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Legislature

Human trafficking bill advances through Legislature
http://www.dailylocal.com/general-news/20180611/human-trafficking-bill-advances-through-legislature

Lawsuit to be filed against golf club by black women claiming discrimination, lawyer says
http://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/06/lawsuit_to_be_filed_against_gr.html

Grandview Golf Club: Ejected women supported during rally
https://www.ydr.com/videos/news/2018/06/11/grandview-golf-club-ejected-women-supported-during-rally/35948097/

Speaker Turzai joins university board; says changes should be on the table
http://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/13749729-74/speaker-turzai-joins-university-board-says-changes-should-be-on-the-table

Pennsylvania lawmakers wade into school district land-taking issues
http://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/06/lawmakers_wade_into_mccormick.html#incart_river_index

Saltsburg bridge name would honor decorated African-American Civil War veteran
http://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/13749643-74/saltsburg-bridge-name-would-honor-decorated-african-american-civil-war-veteran

Court again saves towns from Legislature
http://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/court-again-saves-towns-from-legislature-1.2348240

Here’s the case for guardianship certification | Opinion
http://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2018/06/heres_the_case_for_guardianshi.html#incart_2box_opinion

Redistricting/Gerrymandering

Pa. deserves a redistricting process ‘completely free from partisan hijacking’
http://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/06/pa_deserves_a_redistricting_pr.html#incart_2box_politics

Working through ‘crunch time,’ Senate struggles toward final redistricting bil
http://www.witf.org/state-house-sound-bites/2018/06/working-through-crunch-time-senate-struggles-toward-final-redistricting-bill.php

Pennsylvania advocates push for redistricting change
http://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/pennsylvania/mc-nws-pennsylvania-senate-redistricting-bill-20180611-story.html

Administration

In pitch to biz group, Wolf touts bipartisanship and economy
https://lancasteronline.com/news/pennsylvania/in-pitch-to-biz-group-wolf-touts-bipartisanship-and-economy/article_0205bf9a-6db0-11e8-88f2-8b030c8e15a8.html

Business

Uber changes direction on drivers’ criminal history
http://www.philly.com/philly/business/transportation/uber-drivers-drug-charges-delaware-pennsylvania-law-20180611.html

You can now compare a CEO’s pay to an average worker’s wage. But how much can you learn from that?
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/career-workplace/2018/06/11/fortunate-50-CEO-pay-ratios-average-worker-wage-pittsburgh-companies/stories/201806100011

Sheetz seeks to transfer liquor licenses from Pizza Hut hoard to North Huntingdon stores
http://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/13748569-74/sheetz-seeks-to-transfer-liquor-licenses-from-pizza-hut-hoard-to-north

Tariffs on Canadian paper squeezing news industry
http://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/13739710-74/tariffs-on-canadian-paper-squeezing-news-industry

Environmentally minded oral care company in Berks outgrows its digs
http://www.readingeagle.com/business-weekly/article/kutztowns-radius-corp-makes-34-million-move-to-bigger-facility-to-meet-demand

Crime/Punishment

Woman who gave guns to son accused of school shooting threats will avoid jail
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2018/06/11/school-shooting-threats-mother-arrested-guns-son-uniontown-pennsylvania/stories/201806110141

Delco DA: Convicted drug dealer traded fatal dose of heroin for PlayStation 4
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/delco-da-convicted-drug-dealer-traded-fatal-dose-of-heroin-for-playstation-4-20180611.html

Questions remain in LCCF inmate’s death
http://www.citizensvoice.com/news/questions-remain-in-lccf-inmate-s-death-1.2348375

Luzerne County sheds new light on Mackey case
https://www.timesleader.com/news/707533/luzerne-county-sheds-new-light-on-mackey-case

Numbers highlight use of restraints at Luzerne County prison
https://www.timesleader.com/news/707532/numbers-highlight-use-of-restraints-at-luzerne-county-prison

Erie County: 2 officers disciplined in asthma case
http://www.goerie.com/news/20180612/erie-county-2-officers-disciplined-in-asthma-case

Education

Nothing has stopped the wave of school shootings. Now districts are buying war-zone trauma kits
http://www.philly.com/philly/education/trauma-medical-kits-school-shootings-stop-bleeding-20180612.html

Lower Merion parents: A Stoneleigh alternative that’s good for schools and the community | Opinion
http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/stoneleigh-lower-merion-school-district-20180612.html

New addiction recovery specialist program at LCCC
https://www.timesleader.com/news/707509/new-addiction-recovery-specialist-program-at-lccc

LCCC receives adult education grant
http://www.citizensvoice.com/news/lccc-receives-adult-education-grant-1.2348310

Elections/Politics

On Politics: Henry-Pashinski contest one to watch
https://www.timesleader.com/news/707515/on-politics-henry-pashinski-contest-one-to-watch

