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Legislature

PA GI Bill gives college benefits to National Guard families
https://www.timesleader.com/news/749040/pa-gi-bill-gives-college-benefits-to-national-guard-families

The Legislature’s failure to pass a minimum wage hike, while eliminating general assistance, was a gut punch to Philadelphia | Opinion
https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/the-legislatures-failure-to-pass-a-minimum-wage-hike-while-eliminating-general-assistance-was-a-gut-punch-to-philadelphia-opinion/

Redistricting/Gerrymandering

With Supreme Court ruling, the fight over gerrymandering reform moves to the states
https://www.penncapital-star.com/government-politics/with-supreme-court-ruling-the-fight-over-gerrymandering-reform-moves-to-the-states/

Business

Erie coke plant to keep operating pending ruling on appeal
https://triblive.com/local/regional/erie-coke-plant-to-keep-operating-pending-ruling-on-appeal/

Health Care

New medical facility opens
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/new-medical-facility-opens-1.2505296

Local News

Annual Briggs Farm blues festival returning to Nescopeck for 22nd run
https://www.timesleader.com/news/749054/annual-briggs-farm-blues-festival-returning-to-nescopeck-for-22nd-run

Despite rainy spring, farmers markets off to strong start
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/despite-rainy-spring-farmers-markets-off-to-strong-start-1.2505376

Scranton council caucus to discuss process of picking next mayor
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-council-caucus-to-discuss-process-of-picking-next-mayor-1.2505312

Courtright likely influenced by region’s culture of corruption, experts say
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/courtright-likely-influenced-by-region-s-culture-of-corruption-experts-say-1.2505431

Green Ridge Neighborhood Association to talk about fallout of former mayor’s guilty plea to federal corruption charges
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/green-ridge-neighborhood-association-to-talk-about-fallout-of-former-mayor-s-guilty-plea-to-federal-corruption-charges-1.2505313

In city, time for torches, pitchforks
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/in-city-time-for-torches-pitchforks-1.2505223

Local History: Courtright not the only mayor to face criminal charges
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/local-history-courtright-not-the-only-mayor-to-face-criminal-charges-1.2505269

CHRIS KELLY: The Fallout
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/chris-kelly-the-fallout-1.2505237

Hazleton toddler bit in the face by dog
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/hazleton-toddler-bit-in-the-face-by-dog-1.2505383

Dozens of classic tractor-trailers gather in New Stanton for annual show
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/dozens-of-classic-tractor-trailers-gather-in-new-stanton-for-annual-show/

Lawyers volunteer to help people with criminal records land jobs in model Montgomery County program
https://www.mcall.com/news/police/mc-nws-jail-to-job-montco-bar-association-20190707-g72vor7ejnhkfdwuzwiz5s3xvy-story.html

National News

‘Locked on and still hungry,’ U.S. soccer enters World Cup final on Sunday aware of its legacy
https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/soccer/2019/07/06/US-netherlands-women-s-soccer-World-Cup-final-france/stories/201907060068

Natural Gas

Westmoreland municipalities count on windfall from natural gas impact fee
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/westmoreland-municipalities-count-on-windfall-from-natural-gas-impact-fee/

Philly

European bookmaker is betting big on Philly, and is hiring sports nuts with math skills
https://www.inquirer.com/business/sports-betting-bookmaker-kambi-sets-up-shop-philadelphia-sugarhouse-parx-20190708.html

A police commander in West Philly wants to change how cops interact with residents. Can it work?
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-police-inspector-derrick-wood-west-southwest-philly-community-programs-20190706.html

Two-day shipping or 113 years of experience? How an Italian Market kitchen shop plans to outwit Amazon
https://www.inquirer.com/business/retail/fantes-kitchen-cookware-italian-market-philadelphia-retail-20190707.html

#DumpStarbucks: A Philly re-hashtag with an Arizona twist
https://www.inquirer.com/news/dumpstarbucks-police-black-men-starbucks-arrest-20190707.html

For Jewell Williams, son’s shooting ‘latest tragic example’ of Philly’s gun violence epidemic
https://www.inquirer.com/crime/sheriff-jewell-williams-son-shot-north-philadelphia-gun-violence-20190706.html

‘Close the camps!’: Philly protesters back on the streets for 3rd time in a week
https://www.inquirer.com/news/immigration-trump-protest-closethecamps-refuse-fascism-20190707.html

Pitt

Port Authority’s $140 million question: Where to build new maintenance garage
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/07/06/Port-Authority-maintenance-garage-140-million-Harmar-increase-service-pittsburgh-transit/stories/201907050087

Residents call for more regulation of Neville Island metal recycling company
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/environment/2019/07/06/Allegheny-County-Health-Department-Metalico-Pittsburgh-Shenango-Coke-Works-EPA-Neville-Island/stories/201907050111

How the Steelers are tapping into the esports world in Pittsburgh
https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2019/07/06/pittsburgh-knights-esports-steelers-partnership/stories/201906130014

Young siblings help families of sick kids with ‘Hits from the Heart’ fueled by athletes, fans
https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2019/07/06/Hits-From-The-Heart-Foundation-Trey-Olivia-Dopson-Ronald-McDonald-House-pittsburgh/stories/201907070024

A new tune: After Amazon secrecy, Allegheny Conference urges inclusion
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/07/07/Allegheny-Conference-Community-Development-Amazon-secrecy-inclusion/stories/201907030074

State News

New Kids on the Block’s Donnie Wahlberg dances his way through Hersheypark
https://triblive.com/aande/celebrity-news/new-kids-on-the-blocks-donnie-wahlberg-dances-his-way-through-hersheypark/

Flooding follows storms, heavy rain in Westmoreland, Allegheny counties
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/warning-issued-for-heavy-rain-lightning/

New legislation establishing Pennsylvania Farm Bill becomes law
https://www.timesleader.com/news/749050/beyond-the-byline-new-legislation-establishing-pennsylvania-farm-bill-becomes-law

Personal income growth slowing in region
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/personal-income-growth-slowing-in-region-1.2505276

How long we live depends on where, and the margins are razor thin
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/how-long-we-live-depends-on-where-and-the-margins-are-razor-thin-1.2505287

Income, residency help determine how long you will live
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/income-residency-help-determine-how-long-you-will-live-1.2505304

High number of fast-food options plays role in life expectancy
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/high-number-of-fast-food-options-plays-role-in-life-expectancy-1.2505399

How NEPA counties match up in life expectancy results
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/how-nepa-counties-match-up-in-life-expectancy-results-1.2505289

Get wild with the Pa. Game Commission’s wild turkey survey
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/get-wild-with-the-pa-game-commissions-wild-turkey-survey-now-live-online/

Intensifying downpours threaten the Chesapeake Bay
https://www.witf.org/news/2019/07/intensifying-downpours-threatening-chespeake-bay.php

Children screened for lead exposure
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/07/children-screened-for-lead-exposure/

Cannabis-based CBD grows vogue despite gov’t tests
https://www.theintell.com/news/20190707/cannabis-based-cbd-grows-vogue-despite-govt-tests

Washington

Congress’ new SECURE Act bill is the most significant retirement plan legislation in years
https://www.inquirer.com/news/secure-act-resa-annuities-insurance–20190707.html

Biden says he was wrong in comments about segregationists
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/biden-says-he-was-wrong-comments-about-segregationists-20190706.html