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Legislature

Pa. Senate shouting match makes national news
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/06/pa-senate-shouting-match-makes-national-news.html

Video of Corman Shouting at Lt. Gov. While Senate Colleague Spoke Gets National Attention
http://www.statecollege.com/news/local-news/video-of-corman-shouting-at-lt-gov-while-senate-colleague-spoke-gets-national-attention,1480465/

Expanded Sunday hunting could come to Pennsylvania as early as this fall
https://triblive.com/sports/expanded-sunday-hunting-could-come-to-pennsylvania-as-early-as-this-fall/

Annual push under way in Pennsylvania to let local police use speed-detecting radar
https://triblive.com/local/regional/annual-push-under-way-in-pennsylvania-to-let-local-police-use-speed-detecting-radar/

For Pa. sheriffs, new PFA law means more guns in their hands
https://www.witf.org/news/2019/07/where-to-put-them-all-for-pa-sheriffs-new-pfa-law-means-more-guns-in-their-hands.php

Police officer body cameras: Why did Pa. start so late in considering them?
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/07/pa-wire-tap-act-changes-were-catalyst-for-police-to-begin-considering-body-cams.html

Find out if your town’s police officers wear body cameras: check here
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/07/does-your-local-police-department-have-body-cameras.html

Pa. primaries should be open | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/open-primary-pennsylvania-unaffiliated-voters-voting-rights-20190701.html

Redistricting/Gerrymandering

With no Supreme Court end to gerrymandering, will states make it more extreme?
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2019/06/30/partisan-gerrymandering-North-Carolina-Republican-voters-map-Legislature/stories/201906010093

SCOTUS gerrymander decision bolsters some, disappoints others
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/scotus-gerrymander-decision-bolsters-some-disappoints-others/article_0e6539d6-9920-11e9-9747-372e8e6b3fd2.html

The Supremes made the call on gerrymandering. The fix is up to the voters | Opinion
https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/the-supremes-made-the-call-on-gerrymandering-the-fix-is-up-to-the-voters-opinion/

Budget

‘Nobody is going to go to heaven.’ Pa. budget deal divides Democrats
https://www.inquirer.com/news/pa-budget-gov-tom-wolf-rift-progressive-democrats-frank-dermody-20190630.html

State budget could be better, say York County educators
https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/education/2019/06/29/state-budget-could-better-say-york-county-educators/1588737001/

Don’t shift funds from environment
https://www.citizensvoice.com/opinion/don-t-shift-funds-from-environment-1.2503008

New budget excludes major issues
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/new-budget-excludes-major-issues-1.2502643

Crime/Punishment

6 shootings in 6 weeks rattle residents in New Kensington, Arnold
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/6-shootings-in-6-weeks-rattle-residents-in-new-kensington-arnold/

Education

Penn Hills School District gets $3.3M from state, nixes plan to raise taxes
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/with-3-3m-state-boost-penn-hills-school-district-nixed-plan-to-raise-taxes/

Carbondale Area OKs $26M budget, furloughs five teachers, cuts two positions
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/carbondale-area-oks-26m-budget-furloughs-five-teachers-cuts-two-positions-1.2503069

$7.5M spent on W-B Area school so far
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/7-5m-spent-on-w-b-area-school-so-far-1.2503128

Charges against deputy in Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting should give officials in Tamaqua pause, experts say
https://www.mcall.com/news/education/mc-nws-tamaqua-gun-policy-liability-questions-20190701-i6ywmgu6vbatzd5i4oaozco7hm-story.html

Four districts rise to top in annual Grading Our Schools report
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/four-districts-rise-to-top-in-annual-grading-our-schools-report-1.2502928

College bills coming due? Here are some smart tips before you pay
https://www.inquirer.com/business/student-loans-fafsa-college-tuition-payfored-20190701.html

Your student loan servicers — Navient, Nelnet, and FedLoan — pay big bucks to CEOs and lobbyists
https://www.inquirer.com/business/student-loans-navient-fedloan-great-lakes-nelnet-mohela-slsa-scott-buchanan-doe-20190805.html

Elections/Politics

Pa. state auditor general confirms that he’ll run for U.S. House
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/pennsylvania/pennsylvania-auditor-general-eugene-depasquale-confirms-that-he-will-run-for-us-house-20190630.html

Health Care

Why Medicare’s ‘late fees’ mean a lifetime of higher costs
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/07/why-medicares-late-fees-mean-a-lifetime-of-higher-costs.html

Local News

Developer eyes downtown Jessup for site of 146 senior apartments
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/developer-eyes-downtown-jessup-for-site-of-146-senior-apartments-1.2503136

Preservation full-time job
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/preservation-full-time-job-1.2503016

City income tax hike likely to remain for another year
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/city-income-tax-hike-likely-to-remain-for-another-year-1.2503086

Open house held for rehabilitation center
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/open-house-held-for-rehabilitation-center-1.2503026

Westmoreland Historical Society library reopens at new center
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/westmoreland-historical-society-library-reopens-at-new-center/