Pennsylvania watchdog to audit state elections systems
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/pennsylvania-watchdog-to-audit-state-elections-systems

Health Care

Lyme disease may linger even with treatment
http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/13748601-74/lyme-disease-may-linger-even-with-treatment

Local News

Parking ticket proposal informs drivers of appeal process in W-B
http://www.citizensvoice.com/news/parking-ticket-proposal-informs-drivers-of-appeal-process-in-w-b-1.2348357

Child advocates join ‘train of life’ for Luzerne County’s foster children
https://www.timesleader.com/news/707507/child-advocates-join-train-of-life-for-luzerne-countys-foster-children

Mother of Sandy Hook victim recalls tragic event
http://www.citizensvoice.com/news/mother-of-sandy-hookvictim-recalls-tragic-event-1.2348235

Potential of state Act 152, county land bank discussed at final “Blight to Bright” meeting
http://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/potential-of-state-act-152-county-land-bank-discussed-at-final-blight-to-bright-meeting-1.2348469

Scranton council backs parking garage, kiosk projects
http://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-council-backs-parking-garage-kiosk-projects-1.2348472

City is epicenter of new book
http://www.standardspeaker.com/news/city-is-epicenter-of-new-book-1.2348315

Lower Burrell considers limiting where medical marijuana can be grown, sold
http://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/13723649-74/lower-burrell-considers-limiting-where-medical-marijuana-can-be-grown-sold

Land donation closing gap for eight-mile trail between Hartwood Acres and Allegheny River
http://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/13750022-74/land-donation-closing-gap-for-eight-mile-trail-between-hartwood-acres-and-allegheny

Flooding around turnpike construction hits McDonald area again
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2018/06/12/Flooding-McDonald-Southern-beltway-Route-980-Reissing-Road/stories/201806110144

Near Southern Beltway work site, McDonald’s flooding problems continue
https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/near-southern-beltway-work-site-mcdonald-s-flooding-problems-continue/article_71d822e4-6d93-11e8-bae8-33df8e3e3164.html

Almono announces design team for space on Hazelwood Green
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/06/11/Almono-Hazelwood-Green-landscape-architecture-Gustafson-Guthrie-Nichol/stories/201806110156

One water meter for 425 homes plus three bankruptcies: A world of problems in Clairton community
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/south/2018/06/11/One-water-meter-425-homes-plus-three-bankruptcies-problems-Clairton-century-townhomes/stories/201806090006

Water torture: No reason for Clairton townhomes to stay shut off
http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2018/06/12/Water-torture-No-reason-for-Clairton-townhomes-to-stay-shut-off/stories/201806120013

Watershed association seeks remedy for mine drainage in Turtle Creek
http://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/13749420-74/watershed-association-seeks-remedy-for-mine-drainage-in-turtle-creek

Federal decision could affect dozens of asylum seekers in Berks
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/federal-decision-could-affect-dozens-of-asylum-seekers-in-berks

Reading exhibit revisits Penn Street’s past
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-exhibit-revisits-penn-streets-past

Reading resident, police chief talk about illegal riders
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-resident-police-chief-talk-about-illegal-riders&template=ourcityart

Edinboro fire department finds financial success with social hub
http://www.goerie.com/news/20180612/edinboro-fire-department-finds-financial-success-with-social-hub

‘How can this happen?’ Whitehall commissioners angered that toxic fill found in Coplay Aggregates’ quarry
http://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-nws-whitehall-coplay-aggregates-quarry-pcb-20180611-story.html

National News

‘I don’t think consumers are going to see any change at all,’ FCC Chairman Pai says of net neutrality repeal
http://www.philly.com/philly/business/technology/i-dont-think-consumers-are-going-to-see-any-change-at-all-fcc-chairman-pai-says-of-net-neutrality-repeal-20180611.html

7 mayors want pot removed from federal list of illegal drugs
http://www.philly.com/philly/business/cannabis/20180611_ap_9c9eb80b8b5042088b24150765ee3fc4.html

New Jersey

Murphy signs sports-betting bill into law
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/nj-gov-signs-sports-betting-bill-into-law-20180611.html

Philly

It took 6 years for PHL airport workers to double their pay to $12 an hour. Here’s how they did it
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/philadelphia-airport-workers-union-contract-20180611.html

Mazzoni Center hires third party to investigate sexual harassment allegations against former interim CEO
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/philadelphia/mazzoni-center-harassment-investigation-lgbt-healthcare-stephen-glassman-20180611.html

Meek Mill enters Hot 97’s Summer Jam popping wheelie on ATV
http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/celebrities/meek-mill-hot-97-summer-jam-atv-made-in-america-20180611.html

He confessed to 3 murders, but is being tried for 1
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/crime/james-barrow-confession-murder-kamara-joseph-nafis-pinkney-jonathan-pitts-nakeisha-finks-20180611.html

