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Legislature

Does new Pa. law ban arming teachers? Depends on whom you ask.
https://www.inquirer.com/news/school-security-armed-teachers-pennsylvania-legislature-20190705.html

York County senators join calls for fireworks crackdown
https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/local/2019/07/05/york-county-senators-join-calls-fireworks-crackdown/1655145001/

Pa. Senate shouting match is not how we expect our government to function | PennLive Editorial
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2019/07/pa-senate-shouting-match-is-not-how-we-expect-our-government-to-function-pennlive-editorial.html

Rep. Bernstine says scholars program ‘great opportunity’ to talk public policy
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20190705/rep-bernstine-says-scholars-program-great-opportunity-to-talk-public-policy

Administration

Gov. Wolf vetoes voting machines bill; funding for new machines in limbo
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2019/07/05/Governor-Wolf-vetoes-voting-machines-bill-over-changes-to-elections-pennsylvania/stories/201907050067

Gov. Tom Wolf nixes $90M voting machines bill tied to nixing straight-ticket button
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/gov-wolf-nixes-90m-voting-machines-bill-tied-to-nixing-straight-ticket-button/

Gov. Wolf vetoes bill to help counties pay for required upgrade of voting machines
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/07/gov-wolf-vetoes-voting-machine-funding-bill.html

Voting machines bill vetoed in fight over election changes
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/voting-machines-bill-vetoed-in-fight-over-election-changes-1.2505125

Pedri, local lawmakers criticize Wolf’s veto
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/pedri-local-lawmakers-criticize-wolf-s-veto-1.2505058

Voting machines bill vetoed in fight over election changes
https://www.theintell.com/news/20190705/voting-machines-bill-vetoed-in-fight-over-election-changes/1

Pennsylvania offers aid to schools for homebound students
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/07/pennsylvania-offers-aid-to-schools-for-homebound-students.html

Wolf Administration announces ratification of contracts with largest state workers’ union
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/07/wolf-administration-announces-ratification-of-contracts-with-largest-state-workers-union.html

Sen. Elder Vogel Jr.’s farming bill signed into law
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20190705/sen-elder-vogel-jrs-farming-bill-signed-into-law

Gov. Tom Wolf signs Murt bill outlawing ‘ghastly practice’
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20190705/gov-tom-wolf–signs-murt-bill-outlawing-ghastly-practice

Budget

Pennsylvania sets aside security dollars for private schools
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/07/05/Pennsylvania-security-dollars-private-schools-tree-of-life-synagogue-pittsburgh-mass-shooting/stories/201907050093

New state budget a $160 million boon for basic education in schools
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/new-state-budget-a-boon-for-schools

Business

County to hold public hearing July 30 on Clairton Coke Works settlement
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/environment/2019/07/05/public-hearing-health-clairton-coke-works-air-sulfur-pollution-environment-us-steel-draft-settlement/stories/201907050094

Education

Allentown teachers offered retirement incentive in one-year contract
https://www.mcall.com/news/education/mc-nws-allentown-schools-teacher-contract-20190705-vdqzpxuofnbzpgjvb5wu7i4khi-story.html

Hanover Area will try to recover more than $47K in overpayments
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/hanover-area-will-try-to-recover-more-than-47k-in-overpayments-1.2505045

Northeast Pa. Catholic institutions spread out in new ranking
https://www.timesleader.com/news/748960/northeast-pa-catholic-institutions-spread-out-in-new-ranking

Foreign visitors in NEPA for cultural immersion experience
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/foreign-visitors-in-nepa-for-cultural-immersion-experience-1.2505174

Health Care

New law brings state-run health insurance exchange to Pennsylvania
https://www.poconorecord.com/news/20190705/new-law-brings-state-run-health-insurance-exchange-to-pennsylvania

Local News

Uncertainty of state funding for voting machines frustrates Luzerne County manager
https://www.timesleader.com/news/748953/uncertainty-of-state-funding-for-voting-machines-frustrates-luzerne-county-manager

West Wyoming ambulance group set to shut down
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/west-wyoming-ambulance-group-set-to-shut-down-1.2505040

Closer look at Courtright’s plea agreement
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/closer-look-at-courtright-s-plea-agreement-1.2505190

Nonprofit seeks executive director, plans to help other nonprofits
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/nonprofit-seeks-executive-director-plans-to-help-other-nonprofits-1.2505171

Latinos now make up 23 percent of the Berks County population, new census numbers show
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/latinos-now-make-up-23-percent-of-the-berks-county-population-new-census-numbers-show