Tarentum Action Committee works to combat blight in the borough
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/tarentum-action-committee-works-to-combat-blight-in-the-borough/

Reading is set to get the blues again, and that’s a good thing
https://www.readingeagle.com/life/article/reading-is-set-to-get-the-blues-again-and-thats-a-good-thing

National News

Most Americans still oppose reparations, but that’s shifting with younger generations
https://www.inquirer.com/news/reparations-polls-slavery-african-americans-support-whites-2020-democratic-candidates-20190701.html

NYC pride parade is one of largest in movement’s history
https://www.inquirer.com/news/nation-world/nyc-pride-parade-is-one-of-largest-in-movement-history-20190630.html

Philly

Visit Philadelphia aims to attract Latinos with its ‘Filadelfia – You Gotta Feel It’ campaign
https://www.inquirer.com/news/filadelfia-you-gotta-feel-it-marketing-campaign-visit-philadelphia-tourism-20190701.html

After historic term on Philly Board of Education, what did 2 students learn?
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-school-board-student-representatives-school-district-20190701.html

Two killed in separate shootings in North Philadelphia
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia/fatal-shootings-north-philadelphia-20190701.html

In the nation’s birthplace of independence, study results a weird slap in the face
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2019/07/01/Philadelphia-Independence-Day-Fourth-July-Wallethub-study-celebration-results/stories/201907010031

Philadelphia is strong enough to overcome the closures of Hahnemann and the refinery. It has to be. | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/hahnemann-hospital-refinery-philadelphia-energy-solutions-pes-closing-jobs-20190630.html

Pitt

Brian O’Neill: Pulling the recycling business out of the dumps
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/brian-oneill/2019/07/01/Brian-O-Neill-Pulling-the-recycling-business-out-of-the-dumps/stories/201907010015

In her run as an independent, Lisa Middleman faces tough challenge in DA race
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/06/30/lisa-middleman-zappala-DA-Allegheny-County-public-defender-election/stories/201906270108

Port Authority to buy insurance for T track after last year’s Blue Line flooding
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/06/30/Port-Authority-Allegheny-Blue-Line-Library-flood-2-million-loss-insurance/stories/201906260149

Shameful management: City schools let nearly $2 million fall through cracks
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/07/01/Shameful-management-Pittsburgh-Public-Schools-money-fall-through-cracks/stories/201907010021

North America’s largest moth, cecropia, at Tree Pittsburgh and elsewhere
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/north-americas-largest-moth-cecropia-at-tree-pittsburgh-and-elsewhere/

State News

As weather gets wetter, what can towns do to cut down on flooding from stormwater?
https://www.inquirer.com/news/flooding-camden-stormwater-runoff-green-infrastructure-philadelphia-pavement-20190701.html

Looking to buy fireworks this July 4th in Pa.? Popular tent sales have been sidelined.
https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania-fireworks-tent-sales-legal-legislature-fix-20190630.html

About 1,700 fireworks sold in Pennsylvania recalled ahead of July 4 holiday
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/about-1700-fireworks-sold-in-pennsylvania-recalled-ahead-of-july-4-holiday/

Fewer tent sales of fireworks in Pennsylvania does not mean safety is less important
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/successful-appeal-of-pa-fireworks-law-spells-fewer-tent-sales-to-consumers

With more powerful fireworks available, officials stress safety
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/with-more-powerful-fireworks-available-officials-stress-safety-1.2503065

Warrior’s Call Boxing Club in Baden has become a healing outlet for veterans in the area.
https://newsinteractive.post-gazette.com/blog/veterans-boxing/

Church sex abuse scandal makes newly ordained priests want ‘to be holier’
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/church-sex-abuse-scandal-makes-newly-ordained-priests-want-to-be-holier/

Pa. Ice Cream Trail offers the scoop on creameries
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/pa-ice-cream-trail-offers-the-scoop-on-creameries-1.2503101

Pennsylvanians with PFAS-contaminated private well water in limbo
https://www.witf.org/news/2019/07/people-with-pfas-contaminated-private-well-water-in-limbo.php

Transportation

Daunting task: Building the Southern Beltway’s interchange with I-79 under the highway
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/06/30/Southern-Beltway-Interstate-79-National-Cemetery-of-Alleghenies-toll-road-Allegheny-County-Washington-County/stories/201906270142

Future planned for Luzerne County-owned Wyoming Valley Airport
https://www.timesleader.com/news/748417/future-planned-for-luzerne-county-owned-wyoming-valley-airport

Turnpike says electronic tolling working
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/turnpike-says-electronic-tolling-working-1.2503039

State delays start of change to county’s paratransit system for low income and elderly
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/state-delays-start-of-change-to-countys-paratransit-system-for-low-income-and-elderly/

Washington

Op-ed by U.S. Rep. Susan Wild: ‘I can only make sense of the loss of my partner in life if I can save someone else’s life’
https://www.mcall.com/opinion/mc-opi-susan-wild-partner-death-20190630-qrb7lnu3yvfylcqf64fhpll3xe-story.html