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Sen. Yudichak announces property tax/rent rebate outreach schedule Yudichak hosts event to help seniors with rebate program Pa. Lottery on track for a record year, but challenges may threaten its support for senior programs Lawmakers set to do legwork for truancy law changes Gov. Tom Wolf’s voting machine replacement order to counties draws scrutiny from senators Pennsylvania must keep up on voting systems, lawmakers told Senators air voting machine grievances to State Dept. officials Senators propose bill to substantially extend family medical leave Madden joins support for ‘Work Without Fear’ bills Consolidate natural gas legislation Speed cameras could reduce deadly accidents on one of Philly’s most dangerous roads. Will City Council approve their installation? | Opinion


Facing another year of stagnant state funding, nursing homes warn of potential closures


Ugly day at a suburban Philly beauty salon leads to $40,000 payout to fired employee Kennywood, Sandcastle and Idlewild looking for 2,700 summer workers 13 Pittsburgh-area Payless stores among those closing nationwide Customers angry that disabled Pa. Walmart greeter could lose job Union calls for strike authorization vote at GE Transportation

Catholic Church

Pope Francis calls for ‘concrete measures’ as historic clergy sex-abuse summit opens in Rome


Chester County man causes fatal crash in sixth DUI in 9 years, police say Steel Valley High student’s death ruled a homicide Official: Employee stole $1.2M from Upper St. Clair church for vacations, Pirates tickets Chief: WB shootings not random; patrols in city boosted City on edge: W-B mayor reassures residents amid spate of shootings


Recovery officer says honesty, transparency key for Scranton School District How many times a police officer responded to each Lehigh Valley public high school last year High-tech sandbags and bad-driver detectors: Students do battle in STEM contest More Dunmore School District students to benefit from federal program At 16, depression and gender dysphoria nearly broke Colby Love. Now, he’s back in the pool — and his story isn’t over. Readers react: Should there be separate PIAA playoffs for public and private schools? Integration without more equitable funding will not fix schools | Opinion C.J. McCollum, to be honored this weekend, left legacy beyond basketball at Lehigh


Sanders touts $6 million fundraising haul and draws the notice of Trump


Gun control bills, many marking Parkland anniversary, proliferate in Congress Numbers don’t lie: Mounting gun deaths tell an awful story Mental health is crucial to gun control

Health Care

AHN postpones ceremonial ‘topping off’ of new Hempfield hospital Criminalizing health care professionals’ mistakes dodges the real problem | Opinion Flu has claimed 47 lives in Pa. this season

Local News

Crispell report complete; few details revealed Solicitor: Trip probe completed; no word on discipline for county election chief Luzerne County awards contract for next phase of courthouse restorations Lackawanna County commissioners approve 10-year citywide LERTA tax abatement for Scranton Westmoreland firefighters to distribute 9-volt batteries to communities Reading City Council questions location for proposed fire station


Medical marijuana brings southcentral Pa. man more relief than any pill or treatment

National News

Advocates say U.S. still separates migrant families needlessly ‘Empire’ actor Smollett charged with filing false police report U.S. Supreme Court limits state and local authorities’ power to seize property, impose fines W. Pa. district attorneys: High court ruling on asset forfeiture won’t have much impact in state West Virginia teachers are set to end their strike after a charter-schools bill expires Did the 2017 tax law change the way Americans give to charities? Here’s what early data show.

Natural Gas

Leaky Westmoreland County well will cost CNX millions of dollars Compressor station may be coming to Fairmount Twp. Pipeline foes cry foul at ties of candidates for judge posts with Sunoco


K2, a potent synthetic drug, is on the rise in Philly, challenging police and outreach workers Commissioners select new voting machines for Philly over criticism from advocates With Philadelphia Housing Authority’s move to Sharswood, the struggle to revive Ridge Avenue begins | Inga Saffron A mother gave her son life twice. A third time, she will need help to save him. | Mike Newall With questionable signatures and a dubious will, a man lays claim to a dead woman’s house Meet ‘Mayor Jim Kenney,’ a 25-year-old woman Mayor Kenney’s deleted texts a red flag for blurred lines | Editorial Snow days suck for all parents — for some, they’re impossible | Perspective


Growing up through the cracks: The children at the center of North Braddock’s storm Synagogue massacre cited in hate-group report, which shows rising levels of hatred Shop’n Save in Hill District will close next month Mon Incline to remain closed 6-8 weeks for wall repair Wife of rabbi who survived Tree of Life shooting opposes death penalty Designs unveiled for $1.1 billion Pittsburgh airport terminal Bugs, robots and brain games are choices at Carnegie Science Center’s Summer Science Camps Lawrence Kaplan, longtime Allegheny County Family Division judge, dies at 90 Highlands renews air monitoring agreement with Allegheny County

State News

What can police do when racist pamphlets are distributed? Should Pa. sue Trump over national emergency declaration? Democratic states are split. State awards $1.2M for regional stream, storm water projects Southern Poverty Law Center counts 36 active hate groups in Pennsylvania in 2018 Jordan Spieth calls on his father, a Saucon Valley grad, to step in as caddy Will eating a ‘zombie deer’ make you a zombie human? Know the facts about CWD


Lower summer gas prices expected in Allegheny County after regulation change Editorial: Better habits among drivers make road safer for all


Pelosi says House will vote on resolution opposing Trump’s emergency declaration Rep. Brendan Boyle steps into radical territory by backing New Green Deal | Dom Giordano Fitzpatrick tackles local worries in ‘State of Nation’