Lancaster historian named new executive director of the Berks History Center
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/lancaster-historian-named-new-executive-director-of-the-berks-history-center

Judge puts plug in sale of Chester Water Authority
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/judge-puts-plug-in-sale-of-chester-water-authority/article_0e6054a8-9f6e-11e9-99fd-77d900705bb7.html

National News

Southern California reels from magnitude 7.1 quake
https://www.inquirer.com/news/nation-world/earthquake-southern-california-ridgecrest-los-angeles-20190706.html

Philly

In Philly, your house being ripped off isn’t always enough to get help from police and the DA
https://www.inquirer.com/news/house-theft-philadelphia-larry-krasner-forged-deeds-20190706.html

Kenney admin’s new policy: Don’t text city business; don’t use personal devices
https://www.inquirer.com/news/mayor-kenney-text-message-policy-open-records-20190705.html

The Game Changers, a group of young trauma survivors, heal themselves to help others | Mike Newall
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/center-for-nonviolence-and-social-justice-drexel-university-healing-hurt-people-20190706.html

Son of Philly sheriff critical after North Philly double shooting, 2nd man dead
https://www.inquirer.com/news/shooting-dead-north-philadelphia-20190705.html

Free solar training programs line up jobs for unemployed in Philly’s growing ‘green’ market
https://www.inquirer.com/business/solar-energy-installer-philadelphia-peco–20190706.html

Got a winner of a good-health idea? At CHOP, employees are given grants to bring them to life.
https://www.inquirer.com/news/childrens-hospital-of-philadelphia-chop-cares-taxes-transgender-breastfeeding-zumba-wellness-20190706.html

How Rittenhouse Square got its fountain, and how it’s used today
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia/rittenhouse-square-history-fountain-turned-on-20190705.html

Summer months see spike in ‘Crypto,’ an illness-causing swimming pool parasite
https://www.inquirer.com/health/crypto-fecal-parasite-pool-water-cdc-20190705.html

Philly misspelled Patti LaBelle’s name on her honorary street
https://www.inquirer.com/news/patti-labelle-philadephia-honorary-street-misspelled-20190705.html

Hahnemann closure: What’s it like to work at a hospital planning its final days? | Perspective
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/hahnemann-university-hospital-closing-jobs-employees-20190706.html

Time for Philly to get a better handle on financial controls | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/philly-audit-bookkeeping-errors-rynhart-kenney-20190705.html

In Philly, no tanks needed to celebrate July 4th | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/trump-tanks-july-4th-washington-dc-philadelphia-20190705.html

Pitt

City joins brief in support of LGBTQ workplace cases before Supreme Court
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2019/07/05/Pittsburgh-Title-XII-Supreme-Court-brief-LGBTQ-workplace-discrimination/stories/201907050083

In 1969, Pittsburgh women wanted fairer want ads — and got them!
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/07/05/Pittsburgh-law-1969-sex-discrimination-newspaper-want-ads/stories/201907020088

City plans Women’s World Cup watch party in Schenley Plaza with big screen
https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/soccer/2019/07/05/City-to-host-Women-s-World-Cup-watch-party-in-Schenley-Plaza/stories/201907050073

Strip District development will push into the North Side, officials say
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/strip-district-development-will-push-into-pittsburghs-north-side-officials-say/

Diocese paid nearly $11 million in abuse settlements, legal fees
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2019/07/05/Diocese-Pittsburgh-Catholic-priest-sexual-abuse-Pennsylvania-grand-jury/stories/201907050108

Furries feel the love from Pittsburghers as Anthrocon begins
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/animal-magnetism-furries-open-annual-pittsburgh-convention/

State News

SPCA offers tips on keeping pets safe during summer months
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/spca-offers-tips-on-keeping-pets-safe-during-summer-months-1.2505039

Transportation

Wilkes-Barre extends South Main St. temporary closure until early August
https://www.timesleader.com/news/748949/wilkes-barre-extends-south-main-st-temporary-closure-until-early-august

Washington

White House steps up effort to get citizenship question on 2020 census
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/census-2020-citizenship-question-president-donald-trump-commerce-justice-20190706.html

Marianne Williamson compares U.S. election system to Iran’s
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/marianne-williamson-american-elections-voting-iran-democratic-primary-candidate-20190706.html

Need insulin, will travel: U.S. diabetics go to Canada for lower prices
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/07/06/US-diabetics-insulin-Canada-lower-prices/stories/201907060007