María Quiñones-Sánchez hopes to beat the party a third time in heated Council race against state Rep. Angel Cruz
https://www.philly.com/news/politics-primary-seventh-district-maria-quinones-sanchez-angel-cruz-kensington-north-philly-barrio-20190428.html

How a Kensington elementary school convinced teachers to stay despite the neighborhood’s challenges
https://www.philly.com/news/philadelphia-schools-sheppard-elementary-teacher-turnover-20190429.html

Committee of Seventy’s ‘rock in the pond’ | John Baer
https://www.philly.com/opinion/john-baer-election-reform-philadelphia-20190429.html

Pitt

Biden heading to Pittsburgh today to woo labor and middle class, and plant a flag in Pa.
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2019/04/29/Democrat-presidential-campaign-Joe-Biden-Pittsburgh-Pennsylvania-middle-class-rebuild/stories/201904290070

Hundreds gather to remember Tree of Life victims, call for gun action
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/04/28/Tree-of-Life-Poway-Squirrel-Hill-Stands-Against-Gun-Violence-CeaseFirePA/stories/201904280205

Hundreds commemorate 6-month anniversary of Tree of Life slayings
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/part-memorial-part-rally-hundreds-commemorate-6-month-anniversary-of-tree-of-life-slayings/

Pittsburgh synagogue: Violence ‘must end. Enough is enough!’
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/pittsburgh-synagogue-violence-must-end-enough-is-enough/

Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority to complete addition of lead inhibiting chemical
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/pittsburgh-water-and-sewer-authority-to-complete-addition-of-lead-inhibiting-chemical/

Friends and family gather in Clairton to mourn slain quarterback
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/04/28/Armani-Ford-quarterback-Clairton-Bears-record-setting-football-fatally-shot-dead/stories/201904280206

Refugees get a boat’s-eye view of their new home – Pittsburgh
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/04/27/Refugees-boats-pittsburgh-gateway-clipper/stories/201904270058

Time for a checkup: Pollution, cancer show Pittsburgh’s health gaps
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/04/28/Pollution-cancer-Pittsburgh-health-environment-gaps-problems/stories/201904280051

Man struck, dragged by vehicle in fatal hit-and-run in Penn Hills
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/04/29/Man-struck-dragged-by-vehicle-in-fatal-hit-and-run-in-Penn-Hills/stories/201904290071

Holy Family Institute expands migrant children shelter program because of need
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2019/04/29/Holy-Family-Institute-expands-migrant-children-shelter-program-need-72/stories/201904260150

More children are tested for lead, while home repairs try to keep up
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2019/04/28/Allegheny-County-children-exposure-test-screening-elevated-Lead-Safe-Homes/stories/201904240151

Four challenging Ricky Burgess for city’s District 9 seat in Democratic primary
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2019/04/29/Pittsburgh-City-Council-District-9-Democratic-primary-Ricky-Burgess-May-21-primary/stories/201904280207

Return of the good book: Recovery of other stolen items must be a priority
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/04/29/Carnegie-Library-Pittsburgh-bible-Oliver-Room-theft-recovery/stories/201904290016

Developer wants to add sandy beach, lagoon, Ferris wheel to North Shore
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/developer-wants-to-add-sandy-beach-lagoon-ferris-wheel-to-north-shore/

State News

Webcam viewers disturbed by recent bird behavior
https://www.post-gazette.com/life/outdoors/2019/04/28/Pittsburgh-Pennsylvania-birds-eagles-peregrine-falcon/stories/201904280214

Communities join license plate scanning network
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20190428/communities-join-license-plate-scanning-network

Transportation

Berks shuttered company’s buses up for bids in online auction
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-shuttered-companys-buses-up-for-bids-in-online-auction

Washington

Why Trump is wrong in blaming the Fed for his failure to achieve promised economic growth
https://www.philly.com/business/trump-fed-bashing-interest-rate-economic-growth-tax-cuts-20190428.html

Trump tax cuts are helping Pennsylvanians | Opinion
https://www.philly.com/opinion/commentary/pennsylvania-tax-cuts-and-jobs-act-20190429.html