South Philly developer Ori Feibush changes course, plans to demolish 19th-century church
http://www.philly.com/philly/business/real_estate/residential/south-philadelphia-baptist-church-demolition-revelopment-luxury-townhouses-20180611.html

Philly school district proposes to renew 16 charters, move to close one
http://www.philly.com/philly/education/philadelphia-school-district-charter-school-renewals-mastery-aspira-20180611.html

Three Philadelphia nonprofits receive state development grants
http://www.philly.com/philly/business/philabundance-esperanza-health-cristo-rey-philadelphia-nonprofit-state-development-grants-20180611.html

Shootings are up in Philly. When will elected leaders act? | Editorial
http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/philadelphia-gun-violence-shootings-crime-20180612.html

Philadelphia must stop holding children in adult jails | Opinion
http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/criminal-justice-kids-jail-sentencing-age-requirements-philadelphia-20180612.html

ILLEGAL DUMPING
http://www.phillytrib.com/news/illegal-dumping/article_01499724-97fe-5f76-9242-6aa453f306d5.html

Pitt

Pittsburgh teachers union president arrested during rally in Harrisburg
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2018/06/11/Pittsburgh-teachers-union-president-arrested-Harrisburg-rally/stories/201806110153

Pittsburgh teachers union officials among protesters arrested Monday
http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/13749728-74/pittsburgh-teachers-union-officials-among-protesters-arrested-monday

South Side crime plunges as cameras, more patrols take hold
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/06/11/South-Side-Pittsburgh-crime-down-Stephen-Zappala-Wendell-Hissrich-Carson-Street-cameras/stories/201806110102

‘A serious download of mercy’: Near the end of Ramadan, hundreds of Muslims gather for all-night event
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2018/06/11/Ramadan-2018-Pittsburgh-Islam-Muslims-prayer-Laylat-al-Qadr/stories/201806110121

Bankrupt YMCA proposes deal to settle Downtown Y lease
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/pittsburgh-company-news/2018/06/11/YMCA-proposed-deal-settle-Downtown-Y-lease-bankruptcy/stories/201806110161

Appeals court upholds ruling that denied historic status for Bloomfield church
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/06/11/Bloomfield-Albright-United-Methodist-Church-Commonwealth-Court-upholds-ruling-denied-historic-status/stories/201806110158

Kelly elected Allegheny County Democratic chair over incumbent Patton Mills
http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/13748500-74/kelly-elected-allegheny-county-democratic-chair-over-incumbent-patton-mills

Allegheny County begins summer meal program
http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/13749394-74/allegheny-county-begins-summer-meal-program

Landslide jeopardizes 3 houses in Millvale
http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/13748942-74/landslide-jeopardizes-3-houses-in-millvale

New Carnegie Science Center pavilion features classrooms, dramatic city views
http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/13748501-74/new-carnegie-science-center-pavilion-features-classrooms-dramatic-city-views

State News

Keno catching on in Pennsylvania
http://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/13731743-74/keno-catching-on-in-pennsylvania

Ellen Shultzabarger is Pennsylvania’s first female state forester
http://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/13748141-74/ellen-shultzabarger-is-pennsylvanias-first-female-state-forester

Schuylkill aims to control mosquito-borne diseases
http://www.standardspeaker.com/news/schuylkill-aims-to-control-mosquito-borne-diseases-1.2348215

Unregulated gambling finds a corner in the corner store (and bar, and lots of other places, too)
http://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/06/back-of-the-room_gambling_find.html#incart_river_index

Nine arrested at Poor People’s Campaign rally at the state Capitol
http://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/06/nine_arrested_at_poor_peoples.html#incart_river_index

Mange spreading among Pennsylvania black bears
http://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/pennsylvania/mc-nws-mange-pennsylvania-bears-20180507-story.html

Transportation

New airline may land in Johnstown; airport authority backs switch to Boutique Air
http://www.tribdem.com/news/business/new-airline-may-land-in-johnstown-airport-authority-backs-switch/article_d2e09154-6e27-11e8-87ad-03b591bf6a20.html

Washington

Trump summit with Kim Jong Un: Leaders say denuclearization will begin, U.S. to cancel military exercises with South Korea
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/nation_world/trump-north-korea-kim-jong-un-singapore-summit-nuclear-weapons-military-exercises-south-korea-20180612.html

Purported founders say they are unfamiliar with group at center of judicial nomination controversy
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2018/06/12/David-Porter-Pennsylvania-Judicial-Network-Sotomayor/stories/201806110163

New disclosure shows growing Kushner wealth, debt
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/20180611_ap_a58af4a8454a4b3b8ee8ef127b99aaf1.html

Marino addresses business issues at meeting
http://www.citizensvoice.com/news/marino-addresses-business-issues-at-meeting-1.2348256